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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 permit information or filming at Knox Farm, please contact Michelle.Stacey@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 18 Dec
Knox Farm Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 18, 2016 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Audubon's Christmas bird count is the nation's longest-running citizen science bird project and has become a tradition for new and veteran birders. Join us at Knox Farm for our very own Christmas bird count and start your own birding tradition!

Registration: Required
Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2017 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Start your new year off right with an invigorating 2 mile hike through Knox Farm to visit the parks largest trees!

Meet at visitors parking lot. Bring snowshoes, snow permitting.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 Jan
Knox Farm Cross Country Ski
Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A celebration of snow sports and a chance to try out snowshoeing (snowshoes provided) or go cross-country skiing at your favorite state park! Call for the meeting place as program location may be moved to a nearby park depending on snow conditions.

Registration: Required
Sat 21 Jan
Knox Farm Snowshoe
Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

A celebration of snow sports and a chance to try out snowshoeing (snowshoes provided) or go cross-country skiing at your favorite state park! Call for the meeting place as program location may be moved to a nearby park depending on snow conditions.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Feb
Knox Farm Winter Trek
Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Embark on a winter wonder walk as we investigate animal tracks, admire 120 year old trees, and discuss how the park's wildlife endures the winter months. Bring a snack lunch.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Nature Trails
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing