9 Amazing Buffalo Area Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

It’s always a good time to take advantage of the great outdoors! From bike paths to pedal boats and everything in between, there is no shortage of outside activities in western New York, no matter what your skill level might be! If your hiking boots were made for walking (but not too far), check out some of the best hikes in Buffalo that just so happen to be under three miles long:

These are only a handful of the great hikes we have available in our beautiful area! Where do you like to go to hit the trails in Buffalo? Drop a comment so we can check them out!

Address: 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043
Address: 810 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Address: 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203
Address: 11372 Genesee Rd, East Concord, NY 14055
Address: Eternal Flame Hiking Trail, Orchard Park, NY 14127, USA
Address: Niagara Scenic Parkway, Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, USA
Address: 11372 Genesee Rd, East Concord, NY 14055, USA
Address: Hunters Creek Road, Hunters Creek Rd, New York, USA
Address: Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427, USA
Address: 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043, USA
Address: 810 Losson Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, USA
Address: 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Address: Times Beach Nature Preserve, 11 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
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Best Hikes in Buffalo

July 13, 2022

What are the best kid-friendly hikes around Buffalo?  

Buffalo is a great city for folks who enjoy getting out to explore the outdoors. Really, all of New York State is, and Buffalo is simply an excellent representation of this. It’s home to plentiful hiking and walking trails, many of which are perfect for kids! Check out the Lily Pond Loop at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center (whew). It’s less than a mile long (0.7 miles) and very easy, leading to a delightful pond that’s sure to intrigue the little ones. Want something a little longer? Check out the Reinstein Woods History Trail at the same preserve; this one is 1.3 miles long and as scenic as it is educational.  

What are the most popular scenic hikes around Buffalo?  

As we said above, New York is a remarkably scenic state, and Buffalo is no exception. There are a number of quite popular hikes around Buffalo that happen to be intensely scenic, like the Tifft Nature Preserve Trail located at the preserve of the same name. It’s just under two miles in length and it’s filled with natural beauty that’s sure to captivate you. We also love the State Symbols Trail at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and Environmental Education Center; it’s short and sweet, at 0.9 miles long, and even features scannable, educational QR codes along the path!  

What are some nice, easy hikes in Buffalo?  

The list continues! How about some easy hikes that are great for folks looking for a nice, long adventure? Why not do the beautiful Fuhrmann Greenway Nature Trail? It’s five miles of gorgeous scenery and allows you to see some of the best parts of Buffalo Harbor State Park. Another beloved favorite easy hike in Buffalo is the Tonawanda Rail Trail, which is 6.7 miles long and excellent for anyone looking for an “easy challenge” if that makes sense. The trail is easy, but it’s lengthy – can you do it?  

Address: 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043
Address: 810 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
Address: 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203
Address: 11372 Genesee Rd, East Concord, NY 14055
Address: Eternal Flame Hiking Trail, Orchard Park, NY 14127, USA
Address: Niagara Scenic Parkway, Niagara Scenic Pkwy, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, USA
Address: 11372 Genesee Rd, East Concord, NY 14055, USA
Address: Hunters Creek Road, Hunters Creek Rd, New York, USA
Address: Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427, USA
Address: 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043, USA
Address: 810 Losson Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, USA
Address: 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
Address: Times Beach Nature Preserve, 11 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA