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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
Sat 01 May
Wildflower Display
Saturday, May 1, 2021 until Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)

A fresh-cut display of a dozen and a half notable plants are changed each week throughout May and June. (Sightings book and naturalist also available)

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 01 May
Nature Table – Springtime Plants & Animals
Saturday, May 1, 2021 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

HNC. (10am-5pm). Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

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

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 01 May
GVGSP PASSPORT SELF-GUIDED HIKE SERIES – Cuylerville to Piffard (Wegmans Hike Number 7)
Saturday, May 1, 2021 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Start at the trailhead parking lot on the northside of 20A. (42.777354, -77.870262). (4 hours, 7.5 miles, 3.5 miles to trail marker round trip)

Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVGSP) is offering hikes that are part of Wegmans' Eat Well, Live Well "Passport to Family Wellness" program, designed to help employees and area residents get moving and enjoy healthier, better lives. The hikes vary in distance and cover sections in the northern, middle and southern portions of the Greenway. For each hike, there is a trail marker where a crayon or pencil can be used to create a rubbing in the Passport booklet. Participants may submit six rubbings for Wegmans coupons or ten rubbings for a chance to win a New York State Empire Passport. The Empire Passport provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's State parks and recreational facilities. Wegmans Passport booklets are available at Wegmans locations near the Greenway, the Letchworth State Park Visitor Center, the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway office in Mt. Morris and Livingston Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Office. The self-guided interpretive hike series will include the history of the Genesee Valley Greenway and the town in which the hike is located. Each hike will be set up with interpretive signs and information for the entire month. Depending on the length of the hike, they will take approximately 2-4 hours to complete.

Thu 06 May
Home Ecologist – William Pryor Letchworth & Native American History
Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

WP Letchworth Museum (1½ hours, on site)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and preregistration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-register by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 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: Optional
Thu 06 May
Home Ecologist – William Pryor Letchworth & Native American History
Thursday, May 6, 2021 01:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

WP Letchworth Museum (1½ hours, on site)

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and preregistration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Pre-register by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 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: Optional

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