Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 11. ~ By Tom and Audrey ~
You came back, yippeeee! It’s nice to see you following along with our journey around our hometown, Rochester, NY part 11.
Today is a special one that many have heard about. Some called it the Grand Canyon of the east. Its real name is Letchworth State Park. Letchworth State Park is located 35 miles south/west of Rochester in-between Mt Morris, Perry, Castile and Nunda and spans across Wyoming and Livingston counties. It has 3 popular falls (Lower, Middle and Upper Genesee Falls), several larger drops into the canyon and numerous smaller cascades throughout the park. Letchworth features the state’s highest plunging waterfall: Inspiration Falls, which is seasonal, and only flows during heavy rain. This one will cost you 8 bucks but we feel its truly worth it but if you go during the winter and early spring the collection stations may not be manned and entry is free.
We hope you enjoy the pictures and videos of this magnificent place. Did you know that if you click on a photograph it will expand to full screen and you can view them in full splendor as a slideshow?
Letchworth State Park, Middle Falls on the Genesee River, Castile, NY.
Some interesting tidbits about Rochester and the area are,
- The first dentist’s chair was designed in Rochester.
- The first gold tooth was made by a Rochester dentist.
- In 1889, the voting machine was invented in Rochester.
If you missed one of the previous parts just hover your cursor over one of these series on “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 1”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 2”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 3”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 4”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 5”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 6”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 7”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 8”, “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 9” or “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard part 10” and you’ll be up to speed. Please remember if you get lost just click on the “USA Through Our Eyes” heading and you will be brought back to the home page.
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