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Sun 14 Jul
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, July 14, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Explore around the Humphrey Nature Center to complete our nature themed scavenger hunt and win a prize! 0.5 mile.
Registration: Not required
Mon 15 Jul
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, July 15, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 16 Jul
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 16 Jul
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 17 Jul
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 18 Jul
Raptor Watch
Thursday, July 18, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Learn about the canyon raptors of Letchworth State Park. Information table with displays.
Registration: Not required
Fri 19 Jul
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, July 19, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 19 Jul
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, July 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons.
Registration: Not required
Sat 20 Jul
CENTENNIAL: NYS Parks Legacy Celebration
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Whole park. Celebrate New York State's parks system turning 100! Educational outings, demonstrations, meet and greet with Mr. Letchworth, food, music and more! Multiple events taking place throughout the park.
Registration: Not required
Sun 21 Jul
Tour of Upper and Middle Falls
Sunday, July 21, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Upper Falls picnic area. Feel the rumble and spray of two powerful Genesee River waterfalls. See historic photos taken from these famous overlooks, showing landscapes and railroad bridges of the past.
Registration: Not required
Mon 22 Jul
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, July 22, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 23 Jul
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 24 Jul
I BIRD NY Challenge
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Hogsback Overlook. Use your observation skills and join the I BIRD NY Challenge by identifying any 10 bird species of your choosing in New York State. All participants will be awarded a commemorative patch, given a completion certificate, and entered into a drawing for great birding prizes when challenge sheets are submitted to birdingchallenge@dec.ny.gov.
Registration: Not required
Wed 24 Jul
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 25 Jul
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, July 25, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 26 Jul
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, July 26, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 26 Jul
Chemistry of Nature
Friday, July 26, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Ever wonder why the river is that color? What pollinators get out of the flowers? Why that plant is poisonous? How plants get nutrients from the soil? Come to the Chemistry of Nature walk to find out! 1 mile.
Registration: Not required
Fri 26 Jul
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, July 26, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sat 27 Jul
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM SERIES: The Small, the Mighty, and the Wet
Saturday, July 27, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Humphrey Nature Center. Letchworth State Park educator Theo Berenson gives us a look at the small things swimming in our waterways. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sun 28 Jul
Tour of Lower Falls
Sunday, July 28, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Lower Falls area, octagon building. Hike more than 130 steps to feel the spray of Lower Falls, stand on the stone footbridge, and learn why the falls are naturally eroding much faster than Middle or Upper Falls. 1 mile.
Registration: Not required
Sun 28 Jul
Crayfish Crawl
Sunday, July 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant. Search for crayfish of the Genesee River, learn about these important animals. Waterproof walking shoes recommended. 1 mile.
Registration: Not required
Mon 29 Jul
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, July 29, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 30 Jul
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 30 Jul
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 31 Jul
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, July 31, 2024 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 01 Aug
NATURE TABLE – Monarchs
Thursday, August 1, 2024 until Monday, September 30, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Celebrate the world-famous phenomenon of monarch butterfly migration with detailed hand-built displays. See live caterpillars in the nursery in late August into September.
Registration: Not required
Thu 01 Aug
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, August 1, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 02 Aug
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, August 2, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 02 Aug
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, August 2, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite
Registration: Not required
Sat 03 Aug
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM SERIES: Folklore and Myths of Letchworth State Park
Saturday, August 3, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Humphrey Nature Center. The "Indian Chief" of Middle Falls, fishers screaming in the night, Mary Jemison's land deal, the "Torture Tree" of Little Beard's Town...Conrad Baker tells these popular, important stories, points to where they stray from history, and advocates that they should be preserved.
Registration: Not required
Sat 03 Aug
EXPLORE LETCHWORTH: Wolf Creek
Saturday, August 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Wolf Creek parking area. Delve into this lesser-known waterfall ravine, remembering the wolves that once denned here.
Registration: Not required
Sun 04 Aug
Furs and Skulls
Sunday, August 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Archery Field Overlook. Feel the complex adaptations animals use to survive harsh winters and tough food in the Genesee Valley.
Registration: Not required
Sun 04 Aug
Tour of Upper and Middle Falls
Sunday, August 4, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Upper Falls picnic area. Feel the rumble and spray of two powerful Genesee River waterfalls. See historic photos taken from these famous overlooks, showing landscapes and railroad bridges of the past.
