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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 daily (closed Tuesdays): 10:00AM – 5:00PM

    Until the end of the year we are closed on Tuesdays. Starting January 1st, however, our schedule for the year will be:

    January – April we will be open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
    May – October we will be open daily.
    November – December we will be open Thursday through Monday.

  • Thanksgiving Day--CLOSED
Sat 27 Jul
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Concert at Archery Field
Saturday, July 27, 2019 02:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

The BPO conducted by Jo Ann Falletta will perform classical and pop favorites at 8 pm culminating with a GRAND FIREWORK display over the gorge at 9:30 pm. Bring blankets and chairs to spend a glorious, one-of-a-kind evening. Daytime events also feature food and beverage vendors, Plein Air artists in collaboration with the Arts Council of Wyoming County and vignette performances by "Shake On The Lake"

Sat 03 Aug
CCC Recognition Day
Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the development of the Park. Meet with Friends of Letchworth – learn about CCC rehab projects. Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area, past Cabin Area "B"). Call 585-493-3637 for details. Sponsored by the Friends of Letchworth State Park.

Sun 11 Aug
"Dam" Good Trail Race
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

A 20k off-road running race along the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning and ending at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area. For details visit:

Registration: Required
Thu 15 Aug
Animal Walks- Insect Safari
Thursday, August 15, 2019 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals. Focus on insects and spiders.

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam Snack bar parking lot.

Sun 18 Aug
Nature Up Close: Aster and Goldenrod Workshop at Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, August 18, 2019 02:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

The waning summer provides a fine assortment of fall flowers including dozens of native asters and goldenrods. More than a dozen dried species will be available to contrast and compare the features of these diverse daisies.

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