10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, New York

10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, New York. There is a lot to see and in Buffalo, New York that will not cost your family any money. Whether you live in Buffalo and want something cheap to do on a weekend, are visiting for the first, or fiftieth time, there is always a great new interesting place to explore.


There is a lot to see and in Buffalo, New York that will not cost your family any money. Whether you live in Buffalo and want something cheap to do on the weekend, are visiting for the first, or fiftieth time, there is always a great new interesting place to explore.

10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, New York

While I have my master list of 365 Things to Do in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY (I told ya there is a lot to do here!), I compiled this list of 10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, NY for the days you would like something to do without spending a lot.

Whether a local or a tourist, these ten free things to do in Buffalo are worth the time:

1. Tour Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo’s city hall offers free tours! Visit at noon on a weekday for an hour-long tour of the 32-story building, which includes the observation deck with a 360° view of the city (on a clear day you can see Niagara Falls!) and the mayor’s office. Meet in the main lobby of the building to begin the tour.

The city hall building itself is an Art Deco masterpiece that was completed in 1931. When you go inside, you will see why it is considered one of the premier City Hall buildings in the country.

10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, New York. There is a lot to see and in Buffalo, New York that will not cost your family any money. Whether you live in Buffalo and want something cheap to do on a weekend, are visiting for the first, or fiftieth time, there is always a great new interesting place to explore.


2. Canalside Buffalo

Canalside is an event hotspot at the intersection of Pearl Street and Marine Drive. The formerly deserted area now hosts free events, concerts, and workout groups. Grain elevators light up every night until 11pm for a colorful photo opportunity. If you visit Buffalo in the summer, you are likely to stumble upon something fun at Canalside!

While it is free to walk around, attend events, and take pictures with iconic statues, there are other attractions at Canalside that cost money, like ice cream shops and children’s museums. Take advantage of the free events by checking out the calendar!

3. Shakespeare in the Park

Cities all over the world celebrate the theatrical tradition of performing Shakespeare outdoors. Buffalo’s Shakespeare in Delaware Park (also known as SDP) is free and family-friendly. Since it is outdoors, Shakespeare in the Park is a seasonal attraction.

Founded in 1976 by students from SUNY Buffalo, SDP is one of the largest Shakespeare in the Park companies in the country. Every summer, they host one comedy and one tragedy. For a more family-friendly experience, make sure you attend their comedy show! So grab some popcorn, pop, and lawn chairs, and head over to the next Shakespeare in the Park!

4.Japanese Garden at Mirror Lake

This beautiful Japenese garden is perfect for hiking, photos, and just relaxing. It represents the connection Buffalo has with the city of Kanazawa, Japan, with an homage to Japanese shrubbery and architecture. Located behind the Historical Museum, the Japanese garden connects to the rest of Delaware Park, and it is free to explore this tiny paradise, so get your blanket and a camera ready and find a spot to relax!

The Japanese Garden was constructed in 1974 with the help of Japanese architects and landscape gardeners to ensure its authenticity. To celebrate Japanese culture there’s an annual Cherry Blossom Festival in the springtime! The festival offers free activities as well as paid options.

5. Albright-Knox Art Gallery

On the first Friday of every month, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery offers free admission! At the art gallery, you will find contemporary works from artists like Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo. The museum is open until 10 pm on Friday nights, so you will have plenty of time to squeeze a visit into your schedule!

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has been collecting art for well over a century. Their timeline shows their art acquisitions dating back to 1862 and which art style was used.

10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, New York. There is a lot to see and in Buffalo, New York that will not cost your family any money. Whether you live in Buffalo and want something cheap to do on a weekend, are visiting for the first, or fiftieth time, there is always a great new interesting place to explore.


6. Forest Lawn Cemetery

Visit Forest Lawn Cemetary. I know it sounds odd, but Forest Lawn is both fascinating and beautiful. Using the self-guided tour app you can tour the cemetery for free visiting the notable graves within. Notable graves include US President Millard Fillmore, Seneca Indian Chief Red Jacket, as well as Song Writer Rick James.

Of course there is a paid tour available if you would like a guide and presenters.

7. War of 1812 Walking Tour

You can use this map to walk (or drive) the historic War of 1812 Trail.

8. Movies in the Meadow

very Friday evening in the month of August, the Parkside Community Association hosts the annual “Movies in the Meadow” program. Movies begin just after dusk in beautiful Delaware Park behind the Parkside Lodge (84 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214).

