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Beautiful State Park

If you enjoy hiking and looking at beautiful waterfalls, this is the place to visit. You can hike a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ilion, New York
Impressive scenery, great hiking

Letchworth State Park features a grand stretch of the Genesee River where it flows through a steep... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rochester, New York
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Letchworth State Park, the "Grand Canyon of the East," is where a 17-mile stretch of the Genesee River roars through the park's scenic gorge with three major waterfalls and cliffs as high as 600 feet, surrounded by lush forests. Recently named Best...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Castile, NY 14427-9714
+1 585-493-3600
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you enjoy hiking and looking at beautiful waterfalls, this is the place to visit. You can hike a 7 mile trail while viewing the three beautiful waterfalls. There are spacious camp sites and cabins for those who want to spend more time at the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Letchworth State Park features a grand stretch of the Genesee River where it flows through a steep gorge carved into sedimentary rock. Several impressive waterfalls are visible from scenic overlooks and hiking trails that branch out from the main road through the park. Park attractions...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had not heard of this park until a friend mentioned it. Beautiful views. The 3 falls are each worth seeing and are within a reasonable hiking distance. Took us 4 plus miles to go from the upper falls to lower ones roundtrip. There are quite...More

Thank DoctormomStow
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love Letchworth State Park the beauty of the park is breathtaking. We seen the Waterfalls and we went swimming in the great swimming pool.

Thank Stan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful park. The waterfalls is amazing. The parks seems generally well cared for. The cost of entry is a little high I felt with no military discount like most state parks do. This is a very long state park with many amenities....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the park in one of the B cabins for a week (not bad for a 1930's cabin stayed in worse at another park! ) and stopped at almost every view point. Walked the Gorge Trail from the Lower Falls Footbridge to the Middle...More

Thank kas12589
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Genesee River running through the park is a wonderful sight to see. But not being able to swim there is Nanny State foolishness. Yes -- swimming over one of the three waterfalls is likely fatal. But idiot-proofing nature is the opposite of what nature...More

Thank Jules J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Letchworth Park on a trip to the finger lakes. Beautiful park, facilities are located all along the outer road. Best views from the west side of the park. Took about 4 hours to stop and see all of the views, including a couple of...More

1  Thank gofish2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Letchworth State Park has to be one of the most beautiful parks I have visited. The trails are clean and well maintained. The only thing is figuring out where to pick up some of the trails. We stayed in cabin D3, it was up a...More

Thank VGDutchie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came through the Castile entrance ($10 vehicle fee) & drove to the Lower Falls. We walked down the 127 stone steps on a 0.5 mile trail to a stone footbridge to view the falls. Rain was in the forecast so we didn't explore any...More

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11 July 2018|
Response from kas12589 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about motels outside the park because I did not look for those. The Glen Iris Inn inside the park has rooms and suites for rent and 3 or 4 other buildings in the park to rent but are pricey. You could check... More
11 July 2018|
Response from kas12589 | Reviewed this property |
You can rent cabins, tent or RV at Letchworth State Park. You should check their website as most are thru reservations during peak season and some require minimum stays. The Glen Iris Inn is also in the park and rents rooms... More
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9 July 2018|
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Response from kas12589 | Reviewed this property |
There is a museum, a nature center and of course the falls at the south end of the park. The Mt. Morris Dam (which has a tour) at the north end of the park, a pool at the north end as well. Lots of picnic areas and... More