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Situated on 100 acres framed by tall larches and hardwoods, the Houghton / Letchworth KOA is a picturesque RV park for exploring the sites and attractions of Allegany County. It’s on the doorstep of the ever-popular Letchworth State Park (nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the East”), as well as wildlife-filled woodlands and boating lakes.
Camping at Houghton / Letchworth KOA caters to RVs up to 43 feet in length, with a range of full hookup sites offering 30 or 50 amp electrical connections. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are provided, and both firewood and propane are available on site. There’s a swimming pool where you can cool off during the hot summer months, as well as a dog park where your four-legged friends can roam free.
RV camping at this KOA also includes access to a laundry room where you can catch up on your washing and golf cart rentals for exploring the surrounding countryside in style. You can mingle with other campers beside the stone fireplace in the park’s lodge or follow one of the walking trails that weave past the fishing pond. Buffalo is just over an hour’s drive from the park while Niagara Falls is only slightly farther away.
Camp in an RV near Houghton and head north to Letchworth State Park, which is renowned for its spectacular gorge that’s been carved by the Genesee River. It boasts a series of large waterfalls – the Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls - with a paved road along the west side of the gorge offering access to sweeping viewpoints. If you prefer a more active way of exploring, hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking are all possible during the summer months while cross-country skiing and snow tubing are available during the winter snow season.
Drive in the other direction from Houghton / Letchworth KOA, and you’ll arrive at Allegany State Park, which has been referred to as "the wilderness playground of Western New York.” It forms part of the Allegheny Highlands forests ecoregion and is divided into two main sections - the Red House Area in the northeast and the Quaker area in the southwest. Begin your visit at the Old Quaker Store Museum where you can delve into the park’s history, then go hiking to the Bridal Falls or take advantage of the winter pursuits on offer at the Art Roscoe Ski Area.
RV parks in Houghton also make a good base for visiting the Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area, which is a popular hiking, fishing, and hunting destination. It’s named after the timber rattlesnake, which was once found in the more remote sections of the WMA while white-tailed deer, grey squirrels, and cottontail rabbits are all prevalent today. Sugar Creek, Hovey Brook, and Canaseraga Creek are all stocked with trout on an annual basis for anglers to take advantage of and there’s a network of scenic hiking trails to explore.
Houghton / Letchworth KOA is just a few minutes’ drive from the hamlet of Houghton where there’s a small grocery store and gas station if you need to fill up your RV rental. There are also a couple of eateries for dining out, with more available in Belfast, a 10-minute drive south.
Motorhome camping in Houghton is a great idea if you want to explore Rochester, which lies 90 minutes’ drive to the northeast. It’s packed with family-friendly museums, including the Rochester Museum & Science Center where you can get hands-on in the worlds of science and technology through their interactive displays. Gaze up at the night sky in the planetarium or admire the antique toys and dolls that are exhibited at the Strong National Museum of Play. Photography enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the George Eastman Museum, which occupies the early-20th-century estate of the man who founded Kodak.
Alternatively, you can spend a day visiting Buffalo, which overlooks the waters of Lake Erie where it meets the Niagara River. It’s clustered with historic buildings that date from its early-20th-century industrial boom, including notable examples of Neoclassical, Beaux Arts, and Art Deco architectural styles. Admire the Darwin D. Martin House that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the impressive City Hall, then browse the works by Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol on display at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo also serves as a gateway for visiting Niagara Falls. Witness the expansive Horseshoe Falls section and experience the spray on the Maid of the Mist boat tour.
Whether you want to discover the natural wonders of Letchworth State Park or the vibrant cities of New York State, book an RV in Allegany County and start planning your next vacation.