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 park is roughly 17 miles long, following the course of the Genesee River as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls. It is located 35 miles southwest of Rochester and 60 miles southeast of Buffalo, and spans portions of the Livingston County towns of Leicester, Mount Morris, and Portage, as well as the Wyoming County towns of Castile and Genesee Falls.
The Genesee River flows North through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs as high as 600 feet in some places and surrounded by lush forests..
Visitors can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails that are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you'll visit, leave what you find, respect nature, enviroment and wildlife!