Letchworth State Park in New York

Letchworth State Park in New York
Letchworth State Park, 35 miles south of Rochester in New York State, is a 14,350-acre park along the Genesee River. The park offers spectacular scenery, including a trio of waterfalls, as well as recreational opportunities ranging from hiking to snowmobiling.

Hiking

There are 66 miles of hiking trails, with the length varying between a half-mile and 20 miles and a range in difficulty from very easy to moderate.

Rafting

Whitewater rafting is a popular activity in the park on the Genesee, with the rapids receiving a Class II-III rating. Rafting trips and guided canoe journeys down the river take about two hours to cover a six-mile stretch.

Camping

The Highbanks campgrounds include 270 sites with electric hookups and open in the mid-May before closing in mid-October. People can bring their pets if they camp in the loops that allow them.

Winter Sports

During the winter, Letchworth is a setting for such sports as skating, snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing, with half the hiking trails open to cross-country skiers.

Genesee River

In some places, the Genesee River flows through areas where the surrounding cliffs are 600 feet high. At one point the water cascades down a 107-foot drop, giving the area the nickname of "The Grand Canyon of the East."

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