Buffalo and Erie County
2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 716-696-3555
Beautiful gardens you can enjoy any time of year with a wide range
of plants and flowers. There are classes, special events, holiday
programs and more. Open all year.
Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 716-896-5200 X 338 or
Operated by the Buffalo Museum of Science, a 264 acre nature refuge
dedicated to conservation and environmental education. Consists of
ponds, marshes and woodlands for bird watching, fishing, snowshoe
rental and cross-country skiing.
Woodlawn Beach State Park
S-3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell, NY 716-826-1930
Great place for a fall walk along the lake on the one mile long
sand beach. A nature center/bathhouse complex with exhibits about
the park’s natural history is connected to the beach by an
interpretive nature boardwalk through the wooded wetlands.
31 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 716-655-0261
Original “Arts & Crafts” campus has events, walking
tours July-September, and a craft shop, restaurant and inn
The Great Pumpkin Farm Fall
11199 Main Street, Clarence, NY
Food, spooky haunted house, Boo Barn, amusement rides, hayrides,
pumpkins and more
Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway #1, Buffalo, NY 716-896-5200
Multiple programs for adults and kids, special exhibits, 400 seat
3-D auditorium, hands-on exhibits, the most complete record of life
of the greater Niagara Region along with exhibits on space,
dinosaurs, life in ancient Egypt, gems and more. Open all year.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
1411 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 716-885-1600
Beautiful 269-acre cemetery is on the State and National registers
of historic places. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1849, it
includes the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Blue Sky Mausoleum.
It is the final resting place of famous African Americans Mary B.
Talbert and Reverend J. Edward Nash, as well as President Millard
Fillmore and Seneca Nation orator Red Jacket. Guided tours in
summer; open year round.