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nature view park 

Nature View Park
Location: Amherst, Erie County
Size: 1,254 acres

Hiking difficulty: Easy

Nature View Park is a 1,254-acre park owned by the Town of Amherst. The Land Conservancy holds a conservation easement. The park includes forests, wetlands, and meadows. In the 1970s an incinerator was planned for this site. A golf course was proposed in the 1990s. Thankfully, after a series of public hearings with impassioned and carefully researched appeals, these plans were stopped. 

The eventual protection of Nature View Park was a grassroots effort accomplished by ten years of hard work, teenagers who cared enough to go door-to-door with petitions, residents who spoke up at public hearings, and neighbors who held meetings in living rooms and around kitchen tables. The passion of these neighbors would translate into the bipartisan support that elected officials needed to finalize the creation of the park. Nature View Park is the largest undeveloped green space left in Amherst.

Nature View Park has many walking trails that are free and open to the public. The parking lot for Nature View Park is located along the southeast side of Tonawanda Creek Road, between Sweet Home Road and Campbell Boulevard across the street from Amherst Veterans Canal Park.


Address: 1087 Tonawanda Creek Road, Buffalo, NY 14228

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