The Great Outdoors

Outdoor Adventures in Buffalo

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.


Find yourself in Buffalo’s Great Outdoors


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!

Biking along the Buffalo Outer Harbor

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Explore Outdoor Things to Do

1st Choice Fishing Charters

444 Harper Drive
Lewiston, NY 14092

(716) 940-2845

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Akron Falls Park

44 Parkview Dr.
Akron, NY 14001

(716) 858-8355

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Ales and Axes

359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 342-2292

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AMF Lancaster Lanes

4913 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043

(716) 668-1000

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Angler’s Edge Outdoors

Ransomville, NY 14131

(716) 791-1085

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Angler’s Obsession Charters

6971 Sandpiper Court
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(716) 696-0280

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Arrowhead Golf Club and Timberland Lodge

12292 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001

(716) 542-4653

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Audubon Golf Course

500 Maple Road
Amherst, NY 14221

(716) 631-7139

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10995 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031

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Balloons Over Letchworth

6773 Halvorsen Road
Portageville, NY 14536

(585) 243-3178

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Batavia Muckdogs

Dwyer Stadium
Batavia, NY 14020

(585) 343-5454

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Beaver Island State Park

2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

(716) 773-3271

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