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Finger Lakes Trail Hike - Mt. Morris Canyon Section
Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

The Letchworth Branch is 24 miles long and offers many spectacular views of the park from the east side of the Genesee River. Most of this trail will be traversed in five sections averaging less than four miles each. Sturdy footwear, packed lunch and drink are all recommended.

5 hours, 4 1/2 miles. Hike Rating: Intermediate, with difficult terrain

Meet at the Mt. Morris Dam entrance off Route 408. Will car pool.

Nearby Excursion to Vacation Creek
Sunday, October 26, 2014 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Hike along Vacation Creek in the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area just north of Fillmore, NY to view waterfalls and a small natural bridge at the peak of fall color.

3 hours; 1 1/2 miles

Meet at Visitor Center to car pool. (If you know where we are going you are welcome to meet us at the Genesee Valley Multiple-use Area at the end of "East River Road" at 9:30am.) Please bring a lunch and wear clothing and footwear you do not mind getting soiled and wet.

Indoor Ed-venture: Tree Leaves
Sunday, October 26, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Over 100 woody plant species grow in Letchworth State Park. Study the myriad of leaf shapes by comparison of laminated samples.

Meet in the Conference Room of the Visitor Center.

Weekday Nature Walk - St. Helena: Ghost Town of the Genesee
Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Follow the weekly changes of autumn scenery through a mixture of topics dealing with history, fall foliage, flowers, migratory birds, small animals and especially the annual profusion of mushrooms.

2 hours / 1 mile

Meet at the lowest St. Helena parking lot.

 

Big Tree Tour - Part One
Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

A car tour and short walks to the Park's highest, broadest and stoutest known trees. Come see how they deal with the elements of weather, old age, insects and disease. Tour offered in three parts.

3 hours / 1 mile

Meet at Mt. Morris entrance gate. Bring a lunch.

Indoor Ed-venture - Fruit, Nuts and Seeds
Sunday, November 2, 2014 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Autumn provides a bounty of nuts and berries. Study the variety and adaptations that plants have for their survival by the comparison of samples.

Meet in the Conference Room of the Visitor Center.

A Walk on the Wild Side - Dishmill Creek Area
Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Visit hidden beaver ponds. Be prepared for brush and poison ivy; there are not rails except for deer paths.

3 hours / 2 miles

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Deer paths only. Brush and poison ivy. Will car pool.

Crepuscular Series - Full Moon Over the Gorge
Thursday, November 6, 2014 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

View the moonrise over the Great Bend Gorge. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "night-light." Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper. Skygazing will follow evening programs if weather permits.

2 hours / 1 mile

Meet at Visitor Center. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper.

Old Growth Forest Visit - Trestle Woods
Saturday, November 8, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Several areas on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloack of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees. Hike includes brush and steep terrain.

3 hours / 1-2 miles

Meet at Visitor Center. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Big Tree Tour - Part II
Sunday, November 9, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

A special two mile walk to the park's largest tree. Come see how the trees deal with the elements of weather, old age, insects and disease. Please wear long pants for brushy areas and sturdy footwear for uneven and steep terrain.

3 hours, 2 miles. Hike Rating: Intermediate, with brushy areas and uneven and steep terrain.

Meet at the Sycamore (#22) Trailhead on River Road just south of Picket Line Road junction. Bring a lunch.

Registration: Required
Old Growth Forest Visit - Museum Woods
Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Several acres on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves, we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees.

3 hours / 1-2 miles / Brush and steep terrain

Meet at Visitor Center. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Big Tree Tour - Part III
Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Visit some of our oldest forests and therefore many of our largest trees and several State Champions. Included in this tour is the site of one of our biggest oaks in the park. The tree fell in the early morning of August 18, 1993 due to fungi decaying its 150-year-old base.

A car tour and short walks to the Park's highest, broadest and stoutest known trees. Come see how they deal with the elements of weather, old age, insects and disease.

3 hours / 1 mile

Meet at Castle Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch.

Old Growth Forest Visit - Dehgayasoh Valley Woods
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Several areas of the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees.  

3 hours / 1-2 miles / Brush and steep terrain

Meet at Visitor Center. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Genesee Valley Greenway Hike - Part Seven, North of Avon
Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Explore the Genesee Valley Greenway as it travels east of River Road and nearby meanders of the Genesee River connecting Livingston and Monroe counties.

This is part of 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.

4 hours / 4 miles

Meet at parking area on State Route 20, west of Avon. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Old Growth Forest Visit - Bishop Woods & Dark Woods
Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Several areas on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees.  

3 hours / 1-2 miles / Brush and steep terrain

Meet at Visitor Center. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

Crepuscular Walk - Full Moon Over the Pond
Saturday, December 6, 2014 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "night-light." View the moonrise over Pine Pond. Skygazing will follow if weather permits.

2 hours / 1 mile

Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight and picnic supper.

Indoor Ed-venture - Evergreens
Sunday, December 7, 2014 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Dozens of evergreen trees and shrubs inhabit the park. Study their boughs and cones by comparison of samples.

Meet in the Conference Room of the Visitor Center.

Old Growth Forest Visit - Cabin Bank Woods (Cabin A & B areas)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Several areas on the original thousand-acre estate of William Pryor Letchworth support forest trees more than 100 feet in height and 150 years in age. Without their cloak of leaves we will be able to better appreciate the forms of these older trees.

3 hours / 1-2 miles / Brush and steep terrain

Meet a Visitor Center. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.

40th Annual Letchworth Silver Lake Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

Interested persons will be searching a fifteen-mile diameter circle centered on Perry Center, NY. The purpose is to locate the birds using this area which includes all of Silver Lake and the northern half of Letchworth State Park. Runs all day. 

Interested persons should please contact Douglas Bassett at 585-493-3625 prior to December 14 for territory assignment.

Crepuscular Series - Equinox Sunset
Sunday, December 21, 2014 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3625

In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of daylight and "night light." See the sunset over the Mt. Morris Canyon and welcome the beginning of longer days.

3 hours / 2 miles

Meet at River Road junction on Route 408 out of Mt. Morris toward Nunda. Bring a flashlight and a picnic supper.

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