Explore, Experience & Enjoy...


Perry lies in the heart of Western New York, at the gateway to Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the East...and steps away from the shores of Silver Lake and its famous Sea Serpent.

Seasons speak here, from fall foliage at Letchworth State Park to boating, swimming, and ice fishing at Silver Lake...the sea serpent...mini golf, cruise nights, and live performances at the Silver Lake Twin Drive-In and Charcoal Corral.

Come explore, and be surprised at what you find!

Have you heard about Henry Loves Hills?

Henry Loves Hills is Perry's official book written by Perry native Patrick E. Brennan in response to a competition organized by Read Around Perry, a Rotary-initiated community literacy program with support from the Town of Perry Bicentennial Committee in 2014. 

Henry Loves Hills tells the story of a school bus, named Henry, who negotiates the beautiful rolling hills of Perry bringing children to and from school everyday. Henry, and driver Ed, confront and overcome their biggest challenge taking readers on a trip through a major snow storm. Sally Snowplow helps out. 

Brennan, who graduated from Perry Central School, based Henry Loves Hills on his own experience of a bus ride during the infamous Blizzard of 1977. The RAP Executive Board selected Dan Butler, a Village of Perry resident and 2015 Perry Chalk Art Festival featured artist, as the illustrator. 

How to get Henry Loves Hills

You can secure your copy of Henry Loves Hills by preordering it at Burlingham Books, or mailing in the order form found on the RAP website. The cost is $16, including tax, if ordered and paid for prior to Oct. 1, 2015. After October 1st, the cost is $17.99, plus tax. You can also email requests to reserve copies to readaroundperry@gmail.com.

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A Recreation Destination

Letchworth State Park has a main entrance in Perry, just east of downtown. This "Grand Canyon of the East" includes spectacular 500-feet deep gorges carved out by prehistoric glaciers and the north-flowing Genesee River. There are trails for hiking, biking, walking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing, guided nature activities, canoing and kayaking, camping facilities, cabins, and a historic restaurant and Inn.

Silver Lake, southwest of downtown, is not just home to the legendary sea serpent, but is also a popular destination for boaters, fishermen, and visitors. Along the water's edge, the Silver Lake Institute contains hundreds of year-round residents, many living in a dense, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood filled with historic East lake Victorian cottages.

Near the Institute are an art gallery, several performance halls, a public dock and beach, and the historic Pioneer Grounds (a living museum). Other nearby amenities include a campground, several marinas, a country club and restaurant, and the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Twin Drive-In, a popular seasonal establishment. At the south end of Silver Lake lies Silver Lake State Park, a natural retreat with a boat launch. What's missing? Perhaps just you!

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