White Water Rafting at Letchworth State Park

Why You Need to Go White Water Rafting in the Finger Lakes

Visit the Grand Canyon of the East and enjoy an exciting rafting trip! Letchworth State Park is one of the most scenic, stunning sites in New York State. That’s why it was voted one of the best attractions in the state! Aside from the fantastic hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing opportunities in the park, one of the most popular activities is the white water rafting. Enjoy miles of rapids when you go white water rafting in the Finger Lakes! Before you put your water shoes on and hop onto the nearest raft, do your research on the best things to do in the Finger Lakes region. We’ve crafted a complimentary Vacation Guide to the Finger Lakes to ensure you have the best time on your vacation this year.

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Where to Go White Water Rafting in the Finger Lakes

Letchworth State Park

The main river that runs through Letchworth State Park is the Genesee, a 22-mile-long stream. Rapids form in several parts of the river, but are mild in most places. The river is perfect for rafting novices or anyone looking for a more gentle ride.

The easiest way for an out-of-towner to raft the river is to hire a guide. Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc. in Castile, NY, offers tours from April to the end of October. 

You can also rent a wetsuit for just $7, which is necessary for the spring and fall to combat the chilly water temperature. Make sure to bring $10 for the gate fee to enter Letchworth State Park.

Other Things to do in Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park features some truly gorgeous views, ready to be discovered by you and your crew! One of the major highlights of the park is that it features three major waterfalls along the river.

If you enjoy birdwatching, be sure to visit the Letchworth BCA (bird conservation area) that is located within the park. This area attracts everything from thousands of Canada Geese in the winter to songbirds in the summer.

The park also offers the perfect setting for history and performing arts programs, guided walks, tours, a summer lecture series, a pool for swimming, and hot air ballooning.

If you’re interested in learning more about the flora and fauna of the area, attend one of the many educational events and lectures at the park. 

They host everything from nature walks to birdwatching excursions. Check their calendar before visiting to make sure you don’t miss out!

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

After your day of white water rafting at Letchworth State Park, return to your rental properties from Finger Lakes Premier Properties. We have the most incredible selection of homes on seven of the lakes, including Conesus Lake, which is close to the park.

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Consider booking Waterside Cottage, a gorgeous three-bedroom, one-bathroom home that is located on the west side of Conesus Lake. It is less than an hour away from Letchworth State Park and offers an adult kayak as well as two child-size kayaks available to renters.

Take a look at our full catalog of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.

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