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Letchworth State Park

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Address: 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427
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+1 585-493-3600
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00

Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this...

Called the "Grand Canyon of the East," visitors come to this 14,340-acre park to view the dramatic 600-foot cliffs, the famous "Vale of the Three Falls," and to picnic, hike or camp.

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Lots of hiking trails & places to just relax & watch the water or people. Campsites good and there are cabins. Like the winter lodge after tubing or for summer family reunion s.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gainesville, New York
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Gainesville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of hiking trails & places to just relax & watch the water or people. Campsites good and there are cabins. Like the winter lodge after tubing or for summer family reunion s.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of the most beautiful parks out there, this place has so much to see. Though we only had one day, we could tell it was a great place to explore. We checked out all 3 falls in the area and were not disappointed. There are plenty of great vantage points to catch the many sights and plenty of parking.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It is one of New York State most beautiful Park. Some calls it "the Grand Canyon of the East". It’s a short trail from the parking till the falls view. It was an easy day in the nature with small children. The picnic's tables were free and we had a great picnic there. We made some stops with the car... More 

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Crown Point, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing views, was a great stop to break up a long trip. Spent about 1.5 hours stopping at different pull offs. Maybe it was the time of year but wish we could have found more information about making the most of a scenic drive. Great place and we hope to go back.

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Cupertino, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had a good time just driving down the park road and viewing the overlooks. The falls overlooks were the best.

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a spectacular park to see,with huge dam, canyon, gorge, several gorgeous water falls, and stunning overlooks. There are many hiking and biking trails, and clearly, one could spend much time in the park and never tire of it, but only want to return. It is a beautiful place, and a must see if you live anywhere within a... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

So many times I have visited this park to enjoy all that it has to offer! My outdoor club and I have hiked, biked, and camped in the area, and we all had a spectacular time. While it is not of the scale and magnitude of the Grand Canyon, it is nevertheless amazing. From the gorges, to the Upper and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place is absolutely stunning. Instead of hiking all the way, we drove up to the falls and saw the upper, middle, and lower falls. Each fall was beautiful and the fall colors made them even better! It's definitely a must-see. I had come across a photo of the place last year and had to look up where it is.... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Driving into the park you see the gorge and it just takes your breath away! It was suggested that at this time of year the visitors center is the first place to stop and get a map. That was a great suggestion. The staff person was very helpful when I said I wanted to go for a walk/hike and she... More 

1 Thank Cindy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is not an ordinary park. Letchworth has miles and miles of scenery including waterfalls, a gorge, wildlife and more. It has extensive trail systems both on and off the beaten path. There is a hotel, camping, cabins, and group housing for your needs. There are also restaurants on the property for your enjoyment and convenience. The views are unparalleled... More 

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