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Tifft is 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 of $3 per person). Click here for more information on group offerings.

Seasonal Offering: Try Snowshoeing at Tifft!

Traditional wood snowshoes and young children’s plastic snowshoes are available for rent in the Tifft Nature Preserve Environmental Education Center during open hours when snow is at least 6 inches deep.

Children ages 3-6 /up to 45 pounds: $3 per pair; children 45+ pounds and adults: $5 per pair. Please call 716-825-6397 to ensure availability or for more information. *Sturdy footwear recommended (hiking and work boots work best).

Herb & Jane Darling Environmental Education Center Hours:
  • Open year-round
  • Wed. – Sat.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sun.: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Trail Hours
  • Open year-round from dawn to dusk
Tifft Nature Preserve Map
  • Click here for your copy of the map to the preserve
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Do’s and Don’ts at Tifft

Please Do
  • Park cars in front parking lot
  • Leave pets at home
  • Stay on trails and walk with a friend, not alone
  • Picnic near the Herb & Jane Darling Environmental Education 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, memories and garbage with you when you leave
  • Stop into the Darling Environmental Education Center to pick up a trail map, find answers to your questions and for restrooms and drinking fountains
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 Herb & Jane Darling Environmental Education Center without authorization, a handicapped permit or plates. Visitor Center parking lot closes daily at 4 p.m.
  • Walk on ice or 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

Failure to comply with the rules above may result in your removal from Tifft Nature Preserve.

Things to Do

How to Get Here

Host an Event

Birthday Parties

Explore the Outer Harbor

Directions

1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 825-6397
tifftreservations@sciencebuff.org

The Preserve is located on Fuhrmann Blvd and Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, easily accessible from Route 5.

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