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Knox Farm State Park

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437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
Latitude 42.768597
Longitude -78.649536

Knox Farm State Park is the former country estate of Buffalo's renowned Knox Family. It is located adjacent to the historic village of East Aurora, birthplace of the Roycroft Arts & Crafts movement and former home of Millard Fillmore. The park's 633 acres are comprised of a variety of habitats, including 400 acres of grasslands (pastures and hayfields), and 100 acres of woodlands, ponds and several wetland areas.

Visitors to Knox Farm can observe wildlife, hike, cross-country ski and ride horseback along beautifully scenic nature trails. Nature walks are also offered through a partnership with New York Audubon and the Buffalo Audubon Society, as well as programs offered by state park naturalists.  The Knox Farm Visitor Center contains exhibits of historic and natural interest.  Biking is allowed in designated areas and horseback riding and driving by permit only.

For permit information or filming at Knox Farm, please contact

Household pets only; on a leash not more than 6 feet.

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.


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Sun 13 Nov
Hickory Woods Hike
Sunday, November 13, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Learning to identify trees without their leaves can be an exciting challenge. The textured browns and grays of tree bark can blend seamlessly together. Come learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you identify trees without their leaves!

Registration: Required
Sun 13 Nov
Crepuscular Hike: Moonlight Meander
Sunday, November 13, 2016 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

With the glow of the full moon to guide us, embark on a nighttime journey through Knox Farm and experience the park "after hours". Stargazing to follow program, weather permitting.

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Audubon's Christmas bird count is the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project and has become a tradition for new and veteran birders. Join us at Knox Farm for our very own Christmas bird count and start your own birding tradition!

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Nature Trails
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing