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Sun 02 Jun
WILDLIFE FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit with various live animals throughout the day. Hear interpretation about the animals and visit an array of high quality vendors specializing in nature based crafts. In collaboration with the WILDLIFE EDUCATORS COALITION. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Trailside Lodge area and The Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 06 Oct
LETCHWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, October 6, 2018 until Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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 to 5:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

Sat 06 Oct
LETCHWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, October 6, 2018 until Monday, October 8, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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 to 5:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

Sat 15 Sep
NATIVE AMERICAN & PIONEER HERITAGE DAYS
Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Watch Native American Dancers perform traditional dances and learn about their cultural significance. The day's events will include craft demonstrations, as well as a variety of demonstrations related to Native American and pioneer life. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Trailside Lodge Area

Sat 08 Sep
23rd ANNUAL GLEN IRIS 5K RUN
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile New York. Prizes and food for participants. Visit GlenIrisInn.com, or call 585-493-2622 for details.

Sun 02 Sep
SUMMER FAREWELL FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 2, 2018 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Music at its best with live bands, family activities food and great fireworks show. 3:00 pm to a 9:30 pm FIREWORKS display at Highbanks Recreation Area.

Wed 29 Aug
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Sun 26 Aug
BRUNCH & BUY LOCAL at THE GLEN IRIS INN
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Brunch menu consists of locally produced meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and beverages. The farm and artisan market is available early to guests of the brunch and open to the public and park patrons throughout the afternoon. The event is designed to raise awareness of what our local communities have to offer!

Fri 24 Aug
STONE TOOL TECHNOLOGY SHOW
Friday, August 24, 2018 until Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Flint-knapping, Stone tool making demonstrations, Native American Crafts, 19th Century Mountain Men encampment, Atl-Atl competition. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

Wed 22 Aug
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Wed 15 Aug
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Wed 08 Aug
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 04 Aug
CCC RECOGNITION DAY
Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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).

Wed 01 Aug
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Wed 25 Jul
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 21 Jul
TEDDY BEAR FAMILY PICNIC
Saturday, July 21, 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Featuring a teddy bear parade, story time, crafts, games and a raptor exhibit from Wild Wings, Inc. Entertainment will include Tea Kettle Music Company, Mr. Scribbles and Perry Ground, a Native American story teller. Bring your favorite teddy bear/stuffed animal and your favorite picnic lunch. Event is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at Trailside Lodge.

Wed 18 Jul
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Sun 15 Jul
“BRUNCH & BUY LOCAL at THE GLEN IRIS INN”
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Brunch menu consists of locally produced meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses and beverages. The farm and artisan market is available early to guests of the brunch and open to the public and park patrons throughout the afternoon. The event is designed to raise awareness of what our local communities have to offer!

Sat 14 Jul
OUR PREMIER SUMMER EVENT – “BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT ARCHERY FIELD”
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Overlooking the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The BPO, conducted by Jo Ann Falletta will perform classical & pop favorites at 8 pm culminating with a GRAND FIREWORKS display over the gorge at 9:30 pm. Bring your blankets and chairs to spend a glorious, one-of-a-kind evening. Our premier restaurant The Glen Iris Inn will be offering picnic style food options and daytime events also include a variety of live music pop-up concerts and performance vignettes by “Shake On The Lake.”
Wed 11 Jul
“LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.

Sat 30 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 30 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 30, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Thu 28 Jun
Home Ecologist- Water World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 28, 2018 01:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

For ages 6-12 (1.5 hours, on site and nearby).

June: Water World- We will explore the life in and around Trout Pond

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

Wed 27 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Perry entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Tue 26 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- Nearly Full Moon Summer’s Eve by the River
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

June 26th, 7:30pm (3 hours, 2 miles). In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and “nightlight”. Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Lowest St. Helena Parking Lot.

Tue 26 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. (2 hours) Weekly (see calendar) at 11:00am.
Mon 25 Jun
Knee-High Naturalist Program at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration appreciated by calling (585) 493-3680. This program will generally be held every other Monday (April 2 – June 18), from 10:30am – 11:15am in the HNC
Mon 25 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Monday, June 25, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Sun 24 Jun
Nature Up Close- Butterfly Beauties at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 24, 2018 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterly families. Dozens of local and New York species, as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, are specially noted. Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos. This is an excellent primer for the Butterfly Walk on July 7th.
Sun 24 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sat 23 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 23 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 23, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Thu 21 Jun
June: Water World- We will explore the life in and around Trout Pond
Thursday, June 21, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

For ages 12+ (1.5 hours, on site and nearby).

