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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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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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One of the most beautiful places I've ever been! The park is expansive and beautifully manicured.. the waterfalls and landscapes are amazing! I'm here for a long weekend and plan... read more

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20 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been! The park is expansive and beautifully manicured.. the waterfalls and landscapes are amazing! I'm here for a long weekend and plan to come back! Wow!

Thank Amanda C
Buchanan, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the better designed parks which is very accessible for hikers and drivers. We did both. It is also one of the best state parks in the country for which it won a national award. There are lots of bathrooms, picnic tables (many made from stone), and a scenic restaurant by the main fall. The... More 

1 Thank Martin R
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Letchworth in April (before the regular season) and really enjoyed not having a lot of crowds, etc. The falls are very amazing - was able to get very close to the lower and middle falls and had great photo opportunities. The path to the upper was closed for maintenance, but will definitely visit next time we are in... More 

Thank Bill M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit. The park is vast, so you need to choose which part you want to see. We visited the falls, and even after just having been to Niagara they are still worth a visit.

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Utica, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been in as while, as I live to far away, but it is always a favorite stop when I am nearby. The beautiful gorge, 3 waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a HUGE craft show (usually Columbus weekend), camping or cabins on site, canoe / kayak, several gorgeous overlooks, event pavilions, restaurant on site, underwater caving (if you know... More 

1 Thank hilwoman
Depew, New York
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I used to only go camping at allegany state park, until I found out about letchworth about two years ago. I love camping here. There are a lot of hiking trails and you can take many beautiful pictures there.

1 Thank jtague94
Hornell, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Grew up in this area and Letchworth is on our yearly must do list. Great hiking trails, nice museum, and picturesque views. A great place to spend a day exploring and picnicking. The hike down to the lower falls is well worth it! If you're into adventure, book a trip down the gorge in whitewater rafts or take a balloon... More 

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This beautiful park is worth the trip at any time of year. I had the pleasure of visiting in the summer for the first time in forever and was not disappointed! The trails, scenery, waterfalls, all make for a wonderful outing. This is a must see!!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Voted #1 by USA Today’s Readers Choice for Best State Park in the Nation– Letchworth State Park beat out 19 other State Parks nominated out of 6,000 parks across the United States! Letchworth has more than 66 miles of trails Is Seneca Indian land with rich history along the trail. Has cliffs around 600 feet high (but don’t let that... More 

2 Thank Danny_G_Live-Free
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

been there many times,always great. the train bridge is dynamite...and old..pictures are breath taking..

Thank Donny B

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