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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 Equestrian Permits, please fill out the form found under "Documents" below. For filming and other special use permit information, please contact andrew.hillman@parks.ny.gov

The Native Landscape Resource Center is located at Knox Farm State Park. The first of its kind for New York State Parks, the NLRC is a native plant nursery growing plants for habitat restoration, landscaping and gardening purposes. These plants are utilized to help the Western District of NYS Parks adhere to the directives outlined in Parks' Native Plant Policy. Trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses are primarily propagated from locally collected seed to preserve and enhance genetic variability within each species.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.

Maps

Digital Maps

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Sat 24 Apr
Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Registration: Required
Sat 24 Apr
Springtime Bluebird Walk
Saturday, April 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

With over 400 acres of grassland, Knox Farm is home to an incredible number of nesting Bluebirds. Join us as we monitor newly installed nest boxes and enjoy our state bird. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Apr
Fiddlehead Frolic
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Registration: Required
Wed 28 Apr
What in the Woods is That?
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Delve into the world of the unknown, the world of lichens, mushrooms, mosses, and galls! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 1, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park

Start time: 9am End time: 12pm

Meeting Location: Registration at Bull Shed adjacent to main parking lot Special Instructions: Stop at Bull Shed to register and meet your group. Rain dates Saturday & Sunday, May 8 & 9, 2021

Volunteer Project #1: Tree planting Ages: Appropriate for ages 13+ Please bring: garden gloves. Additional tools: spade, shovel, rake

Volunteer Project #2: Fence Rail Replacement Ages: all ages welcome Please bring: garden gloves

Volunteer Project #3: Trail Cleanup Ages: Appropriate for 13+ Please bring: garden gloves

Additional Information: Due to Covid regulations, please bring your own food and drink. Masks must be worn during event.

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Registration: Required

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing