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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 27 Oct
Weekday Nature Walk – Lee’s Landing
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot. Bring a lunch. (3 hours, 1 mile)

Pre-registration is recommended for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Thu 28 Oct
Thursday Tromp with Park Naturalist, Douglas Bassett
Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

All ages and abilities are welcome. Each program will be different based on the interests expressed by the participants. Bring a lunch, your curiosity of nature and show and tell items. Humphrey Nature Center (2-3 hours, nearby)

Pre-registration is recommended for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Sat 30 Oct
Finger Lakes Trail Hike – Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Bring a lunch. Will caravan. (5 hours, 4½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Sat 30 Oct
Saturday Nature Outings – Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 30, 2021 01:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Humphrey Nature Center (1 hour, ½ mile)

Pre-registration is recommended for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

Sun 31 Oct
Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 31, 2021 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3682

Meet at Visitor Center to caravan. (If you know where we are going you may meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of Otis Smith Road at 9:30 am.) Bring a lunch. Wear clothing and footwear, you do not mind getting soiled and wet. (3-4 hours, 1½ miles)

Pre-registration is recommended for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.

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