Whoever called it that probably hasn’t seen the Grand Canyon. But Letchworth is definitely worth seeing in its own right, especially in the fall.
The “Mighty Genessee” doesn’t appear so mighty here at Letchworth. It’s the ancient gorges through which it winds that provides an awesome view. The best place to start is at the Mount Morris entrance and follow the twist and turns of Park Road to Portageville.
No wildlife other than an occasional deer, unless you take one of the trails leading into the woods. But three waterfalls, the rapids at Wolf Creek, and amazing views of the gorges plus the Glen Iris Inn, a small museum, and the Mary Jemison cabin are enough to put Letchworth high upon your fall bucket list.