Plan A Visit To Letchworth State Park, Home To Some Of New York’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

There’s no shortage of stunning waterfall hikes throughout New York, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a trip more worthwhile than Letchworth State Park. The park’s series of main waterfalls — named Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls — flow down the Genessee River through Portage Canyon on the south sides of the park. Not surprisingly, the park has been called “The Grand Canyon of the East” for its magnificent rock walls. Sixty-six miles of trails give adventurers access to the park’s gorgeous landscapes, with plenty of waterfalls along the way.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

There are plenty of other, smaller falls throughout the park for those willing to explore, but visitors also won’t want to miss out on Inspiration Point, where hikers are rewarded with what might be the best view in Letchworth State Park. Once you’ve made the hike, you’ll understand how it got its name. Just make sure you’ve got plenty of water for the journey.

Address: 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427, USA