1 Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East,"
is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The
Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls
between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush
forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are
also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and
cross-country skiing. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing
arts programs, guided walks and tours, a summer lecture series,
whitewater rafting, kayaking, hot air ballooning and two pools for
swimming. Winter activities include ice skating, snow tubing,
cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
historic, completely restored Glen Iris Inn offers overnight
accommodations and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Banquet and catering services are available for your special
For professional and organizational retreats, educational
and training needs can be met at the Conference Center. Located in a
secluded area at the southwest portion of Letchworth State Park, the
facility consists of a spacious country lodge room, bedrooms, bathrooms
with showers and a kitchen. This unique historic structure is designed
to accommodate the needs of low impact professional and organizational
groups for education, training and retreat purposes. It can be rented
for day and/or overnight use. It is the perfect place for your next
business retreat. This facility is not designed for overnight family
camping, although, some family type rentals may be permitted. Call the
Park Office to be sure if this or another site will best suit your
For a family type vacation rental experience the
Maplewood Lodge can be rented. It is located in the middle of
Letchworth State Park at the entrance to the Highbanks Camping Area.
For winter use, it is ideal for snowmobilers as it connects to the NYS
snowmobile trail system. The facility sleeps up to eight people and
consists of a furnished kitchen, living room with a working fireplace,
TV and VCR, a formal dining room and a full size bath with a shower on
the first floor. There are two bedrooms and a powder room upstairs and
one small bedroom on the first floor. Linens are not provided.
Campers can take advantage of tent and trailer campsites or winterized cabins. Group camping facilities are also available.
Along the Genesee River, 35 miles south of Rochester. Exit 7 Interstate 390.
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