Top Nature and Park Attractions of Buffalo
New York is full of parks, gardens, marinas, nature and wildlife areas, beaches, playgrounds and zoos. According to Trip Advisor, these are the top ranked of those attractions in Buffalo. What is your favorite outdoor Buffalo activity?
Delaware Park is a 350-acre setting with meadow, forest and lake scenery. The park houses a new playground in the Rumsey Woods, the Rose garden, Marcy Casino the Conservancy's headquarters with the Parkside Lodge, pro golf shop, a fenced picnic lawn and more.
The park hosts concert series, Shakespeare in the Park, walks and more.
Larkin Square opened in 2012. The former Soap Company warehouse buildings with colorful furniture and whimsical architecture provides a great backdrop for food, music and family fun. Food Truck Tuesdays, Live at Larkin Wednesday night concerts and the Larkin Square Author Series are among the events.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is located in South Park. The 11.57 acres garden area is the product of landscaping architect Frederick Law Olmsted, glass-house architects Lord & Burnham and botanist and plant-explorer John Cowell.
The Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the country. Located in Delaware Park, the zoo has over 320 different species of plants and a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals. The zoo is open year round.
Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge created in 1972 and containing ponds, marshes and woodlands.