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Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)

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Address
450 South 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
Latitude 43.168255
Longitude -79.045052

Earl W. Brydges Artpark is dedicated to presenting the finest in performing and visual arts programs, including Broadway musicals and classical, jazz and pop music concerts; art exhibits; classes, workshops and demonstrations, and tours of the park's geological and historic sites and nature trails. Lower Landing Archeological District is a key point in the Colonial Niagara Historic District.

The park has picnic facilities, hiking and cross-country skiing, and access to fishing. The upper Artpark Gorge Trail offers a gradual climb to the top where it meets up with the rim trail that crosses the power plant to Devil's Hole State Park. The lower River's Edge Trail provides access to fishing by two staircases. Both trails start at the small parking area at the upper end of the park.

Reminder: The Golden Park Pass does not apply at this park.


Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings or improved walkways.

Hours of Operation

  • Fishing: Available year round.
  • Hiking: Available year round.
  • Park is open year round. Primary season is during June, July and August.
  • Theater: Open May 7 - September 24
    Vehicle entry open 3 hours before a performance.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $10
    Non-Profit Buses $35
    Commercial Buses $75
    Non-Profit Seasonal $75

    Toll Booths: 04/30 - 09/24
  • Theater Admission
  • Fees vary
    For prices and tickets call:  (716) 754-9000

Maps

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Sat 04 Jun
National Trails Day- Length of Gorge Hike
Saturday, June 4, 2016 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Come and enjoy the beautiful Niagara Gorge as we hike rim and gorge trails from the mouth of the gorge at Artpark to the American Falls! National Trails Day is an annual event celebrated across the United States. For information go to http://www.americanhiking.org/

Registration: Required
Sat 18 Jun
6th annual Fairy House Festival at Artpark
Saturday, June 18, 2016 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 754-7766

Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival is always filled with whimsy and wonder. This year, the Festival flourishes into a two-day celebration featuring performances by international street theatre groups, visual and interactive art experiences, storytelling and more. The Festival will be presented on June 18 (2pm-7pm) and June 19 (12pm-5pm) in the Artpark Lower Park (enter at 4th street).

The Festival will feature already favorite activities such as the Fairy House Tour, The Fairy House Art Exhibit, fairy crown construction, potion production, t-shirt silk screening, storytelling, unicorn sightings, and the Build Your Own Fairy House workshop.

Festival goers will encounter a diverse group of international street theatre artists: Uta Bekaia (Georgia), The Lost Wheels of Time (Israel), Circus Orange (Canada), and Giraffe Royal (Estonia).

Daily Admission for the Fairy House Festival at Artpark is $10.00 per person, free admission for children 3 and under. Tickets are on sale now online at artpark.net and tickets.com, through the Artpark Box Office (450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm), by phone at 1-888-223-6000 and at the entrance to the festival. Parking is included with the purchase of a ticket, additional fees apply for online and phone orders. The Fairy House Festival takes place rain or shine.

Sun 19 Jun
Pet Friendly Walk
Sunday, June 19, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join us on Father's Day with your furry friend and explore the history and beauty of this park. Dogs must be on leash and under your control at all times while on the walk.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 Jun
6th annual Fairy House Festival at Artpark
Sunday, June 19, 2016 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 754-7766

Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival is always filled with whimsy and wonder. This year, the Festival flourishes into a two-day celebration featuring performances by international street theatre groups, visual and interactive art experiences, storytelling and more. The Festival will be presented on June 18 (2pm-7pm) and June 19 (12pm-5pm) in the Artpark Lower Park (enter at 4th street).

The Festival will feature already favorite activities such as the Fairy House Tour, The Fairy House Art Exhibit, fairy crown construction, potion production, t-shirt silk screening, storytelling, unicorn sightings, and the Build Your Own Fairy House workshop.

Festival goers will encounter a diverse group of international street theatre artists: Uta Bekaia (Georgia), The Lost Wheels of Time (Israel), Circus Orange (Canada), and Giraffe Royal (Estonia).

Daily Admission for the Fairy House Festival at Artpark is $10.00 per person, free admission for children 3 and under. Tickets are on sale now online at artpark.net and tickets.com, through the Artpark Box Office (450 South 4th Street, Lewiston, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm), by phone at 1-888-223-6000 and at the entrance to the festival. Parking is included with the purchase of a ticket, additional fees apply for online and phone orders. The Fairy House Festival takes place rain or shine.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Performing Arts Center (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • X-Country Skiing