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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 01 Aug
CCC Recognition Day
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Join Interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC's contribution to the development of the Park. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, at the Octagon Shelter (Lower Falls area).

Sun 06 Sep
Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 6, 2020 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Music at its best with live bands, family activities, and food.

Sun 13 Sep
25th Annual Glen Iris 5k Run
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile New York. Prizes and food for participants.

Visit or call 585-493-2622 for details.

Sat 10 Oct
Letchworth Arts And Crafts Show And Sale
Saturday, October 10, 2020 until Monday, October 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth

Considered one of the best arts and crafts show in the U.S. Well over 300 arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

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