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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 permit information or filming at Knox Farm, 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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Wed 06 Sep
Life in a Forest: Knox Farm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Every forest has a story to tell. We will set out to explore diverse forest communities and the dramas unfolding among them. Focus will be placed on mature forests. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Wed 06 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Come discover what all the hoopla is about as we set out on a moonlit hike and witness the rise of the harvest moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 23 Sep
Woodland Waterfalls Walk
Saturday, September 23, 2017 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Bring a picnic supper as we hike to the waterfall and enjoy dinner in the serenity of a hemlock ravine above the falls. Picnic supper should fit in a backpack. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 23 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Search for Nocturnal Creatures
Saturday, September 23, 2017 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Embark on a crepuscular journey to discover creatures of the night that call Knox Farm home. Flashlight recommended. 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