Luffy Thursday, December 21, 2006 NatureLetchworth State Park is one of our region's crown jewels. The park span 14 thousand acres along the majestic Genesee River. Its stunning scenery, gorges, miles of trails, swimming pools and facilities make it a perfect destination. Photographers, families and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy this year-round vacation spot.
The park is rich with history. Within its borders stand a restored Seneca Indian Council House, the grave of Mary Jemison, "The White Woman of the Genesee," and a Native American history museum. The museum displays exhibits on the evolution of the park, the lift of William Pryor Letchworth, and sits adjacent to his home, now the Glen Iris Inn.
Another marvel of the park is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dam at Mount Morris. Built in the late 1940's, the Mount Morris Dam is the largest of its type east of the Mississippi River.
Letchworth State Park can be seen while driving through its scenic roads, on horseback, rafting down the mighty Genesee of floating in a hot air balloon high above the gorge.