Here is a list of links related to Letchworth Park and Genesee Valley History which you may find interesting and useful.
Sites marked with a have useful information if you are planning a trip to the Park!
(Please remember we are not responsible for content, information, material, or services found at these sites!)
New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
This is the official website for the New York State Agency that operates Letchworth State Park. It includes maps, camping and cabin reservation information, lists of recreational facilities, and much more. Be sure to go to the Genesee Region.
The Friends of Letchworth
Join this non-profit group that works to promote and preserve Letchworth State Park. Take this link to go to their new website and learn more about the group!
Here is the official commercial site for the Glen Iris Inn. It includes some history and modern photographs of the Glen Iris Inn.
Livingston County Tourism Site
Livingston County NY borders Letchworth Park on the north and east. If you are planning a visit to the Park, be sure to check on this site to see all the attractions, facilities, and activities that Livingston County offers!
Wyoming County Tourism Site
This site will help you plan a side trip to Wyoming County NY, which borders Letchworth Park on the west. Be sure to see all that Wyoming County has to offer visitors!
Friends of Genesee Valley Greenway
Interested in doing some hiking in Letchworth Park or the Genesee Valley. Check out this website. You will find maps of the Greenway here!
Forest Lawn Cemetery
This is the beautiful cemetery in Buffalo New York where Mr. Letchworth is buried. It is worth a visit! For more information about his grave, see Mr. Letchworth's Grave.
Looking for a book about Letchworth Park or the Genesee Valley? Contact Ann at Burlingham Books in Perry. She has Letchworth related books on line and carries a stock of out of print local history items.
Whitford's History of New York Canals
This interesting and valuable resource was first published in 1906. Much of the work, including the history of the Genesee Valley Canal is available through this link.
Historical Topographical Maps of the Park Area
This link takes you to a website which has placed topographical maps by the USGS on line for viewing. You can see a rather detailed map of the Park area from about 1905. Go to New York State and look for the towns of Genesee Falls, Portage, Castile, or Mt. Morris.
This commercial site has extensive information on camping and lodging at Letchworth Park including site descriptions, fees, and maps.
Letchworth Geology Fieldtrip
A good (and scientific) geological description of the Park written by students of the St. Lawrence University Geology Club
Mt. Morris Dam
This is the official Army Corp of Engineers web site for the Mt. Morris Dam. Good photographs and lots of information about the Dam.
Livingston County Historical Society Website
Since Livingston County is one of the counties that border on Letchworth Park, exploring it's history gives important insight in the Park's past. This website, maintained by the Livingston County Historical Society provides a wealth of information and links, including information on the Livingston County Historian's Office.
Nunda Area History
This is the official website of the Nunda Historical Society. The Park was once in the Town of Nunda, and you can find related history and good research links at this site.
Allegany County Historical Society
Allegany County lies just south of the Park along the Genesee River. Lots of useful information for people doing research in the area.
Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy
This site is operated by a CCC alumni group. A great site for information about the Civilian Conservation Corp. Includes information on New York State camps as well as others around the Nation, and has a good set of links to other sites.
Canal Society of New York State
A site devoted to the history of Canals in New York State.
This interesting site will help you find public parks and recreation areas anywhere in the US. You can use the site to research the places you are interested in and even submit information!
Eagle Byte Historical Research
This site is a great resource for researchers, teachers, and students of New York history. Lots of links and a great timeline for New York State.