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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.

Letchworth Park Lower Falls stairs 3

Letchworth Park Lower Falls stairs 2

Letchworth Park Lower Falls stairs

The bridge is pretty amazing as it fits right into the rugged nature that surrounds it and was a great place to take pictures.
Letchworth Park Lower Falls walk bridge
Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 7

Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 6

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!
Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 1

Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 4
Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 10

There was so much to appreciate once you got to the gorge.
Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area

Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 3

Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 5
Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 9

Letchworth Park Lower Falls surrounding area 8

18 thoughts on “A beautiful fall day at Letchworth State Park NY – The Lower Falls

  1. I will never see this lower falls. I thank you for sharing. The pictures and the day look perfect for your hike. ❤

    1. Bernice says:

      You are welcome! Hopefully next time we will turn right on the path so I can get better pictures and videos. 🙂

      1. Fabulous! I look forward to the other pictures—when the time is right.

  2. kanzensakura says:

    What a spectacular place!

    1. Bernice says:

      It is a beautiful place – you would love it there!! I love how they left it so rugged and natural.

  3. Oh wow, how beautiful is that! What a great place to hike and relax! 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Yes it is beautiful. They have “real” hiking trails for those who prefer more of a challenge. Though the Lower Falls is a challenge but I believe the other trails take more time to hike. It is one of NYS more beautiful, rugged parks!

  4. Great park; love the waterfall and the bridge. You really got some exceptional photos.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you – it is such a beautiful place with so much to explore! There is so much that we did not have time to explore.

  5. Sheryl says:

    Letchworth State Park looks awesome. New York state has so many wonderful waterfalls. Years ago I hiked some of the upstate New York trails that had waterfalls, but I’ve never done this one.

    1. Bernice says:

      It is a beautiful, rugged park. I love how they stayed so true to nature even with their picnic tables. People do camp their and have picnics but it does not feel like a “park”. It really is so much more.

  6. The bridge is beyond amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Bernice says:

      I love that bridge too! It does not look man made. There was so much to take in that I will enjoy going back again!

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