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Letchworth State Park

Castile, NY 14427-9714
+1 585-493-3600
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One of a kind

there is no place on earth like this. and I am the lucky one to have it in my backyard. it was sad... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
heracr
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Strykersville, New York
Know which entrance you want to use!

We were planning on stopping through to see Middle Falls but didn't realize that we needed to use... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
U791RChb
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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 State Park in the nation, Letchworth's new Humphrey Nature Center is a must-see. Walk the seven-mile Gorge Trail with jaw-dropping views at the overlooks or take the trail to the water's edge. I addition to trails, several hundred campsites and cabins, other amenities and activities include a pool, playground, athletic fields, festivals, cultural events, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, whitewater rafting, and hot-air ballooning.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand canyon” (248 reviews)
“lower falls” (112 reviews)
“hiking trails” (81 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Castile, NY 14427-9714
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+1 585-493-3600
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Reviewed 6 days ago

there is no place on earth like this. and I am the lucky one to have it in my backyard. it was sad that the new trestle had to go, but the new arch is beautiful and the whole project should be open for all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning on stopping through to see Middle Falls but didn't realize that we needed to use the southern entrance of the park. When we arrived at the park's northern gate we realized it was a further half hour drive to the falls and...More

2  Thank U791RChb
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We wanted to halt somewhere before we reach Niagara falls and trust me we should thank ourselves for choosing this place. It's a great place to spend with family. There are couple of good size waterfalls here. I believe so people halt here before going...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Breath taking views with a large array of family or individual attractions. You must visit and experience what God has created. You won't leave with out thinking when can I come back again. My wife and I fell in love with this part of New...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a beautiful park. The falls are far nicer than Niagara. Natural setting. You can spend hours here. We rented a car and drove for a few hours. We had a nice lunch in the restaurant by the falls. There is also a small...More

1  Thank Alaynna K
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This park is so beautiful and peaceful. We enjoyed these falls and the scenery so much more than Niagara. We ate at the restaurant and had a wonderful meal out on the terrace. There is also a little museum that was interesting.We had a car...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We wandered in here after the Mt Morris Dam. We drove the entire length of the park and worked our way back to the start. We saw all of the waterfalls, the one I was less than satisfied with was the Upper Falls, as we...More

1  Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Letchworth state Park is a hidden gem ready to be explored & hiked. Very accessible waterfalls even if you are not hiking. The breathtaking views touch the soul!We will be returning without a doubt!

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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Letchworth State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you very much for your poetic prose about this very special place. Might have to use "The breathtaking views touch the soul" :-) Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Letchworth is absolutely a must see if you're within a few hour drive, I unsure how so many have never heard of it (as I hadn't!). When you pull up and you see that initial 'canyon', you can't help but marvel how this exists! The...More

2  Thank Courtney W
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Lisa B, Public Relations Manager at Letchworth State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your kind comments about this beautiful park. Please come back again soon.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing park with incredible waterfalls. It took a while to find it coming from the finger lakes region. Use your GPS. We only went to the easy falls, I believe it was the lower, next to the inn and restaurant. If you...More

1  Thank Terry B
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Derek C
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Response from Christina K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we also went with 3 kids and no dog. Although we did not do much hiking, the best sites that everyone enjoyed were the middle Falls with the Glen Iris Inn, wolf Creek Falls (good picnic area) nature museum with mini... More
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Response from R3723GTjosephc | Reviewed this property |
Loops 300,400, 500,600 & 800 don’t allow pets. Sites are large. Loop 600 would give you the best chance of quite. Depending on the time of year, lots of kids around.
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