Knox Farm State Park
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The Knox Farm State Park is located adjacent to the village of East Aurora, New York, USA. It is the former country estate of Buffalo's wealthy Knox Family, and spans 633 acres (2.56 km2), containing a number of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, ponds and wetlands. The Knox Farm, located within the park, is still home to a number of farm animals, including horses, sheep, goats, llamas and chickens.
Visitors can observe wildlife, hike and cross-country ski through a number of nature trails; bicycles, however, are only permitted in certain areas. Nature walks and programs are offered through the National Audubon Society and by New York State Park Naturalists. The Knox Farm Visitor Center contains exhibits of historical and natural interest.
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.
Friends of Knox Farm State Park
The Friends of Knox Farm State Park is a not-for-profit group dedicated to maintaining and promoting the park and its resources. The group holds several events for just that purpose.
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