Nestled between the Allegany foothills and the Finger Lakes of New York State is one of the jewels of the New York State Parks system, Letchworth State Park, also known as “The Grand Canyon the of East”. Today this 14,000 plus acre park offers a wide variety of family activities; you can rent one of its 82 cabins or perhaps stay at one of its 270 campsites or experience the beautiful accommodations at the historic Glen Iris Inn. You may also swim at the Olympic size pool at the Highbanks area of the park (north end) or perhaps hike on over 60 miles of trails. If adventure is what you seek, try hot air ballooning over one of 3 waterfalls, Upper Falls (70ft), Middle Falls ( 107 ft )or Lower Falls ( 70ft ), or go white water rafting though miles of scenic gorge with walls as high as 600ft on the Genesee River. All this with vistas and panoramic views that are unequaled anywhere in the eastern United States. A photographer’s heaven with locations such as Inspiration Point, Eagle Hill, Wolf Creek, Great Bend, Smokey Hollow, Hog’s Back and the Highbanks.
Friends of Letchworth has received a grant in the amount of $2,550 from Parks and Trails NY. Picture are: back (l-r): Jan Vrooman, Toni Hoy, Ed Hamilton, Gail Rogers, Rich Parker, Diane Hainsworth, Peter Collin and front (l-r): Nancy Braaten, Pat Muscarella, Carol Rathbun, Fran Gotcsik (from Parks and Trails NY), and Miranda Collin. Picture was taken by Roland Beck. Present at the meeting, but absent from the picture: Roland Beck, Vicki Campbell, Jill Crocker, Sean Quigley, and Claudia Torres receiving the award on February 16th from Fran Gotcsik from Parks and Trails NY.
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Thank you to all of our "ROCstars" listed below for their generosity. We raised $227 for our up-coming projects.
- Jessica Eaton (in memory of Joyce Howard)
- Andrew Ferguson
- Diane Hainsworth
- Paul Maclean
- Pat Muscarella
- Carol Rathbun
- Monique Smith
- Catherine Vanhorne
- Jan Vrooman
- and an Anonymous donor (in memory of parents)