16th Red, White and Balloon Festival

Now in it’s 16th year!  This is the main fundraising opportunity for the Friends of Letchworth State Park. Be sure to stop by and say hi to us, we aren’t hard to find as your concessionaire for the day!  

The balloon festival has the following launch times (weather permitting).

Friday – 6:30 pm
Saturday – 6 am and 6:30 pm
Sunday – 6 am and 6:30 pm
Monday – 6 am

FoLSP will have 2 concession stations one at the Archery fields and another at Trailside lodge.  The Trailside lodge location is new this year, in support of the Wildlife Educators Coalition (WEC).  They are hosting a “Wildlife Festival” from Noon until 5 pm at the Humphrey Nature Center.

I Love My Park Day 2017 – A Success

We had a great turn out today. Even though we were dampened by the rain, our spirits could not be. Plenty of projects were accomplished and new Friends made. Thank you to everyone who made Letchworth State Park’s I Love My Park Day 2017 a success.

If you have pictures that you’d like to submit for this article from the project you worked on, please send them to friends@friendsofletchworth.com. If you’d like to do more projects like these, become a member today.


Members Only Event: Trail Work Introductory Meeting

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 AM we are holding our first Trail Maintenance meeting at the St. Helena shelter. The purpose of this meeting will be for us to understand expectations for trail clearing and maintenance with park management. In addition, we have decided to begin an ‘Adopt a Trail’ program for those interested in maintaining a specific trail or section of trail.

We will be working on Trail #13 (the St. Helena Trail) for our exercise in practical trail work after meeting at the St. Helena shelter.

Feel free to bring appropriate hand tools for vegetation & branch trimming (hand pruners, hand saws, loppers, etc). No motorized tools, please. Insect repellent and sunscreen will be appropriate depending upon the conditions.

Please dress for working out on the trail and bring appropriate hydration for yourself.

I sincerely hope you can celebrate Earth Day 2017 with us as we kick off our newest project.

This is a FoLSP members only event.   Not a member?  It’s easy to join!  CLICK HERE