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.
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The Bathosphere and the Bather's Pond in the background.
Children climbing on the animal sculptures at the Rohr Hill Road section of the Park.
The Rohr Hill Road section of the park feature many monumental sculptures created by the park's founder, Larry Griffis, Jr.
A Larry Griffis, Jr. piece in the forest of the Mill Valley Road section of the park.
Sculpture on the bank of the upper pond at Mill Valley Road.
The Bathers at the Mill Valley Road section of the park