Outdoor Recreation

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If you’re a serious fan of parks and rec, Buffalo is the outdoor adventure mecca you’ve been looking for. For starters, twenty percent of the world’s freshwater is at our doorstep and we take full advantage of that blue abundance. We kayak, paddleboard, windsurf, waterbike, jet ski and sail. And when it comes to fishing, few places in North America measure up to the waters in our corner of the Great Lakes. But the fun doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. For hikers, you can take your pick of rolling hills, cavernous gorges, thundering rapids and towering forests — and even a naturally occurring flame inside a waterfall! When you’re done Instagramming the Eternal Flame head back downtown for some rock climbing — and, yes, ziplining — on the gargantuan grain elevators that line the Buffalo River. Tired yet?

[Buffalo and Erie County attractions and businesses have begun a gradual reopening process. In accordance with state and local guidelines, they are putting into place increased precautions and safeguards to protect their guests. Here’s a list of all organizations that have signed our Buffalo Cares! Stay Safe pledgeFor the most current information on status, hours and safety measures being taken, please check individual websites or social channels.]