Today’s posting from our day-trip to Letchworth State Park is a visit to the Lower Falls. Yesterday’s tour started with arriving at the park with some initial beautiful shots of nature. The Lower Falls Trail has 127 steps to take you down to the waterfalls, Genesee River, and walk bridge – and of course you need to return by that path. The hike is not as difficult as NH but it is important to wear the correct footwear since it can be muddy and the stairs are old meaning pieces are missing. Below are a few pictures of what the stairs look like and the walk path.
For me the Lower Falls was more rugged than the other two waterfalls. First you had a hike to get to the falls and to leave the gorge. Once you were inside the gorge nothing looked manmade – the bridge looked like it was part of the nature that surrounded the bridge. Once you got off the path you can go right to get closer to the falls or take a left, which is what we took. We did not take the path to get close to the Lower Falls – it is muddy and slippery so you do need to be careful. Just where we were walking was some mud that people were close to wiping out if they were not careful with their footing. This was not a time to be walking fast! Over the decades this falls has eroded into two small falls. Hopefully next time we will turn right once we get off the 127 steps path to get closer to this beautiful falls!