Letchworth Fixes and Reopens Upper Falls Trail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Letchworth State Park's trail leading to the upper falls is back open after more than seven months behind barricades. One of the park's most frequent visitors and most prolific photographers, Ken Wallace, took several photos and a video clip showing the improvements. think that would be very interesting to a lot of your readers. They closed that trail down in early spring (March, if I remember correctly) and officially … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo Draws Big Alumni Crowd to Mike Woods Invitational at Letchworth Park

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MOUNT MORRIS – The SUNY Geneseo Cross Country Team hosted the 37th annual Mike Woods Invitational at Letchworth State Park this past weekend. The meet brought in over 14 other schools, as well as a dedicated team of SUNY Geneseo Alumni. "Alumni came out in big numbers to come support and watch the team," said Head Coach Dan Moore. "The SUNY Geneseo men and women teams showed that they are really, really fit right now. I am very excited for … [Read more...]

Final Arch Piece Joins Letchworth Rail Bridge

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A final piece joined the east and west sections of the new rail bridge at Letchworth State Park on Wednesday. Ken Wallace, one of the Park's most passionate visitors, captured the moment that the final piece went in with a 50X zoomed shot from Inspiration Point. There is still a lot of work to do before the bridge is operational. Work is expected to continue through December 2018. The iconic 'trestle bridge' is still … [Read more...]

WATCH: Huge Black Rat Snake Climbs Tree at Letchworth

LIVINGSTON COUNTY A visitor to Letchworth State Park shot this amazing video of a black rat snake climbing a tree by the Lower Falls. Laurie Buzzard posted the video to Facebook on Tuesday. Its comment section immediately exploded, with commenters trying to identify the snake first and share what they had heard about this, New York's largest indigenous snake. "Pantherophis obsoletus - black rat snake. New York states largest snake," … [Read more...]

SOFTBALL: Geneseo Wins Shot at First Ever Softball Patch

CALEDONIA-MUMFORD – The 4 seed Geneseo Blue Devils beat the 8 seed Letchworth Indians. The Blue Devils walked away with the win 5-2. "Its super exciting, its huge for the girls, its huge for the program, its huge for Geneseo softball. We just have never been here before," said Head Coach Chris Masters. "We've been close a couple of times, the girls have been a great team for three years coming, we knew last year they were great we just … [Read more...]

Child Deaths at Letchworth Lead to Probation Sentence in Wyoming County

NYLON – The men who plead guilty to criminal negligence in the deaths of two children at Letchworth State Park were sentenced to probation on Wednesday. According to our news partners NEWS10NBC, Tyler Jennings, 34, and Chad Staley, 32, were sentenced to 5 years of probation for felony Criminally Negligent Homicide. On June 11, 2016, five children and two adults were in the restricted area at Letchworth State Park when they went over the … [Read more...]

WATCH: Heart-Dropping Video Shot Atop New Letchworth Bridge

CASTILE – Breathtaking video from atop the in-progress railroad bridge above the upper falls puts the internet right in the construction site. New structure is visible on both sides of the gorge. As we watch, a train passes on the existing trestle bridge just 75 feet to the north of where the new bridge will stand. The classic bridge will continue to be in use throughout the project. The clip was originally posted by Facebook profile Mark … [Read more...]

Letchworth’s Road Now Open from Mount Morris to Falls

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The way is now open from Mount Morris to the Glen Iris Inn and the park's three biggest waterfalls. Letchworth's main east-west vein of travel, closed in the area of the Perry entrance every winter, is now completely open to vehicle traffic. This means that vehicles can enter in Mount Morris and drive past the dam, Hog's Back and St. Helena to access the park's most grandiose scenes: lower, middle and upper falls, … [Read more...]

Letchworth Wins 2nd Place in I Love NY Contest

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Letchworth came in second place in the I Love New York March Madness competition. Livingston County residents know that Letchworth will always be number one for us, but the statewide competition put Boldt Castle in the 1,000 Islands in first place over the 'Grand Canyon of the East.' "The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three massive waterfalls, as tall as 600 feet," says iloveny.com. "With 66 miles of hiking … [Read more...]

SUNY Geneseo’s Restaurant Takeover A Success

GENESEO — SUNY Geneseo’s Campus Auxiliary Services hosted its first 'Restaurant Takeover' event last night at the Letchworth Dining Complex on campus. Local village restaurants visited the dining hall, bringing some of their unique menu items for students to try. Featured restaurants included Village Tavern, Sweet Arts Bakery, Village Cafe and The Big Tree Inn, along with Questa Lasagna from Mount Morris. The event pulled near record … [Read more...]