LETCHWORTH STATE PARK
2018 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
MARCH 17 - 18 & 24 - 25 – MAPLE WEEKENDS - “Sap to Syrup – Three Ways” Learn three different techniques for boiling sap: Iroquois Stone Boiling, Iron Pot Fire Pit Boiling and modern evaporator. Maple Tree identification walks and “How To Tap A Tree” demonstrations with Park Naturalists. Pancake Breakfast served by Friends of Letchworth (fee). In conjunction with New York State Maple Producer’s Maple Weekends. The Humphrey Nature Center and Trailside Lodge Area. Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 10 am to 1 pm.
APRIL 27 – “ARBOR DAY” Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center at 10:00 am. The day begins with a Tree Program followed by a Tree Planting and Tree Walk .
MAY 5 – “I LOVE MY PARKS DAY” Volunteer to help clean your park. Work along side Park Staff cleaning the park and trails. Leaf & litter pick up, removal of invasive species, etc. Enjoy lunch with the “Friends of Letchworth”.
MAY 18 - 20 – “FIRE ON THE GENESEE” Civil War Encampment, Living History and Battle Re-enactments featuring Union, Confederate and Civilian participants. Camps open at 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Battles at 1:30 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.
MAY 23 – “WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” School groups are encouraged to attend this event. The general public is also welcome. An outdoor celebration with 10 stations to visit, each station will have a different topic of discussion. Topics include flora and fauna, flint-knapping, Civil War camp life, Mary Jemison, listen and watch a portrayal of Mr. Letchworth and Caroline Bishop. Cake will be available. Call 585-493-3637 for more information. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Museum Area.
MAY 25 - 28 – “RED, WHITE AND BLUE BALLOON RALLY” Six massed balloon flights, Friday 6:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am and 6:30 pm, Monday 6:00 am, launching from The Archery Field near the Castile entrance weather permitting. Visit BalloonsOverLetchworth.com for details.
MAY 26 – “FREE LEARN TO CATCH A FISH AND KID’S CONSERVATION DAY” Featuring games, activities, educational workshops, free fishing (no license required) and door prizes. Presented in conjunction with DEC. 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Trailside Lodge.
JUNE 2 – “WILDLIFE FESTIVAL” Visit with various live animals throughout the day. Hear interpretation about the animals and visit an array of high quality vendors specializing in nature based crafts. In collaboration with the WILDLIFE EDUCATORS COALITION. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Trailside Lodge area and The Humphrey Nature Center.
JUNE 9 – “NEW YORK STATE YOGA FESTIVAL at LETCHWORTH STATE PARK” A truly inspirational day full of yoga instruction by various teachers in several locations throughout the park culminating with one huge yoga class at Archery Field overlooking the gorge. Food and holistic products vendors. 10 am to 6 pm. In collaboration with HIKYOGA.
JUNE 16 - 17 – “GENESEE VALLEY FARE AND WARE Local Food, Drink and Art” Food and beverage tastings and sales from local New York State Vendors who offer products made in NY. Over 100 vendors 10am-5pm Highbanks Recreation Area. A collaboration with Livingston Arts.
JULY 11 – AUGUST 29 – “LEARN ABOUT LETCHWORTH” LECTURE SERIES” Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, at The Humphrey Nature Center.
Glen Iris Inn
Adventure Calls Outfitters
Balloons over Letchworth
Unless noted, please call 585-493-3600 or visit www.nysparks.com for more information.