Outer Harbor

The Outer Harbor is Buffalo’s nearest faraway place – an easily accessible (via the Queen City Bike Ferry from Canalside) stretch of Lake Erie waterfront that’s perfect for recreation, relaxation and peaceful contemplation. The Outer Harbor stretches for hundreds of acres from the tip of Lighthouse Point, home of the iconic 1833 Lighthouse, to the City Ship Canal where kayakers and fishermen ply the waters that were once home to ore docks and blast furnaces. In between, you’ll find hiking trails and boardwalks at the Times Beach Nature Preserve, a beach, beer garden and kayak rentals at Wilkeson Pointe, mountain bike dirt paths, a paved pump track and skills loop at the Lakeside Bike Park (be sure to grab a photo of the massive Flat Man sculpture), charter boat rentals and some of the best bass fishing in North America at Safe Harbor Marina, a state-of-the-art playground at Buffalo Harbor State Park and miles of hiking trails, viewing platforms and secluded overlooks at Tifft Nature Preserve.

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