Autumn Colors at Letchworth

This week I’ve been touring Letchworth State Park to photograph its dramatic scenery while adorned with autumn colors. You’ve been where? What’s Letchworth? Let me explain.

Letchworth State Park is located about 50 miles from Buffalo and Rochester in upstate New York State. It consists off a valley with dramatic cliffs overlooking the Genesee River gorge. It is home to several dramatic waterfalls. It has been rightly voted the number one state park in the country, though it has some stiff competition, and also known as the Grand Canyon of the East. In this season, it is gorgeous in fall drapery. I happened to be here, with my wife and good friends, at just the peak time!

What follows are some of the photos I have made thus far while touring the park. I hope you enjoy them. And, if you live anywhere near the park, I encourage you to come and enjoy its beauty!

The northern section of the gorge, with the Genessee River flowing through brilliantly colored cliffs
Farther south, the Genessee River winds through more dramatic scenery
Some dramatic leaf detail viewed from above
Middle and Uppper Falls
A closer view of Middle Falls
A rock formation resembling a face appears in Middle Falls, Letchworth State Park, New York
This delicate waterfall has no name that I know of, but I was taken by its beauty
Upper Falls and the railroad bridge that crosses the gorge; we were not lucky enough to see a train crossing it, though we did hear one from a distance

Published by Norman Reid

I worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 27 years in the field of rural community and economic development. I retired a few years ago and have been devoting my time to photography and writing. I've been a semi-pro photographer for more than 25 years and sell my work on the Web. I live in rural Virginia not far from the Shenandoah Valley.

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