Letchworth State Park Things to Do

  • Flood control dam at Mt Morris
    Flood control dam at Mt Morris
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  • No waters in September behind the dam
    No waters in September behind the dam
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  • Hoodoos in the river on the trail to Lower Falls
    Hoodoos in the river on the trail to...
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    Scenic Paths

    by cathyleens Updated Oct 27, 2005

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    When you get to the Park, Make sure you ask for a Trail Map. The best trails for beginners is trail number 1. It is the most scenic and takes you right around the gorge. Best to start at the upper falls, walk the wooded bridge and work your way down to the white water rafting! The best time of the year to go is in the fall. With the leaves changing, the bright colors and views are absolutely breathtaking!

    lower falls bridge From the lower falls bridge This is the lower falls while the sun is setting Hiking the wooded path next to the Gorge Me in front of The Upper falls and Sky High railro

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    Named(2004), one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in US

    by heitzenrater Written Jan 21, 2005

    Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. The historic, completely restored Glen Iris Inn offers overnight accommodations and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Campers can take advantage of tent and trailer campsites or winterized cabins. For professional and organizational retreats, educational and training needs can be met at the Conference Center, where overnight Full Service Accomodations are possible. The accomodations include bedrooms, showers and a kitchen. Group camping facilities are available as well. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Two pools are open for swimming. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks and tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking and hot air ballooning.
    Winter activities include ice skating, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

    Seasons/Hours: The park is open year round. The camping area is open from mid-May to mid-October. Cabins may be rented year round. Deer and spring turkey hunting are permitted in season.

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    a view from above
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  • Railroad trestle - Letchworth State park

    by Yuriche Updated Jul 14, 2004

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    A view of the railroad trestle which spans the Genesee gorge close to the Upper Falls. The bridge is no longer in use and you can cross it. The views from up there are quite amazing. The picture in the intro is taken from the top of the railroad trestle.

    Railroad trestle - Letchworth State park

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  • Letchworth State Park view

    by Yuriche Updated Jul 13, 2004

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    A view of the Genesee gorge. Genesee is an Indian name meaning "Great and Beautiful River". The river is mild-mannered an is almost one city block wide when it enters the park at its south end (info from www.gorp.away.com).

    The Genesee gorge - Letchworth State Park

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    The North End

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Genesee River winds its way northward toward Lake Ontario. At the northern end of the gorge, the walls begin to recede, and Mount Morris Dam looms ahead. This is the northern end of the park.

    The Genesee River winds northward The river flows toward the dam Mount Morris Dam from the south Side view of the dam
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    BIG BEND

    by mtncorg Written Oct 1, 2008

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    The canyon deepens south from the Lower Falls and narrows. Overlooks allow the car-bound to get out and gaze at the vertical wall of Big Bend, a horseshoe turn of the Genesee River.

    Deepest part of the canyon at Big Bend
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    Gentle Grand Canyon of the East

    by ferdnbean Updated Jun 7, 2005

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    Walk/hike the many trails and paths through the park. It is not hard to find great views of the Genesee River and the Canyon it has carved into the earth as you roam about the park..

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  • Letchworth Park scenery

    by Yuriche Updated Jul 13, 2004

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    I took this picture close to the Upper Falls. I like it because the vegetation and the mist remind me of sceneries one might find in some South East Asian countries.

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  • Letchworth Park Falls

    by Yuriche Updated Jul 13, 2004

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    The highest waterfall over which the Genesee river flows is over 100 feet high. The waterfall is located in the Portage Canyon, at the southern end of the park.

    Letchworth State Park

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