Emery Park

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Park Features

"Considered the most unique park, combining natural beauty and solitude"

The park offers a natural environment for family gatherings. One of our nature trails was constructed by our Park Rangers and is approximately one mile long.

Plant Life

Eastern Hemlock, Butternut, Tamarack, Black Willow, Norway Spruce, Black Locust, Northern White Cedar, Witch Hazel, Big Tooth Aspen, Eastern White Pine, Red Pine, Scots Pine, Black Cherry, White Ash, Yellow Ash, Yellow Birch, Beech, Sugar Maple, American Elm, American Basswood, American Hornbeam. In addition, there are ferns, moss/lichens, and Thistle.

Mammals

White Tail Deer, Rabbits, Skunks, Raccoons, Squirrels.

Birds

Herons, Jays, Owls, and Woodpeckers.

Activities

Summer

Hike through the self-guided mapped nature trail or walk through the lush greenery along Cazenovia Creek. Plan a picnic and grill at our spacious shelters. Kids love the playground area, as well as playing ball at our diamonds, using one of our 6 tennis courts, bicycling on the paved winding roads or playing the 18 Hole Black Diamond Disc Golf Course (www.nrdg.org).

Winter

Warm up to the cozy fireplaces at the ski lodge after skiing or snowshoeing through the trails. Snowmobile trails are marked. Magic Carpet for downhill skiing and snowboarding is open Wednesday-Friday 3:00PM - 7:00PM and Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 10:00AM - 7:00PM when conditions allow. For winter sports/ activities updates, please check the Winter Sports page daily.

History

Josiah Emery owned 175 acres of land in the Town of Aurora; his descendants lived and worked on this land for over one hundred years. In 1925, The Parks Commission purchased the land from Helen B. Emery, forming Emery Park. Emery Park had an abundance of attractions from the beginning- a rock garden, an amphitheater (original capacity 600), formal gardens, stone arch footbridge and Emery Inn (Est. 1926, used as a museum & restaurant but was the former home of the Emery family). The Park contains sixty-nine structures, 95% of the structures built during or before 1935. Emery Park has evolved into a 457.5-acre park.

Facilities / Activities

  • Baseball, Bicycling, Disc Golf, Electric Car Charging Station, Hiking Trails, Picnic Area, Picnicking, Playgrounds, Skiing: Cross-Country, Skiing: Downhill, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Tennis

Map of ski trails:

map of ski trails

Make your shelter/building reservation online or call (716) 858-8355 from 8:00 to 3:45 weekdays.

View shelters at this park

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08/18/2021 - 3:37 pm