Outdoor Rec Fest at Letchworth State Park

Start Date: July 1, 2023 10:00am
End Date:

Trailside Lodge lawn, between Trailside Lodge and the Humphrey Nature Center

Contact Phone: 585.493.3680

Explore Letchworth State Park, and outdoor activities available in and outside of the park. 

Letchworth State Park's annual Outdoor Rec Fest to give visitors an opportunity to see and try ways for all to enjoy the great outdoors at Letchworth.

Outdoor Rec Fest will be July 1, 2023 from 10am to 2pm near the Humphrey Nature Center in Letchworth State Park. There will be snacks, live demonstrations of equipment, how-tos, and guided outings and group activities. There is no attendance fee and no pre-registration required to attend ($10 park fee still applies).

Over the past 10 years, businesses and services like outdoor outfitters, campgrounds, nature preserves, hospitality destinations, adaptive recreation equipment specialists, and an ADA-compliant nature trail have taken root and grown in the Genesee Valley, rapidly turning the region from a rustic hidden gem into one of New York State’s most accommodating outdoor adventure destinations.

This one-day festival assembles businesses, agencies, and services to be demonstrators and activity leaders for the day. These demonstrators and activity leaders represent just a fraction of the opportunities for all park visitors to hike, kayak, camp, glamp, fish, dine, tree tent, whitewater raft, trail ride, stay in historic estates, explore deep ravines and nature preserves, capture professional-quality images with a phone camera, challenge yourself to become more comfortable in the outdoors, and fly the skies in a hot air balloon. All of these businesses and services are based within 1 hour of Letchworth State Park.

This years participating businesses & activities include:

  • Inclusive Woods and Us
    • Introduction to hiking
  • Endlessly Outdoors Company
    • Introduction to disc golf/disc golf tournament 
  • Trail Otter
    • How to pack a backpack, tick safety
  • Rochester Birding Association
    • Introduction to birding
  • Adventure Calls Outfitters
    • Whitewater rafting
  • Balloons Over Letchworth
    • Ballooning
  • Rochester Accessible Adventures
    • Try out accessible recreation equipment
  • Autism Nature Trail
    • VIP tours of the trail
  • Genesee Country Village and Museum
    • Historic interpretation of the region
  • Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway
    • Hiking gems of Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
  • Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism
    • Wayfinding, destinations, and hospitality of Wyoming County
  • Livingston County Tourism
    • Outdoor safety tips and tools, destinations, and hospitality of Livingston County
  • Impact
    • Avenza mapping systems
  • Silverlaken
    • Paddleboarding and watercrafts
  • Nunda Ranch
    • Introduction to horseback riding
  • Camp Puzzle Peace
    • Outdoor education for people with special needs
  • Swain Ski Resort
    • Introduction to downhill skiing
  • Burly Berries
    • Farm plant harvesting and art
  • NYS Parks
    • Atlatl throwing
  • Rochester Orienteering Club
    • Compass skills and orienteering course
  • Hillside Hounds
    • Specialized GPS devices
  • Outdoor Accessibility
    • Accessible outdoor recreation equipment


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