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Learn About Letchworth
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 until Tuesday, August 26, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Lecture Series - History & environmental heritage of Letchworth State Park & the Genesee Valley areas.

Meeting location: Lower Falls Restaurant

Letchworth Landscapes with Potter, Sharon Leary
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
A part of the Learn About Letchworth Series, this year's theme is "The Nature of Letchworth - Past, Present and Future". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the nature of Letchworth State Park. Program is held in Lower Falls Restaurant.
Tributary Trek: Silver Lake Outlet
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Explore one of the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and shoes you do no mind getting soiled and wet. Remember to bring a lunch!

Meet at Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Entrance on Main Park Road.

Walk is 1 mile and will take about 3 hours.

Wildflower Walk
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This 1 mile, 2 hour walk will focus on wildflowers, but will also discuss other plants.

Meet at Upper St. Helena Parking lot.

CCC Day: Gibsonville Camp Hike
Saturday, August 2, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion Day! Begin the reunion with a 1 mile, 1 1/2 hour hike at Gibsonville Camp. Meet at Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Entrance on Main Park Road.

Public is invited to attend!

CCC Day: Sharing of Photos and Memories
Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion Day! Reunite with past members and families of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Lower Falls. Please bring a dish to pass, photos and memories to share! Meet at Shelter by the Lower Falls Restaurant. Event will last 2 hours.

Public is invited to attend!

CCC Day: Lower Falls Camp Hike
Saturday, August 2, 2014 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion Day event will feature a 1/2 mile, 1/2 hour hike at Lower Falls Camp. Meet at CCC Statue near Lower Falls Restaurant.

Public is invited to attend!

CCC Day: Footbridge Hike
Saturday, August 2, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion Day event will feature a 1 mile, 1 hour hike at the Lower Falls Footbridge. Meet by octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B".

This hike has a lot of steps and muddy spots.

Public is invited to attend!

Concert on the Hill and Classic Car Show
Saturday, August 2, 2014 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

50's and 60's music, classic car show, trophies, food and fun at the Trailside Lodge! Bring your blanket and pick your favorite spot on the hill. Car judging and award ceremony beings at 6:30 pm.

Concert on the Hill and Classic Car Show
Saturday, August 2, 2014 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Enjoy 50's and 60's music while touring the classic car show, eating great food and having a lot of fun! 

Location: Trailside Lodge

Wildflower Walk
Sunday, August 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This 1 mile, 2 hour long walk will focus on wildflowers, but will also discuss other plants.

Meet at Gardeau Overlook.

Do Fairies Live in Letchworth?
Sunday, August 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Building fairy houses. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

1 mile, 1/2 hour.

Indoor Ed-Venture: Ferns
Sunday, August 3, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
This program allows participants a more detailed study of ferns with comparisons of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aides and handouts. Meet in the Conference Room of the Visitor Center.
Deer and Biodiversity with Park Biologist, Meg Janis
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
A part of the Learn About Letchworth Series, this year's theme is "The Nature of Letchworth - Past, Present and Future". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the nature of Letchworth State Park. Program is held in Lower Falls Restaurant.
Nature Walk: Trout Pond Trail
Saturday, August 9, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
This general nature walk is highlighted by what is met along the way at Trout Pond Trail. Meet at Trout Pond. Walk is 1 mile and will take about 2 hours.
Do Fairies Live in Letchworth?
Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Building fairy houses. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

1 mile, 1/2 hour.

Crepuscular Walk: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Sunday, August 10, 2014 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits. Walk is 1 mile and will take 2 hours.

Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Bring a flashlight and car caravan!

 

Reading Mr. Letchworth's Mail by Karen Russell
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A part of the Learn About Letchworth Series, this year's theme is "The Nature of Letchworth - Past, Present and Future". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the nature of Letchworth State Park. Program is held in Lower Falls Restaurant.

Tributary Trek: Dishmill Creek
Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Explore one of the three largest tributaries that join the Genesee River within the park. Stream shorelines are often jammed with logs and slippery rocks. Wear clothing and footwear you don't mind getting soiled or wet.

Walk is 2 miles and will take about 4 hours. Don't forget to bring a lunch!

Meet at the junction of Dygert amd River Roads.

Fern Walk
Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This walk will focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.

Meet at Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Entrance on Main Park Road.

Walk is 1 mile and 2 hours long.

Do Fairies Live in Letchworth?
Sunday, August 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Building fairy houses. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

1 mile, 1/2 hour.

Indoor Ed-Venture: Asters and Goldenrods
Sunday, August 17, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

The waning summer provides a fine assortment of fall flowers including dozens of native asters and goldenrods. More than a dozen, dried species will be available to contrast and compare the features of these diverse daisies.

