The Grand Canyon of the East – Part One

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Letchworth State Park in New York, jump at the chance! And while you are there, take the additional time to wander over to Watkins Glen. Letchworth State Park is only 4 hours driving distance away (close to the Finger Lakes) and has been dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The scenery is spectacular, the hiking trails are incredible and the views…….well – see for yourself.

The Waterfalls
In total, the park has over 88 waterfalls, many of them unnamed. However, the truly magnificent ones are called the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls – not very imaginative perhaps, but who needs a glamorous title when you look like this?

The Upper Falls drop into the deep gorge of the Gennessee River

It poured rain one day, and afterwards, the water levels rose at least two feet. The roar of the falls and the mist that blanketed the air felt like we were at Niagara Falls

And then the sun came out.....

The sunlight ignited the colours in the leaves and the mist drifted upwards like ghostly spectres seeking refuge

And those pictures are just the Upper Falls! Next post…the Middle Falls, where William P. Letchworth built his mansion so he would always have a view of the Gennessee River thundering through the gorge.

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About Lady Boomer

A voice for lady boomers, Bette Hodgins is a writer, life enthusiast and navel-gazer. Unfortunately navel lint keeps cluttering up her path to enlightenment, but she is nothing if not persistent in her journey of life!
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2 Responses to The Grand Canyon of the East – Part One

  1. Mary says:

    Hi Bette
    I looked for you at WCDR last week. Next time.

    Mary

  2. LADYBEADER says:

    Beautiful pictures!

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