With mild summers and beautiful northern winters, Buffalo is a great place to enjoy the outdoors all year round. This guide to Buffalo's outdoor activities will help outdoor-lovers enjoy the beautiful parks, exciting concerts, and the compelling history of the city.
Perhaps the most notable outdoor activities in the city are the Buffalo parks. With three major parks designed by legendary landscape designer Frederick Olmstead, these conservatories are among the most beautiful in the world. Take a special trip to Delaware Park, the center of the Olmstead Park System, and explore green meadows, a fragrant rose garden, beautiful man-made lakes, and awe-inspiring fountains. Rent a picnic spot and a lawn for croquet, and play the day away. One shouldn't miss the quarry garden -- it’s one of the few major landscapes to be designed around a once-working quarry!
Every summer, Buffalo concerts and music venues take things outside for a number of free shows. Many are located along the scenic canal. The cool breeze that comes in across the water helps keep concert goers comfortable while enjoying acts like Salt-N-Pepa, Fountains of Wayne, Young the Giant, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It can get a little bit crowded, so be sure to get there early to claim a patch of green.
One of the greatest day trips in Buffalo is a unique tour led by television's Maxwell Truth. The Forgotten Buffalo Tour will take visitors on a sightseeing trip to visit prohibition-era gin joints, marvel at the centuries of architecture, and visit some unique eateries that are off the beaten path. Transportation and food are included in the price of admission.
Whether it’s walking through the beautiful parks, enjoying a concert, or just exploring the city, there's so much to do in the great outdoors in Buffalo.