9. Slow Roll Buffalo

Looking for something active to do in Buffalo? Slow Roll Buffalo is a free, slow-paced community bike ride that takes place every Monday. The event’s mission is simple: have fun exercising at your own pace. You’ll need to bring your own bike, and children under 14 are required to wear helmets (according to New York State law). Bring your bikes to Buffalo to enjoy this 10-mile leisurely ride!
To maintain everyone’s safety, Slow Roll Buffalo utilizes a police motorcade. There are sometimes over a thousand riders, all of whom can ride without worrying about a dangerous activity. This weekly event is truly safe and accessible for people of all ages!

10 Free Things to Do in Buffalo, New York. There is a lot to see and in Buffalo, New York that will not cost your family any money. Whether you live in Buffalo and want something cheap to do on a weekend, are visiting for the first, or fiftieth time, there is always a great new interesting place to explore.


10. Allentown Historic Neighborhood

This Buffalo neighborhood is historic, hip, and luxurious. In June, the Allentown Art Festival draws thousands of visitors to Buffalo for vendors and craft beer (image above). The festival is free to attend! You can also catch some live musical performances on the weekends. Every Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm, a Celtic jam group performs at Nietzche’s, a casual bar in the neighborhood. Grab a beer and enjoy the show!

And while you are in Allentown, walk the streets for some beautiful, historic architecture. These types of homes are not available in many cities, but the Allentown district offers some real show-stoppers.

Western New York is full of wonderful attractions, and most of them are right in the heart of Buffalo. A weekend in this city is inexpensive, family-friendly, and fun. If you have not been to Buffalo already, add it to your bucket list!

You can spend as much or as little as you like to take in the area attractions, but these free items are a great way to spend less when you are enjoying your day trip, or week’s vacation, in the city of Buffalo.

If you decide to stay overnight, here is a great places to find a hotel: Buffalo, NY hotels.


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Visiting The Buffalo Zoo

Visiting the Buffalo Zoo is a fun time wrapped in an educational experience. Bring the whole family to enjoy the many animal exhibits and interactive displays. The Buffalo Zoo also offers specific field trip, educational opportunities and tours.



Visiting the Buffalo Zoo is a fun time wrapped in an educational experience. Bring the whole family to enjoy the many animal exhibits and interactive displays. The Buffalo Zoo also offers specific field trip, educational opportunities, and tours.

Visiting The Buffalo Zoo

Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the United States. Open year-round; the Buffalo Zoo welcomes approximately 400,000 visitors each calendar year. Located on 23.5 acres in Buffalo’s Delaware Park, the Zoo’s emphasis today is on increasing awareness of the importance of conservation to the benefit of both animals and humans.



Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


When I originally wrote this post in 2014, the Buffalo Zoo was in a state of flux. The Arctic exhibit was not open (see the polar bear above), there weren’t any robotic dinasours, the baby rhino had not yet been born (the baby rhino is now out and about)… but there were (and are) big plans, and you could see the changes happening!

The Buffalo Zoo is located within Delaware Park – which is part of the Olmstead Park system. The Zoo is 23.5 acres within the 375 acre park, and, the zoo is never going to get any bigger. So, the Zoo must make do with the space they have, picking and choosing which animals they can comfortably house.

The Elephants are now gone. There is an elephant retirement community at the New Orleans Zoo, so that is where they now roam. It is more room and the elephants will be well taken care of in their old age.

Last year, Hubby and I decided to expand our charitable contributions to give to the Buffalo Zoo. So, I made a donation that is in the Leadership Tier, and thought nothing of it. A few weeks later, I recieved an email from the Director of Development thank me for our contribution, and offering us a private tour if we would like.

This spring, I emailed her to take advantage of the offer, and a few weeks ago, my two nieces, and their children (my grandniece and grandnephew) and I went to visit the Buffalo Zoo on a perfectly glorious summer morning.

Because the little ones are only two years old, the tour was short and sweet, and geared to a 2-year-old’s attention span.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


We first stopped at the otters. They were swimming and playing, but one of the zoo staff was kind enough to come over and feed them so the kids could enjoy the “show”.

The only fly in that ointment was when my grandniece wanted the fish to toss in. LOL Fortunately, she is short and a quick move to hide the fish tray behind the zoo employee’s back solved that request.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Our next stop was a real hit!! We wandered over to the giraffe house to feed them leaves.

The building they are in is also the vet hospital at the zoo, where the animals are housed when they arrive (for 30 days), and where their feed is kept. It smelled like a barn!

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


While there were three giraffes in the area waiting for us, only A.J. and her “baby” Sampson were interested in being hand-fed.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


The zoo keeper at the giraffe house had a five gallon bucket full of leaves for us to hand feed the giraffes. I wasn’t interested, and neither was my grandnephew, but my grandniece? Wow, they could hire her as an employee! She loved it.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Once that was done, we went over to the building where they house the walking exhibit animals, and zoomobile animals. These are the animals that are very calm, and used to little ones.

The kids loved seeing the sloth, turtles, owls, and more behind the scenes.

And then we were done.

Since those animals were living in the other side of the gorilla house, we decided to see what was up with the gorillas. But, toddlers being toddlers, the kids were more interested in the big fish tank in front of the exhibit. At that point, we decided it was prpbably time to leave.

You can book a tour at the zoo even if you are not a members. Simply click the experiences page to decide what best suits your needs, and contact the Buffalo Zoo.

Below is the original post I wrote back in 2014 about the Buffalo Zoo. It is interesting to see the changes!

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Our first stop in the Buffalo Zoo (after the bug house… ewww) was at the Western Lowland Gorilla Habitat.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


This little cutie was having a great day! Nyah was born on September 4, 2013 to parents Lily and Koga. When we first arrived, she was along for the ride …

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


… but quickly got off to go exploring on her own.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


She certainly is inquisitive ….

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


… and Mom was keeping a close eye so she didn’t get hurt! You could practically hear the, “Come HERE! I said NOW!!”

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


Dad seemed content to let Mom be the bad-guy.

Buffalo Zoo Gorillas


One of the other gorillas was having a fine time playing on the tires and bars.

We left the gorilla habitat and wandered around a bit after that.

The Buffalo Zoo Polar Bear


The Buffalo Zoo’s Arctic Edge is being built for the Polar Bears, so they are sharing outdoor space with the Tigers – but not at the same time!!

The Buffalo Zoo Polar Bear


As luck would have it, when we exited the Gorilla Habitat there was a water war of sorts going on in the pool. Not sure which bear won.

The Buffalo Zoo Polar Bear


The Buffalo Zoo Polar Bear


The Buffalo Zoo Polar Bear


There was some canon-ball activity after the pool fight!

Buffalo Zoo African Lions


Buffalo Zoo African Lions


In the next enclosure, are the African Lions.

Buffalo Zoo African Lions


He is surveying his kingdom!

Buffalo Zoo African Lions


She looks asleep in this photograph but just a few minutes before I took the picture she was awake and swatting at something that buzzed bye!

Buffalo Zoo Chameleon


This lady had a chameleon on a stick. That chameleon really did blend in! She was telling us that the reptile house at the Buffalo Zoo was designed by Marlin Perkins while he was the curator of the Buffalo Zoo. I must admit, I never knew he was the Zoo’s curator for a time – the jokes I make about Marlin Perkins being right at home in the Buffalo area were due to Wild Kingdom fame. How ironic that he really was at home here!

Buffalo Zoo Zebra


There were a buncha Zebras wandering around their enclosure.

Buffalo Zoo Bison


I only saw two Bison. One was eating, the other was shedding.

Buffalo Zoo Giraffe


I am surprised those trees have any leaves left on them the way that Giraffe (in the background) was attacking them! The other one looked like s/he was looking for bugs in the grass.

One of the animals we didn’t get to see was the rhino. She had a good excuse though, She had just had a baby!

My camera was giving me trouble starting with the Giraffes. I missed the otters, the elephants, and none of my photographs of the other animals that I took from behind the glass or fencing came out well enough to share.

Hubby and I spent about 90 minutes in the zoo. I think you would need about 3 hours to see it all if you were not a frequent visitor. We skipped quite a bit.

The Buffalo Zoo is much reduced in animals from when I was a kid, heck from when Sonny-boy was a kid! This is in conjunction with their learning and breeding programs.

I hadn’t been to the Buffalo Zoo in close to 15 years, and was surprised that they took away, what used to be, a very good flow from one exhibit to the next by blocking off areas, and closing some of the houses. Also there is a lot of renovation going on, chiefly with the bears. Not only is the Arctic Edge being constructed, but the old bear caves are blocked off. This means you can’t flow from the Giraffe house to the exit cleanly. Just something to be aware of if you have not been there in a while.

Admission is $13.95 for adults, $10.95 for for children 2-12, and you can apply your admission to costs for up to 30 days to the cost of a yearly pass. The Buffalo Zoo also has a reciprocal list to various other Zoos and Aquariums in the United States and Canada.

You might also like my 365 Things to Do in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY post!


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10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State

Before beginning on a long bike ride, I urge you to consult The League of American Bicyclists. They have ratings, tips, and communities. In New York State the best ratings are given to: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Ithaca. There are many listed areas, including the SUNY schools.

Best Bicyle Outing in the Adirondacks, New York

The mantra of the Adirondacks is “If you can ski it, hike it, drive it, then you can probably bike it.” Bicyclists can explore the region on their own or as part of organized tours. Trails can take you along the roadways or off the beaten path by exploring hiking and skiing trails. Where your bike is pretty much up to you. Warren County offers a 12-mile tour that takes you through Glen Falls to Lake George village. Enjoy a nine-mile route along the canal system on the Feeder Canal Park Heritage Trail.

Adirondack trails include Lake Champlain, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid. The weeklong Cycle the Adirondacks also features daily rides from 25-65 miles. Tours also take place on weekends.

The Adirondacks offer hundreds of miles of bicycling trails available, so your fun is only restricted by your imagination.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Best Bicyle Outing in Brewster, New York

Known for its spot on the Putnam Trail, Brewster is located along a great cycling trail that includes the North County and South County Trails. While the Old Putnam Trail is just a little longer than a mile, it’s part of the longer trails and bicyclists can ride almost 12 miles to Brewster Place. The trails actually run along a former railroad line and connect Brewster to New York City, which is about a six-hour bike south.
Brewster is a beautiful area to start a bike tour. With historical attractions such as the Walter Brewster house, a visit gives a glimpse into the life of the village’s founder. Another piece of history to visit is the Brewster train station.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Best Bicyle Outing in the Catskills, New York

The Catskills are perfect for bicyclists of all experience levels. You can explore the area on bike as a beginner or take on some of the more challenging routes as an experienced bicyclist. The Catskills provide a beautiful setting for riding your bike. With the woods and mountains, as well as smaller communities, riding the Catskills is basically a ride in paradise, or close to it. As you cycle around the area, you can appreciate the views of covered bridges and take in some of the beautiful waterfalls in the region.
The area is home to the annual “Tour of the Catskills.” Drawing more than 250 professional and amateur bicyclists, Tannersville is the site of the 12th annual race August 3. Additionally, the Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix I one of the few women-only races around the country and takes place the weekend of May 3-5.

Best Bicyle Outing – the Cayuga Waterfront Trail

A 5.5-mile paved multi-use trail provides an easy trail for everyone to bicycle, from single riders to families. A joint project between the city of Ithaca, Tompkins County and Cornell University, the trail provides access to Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region, as well allowing people to enjoy a taste of nature.

The path is considered an easy route for bicyclists, so it’s designed for more recreational use than challenging bike rides. Regardless, a trip around the lake allows bicyclists time to relax and enjoy the area around them while working out on their bikes.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Best Bicyle Outing in Dutchess County

Dutchess County offers bicyclists the best of all terrains as you ride area’s trails. From converted railroad routes to scenic farmland views to taking a challenging mountain bike route, the Poughkeepsie area offers impressive routes and views along the Hudson River valley. With eight self-guided bike tours running from 12 miles to more than 40 miles, Dutchess County invites biking enthusiasts to visit the area and spend a day or a weekend along its scenic byways. You can enjoy your ride along the back roads along farm fields, pass through historic towns like Fishkill or take a tour through the communities of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, where you can see hundreds of historic houses, as well as the nation’s oldest operating inn.

Best Bicyle Outing – East Coast Greenway

The East Coast Greenway covers about 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. A little more than 34 of those miles run through the New York metro area. It’s said that traveling the greenway through New York may not provide a better view of the city than riding your bicycle through the trails in Manhattan. The Manhattan trail provides clean and safe paths to travel over as you pedal through the largest city in the United States. New York’s portion of the East Coast Greenway takes you along a variety of paths in the area, including the Bronx River Forest, giving you a taste of nature minutes from the hubbub of city life.

The New York route actually begins on the north end in Westchester County, traveling on to Pelham Parkway and the Bronx Forest, eventually crossing on to Broadway. Once cyclists cross the Broadway Bridge, they head on to the Hudson River Greenway via Dyckman Street. While people may enjoy the rural portions of the bike trail, New York offers cyclists a different view of the Big Apple.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Best Bicyle Outing in the Finger Lakes, New York

Home to five lakes and dozens of towns and small cities, the Finger Lakes region is ripe for bicycling. Known for its wine country, Finger Lakes also offers some beautiful backdrops for bicycling. From moderate routes to challenging trails, cycling Finger Lakes provides a great workout and fun tours.

Old River Trail in Waverly offers a 2.3-mile route for bicyclists. Taking riders past farms and fields, it’s a great way to take in the agriculture views of the region. Cyclists can take in amazing views of Owasco Lake as part of a 32.5-mile trail in Auburn. Along the way, you can bike an eventual upgrade from Moravia to Rockefeller Road. The trail also includes a natural streamfed poll at Fillmore Glen State Park where people are known to take a dip in the water.

