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Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival
Friday, May 22, 2015 until Monday, May 25, 2015
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Six massed balloon flights. Launching from Archery Field near the Castille Entrance.

Friday, May 22 - 6:30pm

Saturday, May 23, 6 am and 6:30pm

Sunday, May 24 - 6 am and 6:30pm

Monday May 25 - 6 a.m.

 

Geology Walk
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Geology, history and nature lore are the subjects of a walk into the changing path of the Lower Falls. Lots of steps and muddy spots.

Parking lot past Cabin Area "B". Lots of steps and muddy spots. (2 hours, 1 mile)

 

How the Gorge was Formed-Story of the Park
Monday, May 25, 2015 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Follow short, paved, handicap accessible walk- ways. Comprehensive introduction to Letchworth State Park as viewed from Inspiration Point which covers geology, glacial and human history plus plant and animal lore.

Inspiration Point Parking Lot. (1 hour, ¼ mile)

 

Memorial Tree Walk
Monday, May 25, 2015 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

A general history and nature walk. We will visit the historical memorial trees that have been planted on the Glen Iris Estate, and also view two State Champions!

Meet at Museum. (2 hours, 1 mile)

 

Brooks & Brambles- Along Dishmill Creek
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Parade Grounds Entrance off Route 436. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, andstream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. (4 hours, 2 miles)

This is an intermediate level terrain.

Warbler Walk-Common Species
Thursday, May 28, 2015 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. Also see Indoor Ed-venture on May 10th.

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

 

Genesee Valley Greenway Hike. Part Nine: Rockville to Black Creek
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM
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. 

Explore the GVG as it leaves the Genesee River Corridor and traverses higher ground that was fed by Cuba Lake.

Meet at Rockville parking area on State Route 305, just west of Baragon Hill Rd. (4 hours, 3 miles)

 

Crepuscular Walks-Full Moon Beaver Walk
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

 Meet evenings (2 hours, 1mile), except as noted. In a lessfamiliar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blend- ing zone of daylight and "night- light". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended.

Parade Ground Parking Lot. Brush, water and muddy spots. Will car pool.

Brooks & Brambles-Griffith Road to Pennycook Road
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Junction of Pennycook Road and State Route 436 (¼ mile east of Parade Grounds Entrance). Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. (4 hours, 2 miles)

This is an intermediate level terrain

 

Warbler Walk-Uncommon Species
Thursday, June 4, 2015 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. Also see Indoor Ed-venture on May 10th.

Portageville Entrance Gate. Will car pool. (2½ hours, 1 mile)

 

National Trails Day Canal
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Learnabout Oakland as well as the history of the canal and railroad in the area.

Oakland Rd jct Rte 436 in Oakland, NY. (2 hours, 2 miles)

 

Springtime Walk- Highbanks Trail
Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile, exceptas noted). General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

 Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Brooks & Brambles- DeGolyer Road to Castile Gate
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Castile Entrance Gate. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.(4 hours, 2 mile)

 

This is an intermediate terrain.
Warbler Walk-Rare Species
Thursday, June 11, 2015 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited and we will search for a third of the park's nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars recommended. Also see Indoor Ed-venture on May 10th.

Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. (3 hours, 1 mile or more)

 

13th Annual Photographer's Dream Day
Saturday, June 13, 2015 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 658-4790

Join the Corps of Engineers & the Canyon Camera Club for a day of picture taking and learning. Pack a lunch & enjoy photo seminars, photo walks, and interesting subjects.

This is a free public event!

 

Greenway Hike- York Landing North
Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Park at the York Landing Parking Area off York Landing road in the Town of York. Meet at the Information Kiosk.

This two-year hike series will include all fourteen hikes in the Wegmans Passport to Wellness Program. This program was es- tablished to get people outdoors and active and was launched on I Love My Park Day in 2014. The hikes vary in distance and cov- er sections in the northern, mid- dle and southern portions of the Greenway.

