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

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

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.


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Sat 16 Jun
Dragons of Knox Farm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Did you know there are dragons living in Knox Farm? Join us for a hands-on experience 250 million years in the making as we explore the fascinating lives of Dragonflies and Damselflies. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 16 Jun
Crepuscular Hike: Dance of the Firefly
Saturday, June 16, 2018 08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

With Fireflies to guide our way, set out on a twilight walk to discover a light show unlike any other in the natural world. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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