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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

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

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.

Maps

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Fri 20 Apr
Sunset Saunter
Friday, April 20, 2018 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 the waterfall of Knox. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 28 Apr
Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Enjoy the sudden burst of color that carpets the forest floor before the new leaves of summer take hold. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 28 Apr
Fiddlehead Frolic
Saturday, April 28, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A walk through the woods to discover the unfurled fronds of a fern, otherwise known as fiddleheads! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Register: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/z1vne5dz06sl5ks/

Special Instructions: Park in the lot at the Red Barn Complex

Project 1: Main House Grounds and Gardens - raking, mulching, gardening, grounds clean-up. Led by Friends Group gardeners. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves and water

Project 2:Trail Trimming - A park staff person will lead a group trimming encroaching vegetation along the park trails. This will involve hiking trails, so please dress appropriately. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, loppers or small hand saw if you have your own.

Project 3:Split Rail Fence Repairs - loading fence rails onto a wagon, then using them to replace broken/rotted/missing rails. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves and water

Project 4:Stone Wall Clean-up - raking grass area between Buffalo Rd. and stone wall. High visibility vests will be supplied. Due to traffic on Buffalo Rd, this project will be for 18+ only and will be limited to a crew of 10-12 people. Bring leaf rake and flat nose shovel if available.

Project 5:Native Plant Nursery assistance - assisting with greenhouse / horticultural project. For ages 13 and up. Please bring gloves and water

For questions about this event:
Call: 716-479-0698
Email: brigidmaloneyesq@gmail.com

Registration: Required
Sat 12 May
Global Big Day Bird Count
Saturday, May 12, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A fun day of birding where birders across the world unite in pursuit of seeking how many birds can be seen in a single day! 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