The Humphrey Nature Center

Letchworth State Park

Photo Credit: Larry Tetmore

Letchworth State Park is a spectacular landscape of waterfalls, gorges and forests along 17 miles of the Genesee River.

Graced with some of the most magnificent scenery in the eastern US, Letchworth State Park every year attracts more than 1 million visitors from the US and afar with breathtaking scenic views, waterfalls and gorge-side trails.

For years, the park in Western New York — voted best by USA Today readers — seemed to have it all. That is, except a welcoming place to help orient and introduce fans to its unique geology, wildlife, and botany, not to mention terrific trails and other outdoors offerings.

Photo Credit: Jim Vallee

A public treasure

This changed in July 2016, when the new Humphrey Nature Center opened its doors for the first time. The center emerged from a successful public-private partnership, with New York State constructing the building and the Open Space Institute and our partners raising over $3.3 million for its standout interpretive features and multiple teaching areas.

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