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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Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1802

Come join us at Knox Farm State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project: Spring clean-up of the park including raking, staining picnic tables, trail clearing, gardening, litter removal.

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Contact event coordinator Peggy Cooke for more information: 716-597-7525,

Registration: Required
Sat 14 May
Waves of Warblers
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a hike through Knox Farm and search for warblers during their peak migration period. These energetic and colorful birds are often referred to as the "butterflies of the bird world."

Registration: Required
Mon 20 Jun
Crepuscular Hike: Full Moon over the Falls
Monday, June 20, 2016 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 549-1050

With the glow of the full moon to guide us, join us as we hike to the little known falls of Knox Farm and experience the park during twilight hours. Moon gazing to follow program weather permitting.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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