On our trip to visit family in Buffalo last weekend, we drove to Letchworth State Park on Saturday. This is a long skinny park (17 miles long) in northwestern NY State. It follows the Genesee River which flows north to Lake Ontario. The park preserves the gorge created by the river. It's renowned as the Grand Canyon of the East according to the state park site (link here).
[Funny thing is that there's a canyon near Wellsboro, PA that also calls itself the Grand Canyon of the East. We visited there in the summer of 2015 and I wrote this blog post about the park.]
Our first view of the canyon and river was at a dam. We thought the river was flowing left to right because the water was only visible on the left,