July 18, 2012

Wednesday's Window... Letchworth

There are many great things about growing up in Upstate New York.  One of them is the awesome beauty of the countryside.  My favorite place on Earth, at least the one that is easily accessible anyway, is the Finger Lakes Region. It's where my parents still I've so it gives us the opportunity to visit as much as we want.  I have previously shown you the wine region around Seneca and Keuka Lakes but today  I am giving you a glimpse into a place that I think is one of the MOST spectacular places I have ever seen.

It seems that every region has their own Grand Canyon, and this area is no different.  Letchworth State Park, while nowhere near the size of the Grand Canyon, in my eyes is every bit as beautiful. Carved out of the rocks by the Genesee River, Letchworth is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls on the east coast.  Since my parents live only about 20 minutes from there, it was time to load the kids and my mom in the car and go give it a look.  I hope you enjoy this weeks Wednesday's Window.

Letchworth Middle Falls
My mom with Tyler and Carter
Looking down the middle falls
Letchworth Upper Falls
Years of erosion
Letchworth Lower Falls

The amazing thing about Upstate New York is there seems to be a waterfall everywhere that you turn and all of the seem to be easily accessible.  It's a beautiful place and a place that I am happy to call home.

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