Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Letchworth State Park, New York
The nickname for this park is 'The Grand Canyon of the East'. This seemed like a good reason to check it out on our way to Toronto, plus Brian had been there as a child and was curious to see it now.
The park is nice and we enjoyed our visit, but it doesn't have much similarity to the Grand Canyon. There are three major waterfalls - upper, lower and middle. The upper waterfall is about 107 feet high and the cliffs rise about 600 feet above the Genesee River, one of the only rivers that flows north.
Much of the rock is limestone, and I thought the picnic tables they made from it were pretty unique.
The river has carved some interesting outcroppings and rock formations.
We knew we were in Amish Country pretty quickly, and I was glad to have a chance to buy a few things at one of the local Amish markets.
Onward to Toronto from here. We're in a pretty crummy RV park so it will be nice to move on.