Meet in the Conference Room of the Visitor Center.

Letchworth Landscapes: Abstract Geology with Painter, Richard Shearer
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A part of the Learn About Letchworth Series, this year's theme is "The Nature of Letchworth - Past, Present and Future". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the nature of Letchworth State Park.

Program is held in Lower Falls Restaurant.

Insect Safari
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. This 2 hour walk will focus on insects (bugs, butterflies, moths, and dragonflies) and spiders.

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam Snack Bar parking lot.

Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 22, 2014 until Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History Encampments of the Fur Trade Era and Civil War Era and the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition. Atlatl (spear-throwing) competition in Thursday through Sunday.

Meet at Highbanks Recreation Area.

Stone Tool Technology Show
Friday, August 22, 2014 until Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Flintknapping, tool making and demonstrations, Native American crafts, and Mountain Man encampment. 

Meet at the Highbanks Recreation Area.

Stone Tool Craftsman Show 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

25th Annual Gathering of the Genesee Valley Flintknappers

Flintknapping Events: Demonstrations, sales and personal displays of knapping by various artists, award ceremony - Sunday at 11 AM

Living History Encampments: Walk through the camps and visit with the reenactors, purchase period items from trade blankets, see black powder firearm demonstrations

Atlatl Competitions: August 21, 22, 23 & 24
East Seaboard Atlatl Competition, NYAA Contests, Toss Across the Gorge Qualifiers, Silhouette Shoot, Mammoth Hunt and Atlatl Battle

Highbanks Recreation Area; park entrance fee - $8 per car; No admission charge for the show!

Information:
Hotel/Travel/Tourist: 1-800-839-3919
Camping & Vendors: 585-968-1577, danakchert@verizon.net
Flintknapping: 585-493-5690
Fur Trade Era & Civil War Era: Tim Bucknam, 585-493-3611, HTBuck@aol.com
Atlatl: Douglas Bassett, 585-493-3625
Genesee Valley Flintknappers: gvknappers.tripod.com

Stone Tool Craftsman Show 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

25th Annual Gathering of the Genesee Valley Flintknappers

Flintknapping Events: Demonstrations, sales and personal displays of knapping by various artists, award ceremony - Sunday at 11 AM

Living History Encampments: Walk through the camps and visit with the reenactors, purchase period items from trade blankets, see black powder firearm demonstrations

Atlatl Competitions: August 21, 22, 23 & 24
East Seaboard Atlatl Competition, NYAA Contests, Toss Across the Gorge Qualifiers, Silhouette Shoot, Mammoth Hunt and Atlatl Battle

Highbanks Recreation Area; park entrance fee - $8 per car; No admission charge for the show!

Information:
Hotel/Travel/Tourist: 1-800-839-3919
Camping & Vendors: 585-968-1577, danakchert@verizon.net
Flintknapping: 585-493-5690
Fur Trade Era & Civil War Era: Tim Bucknam, 585-493-3611, HTBuck@aol.com
Atlatl: Douglas Bassett, 585-493-3625
Genesee Valley Flintknappers: gvknappers.tripod.com

Do Fairies Live in Letchworth?
Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Building fairy houses. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

1 mile, 1/2 hour.

Stone Tool Craftsman Show 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

25th Annual Gathering of the Genesee Valley Flintknappers

Flintknapping Events: Demonstrations, sales and personal displays of knapping by various artists, award ceremony - Sunday at 11 AM

Living History Encampments: Walk through the camps and visit with the reenactors, purchase period items from trade blankets, see black powder firearm demonstrations

Atlatl Competitions: August 21, 22, 23 & 24
East Seaboard Atlatl Competition, NYAA Contests, Toss Across the Gorge Qualifiers, Silhouette Shoot, Mammoth Hunt and Atlatl Battle

Highbanks Recreation Area; park entrance fee - $8 per car; No admission charge for the show!

Information:
Hotel/Travel/Tourist: 1-800-839-3919
Camping & Vendors: 585-968-1577, danakchert@verizon.net
Flintknapping: 585-493-5690
Fur Trade Era & Civil War Era: Tim Bucknam, 585-493-3611, HTBuck@aol.com
Atlatl: Douglas Bassett, 585-493-3625
Genesee Valley Flintknappers: gvknappers.tripod.com

Letchworth Landscapes with Pastel Artist, Gloria Betlem
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A part of the Learn About Letchworth Series, this year's theme is "The Nature of Letchworth - Past, Present and Future". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the nature of Letchworth State Park.

Program is held in Lower Falls Restaurant.

Lee's Landing Trail
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General nature walk highlighted by what is met along the way of Lee's Landing Trail.

Meet at Lower Falls Swimming Pool parking lot and don't forget to bring a lunch!

