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Sat 30 Jul
Nature Walks-Highbanks Trail
Saturday, July 30, 2016 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2 hours, 1 mile, except as noted). General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at North Shelter in the Highbanks Recreational Area.

Sun 31 Jul
Naature Walks-Gorge Trail
Sunday, July 31, 2016 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2 hours, 1 mile, except as noted). General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Great Bend Overlook.

Wed 03 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This year's theme is "Letchworth Neighbors & Friends". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center. The Learn About Letchworth Series is sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Livingston Arts (585-243-6785).

Thu 04 Aug
Nature Walks-Big Flat & Smokey Hollow Trails
Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(4 hours, 3 miles, bring lunch) General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Camper Contact Station.

Sat 06 Aug
CCC Legacy Day
Saturday, August 6, 2016 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Hikes to all four camps at Gibsonville, St. Helena, Lower Falls & Big Bend. Flag raising ceremony & flower wreaths. Displays & materials at Lower Falls Shelter.

Sat 06 Aug
Nature Walks- Lee's Landing Trail
Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(3 Hours, 1 mile, bring lunch) General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Lower Falls Swimming Pool parking lot.

Sat 06 Aug
Concert on the Hill & Classic Car Show
Saturday, August 6, 2016 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

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

Sun 07 Aug
Wildflower Walks
Sunday, August 7, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on wildflowers, but also discuss lichens, mosses, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees.

Meet at Gardeau Overlook.

Sun 07 Aug
Fern Workshop
Sunday, August 7, 2016 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Study the structure and form of dozens of ferns and their allies. Dried specimens will be available to contrast and compare their features. This is an excellent primer for Fern Walks on August 11 & 18.

Wed 10 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This year's theme is "Letchworth Neighbors & Friends". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center. The Learn About Letchworth Series is sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Livingston Arts (585-243-6785).

Thu 11 Aug
Fern Walks
Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.

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

Sat 13 Aug
Genesee Valley Greenway Historic Hike (12): Pentagass Road to the Village of Nunda (Wegmans Hike Number 9)
Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This hike is located in Livingston County in the Town of Nunda. Take Route 408 south from Mt. Morris and turn east on Pentagass Road. The trailhead to this spur is .55 miles from Route 408. Meet at the trailhead. (3 miles)

Sun 14 Aug
"Dam" Good Trail Race
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

A 20k offroad running race along the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning and ending at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area. For details visit: www.damgoodtrailrace.com

Sun 14 Aug
Nature Walks- Trout Pond Trail
Sunday, August 14, 2016 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2 hours, 1 mile, except as noted) General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at Trout Pond.

Mon 15 Aug
Crepuscular Walks- Approaching Full Moon by the Pond
Monday, August 15, 2016 06:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(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 Pine Pond. Meet at Trailside Lodge. Bring a flashlight. Muddy spots.

Wed 17 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This year's theme is "Letchworth Neighbors & Friends". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center. The Learn About Letchworth Series is sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Livingston Arts (585-243-6785).

Thu 18 Aug
Fern Walks
Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on horsetails, clubmosses and ferns.

Meet at Museum.

Sat 20 Aug
Tributary Treks- Dishmill Creek
Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(4 hours, 2 mile,). Explore 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. Bring a lunch.

Meet at the junction of Dygert and River Roads.

Sun 21 Aug
Edible Plant Walk
Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Focus on edible and medicinal plants.

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

Sun 21 Aug
Aster and Goldenrod Workshop
Sunday, August 21, 2016 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(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.

Wed 24 Aug
Insect Safari
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals. Focus on insects and spiders.

Meet at Mt. Morris Dam Snack Bar parking lot.

Wed 24 Aug
Learn About Letchworth Series
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 07:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This year's theme is "Letchworth Neighbors & Friends". The focus of the presentations will be experts in diverse fields to share their connections to the neighborhood of Letchworth State Park. Programs are held in the Humphrey Nature Center. The Learn About Letchworth Series is sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and Livingston Arts (585-243-6785).

Fri 26 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 26, 2016 until Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors). Living Historyin the 19th Century Mountain Men Encampment and the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition. Atlatl (spear-throwing) activities also on Thursday.

Thu 01 Sep
Shelf Island Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a Lunch

Sat 03 Sep
Nature Walks- Genesee Valley Canal Trail-Locks Section
Saturday, September 3, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2 hours, 1 mile, except as noted) General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at junction of Oakland Road and Route 436 in Oakland, New York. Will car pool.

Sun 04 Sep
Summer Farewell Festival
Sunday, September 4, 2016 03:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Music at its best with live bands, family activities, food and a great fireworks show.

Mon 05 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 5, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(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"

Mon 05 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed- The Story of the Park
Monday, September 5, 2016 12:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Follow short, paved walkways accessible to wheelchairs and handicapped persons. Covers 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.

Mon 05 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 5, 2016 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(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 beforere turning to the museum.

Thu 08 Sep
Upper St Helena Loop- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Meet at Trillium Trailhead, ½ mileup dirt road past Cabin Area "E". Bring a lunch.

Sat 10 Sep
21st Annual Glen Iris 5K Run
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-2622

Run benefiting the Cordelia A. Greene Library in Castile, NY. Prizes and food for participants. Visit www.glenirisinn.com, or call 585-493-2622 for details

Sat 10 Sep
Genesee Valley Greenway Historic Hike (13): River Road to Route 19A (Wegmans Hike Number 11)
Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

This hike is located in Wyoming County just south of the village of Portageville. Turn east off Route 19A onto River Road. Park and meet at the trailhead. (3.2miles)

Sat 10 Sep
Nature Walks- St Helena Trail
Saturday, September 10, 2016 01:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2 hours, 1 mile, except as noted). General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meet at lowest St. Helena parking lot.

Sun 11 Sep
Nature Walks- Jemison Trail
Sunday, September 11, 2016 01:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

(2 hours, 1 mile, except as noted). General nature walks highlighted by what is met along the way.

Meetat Council Grounds parking lot

Tue 13 Sep
Crepuscular Walks- Approaching Full Moon Over the River
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 06:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(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. Meet at Lower Falls Swimming Pool parking lot. Bring a flashlight.

Sat 17 Sep
Native American & Pioneer Heritage Day
Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3625

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

Thu 22 Sep
Smokey Hollow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (3 hours, 2 miles)

Meet at Highbanks Camper Contact Station across from the Perry Entrance. Bring a lunch.

 

Sun 25 Sep
Visit a Beaver Pond
Sunday, September 25, 2016 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Become more familiar with the thousands of local animals. Focus on the habitat created by beavers. Brush and mud.

Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot. Bring a supper.

Thu 29 Sep
Fiddler's Elbow Hike- Scenic Loop Series
Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

General nature hikes utilizing trails, but also traveling cross country to gain vantage to scenic vistas of the river valley. (3 hours, 2 miles)

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