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Trail conditions continually change. Do not go beyond any “Do Not Enter” or “Trail Closed” signs in the park. Stay on marked trails and follow all signs or other directives in the park. Do not cross or stand on walls.
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narrated hikes, lectures
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The Humphrey Nature Center is open:
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There are trails that leave from the center that bring visitors to different points of interest such as Trout Pond, Inspiration Point Overlook and patches of old growth forest.
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“Take a Hike”
Humphrey Nature Center The Humphrey Nature Center opened in June 2016 as a state-ofthe-art facility that is now the hub for year-round environmental education and interpretation opportunities for all park visitors, school groups, scouts and youth organizations.
plants and animals, geology and river ecology that make Letchworth State Park such a unique place. A video from a drone flying through the park during each of the four seasons plays on a loop on the face of a large reconstruction of the gorge wall. There is also classroom space that is used for a variety of school programs, lectures and meetings.
Programming at the Center focuses on the main topics of interest around Letchworth State Park and highlights the wonders of each season. You can join park naturalists in tallying birds during Project FeederWatch in winter, enjoy a sample of freshly made maple syrup in the spring while learning how it is made or have your hand act as a launching pad for a Monarch butterfly’s very first flight during the weekly butterfly releases in summer.
Whether you are here for a leisurely hike on one of our many trails, to stay overnight in one of our rustic cabins, camp in your RV or tent, swim in the Olympic-size pool, have a picnic in a shelter or in a nice secluded and romantic spot, fish in the river, visit our state-of-the-art Humphrey Nature Center, dine at Mr. Letchworth’s former residence, The Glen Iris Inn, take a Hot Air Balloon Ride, raft on the Genesee or simply sit on a bench and contemplate the sheer beauty of Mother Nature, this is the place you were meant to be at this very moment.
A C C O M M O D AT I O N S O U T S I D E O F T H E PA R K The Humphrey Nature Center houses many interactive exhibits that especially highlight the
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www.parklakemotel.com Within the park the Genesee River roars over three major waterfalls, one of which is 107 feet high. Each year the river cuts deeper into the dramatic cliffs which approach 600 feet in height. NOWN AS THE “GRAND CANYON OF THE EAST,” the park comprises 14, 350 acres – approximately 1 ½ miles wide and 17 miles long – of scenic magnificence along the mighty Genesee River. The steep Genesee Gorge walls, the river winding below, the plunge and spray of dramatic waterfalls and the lush forest all contribute to make the park one of the most notable examples of waterfall and gorge scenery in the eastern United States.
Welcome to Letchworth State Park life-long project of rejuvenating the land
named his estate Glen Iris. Thus, began his
to the generosity of one man, William
the building that became his home and
Letchworth State Park exists today due
Mr. Letchworth was a business man from
All hikes are led by
and creating a place to rest and reflect.
and upon his passing in 1910, his land
and a committed Quaker.
his beloved land to the State of New York
visionary, leader, benefactor, social reformer
In Mr. Letchworth’s legacy plan, he donated
Buffalo, NY but more importantly he was a
transferred to New York State. Over the
experienced park naturalists who are dedicated to piquing State of New Office of Parks, York, Andrew M. Cuom Recreation and Histor o, Governor Rose Harve y, Commissionic Preservation er
interest in park lands
all to enjoy. Thank You, Mr. Letchworth.
with the area around the Upper and Middle
Park has become a 14,350-acre paradise for
rail on business trips he became captivated
years that have followed Letchworth State
As Mr. Letchworth frequently traveled via
Falls. He purchased 1,000 acres including
and making your visit
Outside the Humphrey Nature Center you will find an outdoor classroom, butterfly garden, a bird observation station and sustainable features such as solar panels and a cistern for collecting rainwater.
a well-rounded experience.
William Pryor Letchworth Museum
The Genesee Naturalist is available throughout the
Mr. Letchworth made plans before he passed away for a museum to house his vast
park including at the Visitors Center, The Humphrey
collection. His faithful assistant, Ms. Caroline Bishop saw to fruition the museum that
Nature Center, William Pryor Letchworth Museum and
currently sits across from the Glen Iris Inn.
at the Camping Contact Station.
Amongst the articles that were owned and collected by Mr. Letchworth, the museum features a large collection dedicated to Native American culture – The Seneca People of
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the Iroquois Confederacy, a gigantic mastodon skull uncovered in a nearby community and information about early pioneer history including the remarkable story of Mary Jemison, lovingly referred to as the “White Woman of the Genesee.”
Sure, there’s all the natural beauty surrounding you in the park and sure you’ll spend time in your favorite spot but also keep
“White Woman of the Genesee” Mary Jemison
in mind that we have many special events throughout the year. The Red, White and Blue Balloon Fest on Memorial Day Weekend is breathtaking, the Native American & Pioneer Heritage Days event (September) will amaze you and the Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival (June) will introduce you to local food and talent. That’s just a few events. There are
land and called the site Council Grounds.
honor her life.
erected a statue in her likeness on his
home in the mid-1700’s and he set forth to
Mr. Letchworth showcased her life and
of a woman that lived on and around his
To honor Mary and her important story,
Mr. Letchworth was fascinated by the story
taken captive at a young age then adopted
Mary Jemison was of Scotch-Irish decent,
many more. Visit the park website for a full list or stop by the
into the Seneca Nation of people with whom she lived out her life.
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Escape the ordinary, and take a ride on the wild side at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. Get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic animals in a breathtaking setting. It It’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
Genesee Country Village & Museum in nearby Mumford, NY is a living, working 19th-century country village. Join us as costumed interpreters bring history to life.
This area is still highly visited today and displays an authentic Seneca Council House, a cabin once located in the Gardeau area of the park and owned by Mary’s daughter Nancy and, of course, the bronze statue on a
Mary was a capable, intelligent and strong woman who survived untold odds to mother seven children and secure thousands of acres as her own.
marble pedestal of Mary. While you are visiting make some time to learn more about the ‘true story’ of Letchworth.
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Why no garbage cans? Trash cans had been a problem for many years in the park. They would get overfilled and spillover, animals would overturn them and it became very expensive to collect the rubbish so Letchworth became a carry-in, carry out park. People take their trash with them when they leave the park. This helps keep the park cleaner, makes animals depend more on natural foods and saves expense. Hopefully, it also makes visitors more aware of the waste they generate and inspires them to practice the “three R’s” – Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. What is the most scenic trail in the park? Trail 1, the Gorge Trail at approximately 7 miles long the south end of the park and passing by all three major waterfalls is often considered the most scenic trail.
The houses and cottages in the park are rented through The Glen Iris Inn. Contact them at (585) 493-2622 or visit them at GlenIrisInn.com. To reserve the Maplewood Lodge please call the park’s main phone.
gorge? Access to the river gorge is allowed at Trail 5 (Lee’s Landing) and Trail 13 (St. Helena) for fishing and permitted kayaking purposes only. All other access to the river gorge including swimming is prohibited.
Are there areas I shouldn’t go to while at Letchworth? Yes. Do not enter the water, river or gorge. Do not go beyond any “Do Not Enter” or “Trail Closed” signs in the park. Stay on marked trails and follow all signs or other directives in the park. Do not cross or stand on walls. Can I access the railroad Highbridge? No. Access to the railroad Highbridge is absolutely prohibited due to the high risk of danger. Access to the railroad Highbridge area is dangerous because visitors may fall off the bridge and/or be hit by a moving train, which could result in serious bodily injury and death. Can I fly a drone at Letchworth? Drones can be used by permit only in certain areas of the park. Fees and insurance requirements apply. Please call the park visitor center for more details. When I look at the Mt. Morris Dam from the overlook, why is there no water, at times behind the dam? The river is allowed to pass naturally through the Mt. Morris Dam until heavy rain increases the risk of flooding. When this occurs, the Dam stores water until it can be safely released. During dry periods, the river may only be visible from overlooks at
Are all areas of the park open during the winter?
