Tifft Nature Preserve
Located in Buffalo, NY is one of the largest urban nature preserves in New York State. On land once used as a dairy farm, this 264-acres of land is now used to manage and benefit wildlife and native flora in the Buffalo area. The Tifft Nature Preserve is comprised of multiple trails and the Herb and Jane Darling Environmental Education Center.
Looking for a hike that will immerse you in Buffalo’s natural environment? The Tifft Nature Preserve’s trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk, making it the perfect outdoor attraction for hikers who don’t want to travel too far outside the city. Together, the trails encompass 5-miles of land.
Want to see New York’s wildlife in action? The nature preserve is home to several species of wildlife that are active in the area. While visiting the preserve and hiking the trails, you are likely to see plenty of deer, beavers, turtles, snakes and various bird species.
Are you a birder? One of the greatest highlights of the nature preserve is its status as an “Important Bird Area,” which is designated by the National Audubon Society. The area features countless bird species, such as osprey, common loons, red-shouldered hawks, peregrine falcons, upland sandpipers, willow flycatchers, short-eared owls and black terns. Check out the Osprey Cam on the preserve’s website.
“A great place to enjoy nature and go for a hike. All just 5 minutes from Buffalo. If you live in the city and have not been, you are missing out.”
—Craig P., Google