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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 permit information or filming at Knox Farm, 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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Sun 25 Feb
Winter Tree I.D.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

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

Registration: Required
Thu 01 Mar
Life Under a Lens
Thursday, March 1, 2018 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Venture into a winter wonderland and investigate winter hardy springtails, lichens on trees and overwintering mushrooms and plant galls. Bring a hand lens if you have one! For information & registration call (716)549-1050.

Registration: Required
Thu 01 Mar
Crepuscular Hike: Full Moon Over Frozen Forest
Thursday, March 1, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy a winter night under moonlit skies as we embark on a relaxing snowshoe hike through Knox Farm. For information & registration call (716)549-1050.

Registration: Required
Mon 19 Mar
Searching for Spring
Monday, March 19, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 282-5154

Head out the day before the spring equinox to search for signs of spring as we prepare for warmer days ahead. For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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