FACEtime facilitates face-to-face encounters that develop Friendships, a sense of Adventure, Connections with resources and meaningful Engagement. FACEtime programs are run by RIT’s Outdoor Education department.
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most incredible areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. With 66 miles of hiking trails in the park and another 25+ miles of single track near the park, you’ll discover one of the best kept secrets of the Rochester Area. On this trip we will explore the Genesee River Gorge (from the Mt. Morris side of the gorge) by mountain bike as we ride the Finger Lakes Trail – one of the most scenic single track rides in Western, NY. In between our bike rides we will explore the waterfalls in the park by foot. If you love riding amazing single track with breath-taking views you won’t want to miss this trip!
Students must provide their own trail-ready name-brand mountain bike and bike helmet. A full pack list will be available upon registration. Proof of health insurance is required.
This program may not be conducive for consistent sign language interpreting.
*Please note: commuter students will be discounted the cost of early move in fees.