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Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)

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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


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Fri 14 Oct
Bridging the Gorge Part 1
Friday, October 14, 2016 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

A hiking series on the history and tales of each of the bridges that span the Niagara Gorge will begin where the falls did. See remnants of the old bridge and the wonder of the new one. Call

Registration: Required
Sat 15 Oct
Fall into Fitness: Niagara Falls…In the Beginning
Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join us to hike the trails where Niagara Falls first formed.

Registration: Required
Sat 15 Oct
Pet Friendly Fall Foliage Walk
Saturday, October 15, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Artpark State Park (Earl W. Brydges)
(716) 282-5154

Join a park naturalist with your furry friend and explore the beauty of this park. Dogs must be on a leash and under your control at all times while on the walk

Registration: Required

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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