Walk is 1 mile and 3 hours long.

 

Do Fairies Live in Letchworth?
Sunday, August 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Building fairy houses. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

1 mile, 1/2 hour.

Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, August 31, 2014 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Country Musical performances, petting zoo & pony rides, comedy and variety acts, family activities & lawn games, food and a great fireworks show!

Meet at the Highbanks Recreation Area

Geology Walk
Monday, September 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk along the changing path of the Lower Falls. Muddy spots and lots of steps.

Meet by octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B".

Walk is 1 mile and about 2 horus long.

How the Gorge was Formed- The Story of the Park
Monday, September 1, 2014 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Cover geology, glacial and human history laced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point.

Meet at Inspiration Point parking lot.

1 hour, 1/4 mile.

Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 1, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

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.

Meet at the museum for this 2 hour, 1 mile walk.

Fern Walk
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This walk will focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.

Meet at Museum for this 1 mile, 2 hour walk.

Shelf Island Hike: Scenic Loop
Thursday, September 4, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General nature hike utilizing trail, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot for this 2 mile, 3 hour hike.

Don't forget to bring a lunch!

Approaching Full Moon Over the River
Thursday, September 4, 2014 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "nightlight". Sky gazing will follow evening programs if weather permits. Visit Lee's Landing on this Crepuscular walk.

Meet at Lower Falls Swimming Pool parking lot and bring a flashlight!

Walk is 1 mile, 2-3 hours long.

Annual Glen Iris 5K Run
Saturday, September 6, 2014 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A 5K run benefiting Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile, NY.

Meeting location: Trailside Lodge

Nature Walk: St. Helena Trail
Sunday, September 7, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This general nature walk will be highlighted by what is met along the way of St. Helena Trail.

Meet at St. Helena parking lot for this 1 mile, 2 hour walk.

Upper St. Helena Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General nature hike utilizing trail, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley.

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, 1/2 mile up dirt road past Cabin Area "E".

Bring a lunch for this 2 mile, 3 hour hike!

Jemison Trail Nature Walk
Saturday, September 13, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This general nature walk will be highlighted by what is met along the way of Jemison Trail.

Meet at Council Grounds parking lot.

Walk is 2 hours, 1 mile.

Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Locks Section) Nature Walk
Sunday, September 14, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This general nature walk will be highlighted by what is met along the way of the Genesee Valley Canal Trail. Meet at the junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, NY. Will car pool.

Walk is 2 hours, 1 mile.

Edible Plant Walk
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the hundreds of local plants that include lichens, fungi, liverworts, mosses, ferns, shrubs, trees and wildflowers. This 2 hour, 1 mile walk will focus on edible and medicinal plants.

Meet at Snake Hill Overlook, on flat of Main Park Road, between Great Bend and Wolf Creek.

Walk is 2 hours, 1 mile.

Scenic Loop Series: Smokey Hollow Hike
Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This general nature hike will utilize trails, but will also travel cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. Meet at the Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance. Bring a lunch!

Hike is 2 miles and will take about 3 hours.

Native American/Pioneer Heritage Day
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Enjoy the day with Native American dancers, athletic & craft demonstrations, Native American food and goods.

Meet at the Trailside Lodge

Genesee Valley Greenway Hike Part Six: Oramel to Belfast
Sunday, September 21, 2014 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This is a multiple part series offered throughout the year. Designed to explore and sample some of this 90-mile linear trail mostly along the Genesee River's valley from Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming, and Livingston to Monroe Counties.

Part six: explore the GVG as it leaves the river and travels east of Belfast past the Canal Warehouse. Meet at canal crossing of Gleason Hill Road just south of Belfast and west of Route 19.

Hike is 4 miles and will take about four hours.

Mushroom Foray
Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

The public in invited to attend this annual fall gathering of the Rochester Mycological Society that will focus on autumn fungi. There will be a morning forway followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon. 

Meet at Parade Grounds Shelter for this four hour event!

Animal Walk: Visit a Beaver Pond
Sunday, September 28, 2014 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals that include spiders, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. This walk will focus on the habitat created by beavers. Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot and bring a lunch!

This 1 mile walk will be through brush and mud.

Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
This mushroom walk will highlight autumn fungi! Meet at Highbridge parking lot and bring a lunch! Walk is 1 mile and will take about 3 hours.
Scenic Loop Series: Fiddler's Elbow Hike
Thursday, October 2, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

This general nature hike will utilize trails, but will also travel cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. Meet at overlook 2 miles south of Perry Entrance Gate and bring a lunch!

Walk is 2 miles and will take about 3 hours.

Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
Saturday, October 11, 2014 until Monday, October 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Over 300 arts & crafts vendors & live entertainment

Location: Highbanks Recreation Area

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