Did you know that western New York has its own version of the Grand Canyon? It's called Letchworth State Park and you could say it gives Niagara Falls a run for its money too. Especially when it's rained a lot.
1,000 acres of what's now the Park were bequeathed to the state in 1906 by an industrialist called William Pryor Letchworth. Whether he had anything to do with the Hertfordshire version I don't know. His hunting lodge looks very American. Now it's the Glen Iris inn and a picturesque spot to have a bite.
I read that Letchworth Park also contains the grave of Mary Jemison, who was captured by Indians in 1755. Apparently she liked the life and decided to stay with them, had two Indian husbands and seven children.
Glen Iris Inn dates from later than that - early 20th century. There's some natty woodwork inside.
And interesting glass in the doors.