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FREE Public Tours!

Join us for a FREE Ranger-guided walking tour INSIDE Mount Morris Dam!

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Let a tour of Mount Morris Dam be your next field trip or stop on your next road trip!

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Walking Tour Schedule:

April 1st - October 25th
Monday through Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
and
Friday, Sat
urday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tours are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
Come early to sign up, check out the Visitor Center and enjoy a short film about the dam.
This is an experience you don’t want to miss!
For more information call the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area at (585) 658-4790.

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William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center



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Visitor Center Hours:


April 1st - October 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The recreational park is open year round from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.



The visitor center offers interactive exhibits about:

* Mount Morris Dam History

*US Army Corps of Engineers

*Earthquakes

*Weather


Best of all, the entire experience is FREE!



If you have any questions contact the Visitor Center at (585) 658-4790.

2017 Schedule of Events

     
  • Winter Discovery Series (Saturday, January 7th - March 25th, 2017)  
    This year's Winter Discovery Series theme is "Life in America"!  Please join us at 1pm each Saturday this winter to experience America's compelling history. 
        
  • Art Gallery (April – October)
    Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area hosts a community group of artists each month who exhibit their artwork in the Visitor Center. Visit soon to experience some very unique and creative work!

  • Sehgahunda Trail Marathon and Relay (Saturday, May 27th, 2017)
    This beautiful and challenging course follows the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail along the eastern rim of Letchworth gorge from Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area to Portageville. Registration required; for details visit: www.yellowjacketracing.com
  • Kids to Parks Day! (Sunday, May 28th, 2017)
    Come on down to the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area for some family fun to kick-off the summer.  This is a great way to enjoy a beautiful Sunday with children's activities, food, and lots of fun!
    This event is free and open to the public, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.    
    For details contact the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center at (585) 658-4790
  • 15th Annual Photographer's Dream Day (Saturday, June 10th, 2017)
    A day at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area filled with photo seminars, photo walks, and interesting subjects create a photographers dream. Hosted by the Canyon Camera Club.  For details visit: www.nfrcc.org
  • "Dam" Good Trail Race (Sunday, August 13th, 2017)
    A 20k off-road running race along the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning and ending at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area. Registration required; for details visit: www.damgoodtrailrace.com
  • Discover the Finger Lakes Trail!
    Are you new to hiking and the Finger Lakes Trail?  The Finger Lakes Trail Passport Hike system is a series of fun, easy hikes designed to introduce you to the Finger Lakes Trail.  The Finger Lakes Trail Hike #1, located at Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area, is a 1.8 mile round trip hike that starts at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area parking lot.  During this short, easy-going hike you will see spectacular views of the gorge and the Mount Morris Dam. In addition to a fun and healthy activity, you can earn awards for taking hikes like this one along the Finger Lakes Trail Passport Hike system. Finger Lakes Trail Passport Booklets are available at the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area Visitor Center. For more information, www.fingerlakestrail.org

Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area

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Are you looking for a great way to enjoy the outdoors on your day off or spend a little time with your family? Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area has a variety of picnic areas, some with BBQ grills, which can cater to your individual needs. All areas are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also two playground areas that are a big hit with the kids!

Outdoor Activities:

Experience year round wildlife viewing opportunities from the Recreation Area and adjoining hiking trails. From bluebirds to bald eagles and white-tailed deer, Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area is a great place to observe New York’s abundant natural resources.
Many of these views can be seen on trails located in the Recreation Area, including the Finger Lakes Trail. Not into hiking the trails? Bring your bicycle, snowshoes, or skis and enjoy the trails and their views from a different approach.