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Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

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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.

Hours of Operation

  • The building is open 10:00AM - 5:00PM, daily.

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Wed 06 Jul
Animal Walks: Dance of the Dragonfly.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Focus on dragonflies and damselflies.
Sat 09 Jul
Nature Walks: Gorge Trail
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way. 3-4 hours, bring a lunch
Sun 10 Jul
Mushroom Walks and Displays
Sunday, July 10, 2022 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
Special programs of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. This walk will focus on boletes and other mycorrhizal fungi. This will be a morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Mon 11 Jul
Crepuscular Walks: Approaching Full Moon by the River.
Monday, July 11, 2022 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. Visit Lee's Landing.
Wed 13 Jul
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 07:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
This year's theme is "An Ever-changing Park". Experts in diverse fields will share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center.

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