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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.

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
Thu 16 Mar
March Nature Table- Maple Sugaring at Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, March 16, 2017 until Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Discover the process of making maple syrup, a sweet seasonal favorite.
Fri 31 Mar
Project Feederwatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 01 Apr
Project Feederwatch at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

This citizen science projet, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habitats of our common feeder birds and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Friday and Saturday until April 7th.
Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day at Letchworth State Park
Saturday, May 6, 2017 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Project/Event Description: Leaf and trash removal, garden cleaning, stone staircase maintenance (Shoveling), Playground maintenance, and invasive plant removal

Meeting Location: Trailside Lodge. All ages welcome

Register: http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day  

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services (Accessible)