A hike in Letchworth State Park, NY

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This afternoon my son and I went for a hike in Letchworth State Park, about 35 miles south of Rochester, NY. We don’t live too far from the park, so we only planned to spend an hour or two there. As it was, it started to rain, so we stayed somewhat less time than I had thought we would.

Nevertheless, it was beautiful. We visited a section of the park I had never seen before, Lower Falls and the stone bridge over the Genesee River. I’ve included some photos below of the former, but not the latter. A couple decided that they wanted to hang out on the bridge for a very long time, so I didn’t manage to get a shot of it.

These photos are also now on my Wallpapers and Backgrounds page. If you click a photo below you’ll see a larger photo in a format suitable for wide screens.

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This is a close up of the rock wall on the side of the river gorge. I think it explains the rapid erosion of the land and cutting of the river.

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If you go: Trails near waterfalls are often wet even if it hasn’t rained recently, so it might not be a good idea to wear sandals or your best new sneakers. Watch children closely so that they don’t get too close to the edge. My guess is that when a stone wall says that you shouldn’t sit on it, you probably shouldn’t stand on it either. You’ll probably see people do all of the above.

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  1. Letchworth State Park is so beautiful! I can imagine how lovely it would be with a light sprinkle of rain coming down.
    Thanks for sharing!

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