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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

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 24 Jul
Kayaking with Matt
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join an ACA certified kayak instructor for a one-hour session on the basics of kayaking in the park pond. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Wednesday, July 24: 2pm – 3pm, 6pm – 7pm

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Jul
Kayaking with Matt
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join an ACA certified kayak instructor for a one-hour session on the basics of kayaking in the park pond. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sunday, July 28: 9am – 10am, 11am – 12pm

Registration: Required
Mon 12 Aug
Life Under a Lens
Monday, August 12, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Enter a world of all that is small as we explore species seldom seen. Bring a hand lens if you have one! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Mon 12 Aug
Under a Perseid Sky
Monday, August 12, 2019 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

The Perseid Meteor Shower can produce 50-100 meteors per hour, making it one of the most spectacular events of the summer! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the shooting stars. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sun 18 Aug
Sunset Saunter
Sunday, August 18, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

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

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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