LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, USA
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Join our hiking trip to Letchworth State Park in USA. This is a one day trip.
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests.
In 2015, Letchworth won the USA TODAY Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park in the United States! Letchworth came out on top of the 19 other state parks nominated for the contest, chosen from more than 6,000 parks across the nation.
We will hike the 9 km Genesee Valley Greenway Trail.
And which hikes are we going to take?
1) Genesee Valley Greenway Trail
The Genesee Valley Greenway Trail (GVG) is a fairly easy hiking trail with a few moderate areas, up and down slopes, but for the most part is relatively flat. It follows the path of the former Genesee Valley Canal which existed along this path from 1836 to 1878, followed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The remnants of the railroad can be seen including railroad ties and of course the cinders under your feet as you travel along its length.
The Railroad ran from the mid 19th Century to the early 1960’s. The gorge section of the trail offers spectacular views of the gorge as well as the Upper and Middle Falls from short side trails. These views from the eastern side of the state park are views that few visitors to the park ever see. The most spectacular view is of Inspiration Falls when there is water. Most visitors to Letchworth never see this 300+ foot seasonal waterfall. The views are best seen when there are no leaves on the trees as in late fall or early to mid spring. The trail also offers the only views of the 150 foot Deh-ga-ya-soh Falls as well as the 90 foot Timber Tunnel, the hard to see 15 foot Deh-ga-wa-nus Falls, and the usually low flowing 40 foot Bubbling Tier Falls.
Dufferin Mall pick up, Meeting is in front of the Beer Store
York Mills pick up. Meeting in front of Starbucks.
QEW - Winston Churchill Blvd Carpool
8.30 am - 9.00 am
Niagara Falls borders crossing
11.30 am - 6.00 pm
Letchworth State Park Hiking
Please note that arrival time back to Toronto can be changed depending on traffic situation, weather conditions etc. Please plan your day around this time of arrival.
What to take with you?
• Rain Jacket
• Hiking/running shoes
This is a 1-day trip.
Where to meet?
6.30 am - Dufferin Mall (Meeting is in front of the Beer Store)
7.00 am - York Mills Subway Station (Meeting is in front of Starbucks)
Sandwich and water
OU WILL NEED VALID VISA TO USA.
We strongly recommend to buy a travel insurance. If you don't have any we can purchase the insurance for you.
PRICE $109pp plus tax
12 seats van or minivan transportation
Lunch package (sandwich,bottle of water and snack)
breakfast and dinner