Letchworth State Park is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and contains the highest waterfall in New York State.
Rochester was one of America’s first “boom towns,” experiencing extraordinary growth in the 19th century. Beginning in the early 20th century it became and remains a center of high technology.
Steamboats operated on Canandaigua Lake from 1825 to 1937 and helped ferry thousands of tourists each year around the Finger Lakes region.
The Genesee River played a vital role in the development of Rochester’s economy in the early 19th century by providing hydropower for the region’s flour and clothing mills.