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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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Sat 07 Jul
Kayaking with Matt
Saturday, July 7, 2018 09:00 AM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

A beginner’s class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050. Saturday, July 7: 9 am-10 am, 11 am-12 pm
Registration: Required
Sun 15 Jul
Butterfly Beauties
Sunday, July 15, 2018 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Enjoy a relaxing walk through the wildflower meadow to explore the diversity of butterflies in the park. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 Jul
Evening Waterfall Walk
Sunday, July 15, 2018 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Embark on a journey to Knox Falls and experience the park during twilight hours. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Aug
What’s in the Woods?
Sunday, August 12, 2018 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Big and small we'll look for them all! Come discover the diversity of life that calls the woods home. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Aug
Under a Perseid Sky
Sunday, August 12, 2018 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most spectacular events of the summer. A New Moon this year will create dark skies and excellent conditions to see the shooting stars. 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