SAVE THE DATE! Teddy Bear Picnic – July 15th, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, July 15, 2017 the Friends of Letchworth State Park are hosting their third annual Teddy Bear Picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Trailside Lodge. Teddy bears or other stuffed animals, their friends and families are invited to bring a picnic lunch and join the fun of this special day planned just for them. 
Along with the usual activities like crafts, games, a story book hike and face painting, a grant from the Arts Council of Wyoming County has allowed us to invite three special guests: musician Allen Hopkins, Native American storyteller Perry Ground and Mr. Scribbles (Mike Sparling).
So, save the date!! Watch this space for more news about the day as the date draws closer.  You won’t want to miss it.

First Day Hike – Humphrey Nature Center – 1/1/2017

These walks search out the nature lore of the winter season as we examine trees, winter weeds and fungi and discover animal signs and tracks. (“In person” track makers are always a possibility.) For all of the hikes, it is suggested you dress for the weather. If snow gets “knee deep”, you may find it helpful to also bring your own snowshoes. (We will have a few snowshoes that may be borrowed.)

First Day Hikes – 2 choices on New Year’s Day

The hikes are scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm at The Humphrey Nature Center. Participants are urged to arrive half an hour early to register. Hot Chocolate & Cookies will follow at 3:00 pm. Two levels to choose from:

1) Families with younger children Winter Nature Walk with highlight: Letchworth CSI – Who Done It: Journey on a wooded loop less than one mile on nearly level terrain near The Humphrey Nature Center past, frozen bogs and the Trout Pond.

2) Families with older children Winter Nature Walk with highlight: Exotic Trees from Other Lands and State & National Champions: Two mile loop to Inspiration Point the Glen Iris Fountain and Middle Falls with more than 200′ descent and 200′ ascent along trails, roads and stairs.

For more information call (585) 493-3680.

Learn About Letchworth Lecture – 8/24/2016

LectureTopic: Mr. Letchworth and Three Enlightened Colleagues

Description: William Pryor Letchworth was a Renaissance man for his time regarding philanthropy and the environment and three contemporaries of his were kindred spirits influencing his thinking. The presentation will discuss how these three like-minded souls, Pascal Pratt of Buffalo, William Webster of Rochester and Dr. Cordelia Greene of Castile interacted with Mr. Letchworth during the last half of the nineteenth century. Presenter, Ted Bartlett

When: Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Where: Humphrey Nature Center, located near Trailside Lodge

The Learn About Letchworth Series is provided through a partnership between the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the Livingston Arts.

For more information you can call:
Letchworth State Park at (585) 493-3600 or Livingston Arts at (585) 243-6785