Letchworth State Park, New York, is 14,427-acre (58.4 km2), 17 miles (27 km) long, and follows the course of the Genesee River as it flows north through a deep gorge and over several large waterfalls. It is located 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Buffalo. The park features three large waterfalls — the Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls — on the Genesee River, which flows within a deep gorge that winds through the park. The rock walls of the gorge rise up to 550 feet (170 m) in places and prompted the area’s reputation as the “Grand Canyon of the East”. In 2015, Letchworth State Park won USA Today’s Reader’s Choice competition as the best state park in the United States.