You can say a lot about New York State, but one thing you can't say is that it is short on parks.
The Empire State has almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to beautiful green space. From the Adirondacks to Letchworth, there are 178 State Parks across New York, with each one having its own unique features.
While the larger parks are often magnificent in their grandeur, it is often the smaller ones that are most fascinating, and all the more satisfying because you feel as if you've just uncovered a hidden treasure. A case in point is Knox Farm State Park, a 600 acre gem nestled gently in the hills of East Aurora.
Seymour Knox IV is the President of Friends Of Knox Farm State Park. "It's a wonderful place to be. It's very pastoral, it's very, sort of healing...you're out in nature. It has beautiful vistas, there's a lot of trails you can walk, and there's a lot of wildlife out here."