June: Water World- We will explore the life in and around Trout Pond

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

Wed 20 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Gate
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Tue 19 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. (2 hours) Weekly (see calendar) at 11:00am.

Mon 18 Jun
Home Ecologist- Water World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 18, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

For ages 6-12 (1.5 hours, on site and nearby).

June: Water World- We will explore the life in and around Trout Pond

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

Sun 17 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sat 16 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 16 Jun
GENESEE VALLEY FARE AND WARE Local Food, Drink and Art
Saturday, June 16, 2018 until Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Food and beverage tastings and sales from local New York State Vendors who offer products made in NY. Over 100 vendors 10am-5pm Highbanks Recreation Area. A collaboration with Livingston Arts.

Sat 16 Jun
Genesee Valley Fare & Ware- Local Food, Drink, & Art
Saturday, June 16, 2018 until Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Food and beverage tastings and sales from local New York State vendors who offer products made in NY, over 100 vendors. Highbanks Recreation Area. In collaboration with Livingston Arts.
Sat 16 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Thu 14 Jun
Crepuscular Walks- New Crescent Moon Beaver Walk
Thursday, June 14, 2018 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1 miles), except on June 26th. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Parade Grounds parking lot. Brush, water, and muddy spots. Will car pool.

Thu 14 Jun
Home Ecologist- Water World at the Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, June 14, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

For ages 6-12 (1.5 hours, on site and nearby).

June: Water World- We will explore the life in and around Trout Pond

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

Thu 14 Jun
Warbler Walk- Rare Species
Thursday, June 14, 2018 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Parade grounds parking lot. Will car pool.
Wed 13 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Griffith Road to Pennycook Road
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Junction of Pennycook Road and State Route 436 1/4 mile east of Parade Grounds entrance.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Tue 12 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. (2 hours) Weekly (see calendar) at 11:00am.
Mon 11 Jun
Knee-High Naturalist Program at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, June 11, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration appreciated by calling (585) 493-3680. This program will generally be held every other Monday (April 2 – June 18), from 10:30am – 11:15am in the HNC
Sun 10 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sun 10 Jun
RBA Bird Tour
Sunday, June 10, 2018 05:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mt. Morris Dam Snack Bar. Bring a lunch. Carpool through the Park on east or west sides of the river visiting many different habitats that will enable observers to locate over 75 species of birds. Sponsored by the Rochester Birding Association.
Sat 09 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 09 Jun
NEW YORK STATE YOGA FESTIVAL at LETCHWORTH STATE PARK
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

A truly inspirational day full of yoga instruction by various teachers in several locations throughout the park culminating with one huge yoga class at Archery Field overlooking the gorge. Food and holistic products vendors. 10 am to 6 pm. In collaboration with HIKYOGA.

Sat 09 Jun
GVGSP Passport Hike Series- Oakland Road to Short Tract Road (Wegmans Hike Number 10)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Park and meet at the parking area on the west side of Oakland Rd just north of Route 436 (42.578161, -77.971220). Wooded walk offers views of Locks #54-59 and is also the beginning of the Deep Cut (2 miles, 1 mile to trail marker round trip)
Sat 09 Jun
16th Annual Photographer's Dream Day
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join the Corps of Engineers & the Canyon Camera Club for a day of picture taking & learning. Pack a lunch & enjoy photo seminars, photo walks, & interesting subjects. This is a free public event! For details, please contact the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center at 585-658-4790.
Sat 09 Jun
National Get Outdoors Day: Bird Walk at Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow.
Sat 09 Jun
VOLUNTEER STEWARDS OF LETCHWORTH DAY
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center to learn how to identify and control problematic invasive species with Environmental Professionals. After lunch, hike and strike to practice identification and removal techniques. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Bring a lunch – Pre-registration is required. Contact 585-493-3637 to register.

Registration: Required
Sat 09 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 09 Jun
RBA Young Birders Tour
Saturday, June 9, 2018 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Carpool through the park on the west side of the river visiting many different havitats that will enable observers to locate dozens of bird species. Sponsored by the Rochester Birding Association. Mt. Morris Dam Snack Bar.
Thu 07 Jun
Warbler Walk- Uncommon Species
Thursday, June 7, 2018 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd.
Wed 06 Jun
Brooks and Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Parade grounds entrance off route 436.

Meet Wednesdays (except as noted) at 10am (4 hours, 2 miles). Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Tue 05 Jun
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. (2 hours) Weekly (see calendar) at 11:00am.