For each hike there is a trail marker where a crayon or pencil can be used to create a rubbing. Participants may submit six rub- bings for Wegmans coupons or ten rubbings for a chance to win a New York State Empire Pass- port. The Empire Passport pro- vides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's State parks and recreational facilities. Wegmans Passport booklets are available at Wegmans locations near the Greenway, the Letch- worth State Park Visitor Center and the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway office in Mt. Morris.

The interpretive hike series will include the history of the Genesee Valley Greenway, and incorporate history of the town in which the hike is located. In addition, the hike leader will point out interesting natural and historic features along the way.

Springtime Walk-Gorge Trail
Sunday, June 14, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile, exceptas noted). General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Upper St. Helena Picnic Area

Brooks & Brambles-Five Corners to DeGolyer Road
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Castile Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will car pool.(4 hours, 2 miles)

This is an intermediate terrain.

 

Gibsonville Walk
Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Visit the vanished village of Gibsonville. Bring a lunch.

Silver Lake Outlet Bridge, one mile north of Perry Exit on Main Park Road. (3 hours, 2 miles)

 

Rock and Roll into Summer
Saturday, June 20, 2015 02:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600
Musical performances, Wildlife Educators Coalition Animal Exhibit and our own home-made lawn games, food and FIREWORKS
First day of Summer Excursion to Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area
Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Visit the 5,100 acre site located between state routes 436 and 70 between Nunda and Dansville. Upland habitats include mature woodland, overgrown fields, conifer plantations, old growth apple orchards, wetlands and open meadows.

Car caravan leaves Visitor Center at 9:30 am or meet on site at Rosses on Rte 70 south of Nunda atthe Canaseraga Creek crossing (SR70 junction County Road 54 [Newville Rd.]). Bring a lunch. Will car pool and short walks. (3-5 hours, 1-2 miles; shorter or longer options available).

 

Indoor Ed-Ventures-Butterfly Beauties
Sunday, June 21, 2015 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Study the beauty and composition of hundreds of dried butterfly specimens representing most of the world's butterfly families. Dozens of local and New York species as well as those found in the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory are specially noted.

Butterfly structure and local natural history will be featured in two new butterfly videos. This is an excellent primer for the Butterfly Walk on July 5th.

These programs allow participants a more detailed study of a topic with comparison of hands-on specimens and/or various audio-visual aids and handouts. All workshops meet in the Conference Room in the Visitor Center and Regional Administration Building located in Letchworth State Park.

 

Brooks & Brambles-Gibsonville Road to Perry Gate
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Letchworth State Park has over fifty miles of boundary line that traverses many scenic hills and dales. Ten miles in five sessions will be explored. Long pants, sturdy footwear (for mud, prickers, poison ivy and stream crossings) and packed lunch or snacks are all recommended. Car-pooling is required.

Perry Entrance. Mud, prickers, poison ivy, and stream crossings. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. (4 hours, 2 mile)

This is an intermediate terrain.

Crepuscular Walks-Summer's Eve by the River
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 07:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Meet evenings (2 hours, 1mile), except as noted. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blend- ing zone of daylight and "night- light". Star watching will follow programs, weather permitting. Flashlight recommended. May car pool.

Lower Falls Restaurant Parking Lot

Springtime Walk-Trout Pond Trail
Saturday, June 27, 2015 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

2 hours, 1 mile, exceptas noted). General nature walks highlighting the spring season and what is met along the way.

Meet at Trout Pond.

Friends of Letchworth Trail Work Day
Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Phone: (585) 493-3600

Help Letchworth State Park care for its many fine hiking trails. Members of Friends of Letchworth and anyone else who wants to join will meet at the gathering place and get signed in as a volunteer. The focus will be to pick up trash and clear brush. Bring hand tools (pruners, loppers, grass whips, small hand- saws) work gloves, water and snacks. Sessions will last two to three hours, but participants may leave early or stay late to help finish a project.

Oakland Rd junction Route 436 in Oakland, NY

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