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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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Wed 23 Jan
Wednesday Winter Walk
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Embark on a winter walk as we investigate animal tracks, admire 150 year old trees, and discuss how the park's wildlife endures the winter months! For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Wed 23 Jan
Hands-on Nature: Winter Oddities
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Get a hands-on experience with nature during this indoor workshop as we explore oddities like overwintering polypores, plant galls, and more! For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sun 17 Feb
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Get your binoculars ready and join us! This annual citizen science project invites birders of all ages to count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Feb
Winter Tree I.D.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Identifying tree species in winter can be an exciting challenge. Hone your skills and learn to identify trees based on shape, bark, and twigs. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Wed 20 Mar
Vernal Adventure
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Shake off your winter blues and venture out for the vernal equinox to search for signs of spring. For information & 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