Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a visitor, there’s a few great reasons to get out and see all that Buffalo has to offer. In this post, we go over our four favorite reasons to get out and join one of our Hikes & Bikes!
Our fantastic waterfront!
From the beaches in Angola and beyond, all the way to Niagara Falls, Buffalo’s got some of the most incredible waterfront in the country!
All of this is in addition to the everyday ways we enjoy our waterfront, with hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fantastic views etc. We are also one of the very few inland cities in the country that enjoys sunsets over water! And our sunsets are spectacular!
Buffalo’s Parks and Park System
When our city leaders brought Frederick Law Olmsted to Buffalo to design our own central park, Olmsted took a look at our radial streets design (laid out by Joseph Ellicott in 1804) and decided that Buffalo was perfectly laid out for a parks & parkway system. Lucky for us, our city leaders had the vision (and the money) to allow him to do just that!
We should all get out there and enjoy it! Speaking of that…
Get Out In Nature
We were meant to be in the great outdoors!
We spend so much time inside. Most of us work inside all day & then when we go home we get caught up in working to keep our homes going, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and the list goes on… When you take the time to get out in nature, it always makes you feel better!
Even in the winter in Buffalo! It’s hard to describe the
peaceful feeling you get when you’re hiking through a freshly fallen snow. It’s like the snow insulates the sound and makes everything seem quiet and peaceful! Or when you’re hiking in the woods, and come upon a group of deer relaxing in the brush. So great! (This actually happens in the city – come hike with us and see!) Even if you just get outside and breathe the fresh air, it’s good for both your body and mind!
Engage with your community!
Hiking and biking is so different from driving through an area.
You see so much more on foot or on a bike. You pass people at close range, smile, say hello. May seem like a little thing, but just the simple act of saying hello to a stranger has the potential to change someone’s day for the better.
When people are engaged with each other, a strong bond is formed, creating a community that understands that diversity is a strength. It can naturally breed tolerance. Tolerance of different races, religions, viewpoints etc. When you Hike & Bike you get to know people you wouldn’t normally engage with, and that’s a good thing. Buffalo is a very diverse community. Get to know your city Buffalo!