6.14.10 Cuyahoga NP, Ohio to Letchworth SP, NY

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6.14.10 Cuyahoga NP, Ohio to Letchworth SP, NY

 

At 6:30 am I drove out of empty Canal Visitor’s Center NP parking lot to avoid outlasting our welcome.  We took highways around Cleveland to a roadside rest area where we slept peacefully for another 2 hours!

 

To get to Letchworth SP, we drove a nice toll road along Lake Erie (which we could not see from the road), up to Buffalo, then east on 20Alt, which was a very hilly road.  The great drops and climbs made us glad Ciao’s tanks were not full.

 

Rainy drizzle greeted us in the cute town of Perry and into Letchworth SP, but skies cleared as we explored the 15 mile road of the park. 

 

This park, called the “Grand Canyon of the east” came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

Middle Falls- Letchworth SP
  A river cuts through a 550 feet of layered rock and the park is green, majestic, and quiet with very few tourists on this Monday.

 

We reserved 2 nights here. We enjoyed the driving part of the park yesterday (you must use your vehicle - there’s no public transport and biking the narrow roads is unadvisable).  Today, we relax, hike, bike the campground, and enjoy the peace. 

 

It feels very strange slowing down after a week of high intensity, but sleeping late and pancakes for breakfast, time to charge the computers (electric at our site), and listening to the quiet is delightful.

 

Big congratulations to Lia’s best friend, Camille, who earned her Black Belt on Saturday!!

 

 

 

 

macdavid says:
Great. Glad you are in my old stomping grounds. Get my email about Perry & Letchworth?
David
Posted on: Jun 15, 2010
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Perry, NY
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Middle Falls- Letchworth SP
Middle Falls- Letchworth SP
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Hogsback Overlook, Letchworth SP
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Jumping mud in flip-flops
Letchworth SP map
Letchworth SP map
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Dam at Letchworth SP
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Hawk at Letchworth SP
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Glen Iris Inn, Letchworth SP
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