Knox Farm State Park

Knox Farm State Park

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Knox Farm State Park

New York

(716) 549-1802

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Overview

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.

Map of Knox Farm (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.768597, -78.649536

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is permitted in the park, but only in certain areas.

  • Hiking

    Containing a number of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, ponds and wetlands, Knox Farm is a great place for a hike because of the number of different trails available and the variety of sites you can see.

  • Historic Sites

    Nature walks and programs are offered through the National Audubon Society, and the Knox Farm Visitor Center contains exhibits of historical and natural interest.

  • Horseback Riding

    Nature trails can also be toured on horseback by permit only. Horse owners must also have a current Coggins certificate. The park also offers use of stable facilities and riding lessons. There are also several equestrian events open to the public, such as horse shows, summer polo matches and an annual carriage drive.

  • Winter Sports

    During the winter months, the popular summer hiking trails can be used for both cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Seasonality/Weather

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Directions

Driving

I-90 to exit 54 (rte. 400.) Continue on Rte. 400 to Jamison Road exit. Turn right on Jamison Road and follow to the end. Turn left on rte. 16 (Seneca St.) and follow for two miles. Entrance to park is on the right.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(716) 549-1802

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