Letchworth State Park is dedicated to offering visitors an accessible & enjoyable experience. Below, is a specific list of accessible amenities provided at the park. If you have any questions on any of these, please contact the park at (585) 493-3600.
- Blind/Low Vision Accommodations: Yes
- Signage: Yes
- Staff Orientation to Venue: Yes
- Accessible Amenities: Yes
- Accessible Car Parking Onsite: Yes
- Accessible Van Parking Onsite: Yes
- Unisex/Companion Bathroom: Yes
- Disability Discount: Yes
- Companion Discount: Yes
- Service Animal Relief: Yes
- Mobility/Wheelchair Access Accommodations: Yes
- Accessible Bathroom: Yes
- Accessible Entrance: Yes
- Accessible Route: Yes
- Low Service Counter or Window: Yes
- Seating/Bench: Yes
- Accessible Guided Tour: Yes
The Autism Nature Trail in Letchworth State Park
The Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) is a first-of-its-kind, interactive experience in nature, designed specifically for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Located in the #1 state park in the country, The ANT will become a new attraction at Letchworth State Park which hosts nearly one million visitors annually and remains a desired destination for responsible and safe outdoor recreation even amidst a worldwide pandemic.
The ANT is a one-mile looped main Trail with eight stations at various intervals, offering a range of experiences from quiet engagement to active exploration and adventure, including: the Sunshine Slope, a gentle, sloping maze in a natural clearing; the Music Circle, a circular grove of pine trees featuring nature-inspired instruments; and the Meadow Run and Climb, a dedicated space for running, jumping, climbing, balancing and testing strength, coordination and confidence. Specialized elements like cuddle swings, gliders, and “alone zones” also are a part of the Trail experience, each created to provide an inclusive environment for individuals of different needs and abilities. Signage telling visitors what to expect as they make their way around the Trail creates purposeful consistency and predictability.