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

  • Moss Lake Nature Preserve
    A 15-acre bog lake, located about 9 minutes southwest of Houghton, that has at least 75 species of birds have been seen at the preserve, including waterfowl such as wood duck, canvasback, redhead, and horned- and pied-billed grebe. Caution is advised when driving here, roads leading to the lake are rough.

  • 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.

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