Adventure Calls Outfitters is the only rafting company in the park. Contact them at (585) 343-4710 or (800) 270-2410 or visit their website: adventure-calls.com
Certain areas within the park are closed for public safety in the winter. The Lower Falls Area (Trail 6A) and the Gorge Trail (Trail 1) in front of the Middle Falls are closed during the winter time. The main park road is closed between the Perry and Castile entrances during the winter and is used as part of the snowmobile corridor trail. Lower Falls Road and the East Park Road are also closed during the winter season. Both the Parade Grounds and Portageville entrances are closed during the winter.
How do I reserve a hot air balloon ride at the park? How do I rent a cabin or campsite at the park? Cabins and campsites are available for reservation up to nine months in advance by calling (800) 456-2267 or by visiting www.reserveamerica.com
How can I reserve a shelter in the park?
How do I reserve a cottage in the park?
Can I have direct access to the Genesee River
Can I bring my pet to the park? All visitors may bring domestic pets providing they have all current vaccinations and are on a leash having a maximum length of six feet. Pets are not allowed in buildings, cabins, or certain camping loops. Campers please call the park visitor center or camping office for specific pet rules in the campgrounds.
Can I canoe or kayak at the park? Canoeing or kayaking is allowed by permit. Please call the park visitor center for more details.
Is the park open in the winter? The park is open in the winter. In addition to outstanding winter scenery, Letchworth State Park has many fine cross country ski trails and a snowmobile corridor trail that runs the length of the park. A tubing hill is located near Trailside Lodge when snow conditions allow. Patrons must bring their own inflatable tubes. Winter time also allows patrons to visit the Humphrey Nature Center where exhibits and programs are available for enjoyment throughout the season.
Can you fish and hunt at the park? Fishing is allowed at Trout Pond, St. Helena, and Lee’s Landing. Hunting is allowed by permit only during the New York State regulated hunting seasons. Please call the visitor center or go online at www.parks.ny.gov for more information. How do I go on a rafting trip at the park?
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Frequently Asked Questions When is the park open? General park hours are 6:00am through 11:00pm (with the exception of guests staying in campgrounds, cabin areas, cottages and at the Glen Iris Inn.) All visitors, including visitors of reserved guests must leave the park by 11pm.
Call the visitors center to reserve a shelter. Please check the reserved notice posted at all shelters before occupying the space.
How many entrances are there to the park? The park has four main entrances on the West side – Mt. Morris, Perry, Castile, and Portageville- On the East side, there are two main entrances -Mt. Morris Dam and Parade Grounds.
How deep is the deepest part of the gorge? The gorge is approximately 590-600 feet deep.
How tall are the three main waterfalls at the park? Upper Falls – 70 feet, Middle Falls- 107 feet, Lower Falls – 70 feet. Is there cell phone service in the park? Cell phone service is spotty in the park; however, there are a number of pay phones located within the park.
Balloons Over Letchworth is the official hot air balloon company of Letchworth State Park. Rides at dawn and dusk, weather permitting. Contact them at (585) 493-3340 or visit their website: balloonsoverletchworth.com
How do I make arrangements for my wedding
Where can I find rules and regulations for the
and reception in the park? Getting married at the park is free; however, it is asked that bridal parties call the visitor’s center to ensure area availability for the event. Regular vehicle admission fees apply and additional permits may be required depending on the activities of the event.
park? Rules and regulations are posted at comfort stations, the Visitor Center, Camping Contact Station, and online at parks.ny.gov
Help Support Your Parks
Where can I ride my horse? Please see the map for specific trails where horseback riding is allowed. There is no horseback riding concession at the park.
Make a difference and support a State Park or Historic Site of your choice through the Natural Heritage Trust, a 501(c)(3) public rich heritage, New York’s State Parks and its natural resources.
center? Wyoming County Community Hospital is located at 400 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569 (585) 786-2233 (approx. 15 miles) and Noyes Memorial Hospital is at 111 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY 14437 (585) 335-6001 (approx. 26 miles).
benefit corporation. Your contribution will help strengthen our
How far is the nearest hospital from the visitor’s
Visit nysparks.com or call 518-474-2997.