Since the early 60’s, the steel sculptures of Larry Griffis, Jr. and other international artists have been residing in the woods, fields, and even ponds of Griffis Sculpture Park. The 450 acre Ashford Hollow park, located eight miles outside of Ellicottville, is not only a tremendous regional attraction, but holds the distinction of being one of America’s largest and oldest sculpture parks.
The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails. Each sculpture was placed with the natural setting in mind, creating a truly unique experience between art and nature.
The park is actually split into two sections: Rohr Hill Road Site and Mill Valley Road Site. The Rohr Hill area is characterized by towering sculptures set in fields and woods just off the road. The Mill Valley Road Site features both a smooth walk area, as well miles of trails through a variety of terrain. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, one can always get a flavor of the park.
The Griffis Sculpture Park is open from May 1 to October 31.
Griffis Sculpture Park is proud to be one of the many beautiful, eco-friendly outdoor attractions in Cattaraugus County, NY. It is located in the Southwest of New York State amidst rolling hills, farm land, forests, and picturesque waterways. Whether you like to fish, hike, bike, ski or paddle there are many gorgeous destinations in Cattaraugus County for you to enjoy. Check out the official website here to find out where else to stay and play after your trip to Griffis Sculpture Park.