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Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)

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As part of regular maintenance, trails at Artpark are closed for scaling through the end of October. However, the lower trail at Artpark is partially open. This open section includes ¾ of the lower trail and 3 designated fishing access locations along the trail.

Address
450 South 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
Latitude 43.168255
Longitude -79.045052

Earl W. Brydges Artpark is dedicated to presenting the finest in performing and visual arts programs; including world-class amphitheater rock and pop concerts, interactive public art installations, outdoor festivals, gallery exhibits, art and theatre workshops, summer camps and more. Please visit artpark.net for full summer calendar of events. The park is also home to a variety of historic sites and scenic nature trails. Lower Landing Archeological District is a key point in the Colonial Niagara Historic District.

The park has picnic facilities, hiking and cross-country skiing, and access to fishing. The upper Artpark Gorge Trail offers a gradual climb to the top where it meets up with the rim trail that crosses the power plant to Devil's Hole State Park. The lower River's Edge Trail provides access to fishing by two staircases. Both trails start at the small parking area at the upper end of the park.

Please note, the Golden Park Pass is not accepted at this location. 


Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Park is open year round. Primary season is during June, July and August.
  • Theater: Open May 20 - September 14
    Vehicle entry open 3 hours before a performance.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Please note, both the Empire Pass and Golden Park Pass are not accepted at this location. 

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $10
    Non-Profit Buses $35
    Commercial Buses $75
    Non-Profit Seasonal $75

    Toll Booths: 04/30 - 09/30
  • Theater Admission
  • Fees vary
    For prices and tickets call:  (716) 754-9000

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)

Start time for all projects: 10am End time for all projects: 12pm

Meeting Location for all projects: Picnic shelter at Mainstage Theater Special Instructions: Please enter the Park at the tolls at South 4th Street and park immediately to the right. Meeting location is straight ahead under the picnic shelter. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #1: Planting flowers, general cleanup, upkeep and beatification of the park. Please bring: garden gloves. Additional tools: Flower trowel, and mask

Register

Registration: Required
Sat 15 May
Honorable Harvest
Saturday, May 15, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Explore and experience local plant species through their origin stories and traditional uses. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sat 22 May
Scenic Ride Along the Niagara Gorge
Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join a leisurely bicycle ride and see some gorgeous views along the way! Experience the Lower Niagara Gorge Shoreline Trails. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Fri 28 May
Fun Facts with Kelly: Wildflower Edition
Friday, May 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Spring is here and so are wildflowers! Hike the trail to see what flowers we can find and learn about what these natural beauties offer! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Sat 29 May
A Dose of Nature: Pet Friendly Walk
Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Escape the stress of life while reconnecting with nature. Join us on a walk with your furry friend. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Fishing
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing