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Work is beginning in removing invasive buckthorn as part of the East Canal Ecological Renovation project. Trails may be closed daily, including Service Rd (south), Snakeroot Tr, Old Tifft St, Mosquito Jct Bdwk Tr, and Mounds Bypass. For your own safety, please heed all trail closure signage as heavy equipment is at work.

Schools and Groups


Learn with Us

Tifft Nature Preserve has been engaging audiences of all ages and communities for decades through our diverse selection of guided programs. We serve as the region’s premier environmental education site in the Buffalo area. Your participants will be immersed in 264 acres of nature while being guided along trails through woodlands, wetlands, and boardwalks or enjoying a hands-on activity in our multi-classroom Darling Environment Education Center.
Our most requested Guided Tours and Workshops are listed on our website, however please contact us to potentially customize a program to meet your content needs for any age audience, from preschool to adults. We can also come to you to facilitate an Outreach program with your audience.
All groups of 10 or more individuals visiting the Preserve are required to make a reservation for a self-guided Discovery Visit, Guided Tour, or Workshop.
Please call (716) 825-6397 or email to make your reservation. We reserve the right to turn away self-guided groups that do not make a reservation as they may interfere with other programming.
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Explore at your leisure

Choose a Discovery Visit for your school or group and discover Tifft Nature Preserve at your own pace!

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Make it an experience they won’t forget

Customize your visit with facilitated activity stations in the Education Center and on the trails with a hands-on workshop.

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Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Choose from a variety of outreach programs for your classroom or gymnasium and save on transportation costs.

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Let us guide you!

Explore the outdoors with a knowledgeable facilitator on a guided tour of Tifft Nature Preserve.

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