Registration: Not required
Mon 05 Aug
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, August 5, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 06 Aug
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 06 Aug
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 07 Aug
I BIRD NY Challenge
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Mount Morris Dam. Use your observation skills and join the I BIRD NY Challenge by identifying any 10 bird species of your choosing in New York State. All participants will be awarded a commemorative patch, given a completion certificate, and entered into a drawing for great birding prizes when challenge sheets are submitted to birdingchallenge@dec.ny.gov.
Registration: Not required
Wed 07 Aug
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, August 7, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 08 Aug
CREPUSCULAR WALK: Night Sounds
Thursday, August 8, 2024 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. In a less familiar realm of sights and sounds, experience the changing colors and moods in the blending zone of dawn or dusk. 2 miles.
Registration: Not required
Thu 08 Aug
Raptor Watch
Thursday, August 8, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Great Bend Overlook. Learn about the canyon raptors of Letchworth State Park. Information table with displays.
Registration: Not required
Thu 08 Aug
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, August 8, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 09 Aug
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, August 9, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 09 Aug
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, August 9, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sat 10 Aug
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM SERIES: Learn About the Creation of the Letchworth State Park Atlas
Saturday, August 10, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Humphrey Nature Center. Steve Tulowiecki gives a detailed tour of this new resource that includes over 100 pages of maps that shine new light on the nature, history, and tourism of the park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sat 10 Aug
ARBORETUM WALK: Railroad Blocks
Saturday, August 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Council Grounds. Explore the blocks planted along the Erie Railroad. 1.5 miles.
Registration: Not required
Sat 10 Aug
Folklore of Letchworth State Park
Saturday, August 10, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Middle Falls. Step through the veil of lore, shine a light on tales of the Genesee Valley...ghost deer of the falls, the railroad bridge fire "conspiracy," Mary Jemison's legendary land purchase negotiation, the Torture Tree...and more. Will take rustic stone steps to Mary Jemison's grave site. 1 mile.
Registration: Not required
Sun 11 Aug
Tour of Lower Falls
Sunday, August 11, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Lower Falls area, octagon building. Hike more than 130 steps to feel the spray of Lower Falls, stand on the stone footbridge, and learn why the falls are naturally eroding much faster than Middle or Upper Falls. 1 mile.
Registration: Not required
Mon 12 Aug
Marvin the Mastodon
Monday, August 12, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Mon 12 Aug
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, August 12, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 13 Aug
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, August 13, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 14 Aug
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 15 Aug
Caterpillar Hunt
Thursday, August 15, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Help our environmental education team locate monarch caterpillars as we search the milkweed patches around the Humphrey Nature Center grounds.
Registration: Not required
Thu 15 Aug
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, August 15, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 16 Aug
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, August 16, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sat 17 Aug
Sneaky Snakes and Downright Lies
Saturday, August 17, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Meet Osistah, our Black Rat Snake, to better learn about these often-misunderstood creatures. We may even dispel a myth or two! Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sat 17 Aug
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM SERIES: Quaking Mats, Muck & Mire: The Magic and Mystery of Bogs
Saturday, August 17, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Accomplished naturalist Wayne Gall takes a deep dive into a specific type of precious wetland found in the park and the surprising diversity of life it supports. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sun 18 Aug
Tour of Upper and Middle Falls
Sunday, August 18, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Upper Falls picnic area. Feel the rumble and spray of two powerful Genesee River waterfalls. See historic photos taken from these famous overlooks, showing landscapes and railroad bridges of the past.
Registration: Not required
Mon 19 Aug
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, August 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Mon 19 Aug
CREPUSCULAR WALK: Blue Moon by the River
Monday, August 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Lower Falls Restaurant. Visit Lee's Landing in the glow of the Blue Moon.
Registration: Not required
Tue 20 Aug
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 21 Aug
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 22 Aug
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, August 22, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 23 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Friday, August 23, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Highbanks Recreation Area. Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History Encampments. Additionally, the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition.
Registration: Not required
Sat 24 Aug
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM SERIES: Cartographic Creations Using iNaturalist
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Humphrey Nature Center. Kieran Kelley gives a masterclass in a popular and useful online tool that can make your observations useful to scientists around the world.
Registration: Not required
Sat 24 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Saturday, August 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Highbanks Recreation Area. Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History Encampments. Additionally, the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition.
Registration: Not required
Sat 24 Aug
EXPLORE LETCHOWORTH: Silver Lake Outlet
Saturday, August 24, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at campground registration building, across the street from 7957 Schenck Road, Perry, NY. Part of a new series of nature walks aimed to immerse participants into the diversity of habitats that can be found in Letchworth State Park. Silver Lake flows into the Genesee River, forming a quiet ravine and a hidden waterfall.
Registration: Not required
Sun 25 Aug
Stone Tool Craftsman Show
Sunday, August 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Highbanks Recreation Area. Featuring Flintknapping (tool-making demonstrations and vendors), Living History Encampments. Additionally, the Eastern Seaboard Atlatl Competition.
Registration: Not required
Mon 26 Aug
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, August 26, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 27 Aug
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, August 27, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 28 Aug
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, August 28, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 29 Aug
Caterpillar Hunt
Thursday, August 29, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Help our environmental education team locate monarch caterpillars as we search the milkweed patches around the Humphrey Nature Center grounds. 0.5 mile.
Registration: Not required
Thu 29 Aug
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, August 29, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 30 Aug
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, August 30, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 30 Aug
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Friday, August 30, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Explore around the Humphrey Nature Center to complete our nature themed scavenger hunt and win a prize! 0.5 mile.
Registration: Not required
Fri 30 Aug
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, August 30, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite
Registration: Not required
Sat 31 Aug
Nature and Park Information Table
Saturday, August 31, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Mount Morris Dam overlook just south of 2640 Park Road, Mount Morris, NY. Get the inside scoop on why it looks like there's no river at the dam, what all those big dark birds are circling around, and how the Genesee River formed the canyons of Letchworth State Park.
Registration: Not required
Sat 31 Aug
SUMMER SYMPOSIUM SERIES: The Seneca Parliament House
Saturday, August 31, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Letchworth State Park educator Mike Landowski
Registration: Not required
Sun 01 Sep
Story of the Council Grounds
Sunday, September 1, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Council Grounds Parking area. Learn about the history of the parks' Council Grounds.
Registration: Not required
Sun 01 Sep
Nature and Park Information Table
Sunday, September 1, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Upper Falls trestle parking area. Hear how these falls transformed from industrialized lumbermill to America's best state park. See historic photos of all three bridges that stood over Upper Falls.
Registration: Not required
Mon 02 Sep
How the Gorge was Formed, Story of the Park
Monday, September 2, 2024 12:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Archery Field Overlook. Learn how the Genesee River carved the park's canyons.
Registration: Not required
Mon 02 Sep
Geology Walk
Monday, September 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Lower Falls area, octagon building. 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.
Registration: Not required
Mon 02 Sep
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, September 2, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Mon 02 Sep
Glen Iris Estate Walk
Monday, September 2, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Walk the same country estate grounds as Mr. Letchworth and see his life's work in action, with historic photos.
Registration: Not required
Tue 03 Sep
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, September 3, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 03 Sep
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, September 3, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 04 Sep
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 05 Sep
HOME ECOLOGISTS: Tagging Monarch Butterflies (Basic)
Thursday, September 5, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Hunt for caterpillars, then get behind the scenes of caterpillar raising and butterfly tagging. If there are adult butterflies ready for release, help attach their ID tags and send them on their way to Mexico.
Registration: Not required
Thu 05 Sep
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, September 5, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 06 Sep
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, September 6, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sun 08 Sep
Caterpillar Hunt
Sunday, September 8, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Help our environmental education team locate monarch caterpillars as we search the milkweed patches around the Humphrey Nature Center grounds.
Registration: Not required
Mon 09 Sep
KNEE HIGH NATURALISTS: Butterflies!
Monday, September 9, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.
Registration: Not required
Mon 09 Sep
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, September 9, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 10 Sep
HOME ECOLOGISTS: Tagging Monarch Butterflies (Intermediate)
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Hunt for caterpillars, then get behind the scenes of caterpillar raising and butterfly tagging. Get the inside scoop on how metamorphosis actually works. If there are adult butterflies ready for release, help attach their ID tags and send them on their way to Mexico.
Registration: Not required
Tue 10 Sep
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 11 Sep
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 12 Sep
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, September 12, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 13 Sep
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, September 13, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 13 Sep
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, September 13, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 13 Sep
Dusk at Beaver Pond
Friday, September 13, 2024 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Parade Grounds parking area, enter at 9280 Parade Grounds Road, Hunt, NY. Enjoy the tranquility of the Tupelo Oxbow as we discuss nature's engineers, the American Beaver. Patient onlookers may even be treated to glimpses of the oxbow's resident beaver.
Registration: Not required
Sat 14 Sep
ARBORETUM WALK: Along Main Park Road
Saturday, September 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Learn about the ever-changing woods in the Letchworth Arboretum.
