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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

Digital Maps

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Sat 21 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Join us for our annual Knox Farm Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group. Both veteran and beginner birders welcome. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Sat 21 Dec
Winter Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 21, 2019 02:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Welcome in the winter season as we enjoy a trail hike through the park during the shortest day of the year! Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Wed 01 Jan
First Day Big Tree Hike
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Start your New Year off right with an invigorating hike through Knox Farm and visit the park’s largest trees! Meet at the visitor parking lot for this easy 1.5 mile hike. Registration is required by calling 716-549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 Jan
Knox Farm Cross-Country Ski
Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A celebration of snow sports and a chance to try out cross-country skiing at your favorite state parks! (skis provided) Program location may be moved to a nearby park depending on snow conditions. Call for the meeting place and equipment reservation.

Registration: Required
Sun 05 Jan
Knox Farm Snowshoe
Sunday, January 5, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A celebration of snow sports and a chance to try out snowshoeing at your favorite state parks! (snowshoes provided) Program location may be moved to a nearby park depending on snow conditions. Call for the meeting place and equipment reservation.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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