The Grand Canyon of the East – Part Two

The Middle and Lower Falls – and points in between!
The roar from the Middle Falls is deafening; the view is absolutely breathtaking. William P. Letchworth built his home right beside the Middle Falls so he could savour the grandeur every day.


Glen Iris - once the stately home of W. Letchworth; today a lovely inn and restaurant.


And this was his view:


The raging water reminds me of the insignificance of people compared to the power of nature.



The magnificent Middle Falls thunder into the gorge.



Mist from the Falls drenches you in fine beads of water from the Gennessee River


There are many lookout points along the way to the Lower Falls. Inspiration Point needs no explanation!

I got into trouble with the State Park staff, for crossing the barrier to take this shot. He was well within in his rights in giving me a lecture – this year alone two hikers have died doing the same silly thing. When you cross the barriers, you take the chance that you are standing on ground that is ready to give-way at any moment. I was chagrined – but happy to get the shot!!

After parking our vehicle, we walked along paths strewn with fallen leaves.


A beautiful stone bridge spans the rapids tumbling downstream from the Lower Falls


Over thousands of years, the surging current has carved caves into the limestone and shale face of the gorge

We left Letchworth State Park after five days. We will return one day, because there were so many trails that we were not able to hike. However, we headed for Watkins Glen, and that is the “stuff” of the next post!


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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3 Responses to The Grand Canyon of the East – Part Two

  1. Mary says:

    No wonder I didn’t see you at the WCDR breakfast. What a fabulous introduction to us of a beautiful travel destination.


    • Lady Boomer says:

      Hi Mary
      Thanks for looking for me at the brekkie! I look forward to actually meeting you in person one day soon! I feel like I am still running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off….one day I will get re-organized from our trip and get back to some semblance of “normal”….whatever the heck that is nowadays!

  2. Connie says:

    Beautiful photos, Bette. You’ve showcased another spectacular destination for us.

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