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Knox Farm State Park

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Address
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 Photography or Equestrian Permits, please fill out the appropriate form found under "Documents" below. For filming and other special use permit information, please contact andrew.hillman@parks.ny.gov

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

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.

Maps

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Sat 20 Oct
Fall Foliage Photography Walk
Saturday, October 20, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

From fantastic fall colors to vintage barns- Knox Farm offers many opportunities to test your photography skills! Come for a sunset walk through field and forest. Bring a camera or phone to capture the moment! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Registration: Required
Wed 24 Oct
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Knox Farm to enjoy the fall foliage and other autumnal changes. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Wed 24 Oct
Full Moon over the Falls
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

With the glow of the full moon to guide us, we will hike to Knox Falls and experience the park during twilight hours. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Sat 03 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

A hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you identify trees, even after they have lost their leaves! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Sat 03 Nov
Magnificent Moss
Saturday, November 3, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Enjoy the crisp autumn air as we explore the mysterious yet magnificent world of moss! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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