Things to do and places to visit during your stay in Houghton:

  • Letchworth State Park   “The Grand Canyon of the East”
    Voted Best State Park In The US in 2015! Located just 15 minutes north of Houghton in the town of Castile, Letchworth State Park offers picnic areas, hiking, waterfalls and so much more.
    1 Letchworth State Park
    Castile, NY 14427

  • Balloons Over Letchworth
    Enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Letchworth State Park. Located 15 minutes north of Houghton, inside the park itself.6773 Halvorsen Road
    Portageville, NY 14536

  • Charcoal Corral
    Located 30 minutes north of Houghton in Perry, NY, the Charcoal Corral offers Miniature golf, restaurant, ice cream parlor, video arcade and drive-in movie theater. Open seasonally during the summer months and does not accept credit cards.
    7037 Chapman Ave
    Perry, NY 14530

  • Swain Ski Resort
    Located 40 minutes east of Houghton in Swain, the Swain Ski Resort is a popular getaway for skiers.
    2275 County Road 24
    Swain, NY 14884

  • Allegheny Hills Golf Course                                                                Located 15 minutes southwest of Houghton in Cuba.
    622 Hardys Corners Rd
    Cuba, NY 14727

  • Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
    Located 45 minutes northwest of Houghton in North Java, the Center offers hiking, scenery, wildlife observation center and gift shop.
    1610 Welsh Rd
    North Java, NY 14113

  • Letchworth Pines Bowling Alley
    Located 15 minutes north of Houghton in Portageville.
    Route 19A
    Portageville, NY

  • Finger Lakes Trail
    Enormous hiking trail that stretches across the entire state. The nearest entrance is located about 15 minutes northwest of houghton along Route 19. Visit the Trails website to use an interactive hiking map.

  • Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
    A 90-mile open space corridor that follows the route of the Genesee Valley Canal. This trail passes right through Houghton and you can enter by crossing Route 19 and getting right on it. Maps are available on the website.
    1 Letchworth State Park
    Castile, NY 14510
    585-493-3600 /

  • Hanging Bog Pond
    Hanging Bog Pond is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Caneadea, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, and canoeing and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

  • Arcade & Attica Railroad
    Arcade & Attica Railroad is a vintage World War II era diesel train which runs freight & passenger trains weekly.  Take a scenic ride through the countryside and farmlands. Stop at Currier’s Depot, where you can explore, look at the engine, take pictures and talk with the crew.
    585-492-3100 /

  • Hidden Valley Animal Adventure
    Enjoy a guided safari bus tour or guests can drive their own vehicle through the wild game safari experience over 2.3 miles of trails on 63 acres of land.  Guests can choose to purchase grain to feed and get up and close and personal with some 300 animals.  Stay for a meal or ice cream at the Trailside Grill.  585-535-4100 /

  • Epic Adventures
    Adventure is calling! Rent outdoor equipment such as kayaks, canoes, snowshoes, and more.  Push yourself to new limits on the Epic ropes course and zip line.  Book group trips and outings.
    7465 Centerville Road
    Houghton, NY 14744

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