Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park

Widely known as the “Grand Canyon of the East”, Letchworth State Park is an impressive 14,000-acre park located approximately 35 miles southwest of Rochester. Nestled on the shores of the Genesee River, which spans an area of 17 miles through the park, visitors will be delighted by the deep ravines and three major waterfalls (ranging from 70 to 107 feet) that the park has to offer. There are 270 campsites and over 80 cabins available for overnight stays, and with 66 miles of hiking and snowmobiling trails and countless other activities, making Letchworth a camping trip is more than appropriate!

The park also features the restored Glen Iris Inn, where guests can stay overnight and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also banquet and catering services available for special events, in addition to plenty of resources for planning professional and organizational retreats at the Conference Center. The Maplewood Lodge is also available for rent for those looking for a family-friendly vacation experience.

Letchworth State Park truly has something for everyone, from the incredible vistas and scenic gorges to swimming and hot air balloon rides! In fact, Letchworth was named USA TODAY Readers’ Choice Award for Best State Park in the United States in 2015, beating out 19 other state parks for the honors. The park is open daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM. For more information, visit https://parks.ny.gov/parks/79/details.aspx.

 

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