Sun 03 Jun
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, June 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sat 02 Jun
Frolic for a Fawn at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 02 Jun
Wildlife Festival at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Visit with various live animals throughout the day. Hear interpretation and a the animals and visit an array of vendors specializing in nature-based crafts. In collaboration with the Wildlife Educators Coalition. Trailside Lodge area and the HNC.
Sat 02 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Thu 31 May
Home Ecologist- Native American & Letchworth History Museum
Thursday, May 31, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

For ages 6-12 (1.5 hours, on site and nearby).

May: Native American and Letchworth History- Find out about the history of Letchworth State Park and those that make it great. Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum.

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

Thu 31 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at the Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. (2 hours) Weekly (see calendar) at 11:00am.
Thu 31 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 31, 2018 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at 7am, 2.5-3 hours, one mile or more. With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. May card pool. Castile Entrance Gate.
Mon 28 May
Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile. Museum. A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen Iris Estate, and also view State and National Champions!
Mon 28 May
How the Gorge was Formed- Story of the Park
Monday, May 28, 2018 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 hour, 1/4 mile. Follow short, paved, handicap accessible walkways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant animal lore. Inspiration Point Parking Lot.

Mon 28 May
Geology Walk
Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile. Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots. Parking lot past cabin area B.
Sun 27 May
Kids to Park Day
Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Come on down to the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area for some family fun to kick-off the summer. This is a great way to enjoy a beautiful Sunday with children's activities, food and lots of fun! FREE family event!

Meet at the Mt Morris Dam Visitor Center. Take the Mt Morris Dam Entrance Road located 2 miles south of Mount Morris off of SR 408. 5 hour event. Call 585-658-4790 for more information.

Sun 27 May
New York Atlatl Association- Atlatl Competition atht e Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Various spear-throwing competitions for target accuracy (Individual, Animal, European, International and European). Open to the public. Until dusk. Until 1:00pm
Sun 27 May
Family Springtime Walk at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join us as we discover what's growing, emerging or changing in our springtime woods. Sundays at 10:00am (1½ hours)Some may car pool to nearby trails.

Sat 26 May
Frolic for a Fawn at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Spring is the time when fawns are born and begin to expand their world. We will explore the woods from a fawn's point of view, and find one if we're lucky! Saturdays at 1pm in May and June (1.5 hours).
Sat 26 May
FREE LEARN TO CATCH A FISH AND KID’S CONSERVATION DAY
Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Featuring games, activities, educational workshops, free fishing (no license required) and door prizes. Presented in conjunction with DEC. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Trailside Lodge.

Sat 26 May
New York Atlatl Association- Atlatl Competition
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Various spear-throwing competitions for target accuracy (Individual, Animal, European, International and European). Open to the public. Until dusk. Demonstration equipment available.
Sat 26 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and “birders” alike will be led on short walks near the HNC to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet Saturdays at 9:00am in May and June (1.5 hours).
Fri 25 May
New York Atlatl Association- Atlatl Competition
Friday, May 25, 2018 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Various spear-throwing competitions for target accuracy (Individual, Animal, European, International and European). Open to the public.  Until dusk.
Fri 25 May
RED, WHITE AND BLUE BALLOON RALLY
Friday, May 25, 2018 until Monday, May 28, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Six massed balloon flights, Friday 6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am and 6:30 pm, Monday 6:00 am, launching from The Archery Field near the Castile entrance weather permitting. Visit BalloonsOverLetchworth.com for details.

Thu 24 May
Home Ecologist- Native American & Letchworth History Museum
Thursday, May 24, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

For ages 12+ (1.5 hours, on site and nearby).

May: Native American and Letchworth History- Find out about the history of Letchworth State Park and those that make it great. Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum.

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

Wed 23 May
WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

School groups are encouraged to attend this event. The general public is also welcome. An outdoor celebration with 10 stations to visit, each station will have a different topic of discussion. Topics include flora and fauna, flint-knapping, Civil War camp life, Mary Jemison, listen and watch a portrayal of Mr. Letchworth and Caroline Bishop. Cake will be available. Call 585-493-3637 for more information. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Museum Area.

Tue 22 May
Lunch in Old Growth Woods at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. (2 hours) Weekly (see calendar) at 11:00am.

Mon 21 May
Knee-High Naturalist Program at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, May 21, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk. Registration appreciated by calling (585) 493-3680. This program will generally be held every other Monday (April 2 – June 18), from 10:30am – 11:15am in the HNC