- Fly above the ‘Grand Canyon of the East’
- One of the most notable examples of gorge scenery in the US
This hot air balloon flight over Letchworth takes you above some truly incredible scenery. The Letchworth Gorge, in Letchworth State Park, is one of the finest natural landmarks on the east coast, with towering vertical cliffs that bind the Genesee River, and three huge waterfalls, including Inspiration Falls which is the highest in New York state. The park was once a hunting ground for the Seneca tribe, and is the launch point for your ballooning trip, where you can watch as the balloon is inflated before climbing into the gondola for liftoff.
Glide gently through the sky for up to an hour, the wind direction guiding your route. Ballooning is an incomparable experience - romantic, elegant and wonderfully peaceful. As you admire scintillating views of Letchworth State Park and the mighty gorge, you’ll be followed throughout by a chase vehicle ready to meet you wherever you end up landing. Then after the balloon is deflated and packed away (you’ll be amazed at how fast the team do it!) you’ll be presented with a souvenir flight certificate, and invited to take part in a
champagne toast, a French ballooning tradition that dates back to the 1700s.