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Mount Morris, NY

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Letchworth State Park

"Grand Canyon of the East"

Mount Morris is home to the North Entrance of Letchworth State Park, also known as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in Upstate New York and the entire country. The Genesee River flows North through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs as high as 600 feet in some places and surrounded by lush forests. Visitors can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails that are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting/kayaking and hot air ballooning. Experiencing Letchworth by hot air balloon an unforgettable experience!

Winter activities include snow tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The historic, completely restored Glen Iris Inn is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Banquet and catering services are available for your special events.

The Humphrey Nature Center offers year-round environmental education opportunities including programs and interactive exhibits highlighting the geology, wildlife and ecology of the park.

In 2015, Letchworth won the USA TODAY Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park in the United States! Letchworth came out on top of the 19 other state parks nominated for the contest, chosen from over 6,000 parks across the nation.

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Genesee Valley Greenway State Park

The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park is a 90-mile open space corridor that follows the route of the Genesee Valley Canal (1840-1878) and the Pennsylvania Railroad Rochester Branch (1882-1963) from the Erie Canalway Trail in Rochester's Genesee Valley Park to the Village of Cuba in Allegany County.

Multiple Access Points In

Mount Morris

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Al Lorenz Park

Al Lorenz Park is a picturesque 80-acre park nestled between the Genesee River, the Mt. Morris County Campus and Letchworth State Park.  It is open to the public from May through September.  Accommodations are available for up to 300 people in four covered pavilions with picnic tables, charcoal grills, electricity and water.  The park has ample parking, restrooms, trails and recreational facilities making it the perfect place to getaway for a picnic.

Murray Hill Drive

Main Street

Shopping & Eateries

Main Street Mount Morris is lined with a broad collection of locally owned shops and eateries. Known for it's eclectic antique shops Mount Morris, NY is the perfect setting for a day of picking and poking through treasures.

Main Street/ NYS  Rt. 63

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Genesee Valley Council On The Arts

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts (GVCA) offers the community the space in which to share, learn, and see art. The mission of the arts council is to enrich the quality of life in Livingston and Monroe Counties by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities.
GVCA provides a permanent home for the county's large collection of WPA paintings created through a depression-era program and allocated to the hospital in the 1930s. These hang in the New Deal Gallery on a rotating basis. This gallery is one of the attractions on the Greatest Generation Trail. A second gallery, Apartment One, features work by juried, regional artists. Good Deals Gift Shop complements the collection in the New Deal Gallery. Depression-era reproductions and resources are available, as well as a variety of items created by local artists and food artisans.

4 Murray Hill Drive

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General Mills Mansion

The Mills Mansion was built in 1838 as a home for the founder of Mt. Morris, General William Augustus Mills. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this Federal style house is the headquarters of the Mount Morris Historical Society. The Mansion is open for tours throughout the year. It is a great responsibility to keep Mills Mansion maintained. The Mount Morris Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization and relies on membership dues, special event fundraising and donations to maintain their mission to preserve the history in the building.

Membership Information

14 Main Street

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Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area

The Mount Morris Dam is a working Dam that prevents dangerous flooding conditions in Rochester to the North. Enjoy a free tour inside the Dam, wander through the visitor center to find out about the damage floods did to the area before the dams construction and hike along trails that run along the East side of Letchworth State Park.

6103 Visitor  Center Road