Video shows hot air balloons soaring over New York State Park

Hot air balloons took flight over Letchworth State Park in western New York on Sunday, in celebration of Memorial Day.

Video shows multiple air balloons floating in the air above the gorge. 

Letchworth, often called the "Grand Canyon of the East," runs through three major waterfalls between cliffs and lush forests. The park also includes 66 miles of hiking trails for horseback riding, running, and biking.

The Letchworth Red, White, and Blue Balloon Festival is held every year for Memorial Day Weekend.

The festival includes 20 non-commercial balloons that take off from the archery field overlook at the Castile entrance. These flights are held voluntarily by pilots who simply enjoy the experience of flying amidst nature. 

The event is free to th public, however, there is a $10 per vehicle entrance fee if you arrive during normal hours of operation.

Flights take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night as well as Saturday and Sunday morning.

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Storyful contributed to this report.