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The Autism Nature Trail is for everyone—especially those with ASD and those with different levels of abilities—to visit, enjoy and explore nature.

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The Autism Nature Trail

The Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) at Letchworth State Park is a first-of-its-kind experience in nature designed for visitors on the autism spectrum and with a range of abilities—appropriate and enjoyable for all abilities and ages.

Connect

Connect

to nature and people

Explore

Explore

The Trail environment

Grow

Grow

Try new activities

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Visiting The ANT

The ANT is located adjacent to the Humphrey Nature center, inside Letchworth State Park. To visit, use the Castile entrance to Letchworth during park hours.

Once inside the Castile entrance, it takes about 5 minutes to reach The ANT by car, following the signs.

Use the Castile entrance

The Castile entrance to Letchworth State Park is at: 6787 County Rd 38, Castile, NY 14427. The easiest way to reach it is to approach from NYS Route 39/19A.

Always check the Calendar to be sure The ANT will be open when you plan to visit, and find out about planned activities and events.

Things to see and do

The ANT is a one-mile looped main Trail with eight stations at various intervals, offering a range of experiences from quiet engagement to active exploration and adventure.

Reflection Knoll

Reflection Knoll

The Reflection Knoll offers a quiet place under a canopy of trees to listen to nature and to reflect about the natural world.

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Meadow run and climb

Meadow Run & Climb

The Meadow Run & Climb is a dedicated space for running, jumping, climbing, balancing, and testing strength, coordination, flexibility and confidence.

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News from The ANT

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Support The ANT

Please consider a donation or contact us about sponsorship.

Trail Map

The ANT is designed as a series of accessible and safe outdoor spaces in nature, yet far from the distractions and often overwhelming stimuli of everyday outside life.

The ANT Trail Map
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Facilities & Accessibility

The Trail is a flat hike on a stone dust surface. The Trail is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible. There is very limited cell service on the Trail.

There are restrooms located in both the Humphrey Nature Center and Trailside Lodge. The Nature Center facilities have handicap stalls, a baby changing area and lots of room for helping an adult or older child.

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Thank You!
to every Donor and Sponsor

This incredible place has been built through a public-private partnership and campaign to raise the $3.7 million dollars required to build the trail and provide an endowment for its maintenance, operations and programming forever.

Donors & Sponsors

Please consider a donation or contact us about sponsorship.