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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

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.

Maps

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Wed 18 Sep
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Knox Farm to enjoy the final days of summer. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Wed 18 Sep
Sunset Saunter
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as we set out on a sunset saunter to enjoy an evening at Knox Farm. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Fri 25 Oct
I BIRD NY
Friday, October 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Our parks offer incredible birding opportunities for all ages. Join us each season as we explore a different park and learn about our local birds. Call 716-549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Tue 12 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D. Hike
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Hike through the fall woods to learn some basic tips and tricks that will help you to identify trees even after they have lost their leaves! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Tue 12 Nov
Moonlight Meander
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Embark on a crepuscular journey through Knox Farm. Experience the park in the glow of a full moon. 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