The stunning summer weather has finally arrived on Ontario and we're all so much happier now that it has! It's so great that we can finally walk outside in jeans and a t-shirt without getting frost bite immediately.
That's honestly the best part about summer, being able to spend all your time outside, lounging in the grass, going on adventurous hikes and taking refreshing dips at the closest swimming spots. There's an endless amount of fun activities you can add to your summer bucket list but this one should be at the very top!
If you head just across the Ontario border to New York State you'll find the gorgeous waterfall and canyon paradise of Letworth State Park!
Letchworth State Park is located in Castile, NY which isn't that far from Niagara Falls! It's under a 2 hour 50 min drive from Toronto, a 5 hour drive from Ottawa, a 4 hour drive from Kingston and a 3.5 hour drive from London.
The gorgeous Letchworth State Park is known as the 'Grand Canyon of the East' because of the sheer immensity of the park and how much natural beauty there is in it! The park spans a massive 14,000+ acres, has 30 different waterfalls and 60 miles worth of hiking trails to explore.
The best trail though is the Gorge Trail which is 11 km long and will take you past the 3 main waterfalls along the Genesee River. This trail offers the best views in the park!
There's so many activities you can take part in in this park it's almost unbelievable. You can go horseback riding, biking, white water rafting, kayaking and even hot air ballooning over the massive gorge! If you visit the 'Balloons Over Letchworth' website you'll find bookings available all summer long that will give you unreal views of the entire park!
There are also tons of campsites available for rent during the summer months which is perfect for us Canadians who can't quite make this into a day-trip. This way you don't have to rush it and you can spend a whole weekend here enjoying the super fun activities and breathtaking views!
This park was voted the #1 attraction in New York State last year so you know it's a sight to behold! If you're looking for an amazing road trip this summer, I 100% suggest a visit to Letchworth State Park.
Check out their website for more information.