Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Knox Farm State Park

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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.

Household pets only; on a leash not more than 6 feet.

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk.


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Sun 28 Aug
Search for Hidden Creatures
Sunday, August 28, 2016 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Flippin' logs and lookin' for frogs! Join us on an exploratory walk as we search for the little known residents of Knox Farm. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Aug
Crepuscular Hike: Night of the Bat
Sunday, August 28, 2016 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Celebrate International Bat Night and embark on a crepuscular journey through Knox Farm and witness the incredible aerial acrobats of the world's only flying mammal! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

Registration: Required
Fri 16 Sep
Crepuscular Hike: Harvest Moon Hoopla
Friday, September 16, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Come discover what all the hoopla's about as we set out on a moonlit hike and witness the rise of the harvest moon, the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox. For information and 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