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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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.
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The multi-year project was completed late last year and helped modernize the Interstate 390 and Route 15 and 15A interchanges in<br /> I-390/I-490 Interchange Project: The state is investing more than $160 millionin this multi-year project, which is installing new ramps, bridges, and culverts to improve the safety and accessibility of the region's busiest highway interchange.The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.<br /> Portageville Bridge: New York State invested more than $15 million toward replacing the bridge that carries the Norfolk Southern freight line over the dramatic Genesee River gorge in Letchworth State Park, Livingston County.