Registration: Not required
Mon 16 Sep
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, September 16, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 17 Sep
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 17 Sep
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 17 Sep
CREPUSCULAR WALK: Full Moon Over the Canyon
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Archery Field Overlook. Hike along the rim of the Great Bend Gorge.
Registration: Not required
Wed 18 Sep
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 19 Sep
I BIRD NY Challenge
Thursday, September 19, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Trout Pond. Use your observation skills and join the I BIRD NY Challenge by identifying any 10 bird species of your choosing in New York State. All participants will be awarded a commemorative patch, given a completion certificate, and entered into a drawing for great birding prizes when challenge sheets are submitted to birdingchallenge@dec.ny.gov.
Registration: Not required
Thu 19 Sep
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, September 19, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 20 Sep
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, September 20, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 20 Sep
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, September 20, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite
Registration: Not required
Sat 21 Sep
Tanghe Foray
Saturday, September 21, 2024
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Parade Grounds parking area, enter at 9280 Parade Grounds Road, Hunt, NY. Special educational gathering by the Rochester Area Mycological Society. A morning foray followed by a public display of the mushrooms in the afternoon.
Registration: Not required
Sat 21 Sep
Letchworth on Tap
Saturday, September 21, 2024 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Buried Barrel Hard Cider in Castile, NY. Hear stories, folklore, and true legends of Letchworth State Park and the Genesee Valley from the cidery within sight of the park's Castile entrance. Meet at Buried Barrel Hard Cider, 6517 Denton Corners Road, Castile, NY.
Registration: Not required
Mon 23 Sep
KNEE HIGH NATURALISTS: Nature’s Music
Monday, September 23, 2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
The Knee-High Naturalists program is designed to allow children ages 3 – 6 (must be accompanied by an adult) to explore the natural world. Themes change with each program, and activities may include storybook reading, crafts, or a short nature walk.
Registration: Not required
Mon 23 Sep
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, September 23, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 24 Sep
Marvin the Mastodon
Tuesday, September 24, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Experience the museum's most famous exhibit and hear its wild origin story. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Tue 24 Sep
Day-to-Day Life with the Seneca
Tuesday, September 24, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See traditional Onondawagah (Seneca) agricultural tools and family practices, many of which are taught by the Seneca today. Hear where to learn more about Seneca arts and culture. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Wed 25 Sep
The Civilian Conservation Corps: The Boys Who Built the Park
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. A Great Depression era federal work program brought teenagers and twenty-somethings to build park roads, bridges, cabins, shelters, pavilions, and safety walls we use today. Hear their stories. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Thu 26 Sep
The Remarkable Life of Mary Jemison
Thursday, September 26, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Irish girl turned landowner, mother, and Onondawagah (Seneca) historical icon. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 27 Sep
The Story of the Glen Iris Estate
Friday, September 27, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See where William Pryor Letchworth transformed an industrial zone into a beautiful country estate that would grow into America's best state park, with a view of the Glen Iris mansion itself. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Fri 27 Sep
HOME ECOLOGISTS: Tagging Monarch Butterflies (Advanced)
Friday, September 27, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Humphrey Nature Center. Hunt for caterpillars, then get behind the scenes of caterpillar raising and butterfly tagging. Get the inside scoop on how metamorphosis actually works. If there are adult butterflies ready for release, help attach their ID tags and send them on their way to Mexico. Hear how you can help monarch butterflies succeed on their endangered migration.
Registration: Not required
Fri 27 Sep
The Genesee Valley Canal: Clinging to the Canyon
Friday, September 27, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. See how the hardest American canal job ever attempted was hand-dug from the City of Rochester to the farms of Olean, NY, 90 miles through forests, fields, and canyons. Onsite.
Registration: Not required
Sat 28 Sep
EXPLORE LETCHWORTH: Shelf Island
Saturday, September 28, 2024 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at Parade Grounds parking lot, enter at 9280 Parade Grounds Road, Hunt, NY. A new series of nature walks aimed to immerse participants into the diversity of habitats that can be found in Letchworth State Park.
Registration: Not required
Mon 30 Sep
Mr. Letchworth: Champion of the Less Fortunate
Monday, September 30, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
Meet at William Pryor Letchworth Museum. Get the full scope of Mr. Letchworth's charity work of the 1800s, from becoming an epileptologist and funding Craig Colony for people with epilepsy to building orphanages and donating his land to create Letchworth State Park. Onsite.
Registration: Not required