Letchworth State Park is comprised of over 14,000 acres of land in New York state’s Livingston and Wyoming Counties. The park has been nationally recognized multiple times. In 2015, it won the USA Today Readers’ Choice Award for Best State Park in the US. Just this year, Thrillist included it on a compilation of the 30 Best State Parks in America.
The park’s highlight is a dramatic gorge carved by the Genesee River. As the water flows north toward Lake Ontario, it cascades powerfully over three major falls: Upper, Middle, and Lower. The cliffs rising from the depths of the gorge reach as high as 600 feet, lending the park the nickname the “Grand Canyon of the East.”