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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
Wed 21 Jul
Monarch Butterfly Releases
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Daily, so long as butterflies are ready to fly.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our former summer programs will not be available this season such as most of our Special Events and Learn About Letchworth series, but due keep alert for updates in advertising media and Facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark. All programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Thu 29 Jul
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds
Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Bring a lunch. (2-3 hours, 1 mile)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our former summer programs will not be available this season such as most of our Special Events and Learn About Letchworth series, but do keep alert for updates in advertising media and Facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark. All programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Sat 31 Jul
Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Saturday, July 31, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant parking lot. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 1 mile)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our former summer programs will not be available this season such as most of our Special Events and Learn About Letchworth series, but do keep alert for updates in advertising media and Facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark. All programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Sun 01 Aug
Nature Walk – Big Flats Trail
Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Camper Contact Station. Bring a lunch. (3-4 hours, 2½ miles)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many of our former summer programs will not be available this season such as most of our Special Events and Learn About Letchworth series, but due keep alert for updates in advertising media and Facebook.com/LetchworthStatePark. All programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Sun 01 Aug
Plant & Animal Walk
Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Trout Pond (1 hour, ½ mile or less)

Stop by or call the Humphrey Nature Center at (585) 493-3682 for any questions.

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