Letchworth State Park

On Labor Day my Mom and I went to Letchworth State Park. It was cloudy and rainy all day, but we still had a great time. I didn’t get photos of everything we saw, but that’s okay. The middle falls was beautiful:
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We went into the museum, hoping the rain would stop.  It didn’t, but we saw some cool things in the museum.

I saw a copy of this amazing painting by Thomas Cole, of the Portage Falls and Hornby Lodge, 1841:
Thomas Cole - Portage Falls and Hornby Lodge, 1841

And a pencil sketch by Thomas Cole of Hornby Lodge, 1841:
Thomas Cole - Hornby Lodge, pencil sketch, 1841

I love Thomas Cole’s work, so I was happy!

Back outside, the mist was beautiful. Mind, we went from very hot temperatures over the weekend to in the 60’s F.
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For this next photo, my camera was flashing it’s red box as if to say “what is it you want me to focus on here?”
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I love this rock face:
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We needed to go back to Inspiration Point to see the falls from up high. We had a heard a train horn, but I didn’t know we would see the train on the Portage Bridge – one very scary bridge for a railroad engineer! You can see a previous post here on a train crossing over the bridge.

Here’s a close-up from far away:
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Not so close now:
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We stopped at the Gardeau overlook and tried to find the old sycamore, and talked about Mary Jemison:
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If I ever think I’m having a bad day, I’ll imagine being Mary Jemison, on the day she lost her entire family. Suddenly the day won’t be so brutal.

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Even though it was raining, it was still relaxing and refreshing to be at Letchworth.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Patrick Fitzgibbon
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 02:23:02

    Great place to see at least once in this lifetime. It must have been a magical time for you to have seen the sights. I envy you.

    Reply

  2. Marie
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 16:42:58

    Thank-you for the amazing trip threw your photos Marie

    Reply

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