Renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth State Park is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through a deep gorge and over three major waterfalls between 550-foot cliffs surrounded by lush forests. With open water drawing thousands of waterfowl, forests sheltering high concentrations of migratory birds, and several great blue heron rookeries, Letchworth has earned designations as a state Bird Conservation Area, as well as an Audubon Important Bird Area.
This site has many accessible features, including trails and cabins. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Letchworth State Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)
Address: 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427
Website: Letchworth State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo credits: DEC, John Rozell, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
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