Paddle, Pedal, Bike & Hike

Buffalo has transformed into a mecca for urban outdoor adventure. We’ve created miles of parks and trails along our lakeshore; converted our concrete canyon of 100-foot-tall waterfront grain silos into a hub for kayaking, zip lining and rock climbing; paved new cycling lanes on streets across the city and even invented ice bikes to keep the thrills going year-round.

Extend your visit by exploring Western New York’s sweeping coastlines, rolling hills, cavernous ravines and towering forests. Windsurf along our lakeside beaches. Hike to the Eternal Flame Falls in Chestnut Ridge Park, one of the world’s only naturally occurring flames set behind a waterfall. Spend a day among the soaring gorges of Zoar Valley. Or cast a line for Lake Erie smallmouth bass and walleye on a chartered boat tour.

With 20 percent of the world’s freshwater at our doorstep, there’s a good chance your next visit here will be on or along our lakes, rivers and creeks (or perhaps to that world-famous waterfall just 20 miles downstream from Buffalo). Browse through the ideas and stories below to plan your next adventure!

Explore the outdoors




1st Choice Fishing Charters

444 Harper Drive
Lewiston, NY 14092
(716) 940-2845


Ales and Axes

359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 342-2292


AMF Lancaster Lanes

4913 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043


Angler's Edge Outdoors

Ransomville, NY 14131
(716) 791-1085


Angler's Obsession Charters

6971 Sandpiper Court
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 696-0280


Arrowhead Golf Club and Timberland Lodge

12292 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001
(716) 542-4653


Audubon Golf Course

500 Maple Road
Amherst, NY 14221
(716) 631-7139


Balloons Over Letchworth

6773 Halvorsen Road
Portageville, NY 14536
(585) 243-3178


Batavia Muckdogs

Dwyer Stadium
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-5454


Beaver Island State Park

2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
(716) 773-3271


Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY 14113
(585) 457-3228


Bert's Bikes & Fitness

7510 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-4882



Explore Buffalo's great outdoors, as photographed by our followers!