New York Camping Guide 2012 - (Page 62)

geneSee region Genesee Region The voices of the past echo through the canyon walls, calling all that hear, back to the place known as the Grand Canyon of the East! The thunder of Letchworth’s three falls, the lushness of the thick forests and the beauty of Lake Ontario, is the Genesee Region. LETCHWORTH STATE PARK Letchworth State Park, the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is where a 17-mile stretch of the Genesee River roars through the park’s gorge with three major waterfalls and cliffs as high as 600 feet, surrounded by lush forests. Campers can take advantage of tent and trailer campsites, or cabins, a number of which are winterized. Find miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking – walk the seven-mile gorge trail with jaw-dropping views at the overlooks, or take the trail to the river’s edge and see the river otters at play. The well-stocked Trout Pond has a pier usable by people with disabilities allowing easy access along the shoreline. A swimming pool, playgrounds, athletic fields, festivals, cultural events, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, white-water rafting, kayaking, and for the intrepid camper, hot-air ballooning, Letchworth has it all! Other highlights of the park include the William Pryor Letchworth Museum, Native American Council Grounds and the Glen Iris Inn, Mr. Letchworth’s former home. The park’s annual Arts and Crafts Show and Sale brings thousands of visitors every October. When the weather gets cold, the park heats up; visitors can enjoy winter activities including cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. For groups, there are special areas available to camp as well. 62 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of New York Camping Guide 2012

New York Camping Guide 2012
New York State Map
Finger Lakes
Long Island
Thousand Islands
Cabins and Cottages
So You Want To Go Hiking
Fireside Dining

New York Camping Guide 2012