- Eat & Drink
In a city that abounds with examples of restoration, re-use and re-birth, the Buffalo River may be Buffalo’s signature success story. Today, the water is cleaner, the shoreline habitat has been restored, wildlife has returned (watch for red tail hawks, blue herons and white-tailed deer) and residents and visitors have taken to the water like never before. At Buffalo Riverworks you can you zipline between grain elevators, rock climb to the top of a silo and then grab a freshly-brewed beer. Across the river, Buffalo Riverfest Park is home to concerts, festivals and the Tewksbury Lodge restaurant. Further upriver, you’ll come to Silo City where you can take an Explore Buffalo vertical tour of one of the towering grain elevators, see a summer concert or theatrical performance and grab a cold one at Duende. At Mutual Riverfront Park, you can rent a kayak and paddle the concrete canyon of Elevator Alley and then head over to Gene McCarthy’s or the Barrel Factory to quench your thirst. Experience how the Old Buffalo is becoming the New Buffalo on the Buffalo River.