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Balloons Over Letchworth

Portageville, NY, USA
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About Balloons Over Letchworth
Balloons Over Letchworth is the exclusive provider of hot air balloon rides that launches from within the Park. Our launch site is adjacent to the magnificent Middle Falls and in close proximity to the Upper Falls and the majestic railroad trestle. Flights are scheduled (wind and weather permitting) morning and evening Monday through Saturday.
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Bill K wrote a review Nov 2021
Spencerport, New York1420 contributions136 helpful votes
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This is something I have wanted to do for decades and finally scheduled a trip this year. We booked well in advance but there is always the worry that a flight can be cancelled (no wind, too much wind, rain, etc). It was touch and go but the brief showers ended overnight so we got up at 5AM to get to the launch point by 6AM. We got their early passing a few deer and enjoying the lighted falls by the Glenn Iris. We also used the restrooms there as they balloon team got there. They crew went over the rules of the trip and then we watched them unroll the balloon and fire it up. It was fun watching this balloon inflate and rise upwards. The flight we were in had 6 others along with us for a total of 8 people plus the pilot who has worked here since a kid and is very experienced. The sun was out by the time of take off and we had a very gentle rising which took us up the Letchworth Park almost to the dam before veering off past Nunda. The balloon ride was very smooth and the views from above were simply amazing. We were in the air a good 45 minutes before we finally landed in this guys backyard. His family came out along with some cute dogs. He gave us coffee and even let some of the ladies pick some veggies from his garden. We offered them some wine as we toasted our safe trip as the crew that followed us deflated the ballon and rolled it back up. We had a nice drive back and even got back to the Bed & Breakfast for the breakfast part. I haven't enjoyed something this much since my first white water rafting trip 25 years earlier. I would highly recommend this experience and worth the time and money.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Eddie wrote a review Sep 2021
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Great weather and a great staff. Everyone was fun and friendly. Amazing views and was not scary like I thought it would be! I highly recommend anyone else to try it. My wife to be and I would happily do it again! Thank you for a great day
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Date of experience: September 2021
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JennyWurz4 wrote a review Sep 2020
Buffalo, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
My fiancé planned a romantic anniversary weekend that kicked off with Balloons over Letchworth and it was the highlight of the trip! We went for an early morning balloon ride and the views were not only amazing but our pilot was very personable, fun and incredibly talented! We had an absolutely wonderful time and will be coming again with friends and family for future rides! Would recommend to anyone!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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adriannaaahhh wrote a review Aug 2020
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What a wonderful experience! My mother and I went on a hot air balloon ride with Lance- he was very patient, kind and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed our ride, one of a kind memories! Thanks again for such an awesome experience!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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KarJoC wrote a review Aug 2019
East Amherst, New York50 contributions10 helpful votes
We were lucky to have to reschedule only once. Had a great morning ride with Lee as our pilot. The brothers were very careful to wait until the fog had cleared enough for us to lift off safely and we enjoyed a spectacular morning over the Park. I’ve ridden in a balloon in Albuquerque,NM and this was a better experience because the park is so gorgeous. Lee “contoured his way around the sites of Letchworth and even dipped low enough for us to gently touch the top leaves of a few trees. Wonderful experience
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Date of experience: August 2019
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