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Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

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Address
1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY 14427
Latitude 42.592739
Longitude -78.034711

The Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park opened in June 2016 and offers year-round environmental education opportunities for school groups, scouts, youth organizations, and the general public. Programming at the center focuses on the main topics of interest around the park, including geology, wildlife and botany. The building is open daily 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

The Humphrey Nature Center houses many interactive exhibits that especially highlight the plants and animals, geology and river ecology of Letchworth State Park. A video through the gorge during each of the four seasons plays on a loop on the face of a large reconstruction of the gorge wall. There is also large classroom/meeting space in the building.

Outside the Humphrey Nature Center you will find an outdoor classroom, butterfly garden, a bird observation station, and sustainable features such as solar panels and a cistern for collecting rainwater. There are trails that leave from the center that bring visitors to different points of interest such as Trout Pond, Inspiration Point Overlook and patches of old growth forest.

For more information about the Humphrey Nature Center, please give us a call at (585) 493-3680.

Programs July 5- August 1

Hours of Operation

  • The building is open 10:00AM - 5:00PM Friday-Tuesday

    Closed Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Mon 01 Mar
Nature Table – Maple Sugaring
Monday, March 1, 2021 until Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC. (10am-5pm)

Naturalists are available throughout the day to discuss Nature Table topics.

Registration: Required
Thu 04 Mar
St. Helena Valley – West Trek
Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Castile Entrance Gate. Will car caravan. Bring a lunch. (4 1/2 hours, 3 1/2 miles)

Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center at (585) 493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.


Registration: Required
Sat 06 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Sat 06 Mar
Maple Sapturday – From Sap to Syrup
Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC. (3 hours, on site)

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

Sun 07 Mar
Project Feederwatch
Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at HNC. (on site)

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 4th.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.

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