Dunkirk Travel Guide

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  • lighthouse, light ship, gift shop
    lighthouse, light ship, gift shop
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Dunkirk Things to Do

  • see Lake Erie

    This is a no brainer. Pick one of the spots mentioned. Find a place to park (legally.... they do give out tickets for illegal parking). Walk along the shore and take pictures.Good exercise and good for the heart and soul.Try these areas:Park Drive. From route 5 connect to Lighthouse Point Road and take that to Park Drive.Central Avenue. right off...

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  • visit the Dunkirk Lighthouse

    $5 will get you a pass into the Veteran's Park in Dunkirk where the Dunkirk Lighthouse is situated. You can self-tour the grounds which has war memorials and some war equipment. You can enter the lighthouse and go upto the observation deck. You can walk through the light-keepers house. You can browse around the museum and gift shop.The land that...

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  • Dunkirk Historical Museum

    Exhibits of clothing, toys and housegoods and Civil War military ware and railroad memoribilia.If you are into local history then this is a great place, otherwise it looks like every other hometown museum run by the local historical society.They have a genealogy room where you can browse and photograph old records.We were in and out of there in...

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  • Picture is a Grape Picker...

    Picture is a Grape Picker Demonstration at the Fair. Dunkirk, and the Northern Part of Chautauqua County are the Concord Grape Capitol of the World. Welch's Grape plant is just about 15 miles to the West of Dunkirk and all around Dunkirk is Grape Vineyards and More Vineyards. They dont get all the snow right on Lake Erie as we get just a few miles...

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  • The Chautauqua County Fair....

    The Chautauqua County Fair. This Fair hasnt changed much since I was a kid. Picture is my Son riding a rocking animal. This is in a big tent with farm things for the youger generation. They have milking a pretent Cow, Stick Horse ride through a maze and tractors to sit on and Grape Juice.

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  • Dunkirk NY and the surrounding...

    Dunkirk NY and the surrounding areas are a large producer of Concord Grapes. This is a phot of a grape Vineyard near The Chautauqua County Fair. Welch's Grape Juices plant is about 15-20 miles West of Dunkirk in Westfield New York.

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Dunkirk Restaurants

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    by davecallahan Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    This restaurant serves Italian, Greek and American foods. We have taken our daughter and some of her college friends here several times and the meals have always been good.

    The inside of the restaurant is simple wooden tables and some booths with large windows facing the bay. The decor is southern European (Italian/Greek influences). The place is clean and bright; strictly a casual place to eat. The waitress is part of the owner's family and is friendly and courteous. The service is fast and to your liking.

    The menu has large salads, light-cuisine for the weight-watchers, large portions of beef and pork if you want that, great desserts (like baklava) and a selection of teas and coffees to choose.
    I like their chef salad plate with oil and vinegar and a side order of garlic bread; I usually get the chicken strips topping for the salad. My wife likes the seafood platter and the college kids usually go for the beef-and-potato choices. Sweet tea (raspberry tea) is good on a warm day or hot coffee or cocoa on the chillier days that are more prevelant in the area.

    The meal runs about $15 per person which is reasonable for the quality of the food.

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Dunkirk Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 22, 2007

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    The crime statistics for Dunkirk, NY show that it is generally below the average risk level therefore it is in the "safe" zone.

    Annual crime rates are: 1 murder, 3 rapes, 15 robberies, 40 assaults, 450 thefts of various kinds. The low level of violent crimes makes Dunkirk a fairly safe place to visit.
    there are only 11 sex offenders in the greater Dunkirk area.
    if you are interested to see their locations, use the website below.

    Just remember to play it safe: don't go out late alone or to unfamiliar areas, lock your doors, keep an eye on the kids. General common sense will usually keep you safe in a place like Dunkirk.

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Dunkirk Tourist Traps

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    by Randall_Burt Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Just about any Game You play at a Fair is a ripoff. We won two Gold Fish and I almost won a stuffed animal on the Shooting gallery. You must put out all the start. I only had a couple small pieces left and my son Hit the star a couple times. It was fun oh!

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Dunkirk Off The Beaten Path

  • Wright Park

    Dunkirk has several of these little parks tucked away along the lake front.Wright Park is bounded on north-south by Lake Front Blvd and Pine Street and on east-west by Wright Park Drive and Serval Street. It has a couple of walking/biking paths, a kids playground, a ballfield, plenty of parking and a view of Lake Erie. There are a few picnic tables...

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  • There are real nice Church's...

    There are real nice Church's to get married in. This was my Brother and his wife going to reception after wedding. It was a big attraction with many people on the side of the street to see the Horse and Buggy.

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  • Dunkirk Harbor is a stop for...

    Dunkirk Harbor is a stop for Canadian Geese and Sea Gulls. This is a place to feed them in the winter months.

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Dunkirk Favorites

  • communities

    Dunkirk is a village, a town and a city. It is the governing body also of several nearby communities with very diverse characteristics: university town, marina hamlet, tourist area, farm community.The areas in the Dunkirk city/town are:Fredonia... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/cce24/Pomfret Portland ......

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  • The Chautauqua County Fair is...

    The Chautauqua County Fair is always a Great place to visit, the last week of July. My son with a Pretend Cow. You can Milk this cow. He Didn't dare but liked the Moo it made.

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  • The Chautauqua County Fair has...

    The Chautauqua County Fair has been a stop almost every year since I was little. It is a great place to enter things you have made. I enter Photographs alot.

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