Evangola State Park. This is located in Irving off of Route 5 near the Catarragus Indian Reservation. The actual address is 10191 Old Lakeshore Rd. This park has camping and very nice access to the shores of Lake Erie. Fun park to walk or ride your bike through.
Wendt Beach Park. This is in the South towns of Buffalo. The park is either in Anglola or Evans of Old Lakeshore Road. The park has some Softball and soccer fields, as well as a nice beach. Only 15-20 minutes from downtown.
Lafayette Square 'Thursday at the Square' in downtown Buffalo. This is a large outdoor concert that takes place on Thursday's during the summer. This has become quite a popular event according to my Buffalo friends. The last time I went was about two summers ago. They serve lots of beer and food. Definitely worth a stop if you are around on Thursday.
Kissing Bridge Ski Resort. This is a small mountain that is south of Boston, NY. The vertical drop is 550' and the elevation on top is 1750'. It is nice to wander up the hills on a warm summer day or even a fall day to see the foliage(New York's is every bit as good as Vermont and New Hampshire's).
Off the I-90 take exit 57 in Hamburg and follow signs South through Boston, NY.
The Erie County Fair in August. Generally runs right in the middle of August. Erie County's is the second biggest in the country besides Los Angeles. So many things to see. The people watching is off the charts. People from all different walks off life make it to the County Fair. 'The World's Biggest Demolition Derby' also takes place at the fair. This self dubbed event is fantastic to watch. Cars are released into the ring and smash into each other till the car doesn't move anymore. Plenty of rides, livestock, vegetables, and of course food and beer!
Located neat Ralph Wilson Stadium. Get off at the Hamburg exit, take 20A to McKinley Pkwy and follow signs.
Take a drive to Sturgeon Point Marina in the South Towns. This is a small marina on the on Lake Erie. It is a fantastic place to relax and walk on the rocks that make up a small pier. The sun and the wind off the lake feels great on a hot summer day. The main activity is of course boating and fishing.
Take the drive from route 5 to Old Lakeshore Road. about 5-8 miles down is the marina on your right.
Holiday Valley Ski Resort is the 2nd largest ski resort in New York State and being only an hour south of the city makes it a popular spot in the winter. It is on Route 219 S. in Ellicottville, New York. This community is a ski town, but very quaint. Also worth a visit. :) And yes, Buffalo does have winter! :) Snow is generally on the ground from late November to ONLY early April-IF then. The snow isn't around in late april or May like some would have you believe.
Naval Servicemen’s Park
During World War Two, five brothers in the navy were stationed on the USS Juneau. When the ship sank, all five brothers perished to a water grave. Some time later, the Navy commissioned the USS Sullivans. The ship was mothballed and later brought to Buffalo, New York for permanent residence. It is said that George Sullivan roams about below the docks looking for his brothers who were trapped below the Juneau when it sank.
Niagara Falls is the city right next to the waterfall, which is about thirty minutes from Buffalo. However, if you fly there it seems like it's only a stone's throw away. This is a picture of the American Falls with the city of Niagara Falls in the background.
LONG WAY FROM BUFFALO, ABOUT 50 MILES EAST AND ABOUT 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCHESTER, THIS "GRAND CANYON OF THE EAST" IS IMPRESSIVE. CAMPING,HIKING, SWIMMING, WATCH HAWKS HANGING IN THE AIR.