Letchworth State Park

Renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth State Park in western New York is one of the most scenic destinations in the eastern United States.

The Genesee River meanders through the gorge over three major waterfalls, tucked in between cliffs that can soar as high as 600 feet in places and surrounded by abundant hardwood forests.

One of the larger state parks in the state, Letchworth offers opportunities to explore nearly every outdoor interest. From long hikes along the rim of the gorge to whitewater rafting down the Genesee to hot air balloon rides over the park and snow tubing, there is ample room to stretch out and take in everything Letchworth has to offer.

The historic, restored Glen Iris Inn, located adjacent to Middle Falls, offers rich overnight accommodations and fine dining. Nearby is the William Pryor Letchworth Museum, with exhibits focus on the natural and cultural history of the Genesee Valley. At the southern reaches of the state park is the Portage Viaduct, an iron railroad bridge that was completed in 1875. At 820 feet high, it is one of the highest railroad crossings in the United States. At the northern end of Letchworth is the Mount Morris Dam., the largest flood control device of its kind east of the Mississippi.

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