Letchworth State Park


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Letchworth State Park


Location:35 miles south of Rochester, along the Genesee River; Exit 7 off I-390.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites (é)), showers (é), winterized cabins (é), vacation rental lodge, inn, restaurant (open to the public), conference center, picnic areas and pavilions (é), playground, hiking trails (66 miles), nature trail (é), trails for horseback riding, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling, swimming pool (é), visitor center/museum, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snow tubing, snowmobiling, horse-drawn sleigh rides, nature, history, and performing arts programs, guided walks and tours, a summer lecture series. Deer and spring turkey hunting permitted in season.
Special Features:Park is sometimes referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the East." Features include the Genesee River, which roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs as high as 600 feet, scenic trails, and lush forests. The historic, completely restored Glen Iris Inn, a hotel built in 1914, offers overnight accommodations and is open to the public for meals.
Address:1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY 14427

Phone:585-493-3600
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=12
Size: 14,428 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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More recently, the company began work on a railroad bridge in Letchworth State Park in New York.
Caption: Jen Curry displays caddisfly cases found in Wolf Creek at Letchworth State Park.
The idea came to Johnson and cellist Dan Ketter nearly two years ago when the couple was hiking in New York's Letchworth State Park and fantasizing about performing in nature rather than in concert halls.
Letchworth State Park replace and expand three outdated playgrounds in the parks Parade Grounds, Lower Falls and Tea Table Areas.
Graciously lined by the Genesee River in a meander of curves, coils and loops, as it traverses two counties, Letchworth State Park covers 14,350 acres of lush forests, dramatic waterfalls and canyons.
That's where she lived, and that's where she is now," Letchworth State Park Manager Roland Beck points out.
I was in high school at the time, and I remember a group of workers who restored our beautiful Letchworth State Park, known as the Grand Canyon of the East, near Castile, N.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced the opening of the Humphrey Nature Center in Letchworth State Park.
Many state parks such as Letchworth State Park in the Finger Lakes, Robert Treman State Park in the Southern Tier and Grafton Lakes State Park in the Capital District each have multiple projects that present greater opportunity for the members to leave a lasting legacy.
Supporting jobs and the economy of New York s Southern Tier, Norfolk Southern, the New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, alongside numerous other supporters, broke ground today on a new $70 million steel arch railroad bridge in Letchworth State Park.
The two hobbies give me plenty of lime outdoors (year-round), and living in Rochester provides easy access to Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Letchworth State Park and, of course, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, among other places.