Buffalo’s Canalside district is the perfect balance of history and family fun!
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Buffalo’s position as the western terminus of the Erie Canal made it one of the country’s most important transportation and industrial centers. Today, Canalside, Buffalo’s $295 million waterfront redevelopment, pays homage to that heritage, while offering some 750 events, ranging from outdoor yoga to crafts for kids to free Thursday at Canalside concerts by national rock acts.
You can also walk through WWII warships at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park (America’s largest inland naval park); enjoy gastropub fare at the Liberty Hound and grub off the grill at Clinton’s Dish; or set sail on an excursion with the Queen City Ferry, Spirit of Buffalo, Buffalo Harbor Cruises, Water Bikes of Buffalo, the moondanceCat or Seven Seas Sailing Center.
Prefer to make your own waves? Explore Lake Erie and the Buffalo River (home to Buffalo's mammoth grain elevators) with a canoe, kayak or SUP (stand-up paddle board) rental from BFLO Harbor Kayak or a guided paddle tour with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.