Buffalo’s legacy as one of our nation’s most important transportation and industrial centers rose from the impressive waterfront. Canalside is the result of over $300 million in new development, hosting over 1,000 annual events. Every summer, outdoor yoga, children’s games, and concerts take place along the district’s Central Wharf. One of the highlights is the Explore & More Children's Museum.
Each winter, visitors flock to the Ice at Canalside, a 35,000 square foot rink on the recreated Erie Canal that features, skating, curling, pond hockey, and ice bikes. Across the street, HarborCenter attracts hockey players globally by hosting amateur and college tournaments at its two NHL sized rinks. Sports and food fanatics head to the two-story (716) Food & Sport that features 70+ televisions, including a 38-foot tall screen.
The waterfront is also home to America’s largest inland Naval park, the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. The Erie Basin Marina features an observation tower with breathtaking views of Buffalo and Canada. The historic Buffalo Lighthouse welcomes you to the Buffalo River. And the nearby Outer Harbor features miles of bike trails and lakefront parks. If you like fishing, the bass, salmon and trout are biting throughout our inner and outer harbors. Rent a kayak or waterbike or take a cruise aboard the Queen City Ferry, the Spirit of Buffalo or Buffalo Harbor Cruises to see it all! Path Through History attraction. // Photo 1 Credit: Drew Brown