Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking, a pool for swimming and hot air ballooning. Experiencing Letchworth by hot air balloon is unforgettable, as seen in this video clip. Winter activities include snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The historic, completely restored Glen Iris Inn offers overnight accommodations and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Banquet and catering services are available for your special events.
One of the best trails in the park crosses over the lower falls footbridge and ends up running on top of portions of The Finger Lakes Trail. Gorgeous park!
Chipmunk Trail is fun! True to its name, loads of chips munking all over the place
Once we got off the touristy sight seeing path it was a great bit of fun. They have 20 trails at letchworth, so do your research before going so that you pick the trail that will beat suit you. Gorgeous.