We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tifft Nature Preserve

#41 of 153 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203-3188
+1 716-825-6397
Review Highlights
Great place for a walk.

Plenty of diverse flora/fauna. Very peaceful and scenic surroundings. Good variety of trails... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff R
via mobile
Hidden gem!

A hidden gem in an erstwhile ugly city. Free admission and parking. A hiker's paradise with grass... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lauri F
via mobile
Read all 39 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Only three miles outside downtown Buffalo, this environmental education and conservation site bordering Lake Erie offers hiking trails, boardwalks and a cattail marsh that is great for bird-watching. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular in winter.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203-3188
+1 716-825-6397
Write a Review
Reviews (39)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of diverse flora/fauna. Very peaceful and scenic surroundings. Good variety of trails. Highly recommend a visit!

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem in an erstwhile ugly city. Free admission and parking. A hiker's paradise with grass, gravel, and boardwalk paths to follow in endless linking combinations. Noticed many fishing while hiking. Great place to visit for exercise, photography, and relaxation.

Thank Lauri F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Wish there wasn't so much litter and the bathrooms were open later. Aside from that there is diverse wildlife and great fishing. It is a wonderful place to have a relaxing walk, picnic, or just sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If people were not allowed to walk their dogs here, this could be an excellent place for a walk within a half hour drive from the city center. Unfortunately, you have to spend too much time looking down so you don't step in something you'd...More

1  Thank smithnewland
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Easy access from downtown Buffalo. The grounds are well kept and the terrain varies from forested to water views. Bird and wildlife are plentiful.

Thank mkudlp
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place offers the peaceful solitude despite of being close to a major thruway. If you are into bird watching or fishing, this place is a treat!

Thank Traveller_p3000
Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are beautiful trails. We've seen deer and birds .....bring a picnic lunch or just take the nature walk. Some prop,e were Aldo fishing in the lake.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a wonderful wildlife preserve very close to downtown. The area was an industrial area and the transformation is wonderful to see. It is a model for other cities who wish to utilize abandoned shuttered industrial acreage. The visitor center is a very welcoming...More

Thank AlanBartlett
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What a find, right in Buffalo. We saw four green herons and numerous shore birds among many others, along with deer, while we walked a few of the trails. Highly recommended. Nature center closes at 4:00 but trails stay open until dusk.

Thank cararro
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is truly a jewel of Buffalo where you can get out into nature and be right in the city. Take a hike, fish, spend a day, learn something new about nature, drop in for lunch, there's so much to do and something for everyone...More

Thank CaliRae
Nearby Restaurants
Rooster's Cafe
16 reviews
2.35 km away
Gene McCarthy's
56 reviews
2.04 km away
Buffalo Riverworks
135 reviews
2.80 km away
Wayside Family Restaurant
30 reviews
2.91 km away
Nearby Attractions
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
307 reviews
3.28 km away
Larkin Square
90 reviews
3.06 km away
Flying Bison Brewing Company
19 reviews
3.20 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Shirley C
25 May 2017|
Response from Jeff R |
There is no fee to access.