9 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In Buffalo

No matter what season it is, we love exploring the great outdoors that surround our beautiful city, and there’s no better way than lacing up your hiking shoes and enjoying a leisurely hike and some fresh air. If you need to ease back into your fitness routine, get your steps in and hit these nine easy trails for some of the best hikes in Buffalo.

Which of these trails are you most excited to lace up your boots for? Now that you know about some of our favorite easy trails around Queen City, let us know which trails you think offer some of the best hikes in Buffalo?

Address: Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Address: Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA
Address: Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052, USA
Address: Eternal Flame Hiking Trail, Orchard Park, NY, USA
Address: Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224, USA
Address: 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park
Address: Akron Falls Park, 44 Parkview Dr, Akron, NY 14001, USA
Address: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043, USA
Address: John James Audubon Parkway, John James Audubon Pkwy, Getzville, NY, USA
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Best Hikes In Buffalo

July 12, 2022

What are the best waterfall hikes in Buffalo?

There are a shocking number of waterfalls in Buffalo, making it the perfect spot for waterfall chasers to visit. Not only do we of course have Niagara Falls, but there are many lesser known, hidden waterfalls in Buffalo that you can hike up to to find a bit more solitude. You definitely want to check out Zoar Valley, also known as Twelve Falls, and you guessed right, it’s called that because there are twelve gorgeous falls of varying shapes and sizes waiting to be admired.

Where can I go in Buffalo that only the locals know about? 

There are lots of hidden gems in Buffalo, and no trip to our city is complete without trying to do as the locals do. Pick up a new hot read at Westside Stories Bookstore, enjoy a delicious snack at the café at Albright Knox museum, or take a stroll through the charming Beaver Meadow Audubon center. There are so many underrated places to visit in Buffalo, and while we think it’s important to hit up the big spots, eat some wings, and marvel at Niagara Falls, you’ll get so much more out of your trip if you hunt down these special spaces.

Can I visit abandoned places around Buffalo?

If you are looking for a good dose of the chills, there are some awesome abandoned places in and around Buffalo that you can visit to get your fill. Buffalo is known as New York’s most haunted city, so there are no shortage of spooky opportunities in Queen city. One must visit is the Rolling Hills asylum in East Bethany. It’s about an hour from the city center, but this overwhelmingly spooky spot is just begging to be admired. It’s chock full of history and tales of ghostly activity. Or if you just want to read about a spot that you probably shouldn’t make the trek to, check out our coverage of  the abandoned neighborhood of Love Canal, a ghost town created by toxic waste.

Address: Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Address: Amherst State Park, 390 Mill St, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA
Address: Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052, USA
Address: Eternal Flame Hiking Trail, Orchard Park, NY, USA
Address: Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224, USA
Address: 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park
Address: Akron Falls Park, 44 Parkview Dr, Akron, NY 14001, USA
Address: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043, USA
Address: John James Audubon Parkway, John James Audubon Pkwy, Getzville, NY, USA