Visitor Center Hours:

Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Visitor Center Hours: Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm | Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Trail Hours:

Trails open daily
from dawn until dusk

Trail Hours: Trails open daily from dawn until dusk

1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Buffalo, New York 14203

Location: 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14203
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Directions to Tifft:

The Preserve is located adjacent to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Exit from the Skyway (Route #5).


1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard

Buffalo, New York 14203

Phone: (716) 825-6397

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Visitor Center Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Trail Hours:

Trails open dawn 'til dusk


While visiting:


  • Park cars in front parking lot
  • Use restrooms at Visitor Center during open hours
  • Stay on trails and walk with a friend, not alone
  • Picnic near the Visitor Center (no cooking)
  • Fish only on the West and South shores of Lake Kirsty
  • Follow NYS Fishing Regulations
  • Remember to walk and talk quietly to better enjoy the wildlife
  • Take only pictures and memories; leave only footprints

Please do NOT:

  • Handle wildlife
  • Collect or release wildlife
  • Disturb wildlife or visitors
  • Pick or eat flowers, plants, or fruits
  • Bring dogs or any other animals
  • Swim, boat, jog, or bike (bicycle rack available)
  • Park at Visitor Center without authorization, a handicapped permit or plates. Visitor Center parking lot closes at 4pm
  • Walk on ice on any body of water
  • Use kites, motorized toys, sleds, toboggans, inner tubes, ATVs, or snowmobiles
  • Hunt, trap, build fires, or bring firearms
  • Bring drugs or alcohol anywhere on the preserve


Free parking is available in the Visitor lot near the driveway entrance. Overflow parking is available along Fuhrmann Boulevard.

It's Free to Explore:

Access to Tifft's grounds, boardwalks and trails is free and open to the public; donations are gratefully accepted. GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE PLEASE CALL TO MAKE A RESERVATION (SUGGESTED DONATION: $3 PER PERSON). Click here for more information on group offerings.