Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday in My City-Knox Farm

It's hard to believe we are coming up on our two year anniversary living in Western New York. Even after two years of living here there are so many places in our own back yard we haven't visited or discovered.

Knox Farm State Park is one of those, it's located right in the village...I drive by it every time I go to the grocery store.....why we never stopped it beyond me. Knox Farm is the former estate of the renowned Knox Family, it's 633 acres are now owned by NY state. This park is on the "Seven to Save" endangered properties of NY state preservation league. It looks like it's struggling to stay alive...but has a lot of beauty to offer. I think of the potential it has but Imagine the money and being it's in a tiny village outside of Buffalo doesn't have the draw like big parks.

We brought our bikes to explore this park. It was a hot morning but once we were on the trails and in the woods it was much cooler. Other than the lack of signs we had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back and hike and bike the rest of the park. It's a hidden gem that's for sure. We had the place to our selves.







Happy Sunday! 

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15 comments:

Vidya Sury said...

Lovely photos. My favorite is the last shot! :-)We also tend not to visit the places in our backyard - and then, one fine day when we're walking around, are quite surprised!

retired not tired said...

This is another park we haven't been to but it would be great to explore it

Deidra said...

You had the whole park to yourself?!?! Wow! What a gift! Yesterday was the first day in a while it was cool enough (no triple digits) to ride our bikes and we took advantage of it! What kind of bike do you ride, Kathy? I'm in the marke for a new one!

likeschocolate said...

Looks like you had a lovely day!

TARYTERRE said...

What a GREAT idea to explore places close to home. We've recently begun doing the same thing. Knox Farm State Park looks like a lovely area for recreation.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yep! This is definitely a real gem. Glad you finally stopped and checked it out.... without mobs of people to get int he way of your bike ride :-)

I can only imagine how gorgeous it will be in the Fall.

Happy SIMC, jj

Rocio Esmeralda said...

Beautiful shots!!! Have a lovely Sunday!!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What a peaceful relaxing place to visit! Love that it was just you guys!

Leslie said...

I can't believe that it's been 2 years already!!!! What a pretty park! Your neck of the woods is so pretty and peacefull!!
Happy monday.

Tami said...

Is this the same Knox from Fort Knox?
I stopped riding a bike because it hurts my hooha. ;-)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Looks like an amazing place! So funny that it's been there all this time - it looks like a real gem :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Ooo looks really nice!

Sonya said...

It's beautiful there! I cant believe that much time has gone by since you moved back to the U.S..I still cant believe I've been in the Netherlands for 5 years!

bill lisleman said...

Parks are nice to have nearby. Also good for the wildlife.

Unknown Mami said...

2 years! I can not believe it, it feels you just moved there.