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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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Sun 16 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

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. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Registration: Required
Fri 21 Dec
Winter Solstice Night Hike
Friday, December 21, 2018 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Welcome in the winter season as we enjoy an evening trail hike on the longest night of the year. Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jan
First Day Big Tree Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Start your New Year off right with an invigorating hike through Knox Farm and visit the park's largest trees! For more information & registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Jan
Cross-Country Ski
Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

For information or registration call (716) 549-1050
Registration: Required
Sun 06 Jan
Knox Farm Snowshoe
Sunday, January 6, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

For information or 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