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A city with a variety of activites
Posted On: 6/29/2011 6:17:16 PM
I was born and raised in the Buffalo area. I am currently living in West Seneca, which is a suburb of Buffalo. Western New York is beautiful and has a lot of different activites. We have many different bodies of water nearby. Buffalo is on the coast of Lake Erie. Niagara river connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Actually the river flows over Niagara Falls, which is within half an hour. The finger Lakes are within 2-3 hours away and is absolutely beautiful. We have many other lakes nearby. We also have the Erie Canal if you're interested in the canal system and it's many locks. The Erie Canal is within half an hour as well. We have beautiful parks with trails as well as picnic shelters. Allegany State Park is within an hour and a half. As the name says, it's in the Allegany Mountains. In the summer we have a lot of free entertainment. Every weekend we have some kind of festival. Some of the festivals are the Art Festival, Taste of Buffalo, Italian Festival, Wing Festival, Eden Corn Festival, and many others throughout the area. Buffalo offers a lot of free music entertainment in the summer as well. Just about every day you can find a place to go listen to some free music either Downtown Buffalo, the waterfront, or other nearby areas. We have a lot of art in the Buffalo area. Sheas is located in Downtown Buffalo and you can go see Broadway plays, besides other venues that offer plays. We have Artpark, which also has free entertainment weekly. Once you get to know the area, there is plenty to do in the summer. As for the winter, we have ski resorts nearby. Kissing Bridge is half an hour from Buffalo and Holiday Valley is about an hour away. There's an outdoor ice skating rink in Downtown Buffalo. Chestnut Ridge Park is about 20 minutes from Downtown Buffalo and they offer sledding, cross country skiing, and tobaggan shoots if you're interested in tobagganing. If fishing is your thing, you can go ice fishing on Lake Erie as well as many of the other lakes. Autumn is absolutely beautiful with it's fall foliage, especially while driving through the hills and mountains. Buffalo is also known for its many restaurants. We do have the chain restaurants, but if you're from the area you know there are so many great restaurants so why bother with a chain. The Elmwood area, located in Buffalo, is known for it's art, sidewalk cafes, and shops. There's so many great things about the Buffalo, New York area that I can't just keep going on. Unfortunately there are some negatives that can be a problem. The job market isn't the best and the taxes are high. If you have the chance though, I definitely think you should check out the Buffalo, New York area.