While you are in the Finger Lakes, if you would like to do some winery exploration, I’ve been to more than a few:
* Estate Wineries on Seneca Lake
* Wine Tasting On Canandaigua Lake
* Wine Tasting On the West Side Of Seneca Lake
* Wine Tasting On the east Side of Seneca Lake
* Wine Tasting On Cayuga Lake

Best Bicycle Outing on the Mohawk-Hudson Trail, New York

Running about 35 miles, the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail from Albany to Rotterdam. Following an old railroad route along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, the trail also includes the Erie Canal. A small portion of the trail (.75 miles) includes street riding. As you enjoy your ride, you’ll take in interesting scenery in the Albany and Cohoes area, including the New York Women’s Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial to Cohoes Falls, to Schenectady’s Historic Stockade District, a neighborhood dating back to the 1600s.

The Mohawk-Hudson Trail is part of the New York State Canalway Trail, which includes more than 250 miles of trails in upstate New York linking the Hudson River with other waterways, such as the Finger Lakes, Niagara River, and Lake Ontario. The larger trail provides some of the most beautiful landscapes offered in the state.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Best Bicyle Outing in Niagara Falls, New York

Imagine hearing the rush of Niagara Falls around you as you start your tour of the falls area at Niagara Falls State Park. With safe bicycling routes as well as dedicated bike paths, cycling the Niagara area offers beautiful scenery during your tour. Take a path that leads you to Niagara Gorge and on to the Robert Moses Niagara Plant. Your options are truly unlimited on where you want to cycle. Head out to Old Fort Niagara for a look at the nation’s oldest military fort that has served four countries over 300 years.

You can also rent bikes in Niagara Falls from an hour to all day. Renting a bike all day allows you time to take in a few of the tourist attractions, such as falls cruises or a hike to the Cave of the Winds.

You can bike from Buffalo to Niagara Falls (or vice versa) via the Riverwalk.

Note: up in Niagara County from May – October you can see the “semi-professional” bicyclists all the time. It is cooler weather compared to the rest of the county (90°+ is crazy-hot for the area and does not happen often) and so much enjoyed by bicyclists.

10 Best Bicycle Outings in New York State. Whether it is a bicycle built for two or a mountain bike ready for some off-road action, New York State offers bicyclists thousands of miles of paths and trails for people to explore. Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.


Best Bicyle Outing in Syracuse, New York

The Syracuse area has more than a dozen bike trails from a few miles long to almost 30 miles long. You’re not lacking for fun and adventure on Syracuse’s trails. From city parks to the Erie Canal Trailway, Syracuse offers all levels of bicycling. The Oswego County Trail is a 28-mile ride over crushed stone and dirt paths, while the Oneida Rail Trail is about a mile and half long. Syracuse is a stop along the 291-mile long Erie Canal trail.
https://www.traillink.com/city/syracuse-ny-trails/

The New York Department of Transportation maintains a database that includes long-distance bicycling routes in the state. One such route is Route 5, which runs 325 miles from Niagara Falls to the Massachusetts border (what the I-90 was before there was an I-90). Regardless of your biking interests, from recreational to hardcore exercise or competitive, New York has the trail for you. As you venture off this summer on your trails, please ensure you dress safely and wear the proper gear. Safe cycling.

If you are looking for more things to do in New York State, check out these posts:

365 Things to Do in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY – Something to do every day of the year in Buffalo and Niagara Falls!! This is a long list of events, places, and things to do in Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, New York. This includes things to do in all of the 8 counties of Western New York. From touristy things to do to things only locals know about, this great list of 365 Things to do in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY has something for everyone on it! If you are looking for what to do in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, this list is what you need!

Best Picnic Spots in New York State – Winnie the Pooh’s idea of the perfect picnic is finding a beehive full of honey. For a romantic, it’s a basket with a charcuterie plate, with its meat and cheese and tasty grapes, as well as a bottle of the best wine, to be shared on a checkered picnic blanket. Whether it’s a family outing or a couple’s date, New York has so many beautiful spots to enjoy a picnic.

Best Summer Family Getaways in New York State – Summer means vacation time! New York State is home to many inviting spots to spend a long weekend or a full week (or two) with the family. From retracing the steps of great Olympians to camping and fishing outdoors to checking out some of the scary and fun attractions at amusement parks, New York State invites you to enjoy some great quality time with your loved ones on a terrific family getaway.


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