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Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)

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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 Broadway musicals and classical, jazz and pop music concerts; art exhibits; classes, workshops and demonstrations, and tours of the park's geological and historic sites and 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, both the Empire Pass and Golden Park Pass are not accepted at this location. 

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings or improved walkways.

Hours of Operation

  • Fishing: Available year round.
  • Hiking: Available year round.
  • 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


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Sat 26 May
Tails and Trails Nature Walk
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist and her four-legged companion as you set off to explore the history and beauty of the park. Dogs must be on a leash and under your control while on the walk. After, you can allow your furry friend to run off-leash at the dog park within the park. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 02 Jun
National Trails Day-Length of Gorge Hike
Saturday, June 2, 2018 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Come and enjoy the beautiful Niagara Gorge as we hike rim and gorge trails from the mouth of the gorge at Artpark to the American Falls! National Trails Day is an annual event celebrated across the United States. For information go to For hike information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 16 Jun
Summer Solstice Celebration Featuring the 8th Annual Fairy House Festival
Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 754-4375

Sponsored by Artpark and Company

Visit fairy houses and participate in various fun activities! Talk with state park naturalists at their display on NY State Parks. For information and fees call the Artpark Box Office at (716) 754-4375.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Performing Arts Center (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • X-Country Skiing