USA TODAY has officially announced what people in New York and much of the Northeast have known for a long time: that Letchworth State Park is the best state park in the country.
This afternoon, USA TODAY released the results of their voting contest for the best state park in the country. Letchworth State Park came in first, followed by Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in second place and New York’s Watkins Glen State Park in third place. During the voting, Watkins Glen was reportedly in second place as late as Monday morning, the same day voting ended.
Letchworth State Park is often called the “Grand Canyon of the East.” It’s a place where cliffs standing nearly 600 feet high wall in the Genesee River; where a spectacular ribbon-thin waterfall drops an astounding 350 feet; and where the Seneca people believed (with good reason) that it was a place so wondrous that it made the sun stop and linger at midday.