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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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Sat 04 Nov
Lichens, Mushrooms & Mosses, Oh My!
Saturday, November 4, 2017 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Venture out to enjoy the crisp autumn air as we explore the forgotten world of lichens, mushrooms and mosses.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 Nov
Crepuscular Hike: Moonlight Meander
Saturday, November 4, 2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Embark on a nighttime journey through Knox Farm and experience the park in the glow of a full moon. Stargazing to follow program weather permitting.

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Nov
Autumn Tree I.D Hike
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A 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!

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Audubon's Christmas bird count is the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project. Join us for our annual Knox Farm Christmas bird count! We will be birding as a group and both veteran and beginner birders are invited to join.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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