Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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 Equestrian Permits, please fill out the form found under "Documents" below. For filming and other special use permit information, please contact

The Native Landscape Resource Center is located at Knox Farm State Park. The first of its kind for New York State Parks, the NLRC is a native plant nursery growing plants for habitat restoration, landscaping and gardening purposes. These plants are utilized to help the Western District of NYS Parks adhere to the directives outlined in Parks' Native Plant Policy. Trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses are primarily propagated from locally collected seed to preserve and enhance genetic variability within each species.

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

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.


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Tue 04 Feb
Winter Tree I.D.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Identifying tree species in winter can be an exciting challenge. Hone your skills and learn to identify trees based on their shape, bark and twigs. For more information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Tue 04 Feb
Hands-on Nature: Winter Buds
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Join us for our indoor workshop as we learn to identify trees based on their twigs and buds, a handy skill to know on a winter walk! For more information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 16 Feb
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Get your binoculars ready! This annual citizen science project invites birders, of all ages and skill, to count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sun 16 Feb
Winter Weeds Walk
Sunday, February 16, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

The greens of summer have long been gone, yet many of our favorite plants remain. Do you recognize them? Join us for a hike to learn some of our common winter weeds. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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