Buffalo Sports and Recreation

Buffalo Sports and RecreationPeople who live in Buffalo can enjoy several different types of sports and recreational activities. In addition to the high concentration of football and hockey fans that live here, there is also the element of the area being subject to all four seasons. So whether it's boating and fishing in the warmer months of the year or skiing and hunting during the cooler months, there's always plenty to do in Buffalo when it comes to sports and recreation!

 

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Pro Sports

Buffalo Sabres
There are plenty of hockey fans in Buffalo, and with good reason. They get behind their team, the Buffalo Sabres, as the team is consistently one of the top drawing cards during the NHL season that runs from September through April. The sports team plays its home games in the HBSC Arena in downtown Buffalo.

Address: One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, HSBC Arena,
Buffalo, NY 14203 - MAP
Phone: (716) 855-4444
Web: www.sabres.com

Buffalo Bills
Buffalo loves its football, and that enthusiasm is obvious any time the Buffalo Bills hit the gridiron at Ralph Wilson Stadium where the sports team plays its home games. Every home game is a spectacle that involves several hours of entertainment before kickoff. The party also includes interactive games, food, and competitions for the kids that all take place in the Fieldhouse by the stadium.

Address: One Bills Drive, Ralph Wilson Stadium,
Orchard Park, NY 14127 - MAP
Web: www.buffalobills.com

Buffalo Bisons
The Buffalo Bisons, the city's Minor League baseball team, makes its home in Coca-Cola Field. The team is a Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Fans line in as the weather gets warmer to see their favorite sports team hit the diamond. The park features several family-oriented promotions as well as various fan giveaways and other special events before, during and after the games.

Web: www.buffalo.bisons.milb.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Fort Niagara State Park
For some truly scenic hiking trails that come with a plethora of sports amenities and recreation opportunities, make your way to Old Fort Niagara State Park. In addition to the popular woodland hiking trails you'll find such other attractions as a great view of Lake Ontario, picnic grounds, playgrounds, soccer fields, a water slide and three swimming pools.

Address: Route 18F at Robert Moses Parkway,
Youngstown, NY 14174 - MAP
Phone: (716) 745-7273
Web: www.oldfortniagara.org

Darien Lake State Park
Darien Lakes State Park is known for its challenging, hilly terrain that surrounds the 12-acre Harlow Lake. There are several excellent recreation trails to be found in this naturally alluring part of the area. In addition to the trails, you will also find an impressive 158 campsites, a beach, playgrounds, great fishing spots, and horseback riding trails, too. Additionally, the trails here are open for not only hiking, but for sports like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling as well.

Address: 10289 Harlow Road, Darien Center, NY 14040 - MAP
Phone: (800) 456-2267
Web: www.nysparks.com

Genesee County Park and Forest
The Genesee County Park and Forest is quite popular with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. This park features more than 400 acres of forest and 17 miles of recreational hiking trails, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months. Another reason this destination is a favorite is that it is open year round.

Address: 11095 Bethany Center Road, East Bethany, NY 14054 - MAP
Phone: (585) 344-1122
Web: www.co.genesee.ny.us

 

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Watersports

Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
Whether you want to take to the water in your own vessel or just jump right in, Buffalo offers two prime locations for your aquatic recreation endeavors. Buffalo has the geographic advantage of being located near two of the Great Lakes—Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Such close proximity offers excellent opportunities for watersports when the weather is warm. The kids will love swimming, and dad will equally enjoy taking the boat out for a fishing excursion a little further out from the shore.

Address: Lake Erie, Lake Ontario - MAP

Buffalo Harbor Kayak
Add some adventure to your aquatic recreation by going kayaking. If you're a novice to the sport, you can get the proper gear and guidance from the staff at Buffalo Harbor Kayak. They are located on the wharf next to the Commercial Slip in Buffalo's Inner Harbor.

Address: 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202 - MAP
Phone: (716) 228-9153
Web: www.bfloharborkayak.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Luxergy
When you step off the platform to bungee jump, the free fall is perhaps the most invigorating part of this extreme sport. There's nothing quite like that feeling, and even though it may only last a few seconds, the preparation leading up to that moment of departure is all worth it. That's why the experienced team at Luxergy understands that it's all about the rush you get, not hassling over details. They make bungee jumping a fun experience, ensuring your safety first, while allowing you to ride the adrenaline rush to the fullest extent possible.

Phone: (888) 589-3749
Web: www.luxergy.com

Adventure Landing
Rev it up from behind the wheel of a fast-moving go-kart at Buffalo's Adventure Landing. This fun family-oriented destination features recreation like a go-kart track, a miniature golf course, a fun arcade and even a teddy bear factory. So get set to make tracks to Adventure Landing for a truly excellent day of fun!

Address: 2400 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14150 - MAP
Phone: (716) 832-6248
Web: www.adventurelanding.com

Lasertron
Who says that laser tag and go karts are just kids' stuff? Certainly not the staff at Lasertron. This interactive entertainment and recreation center features a Laser Tag arena, Cyber Sport, the Lasertron Racing Experience that features adult sized go-karts, a large party area, a private party room, a full bar, and an arcade and snack bar. Great for team building, group outings or just blowing off a little steam!

Phone: (716) 833-8766
Web: www.lasertron.us

 

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Leisure

Recckio's Bowling Center
Recckio's Bowling Center is a favorite of Buffalo bowlers who want the best value for their money without striking out! This popular bowling center features a fun atmosphere, tasty munchies and beer from the snack bar, and a great crowd of bowling enthusiasts to cheer you on!

Address: 2426 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 - MAP
Phone: (716) 823-2695

A Touch of Class Billiards
Cue up some good times when you head to A Touch of Class Billiards. This is one of Buffalo's favorite places to shoot a game or two of pool, but it also offers an excellent family-oriented environment. Great food, an excellent selection of arcade games, and lots more make A Touch of Class Billiards the perfect choice for an evening's worth of fun.

Address: 3847 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14219 - MAP
Phone: (716) 826-3813