There are always tons of great things to do and places to check out in Buffalo, especially in the summertime. Even though we're approaching the end of the warmer weather in the 716, it's not too late to head on down and take advantage of the greatest resource we have available to us: our amazing waterfront.

From all of our amazing beaches to Canalside, Buffalo, and Western New York having direct access to one of the largest bodies of fresh water is something that many communities all over the country don't have. Our proximity to the Niagara River, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario is a great thing and I for one love being able to take enjoy all of it.

What's Available To Do On Buffalo's Waterfront

If you don't know what you can do when out and about, there are plenty of things around to check out.

In addition to the great things on the Buffalo Inner Harbor like Canalside and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, you have several things on the outer harbor to experience like the 1833 Buffalo Main Light, Tifft Nature Preserve, Wilkeson Pointe, and Gallagher Beach & Pier.

Now another spot to hang out, that had been closed for several years, and is now back open for people to enjoy.

Buffalo's Tifft Street Pier Is Back Open

According to a report from WGRZ-TV, the long-closed Tifft Street Pier is not back open.

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Originally built by the New York State Department of Transportation in 2014, the $4.5 million pier was a great sign of progress on the Outer Harbor, which had been neglected for several years. The pier was open for just over a year until a storm damaged the pier and it closed to the public in 2015 and had been closed since.

For the next 7 years many people, including yours truly, wondered what was happening with the pier.

It seems that several missteps in determining who owned and therefore was responsible for the pier delayed its reopening. However, that has been settled and after around $20,000 in repairs, the pier is now open and ready for you to go check it out.

Micah Hyde's 3rd Annual Charity Softball Game

Star NFL Defensive Back Micah Hyde was joined by several other members of the Buffalo Bills for Hyde's 3rd Annual Charity Softball game at Sahlen Field in Downtown Buffalo.

Community Gathering for Reflection, Healing, and Hope in Buffalo

Several hundred people descended upon filled More than 16,000 people piled into the Johnnie B Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion on Jefferson Ave to focus on reflection, healing, and hope in response to the aftermath of that terrible act of domestic terrorism. The Community Gathering for Reflection, Healing, and Hope occured on Saturday, May 13, 2023. It featured entertainment and activities to help honor the lives that were lost and impacted during the mass shooting in Buffalo 1 year ago.

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