Buffalo Off The Beaten Path

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    Check out the local "Target"

    by SHOCKZ Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Here in Canada we don't have Targets but we do have Wal-marts and to be honest those vests that the workers wear at Wal-mart look hideous. Needless to say, trying to find a hot chick at Walmart is like trying to find that needle in the haystack. Well when i arrived at target i couldn't get my eyes off the hotties, i spent more time in my one visit to Target then i've ever spent in a Wal-mart my entire life. The whole purpose of my trip to Buffalo was to drop off my sister at the airport. My delay at Target caused by the surprisingly good number of hot chicks working there almost resulted in my sister missing her flight. She was so pissed off!

    A Target trip could back up the plans for the day
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    Holiday Valley Ski Resort is...

    by jaybird199 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    Supposed HauntingUSS...

    by photobf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Supposed Haunting
    USS Sullivans
    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.

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    Niagara Falls is the city...

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    Spooky places

    by Herkbert Updated Sep 3, 2010

    Two Buffalo locations have been featured on the "Ghost Hunters" television show - Iron Island Museum and the Central Terminal. If your tastes (or beliefs) run a little paranormal, you might want to check them out.

    The Iron Island Museum is a quirky little museum located in a building that once housed a church and a funeral home. Iron Island is a nickname for the area that the museum is located in due to all the surrounding railroad tracks.

    The Central Terminal was the place to be when Buffalo was in its haydays if you were arriving or departing by train. It's an art deco structure that was left to deteriorate for a long time as passenger travel slowed. The Central Terminal can be seen from a distance as you approach the city.

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    Pay a visit to Fort Erie, Canada

    by Herkbert Written Aug 27, 2008

    If you are passing through Buffalo on your way to or from Canada, you will be driving across the Peace Bridge. The bridge connects Buffalo, NY to Fort Erie, Canada. Crossing here into Canada leads directly to the QEW, which is the direct highway up to Toronto.

    The bridge opened in June 1927, and spans the mouth of the Niagara River at the east end of Lake Erie. While the debate rages on regarding the building of a new bridge or expansion of the current bridge, it is usually a pretty quick trip and fairly easy to make your way through customs.

    Be sure to have a passport or other verification of citizenship. You are crossing an international border and since 9/11 they seem to check much more closely. The toll to cross is $3.00 US.

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  • nicest people on earth

    by buffaloisamazing Updated Feb 19, 2007

    We aren't called the City of Good Neighbors for nothing. The people are willing to help with anything!
    So if you want to go off the beaten path in Buffalo...
    1. Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park NY
    So much fun! Great sledding, cross country skiing in the winter. In the summer, you can roll down the sledding hill, hike up and down the ravines, go down the 100 Steps, or play in the playground!
    2. The Naval Park in the city
    I used to go here all the time with my family. There are 2 naval ships and a submarine. You can go onboard and walk around, see what it was like to be a sailor on one!
    3. Letchworth State Park
    GORGEOUS! In the summer it is hot and you can take a white water rafting ride. The Glen Iris Inn is great to eat or view the museum foe the history of Letchworth.
    5. Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine in Lackawanna, NY
    The church is gorgeous on the inside and out. A tribute to Father Baker's work. One of the hidden gems in the Buffalo Area!
    6. The St. Patricks Day Parade in the city
    Such a great way to spend St. Patrick's Day, which is a big deal in predominantly Irish South Buffalo. Bring the kids to watch the Irish Dancers or go out afer for a drink in one of Buffalo's great bars.
    7.Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
    Totally free. Created by Frederick Law Olmsted, a gorgeous collection of flowers. Even has a waterfall!
    8. Eden, NY
    One of the cutest little towns in NY! Visit in early August to catch the Eden Corn Festival. It is a great little fair to take the kids to! The Kazoo Factory is so fun to for the kids and all the little gifts they sell are inexpensive!
    9. Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY
    Also in early August, this is the second largest county fari in the country. Lots of fun childrens rides and AMAZING food stands. You might even catch the daily parade- the highlight of which is the Fair Band, made up of local high schoolers.

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    I've fallen and can't get up!

    by heitzenrater Written Jun 13, 2007

    This is a TRUE off the beaten path activity!!!!!

    So here is the scoop. If you ever wanted to go sky diving here is your chance.
    first things first. You took a class that was about a half hour long. It was mostly a video followed by simple instructions.
    Next they suited you up. Lastly you jumped out of a plane!
    The jump was a tandem jump meaning you are hooked to the instructor so there are no accidents.

    On the way down i was able to see niagara falls. They also said that i might be able to see Toronto, but it's hard to look when your falling from 12,000 feet!

    Tandem Prices
    Group Size Price
    1 $220 each
    5-9 $210 each
    10-19 $200 each
    20-24 $190 each
    25+ $180 each
    10+ $220 each (and organizer jumps free!)

    Frontier Skydivers | 3316 Beebe Road, Newfane, NY 14108
    Newfane NY 15 miles from Niagara Falls 20 miles from Buffalo, 20 miles from St Catharines, 50 miles from Rochester.

    Check out the website it will give you all the info you need. Good luck and have fun!


    Watch out for that treeeee!

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    White stuff.... FUN

    by heitzenrater Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Welcome to New York's favorite resort for skiing and snowboarding.

    53 slopes and 12 lifts, powerhouse snowmaking and grooming system, beautiful base lodges and guest rooms, spread over 1100 acres on a 750 foot vertical drop give you plenty of variety no matter what kind of skiing or riding you like.

    36 slopes are open at night skiing and riding.

    12 lifts carry over 22,000 skiers per hour and 95% snowmaking coverage keeps the slopes white, even when there's no snow in your own back yard.

    Three base lodges provide all of the comforts and services you'd expect of a first class resort:

    Holiday also has the fun-loving Village of ellicottville, make Holiday Valley simply the best in the region!

    Winter Hours of Operation
    Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    From the North - Cross the Peace Bridge and take Interstate 90 West (the NYS Thruway.) Take Exit 55 to Rt. 219 South. Follow 219 for 50 miles to Ellicottville, then 1 mile farther south on 219 to Holiday Valley.
    About 1 hour

    Route 219 PO Box 370
    Ellicottville, NY 14731-0370


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