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Wed 22 Aug
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique wetlands, fens, boggy swamps, springs, streams and old growth trees are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of wetlands & trees in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

 

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.

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.

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!

Sun 26 Aug
Monarch Butterfly Releases
Sunday, August 26, 2018 until Saturday, September 15, 2018
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Daily, August 26th - September 15th at 10am and 4pm (so long as butterflies are ready to fly). Join us for monarch butterfly releases at our butterfly garden. Learn about the life history of monarch butterflies, including their remarkable annual migration. If you're lucky, you might be the launching pad of the maiden flight of a monarch butterfly!
Wed 29 Aug
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds at the Humphrey Nature Center
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique wetlands, fens, boggy swamps, springs, streams and old growth trees are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of wetlands & trees in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

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.

Thu 30 Aug
Shelf Island Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Sat 01 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hours, .5 miles.
Sat 01 Sep
Nature Walk- Highbanks Trail
Saturday, September 1, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at North Shelter in the Highbanks Recreational Area. (2 hours, 1 miles)
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.

Mon 03 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet by the octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B" (lots of steps and muddy spots). 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 03 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed - The Story of the Park
Monday, September 3, 2018 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Inspiration Point parking lot. Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point. One hour, 1/4 mile.
Mon 03 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 3, 2018 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Museum. 2 hours, 1 mile. Visit the home and grounds of William Pryor Letchworth. Plants and animals will be highlighted along a historical walk from the museum, past the Glen Iris and to the Middle and Upper Falls before returning to the museum.
Tue 04 Sep
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique wetlands, fens, boggy swamps, springs, streams and old growth trees are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of wetlands & trees in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 06 Sep
Upper St. Helena Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 6, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, 1/2 mile up dirt road past Cabin Area "E". Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Thu 06 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, September 6, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 and a half hours on site. Home ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 – 12; ages 12+ on the 13th. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on butterflies. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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.

Sat 08 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Passport Hike- Rt 305 to Tibbetts Hill Rd
Saturday, September 8, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Wegmans Hike #12- Park and meet at the parking lot on the south side of Route 305 between Baragon Hill Rd and Gleason Hill Rd. 4 hours, 4.2 miles.
Sat 08 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 8, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sun 09 Sep
Nature Walk- Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, September 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Trout Pond. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 10 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, September 10, 2018 01:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 and a half hours on site. Home ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 – 12; ages 12+ on the 13th. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on butterflies. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Mon 10 Sep
Knee-High Naturalists Program
Monday, September 10, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

The Knee-High naturalists program is designed to allow children 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.

Registration: Optional
Mon 10 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Monday, September 10, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 and a half hours on site. Home ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 – 12; ages 12+ on the 13th. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on butterflies. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.
Tue 11 Sep
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique wetlands, fens, boggy swamps, springs, streams and old growth trees are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of wetlands & trees in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Thu 13 Sep
Smokey Hollow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 13, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Thu 13 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, September 13, 2018 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 and a half hours on site. Home ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 – 12; ages 12+ on the 13th. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on butterflies. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

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

Sun 16 Sep
Nature Walk- Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Locks Section)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Tue 18 Sep
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique wetlands, fens, boggy swamps, springs, streams and old growth trees are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of wetlands & trees in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).
Thu 20 Sep
Home Ecologist at the Humphrey Nature Center
Thursday, September 20, 2018 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

1 and a half hours on site. Home ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children ages 6 – 12; ages 12+ on the 13th. Each month will focus on a different theme, with two programs per month. September will focus on butterflies. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required but appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program.

Sat 22 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 22, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrety Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sun 23 Sep
Nature Walk- St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Mon 24 Sep
Knee-High Naturalists Program
Monday, September 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

The Knee-High naturalists program is designed to allow children 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.
Registration: Optional
Mon 24 Sep
Crepuscular Walk- Full Moon Over the Canyon
Monday, September 24, 2018 05:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight. Car caravan. 2 hours, 1 mile.
Tue 25 Sep
Lunch Near Wetlands & Wilds at the Humphrey Nature Center
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique wetlands, fens, boggy swamps, springs, streams and old growth trees are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of wetlands & trees in relatively undisturbed ecosystems. Bring a lunch (2-3 hours).

Tue 25 Sep
Animal Walk- Visit a Beaver Pond
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud. Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper. 3 hours, 1 mile, brush and mud.
Wed 26 Sep
Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant parking lot. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 1 mile.
Thu 27 Sep
Fiddler's Elbow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at overlook 2 miles south of the Perry Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. 3 hours, 2 miles.
Sat 29 Sep
Mushroom Foray
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Annual fall gathering of the Rochester Area Mycological Society- public invited. Meet at Parade Grounds Shelter. 4 hours event.
Sat 29 Sep
September Nature Walk
Saturday, September 29, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center. 1 hour, .5 miles.
Sun 30 Sep
Nature Walk- Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 30, 2018 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Council Grounds parking lot. 2 hours, 1 mile.
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.

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.