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Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 28, 2015 until Sunday, August 30, 2015
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Featuring Flintknapping (took-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History in the 19th Century Mountain Men Encampment and the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition. Atlatl (spear-throwing) Competition is Thursday through Saturday. Takes place in the Highbanks Recreation Area.
Web of Life
Friday, August 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Journey by the Silver Lake Outlet Valley. Family program hosted weekly through July & August.

Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

 

The Art of Ancient Tool Making
Friday, August 28, 2015 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Family program hosted weekly through July & August.

Meet in William Pryor Letchworth Museum.

Insect Expedition
Friday, August 28, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Family program hosted weekly through July & August. Meet at Trout Pond.
Food & Aliens at Your Feet
Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Walk into the folklore of our common plants. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.
The Time Before Dinosaurs
Saturday, August 29, 2015 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Stories that fossils tell. Meet in William Pryor Letchworth Museum.
The Life of William Pryor Letchworth
Saturday, August 29, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Walk on his former estate. Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum.
"Shegahunda" Valley
Saturday, August 29, 2015 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Park geology, history, plants and animals. Meet at Middle Falls Viewfinder.
Make Your Own Field Guide
Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

 

Predators of Letchworth
Sunday, August 30, 2015 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet in the Visitor Center.

The Life of Mary Jemison
Sunday, August 30, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum.

The How, When & Where of the Gorge
Sunday, August 30, 2015 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Park geology, history, plants and animals. Hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet at Inspiration Point parking lot.

Live Animal Show
Sunday, August 30, 2015 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Local reptiles & lore. Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.
Animal Walk
Monday, August 31, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Learn about birds, bugs and other critters. Family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

The Iroquois of the Genesee Valley
Monday, August 31, 2015 01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet in William Pryor Letchworth Museum.

Treasure Hunting in Letchworth
Monday, August 31, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Geocaching & orienteering, includes short walk. Family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet at Visitor Center.

Owl Prowl
Monday, August 31, 2015 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Bring a flashlight and enjoy this family program hosted weekly each week in July & August.

Meet at Highbanks Camper Recreation Building.

2 hours | 1 mile

Shelf Island Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a lunch.

3 hours | 2 miles | Terrain: Intermediate difficulty level

20th Annual Glen Iris 5K Run
Saturday, September 5, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Visit www.glenirisinn.com or call 585-493-2622 for details.
Nature Walk - St. Helena Trail
Saturday, September 5, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A nature walk highlighted by what is met along the way. Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot.

2 hours | 1 mile

Nature Walk - Genesee Valley Canal Trail (Locks Section)
Sunday, September 6, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A general nature walk highlighted by what is met along the way. Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool.

2 hours | 1 mile

Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 6, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

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

At Highbanks Recreation Area.

Geology Walk
Monday, September 7, 2015 10:00 AM
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. Also offered Tuesdays in July and August as part of the Weekly Walk Series. Meet by octagon building at Lower Falls parking lot, past Cabin Area "B".

2 hours | 1 mile

How the Gorge Was Formed - Story of the Park
Monday, September 7, 2015 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers geology, glacial and human history lced with plants and animals. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point. Also offered Sundays in July and August as part of the Weekkly Walk Series. 

Meet at Inspiration Point parking lot.

1 hour | 1/4 mile

Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 7, 2015 02:00 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.

2 hours | 1 mile

Upper St. Helena Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General natural hikes utilizing trails, 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.

3 hours | 2 miles

Nature Walk - Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 13, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A general nature walk highlighted by what is met along the way. Meet at Council Grounds parking lot.

2 hours | 1 mile

Smokey Hollow Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

General nature hike utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance. Bring a lunch.

3 hours | 2 miles

Native American & Pioneer Heritage Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Watch Native American Dancers perform traditional dances and learn about their cultural significance. Featuring athletic and craft demonstrations, Native American & Pioneer food and other goods. Small Game Target Atlatl Competition. The Atlatl (spear-throwing) activities are also on Friday and Sunday (contact Douglass Bassett, 585-493-3625 for more information). Meet at the Trailside Lodge.

 

Fiddler's Elbow Hike - Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

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

Meet at overlook 2 miles south of the Perry Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch.

3 hours | 2 miles

Crepuscular Walk - Approaching Full Moon Over the River
Thursday, September 24, 2015 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 if weather permits.

Meet at Lower Falls Swimming Pool parking lot. Bring a flashlight.

2-3 hours | 1 mile

Mushroom Foray
Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Special program of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. A morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon. Highlights autumn fungi.

Meet at Parade Grounds Shelter.

Animal Walk - Visit a Beaver Pond
Sunday, September 27, 2015 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 (bugs, butterflies, moths and dragonflies), fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

This walk will focus on the habitat created by beavers, and will include brush and mud.

3 hours | 1 mile

Mushroom Walk
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Special program of the Rochester Mycological Society to which the public is invited. A morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon. Highlights autumn fungi.

Meet at Highbridge parking lot. Bring a lunch.

3 hours | 1 mile

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