LETCHWORTH STATE PARK
THE GRAND CANYON OF THE EAST
So, what exactly is Letchworth that makes it stand out? It is a 14,427-acre park (about 17 miles long) located in Eastern Upstate New York. It follows the path of the Genesee River as it travels north to its outlet Lake Ontario near Rochester. With canyon cliffs as high as 600 feet, it is often referred to as "The Grand Canyon Of The East". The northern end is marked by Mount Morris Dam which helps thwart the chance of flooding. There are nearly 50 waterfalls located within the park with three major ones (Upper, Middle and Lower Falls) located in the southern end.
I feel a connection to the river. My troubles seem to fade away with the flow. I can almost feel the gloom being purged from my heart as the water cascades over the falls, the spray on my skin refreshing my soul.
From the thundering power of the three main falls, to the tinkling of those along the tributaries, the music of nature frees me.
|Ryan Yo-nv Schmidt|
Ryan Yo-nv Schmidt kindly shared this gorgeous shot and several other pictures of the falls. I gathered them into a short slide show, click on the link to enjoy some beautiful views.
I am thrilled to be able to share these many pictures with you. They were all provided by members of the Facebook group Letchworth State Park Lovers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2218333570/) If you like what you see here, be sure to visit them on Facebook, they have many more beautiful scenes to share. I find the pictures take me back in time and I am able to relive, re-experience this wonderful paradise.
Remember to check out my next piece where I visit Lower and Middle Falls.
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