Letchworth State Park And Waterfall: 19 Photos To Whet Your Appetite

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Letchworth State Park, NY And Waterfall

Note: Before visiting the Park, be sure and check your local travel restrictions as well as those at the Park.

 
In mid-September, 2018, I was guest of The Finger Lakes Tourism Board at Letchworth State Park. According to the Parks Database, the Park is the 16th most visited Park in New York State with 843,033 visitors in 2017.

If you’re looking for some outdoor fun, then this is a great place to give a try. On the day we went, the weather cooperated by not raining initially, but it was a cloudy day and then at dinner time it rained.

It still did not stop us from enjoying the Park in the short time we had allotted to us though.

On this page you’ll find some photos of the park and its beautiful waterfalls and additional information you can use when visiting the Park.

 


 

Enjoy.

 

Letchworth State Park - Entrance

Letchworth State Park – Entrance

 

 

Park Information

Website – https://parks.ny.gov/parks/79/details.aspx

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/letchworthstatepark/ – There are some amazing photos here of the Park in different seasons. Check them out.

Twitter – https://twitter.com/letchworthpark

Entrance Fee – You can purchase the Empire Card which gives you access to all the NY State Parks for the year or you may pay a single entry fee when you visit.

 

Address

1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427 in Genesee county.

 

Letchworth State Park - Map of Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park – Map of Letchworth State Park

 

How To Get Here

The best way to access the park is by a motorized vehicle. The Park is long and narrow, so it’s like driving into a neighborhood. Watch out for deers prancing around, you’re in their home now.

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Deer Crossing Sign

Letchworth State Park – Deer Crossing Sign

 

By Air

The closest airport is the Rochester International Airport (ROC). The airport is served by the following scheduled service airlines: Air Canada (AC), Allegiant Air (G4), American Airlines (AA), Delta Air Lines (DL), JetBlue Airways (B6), Southwest Airlines (WN) and United Airlines (UA).

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls Arrivals and Departure

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls Arrivals and Departure

 

Alternately, you can fly into Buffalo, NY (BUF), Elmira/Corning, NY (ELM) or Syracuse NY (SYR).

 

By Car

From Rochester, NY, take the I-390 south to exit 7. It’s about 35 miles. Use a mapping software such as Google Maps for directions.

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Map of Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park – Map of Letchworth State Park

 

 

By Train

You can take Amtrak to the Rochester station. Then you would need to rent a car to get to the Park.

 

By Bus

Greyhound bus has service to Rochester, Then you would need to rent a car.

 

 

Things To Do

There are several different activities to do at the Letchworth State Park. From camping, to hiking, to cycling, to walking, you can do most outdoor activity here or you can just relax and enjoy nature. The Park Service has a comprehensive list of the activities.

I’ve helped you with a few things here:

 

Visit Mount Morris Dam

This Dam is the first stop as you enter the Park, you can marvel at the Dam from above or you can take a trip into the Dam itself. The Dam was built to protect Rochester from the Genesee River.

 

Letchworth State Park - Mount Morris Dam

Letchworth State Park – Mount Morris Dam

 

There’s even a HUGE chair for you to take photos.

 

Letchworth State Park - Big Chair

Letchworth State Park – Big Chair

 

See the Beautiful Gorge

 

Letchworth State Park - Gorge

Letchworth State Park – Gorge

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Gorge

Letchworth State Park – Gorge

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Gorge

Letchworth State Park – Gorge

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Warning Sign

Letchworth State Park – Warning Sign

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls - Guy Standing On Ledge At Waterfalls - What You Should Not Do

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls – Guy Standing On Ledge At Waterfalls – What You Should Not Do

 

Enjoy The Vegetation

 

Letchworth State Park - Yellow Flowers

Letchworth State Park – Yellow Flowers

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Mushrooms on tree

Letchworth State Park – Mushrooms on tree

 

See The Deers

As you drive through the Park, you may see deers as shown below. So drive slowly and obey the posted signs. The ones seen here had just scampered across the main road as we drove along. We caught them feeding on the other side.

 

Letchworth State Park - Deers

Letchworth State Park – Deers

 

See The Waterfalls

Aside from the beautiful gorges, the waterfalls are the star of the Park. You can view these from several areas of the park as well. Remember not to climb on the ledges to “get a better picture”.

 

Letchworth State Park - Gorge with waterfall

Letchworth State Park – Gorge with waterfall

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls Seen From The Glen Iris Inn

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls Seen From The Glen Iris Inn

 

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls Bridge

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls Bridge

 

 

Go Hiking

There are many hiking trails, just check with the Park Service and use the maps to access the trails. Note that Wifi is not available in the Park nor on the trails. They do have Pay phones around though.

 

Where To Stay

There are various places to stay in this area, let’s take a look at them.

 

Camping

You can camp on the Park grounds if you prefer camping. You can book a cabin or a campsite and bring your own camping gear. Make your bookings here.

 

Hotel

There is a hotel on the property, The Glen Iris Inn. It is not open year round so check your dates.

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls Glen Iris Inn

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls Glen Iris Inn

 

I stayed at the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson which is just a few minutes by car from the entrance to the Park.

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

 

You may also check the search box below to determine.

 


 

Where To Eat

You can have a meal at the Glen Iris Inn in their restaurant called Caroline’s, like we did or you can eat in the nearby town and/or take your own food with you.

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls Caroline's Restaurant Meal

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls Caroline’s Restaurant Meal

 

Letchworth State Park - Waterfalls ice cream

Letchworth State Park – Waterfalls ice cream

 

Please remember the state park rules to clean up after yourself however and don’t feed the animals and observe all posted signs.

 

Have you been to this Park? How was your experience? Please leave a comment below.

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