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 Eastlake 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 isolated from the population.
Silver Lake Trail is a recreational right-of-way along an abandoned railroad bed - it includes a 3/4-mile, leaf-dappled path for walking, jogging or bicycling, that parallels and crosses Silver Creek.
Around Perry Photo Gallery
Perry's Village Park includes night-lit tennis and basketball courts, a track, ballfields, a playground, a fishing pond and pavilions available for events. There are summer and winter fishing tournaments, a soapbox derby, music, plays, historic interpretations, and other programs. Ski and snowmobile trails, golf courses and driving ranges add to the area's popularity as a year-round recreational destination.