Upstate New York Trip, 2015: Around Letchworth

Here are some miscellaneous photos from my hikes around Letchworth State Park in Upstate New York, including high-vantage-point views of the gorge and the Middle/Upper Falls area, as well as shots from the Great Bend Overlook area.

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Upstate New York Trip, 2015: Letchworth Middle/Upper Falls Hike

These photos are from my hike along the Middle and Upper Falls of Letchworth State Park in Upstate New York. As I’ve mentioned before, Letchworth is one of my favorite parks, rivaling some of the national parks in splendor.

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Letchworth: The Panoramas

Here are a few panoramas taken during my visit to Letchworth State Park in New York last month. Click on any photo for a larger view.

This shot of the Big Bend in the Genesee River gives you a sense of why Letchworth is often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East.”

The Big Bend

This one features the Middle Falls dropping down into the gorge.

Middle Falls

This final one was taken at ground level down in the gorge, at the site of the lost town of St. Helena.

St. Helena


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Photos of the Day: Inspiration Point in the Evening

If you are staying in Letchworth State Park, a nighttime venture away from the populated areas will allow you to view a sky filled with infinitely more stars than most of us ever see around our hometowns. The first photo was taken at Inspiration Point, from where you can get a great view of the illuminated Middle Falls in the distance with the night sky overhead. For the second photo I just pointed my camera up at a sky so clear that you can even make out a bit of the Milky Way.

Date: 9/8/2015
Camera: Nikon D5100
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Date: 9/8/2015
Camera: Nikon D5100
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Photo of the Day: Middle Falls at Night

Here’s a long-exposure shot of the Middle Falls, taken at night during my visit to Letchworth State Park earlier this month.

Date: 9/8/2015
Camera: Nikon D5100
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Photo of the Day: The Middle Falls in Letchworth

We visited Letchworth State Park in Upstate New York earlier this month, often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East” because of the massive gorge that runs through the park. I highly recommend a visit; it’s easy to see why it was voted the #1 State Park in the country. It’s full of scenic beauty and not as touristy as some other parks. And if you go off season as we did, you practically have the park to yourself. We only stayed for two days but you could easily spend a week there hiking its 66 miles of trails.

This is a side view of the Middle Falls, one of the park’s main attractions.

Date: 9/8/2015
Camera: Nikon D5100
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