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The great outdoors, wilderness, scenery, angling and events around the Buffalo-Niagara and WNY region.

Western New York Outdoors - A Parks and Recreation Guide to locations for outdoor adventures in Western New York.  Includes description, maps, images and links to more information of nature trails, state forests, county parks, hiking, mountain biking, public fishing and camping.  This is a list of cool places to enjoy the wilderness, scenic views, exploration and our natural environment.
Classic Buffalo Marketplace - Outdoors related products and more from our aStore.
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Foliage Report
I Love NY - New York State Tourism and Fall foliage report.

Parks and Recreation Information

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation - NYS DEC.
Conservationist Magazine - NY outdoors in color.
Migratory Game Bird Hunting
NYS Big Game Hunting Season
NYS Parks - Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Wildlife Management Areas - Fishing, hunting and hiking lands.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park
USS Little Rock
USS The Sullivans

ADK - Adirondack Mountain Club.
Boy Scouting
Buffalo Niagara Waterfront Region
Buffalo Niagara RiverKeeper
Buffalo Orienteering Club - Hiking with maps.
Bicycling Club
Chautauqua County - Visitors Bureau.
Chautauqua County Parks
Discover Southwest New York
Duck Stamps
Enchanted Mountains - Cattaraugus County.
Erie Canal Harbor - Buffalo's waterfront.
Erie Canalway - National Heritage Corridor.
Erie County Parks and Recreation
Finger Lakes Trail Conference
Friends of Genesee Valley Greenway - Excellent trail user info.
Gallagher Beach - Outer Harbor Development on the Waterfront in the City of Buffalo.
Great Outdoors Recreation Page
Hawk Creek - Wildlife center.
National Park Service
National Recreation Trails Program
Niagara County
Niagara Falls - New York, USA.
Niagara Parks - Ontario, Canada.
Niagara Region Tourism
Niagara River Greenway Commission
Olmstead Parks - Frederick Law Olmstead Parkway System and Buffalo Psychiatric Center.
Outdoors Niagara - Niagara River and Lake Ontario.
Paths, Peaks & Paddles - Canoes and kayaks.
Peace Bridge
Rock City Park - Olean.
Seaway Trail
SnowBounders - Snowmobiling club from Little Valley.
Thousand Islands - Resort community and sportfishing.
US Department of Interior - National parks.
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast region.
WNY Hikes
WNY Mountain Bike Association
Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway
Western New York An Explorer's Guide - From Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario to the Western Edge of the Finger Lakes.

Festivals, Fairs and Events
Allegany County Fair in Angelica.
Cattaraugus County Fair in Little Valley.
Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk.
Genesee County Fair in Batavia.
New York State Fair in Syracuse.
Niagara County Fair in Lockport.
Orleans County 4-H Fair in Knowlesville.
Wyoming County Fair in Pike.

Erie County Fair - America's Fair, games, rides, food, entertainment and fireworks.
The Fairgrounds - Hamburg Casino, Christmas in the Country and other events.
Buffalo Raceway - Live racing starts in February and simulcasts.

Allentown Art Festival - Historic district.
Artists in Buffalo
Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau
Buffalo Home and Garden Show
Buffalo International Auto Show - NFADA.
Buffalo Irish Festival
Canal Fest - Tonawandas.
Eden Corn Festival - In the town of Eden.
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts
Elmwood Village
Festival Grounds at the Pier
Festival of Lights - Niagara Falls, Canada.
Final Fear
Finger Lakes Wine Festival - Watkins Glen.
First Night Buffalo - New Year's Eve..
Friendship Festival - Fort Erie, Buffalo, Canada and the USA.
Great Pumpkin Farm
Ground Hog Day - Punxsutawney Phil and Dunkirk Dave.
Holiday Hollow - Halloween Festival.
Italian Food and Heritage Festival
Jazz Festival - Lewiston.
Juneteenth Festival - Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
Kingdom Bound - Christian festival with camping.
Maple Weekend - Real maple syrup from the tree to the table.
Mayville Bluegrass Festival
Music is Art Festival - Chameleonwest.
National Buffalo Wing Festival
Niagara County - Department of Planning, Development & Tourism.
Niagara Frontier Collectors - Gun shows.
Niagara Grape & Wine Festival - Canada.
Old Home Days - Williamsville-Amherst.
Canada's Wonderland
Polish American Arts Festival - Cheektowaga and the Pulaski Parade.
Polish-American Heritage Festival
Pumpkinville - On the farm in Great Valley.
SantaLand - at Chestnut Ridge.
Shakespeare in Delaware Park
Sterling Renaissance Festival
St. Patricks Day Parade
Taste of Buffalo
The Great Blue Heron - Music festival in Sherman.
Thunder of Niagara - The Niagara Falls Air Show.
Thursday at the Harbor - Buffalo Place events.
Tomato Fest - At Evangola State Park.
Ya Gotta Regatta - Annual Great Valley race in May.

Fishing, Hunting, Boating
NYS Trout Fishing Season Opener - April 1st in WNY.
NYS Bass Fishing Season Opener - Third Saturday in June.
Fishing License Info - Free Fishing Days in New York State is the last weekend in June each year.  Annual Fishing license fee is $19.  Everyone requires a valid fishing license in their possession while fishing, except persons under 16 years of age.
Hunting and Trapping Guide - Archery season in NYS begins mid October.

All WNY Fishing
Bill Dance Outdoors
Banjo Minnows
Buffalo Boating - WNY Marine Trades Association.
Erie Canal Fishing Derby
Erie County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs
ESPN Outdoors - Bassmasters.
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Great Lakes Sport Fishing
Hot Spot Fishing Map - Greater Niagara, Marinas, Launch sites and fishing maps.
Hunting - NYS DEC.
Jim Hanley's Northeast Outdoors
Lake Ontario - Sportfishing and Spring Derby.
National Field Archery Association
National Rifle Association - Since 1871.
Niagara River Anglers
Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats - Home of the Niagara Frontier Chapter of ACBS.
Nickel City Classics - Local Classic Boating enthusiast's site and home of the Custom Craft Classic Boat Owners Association.
NY Fisherman
NY Game and Fish Magazine
New York Outdoor News - The sportsman's choice for news and information.
Office of Coast Survey - Nautical charts.
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
Orleans Outdoor
Public Fishing Rights - NYS DEC maps.
Sander's Fishing Guides
Southern Tier Bassmasters
Sportsmans Resource - Charter boats.
Steelhead Addiction Guide Service - A fly fishing experience.
Urban Outdoor Adventures - CTV in Canada, CFTO.
US Department of the Interior
Western Lake Ontario - Olcott Fishing.
WNY Bass

Ski Downhill and Cross-Country
Allegany State Park - Salamanca.
Bond Lake Park - Ransomville.
Bristol Mountain - Canandaigua.
Buffalo Ski Club - Boston.
Byrncliff Resort - Varysburg.
Chestnut Ridge Park - Orchard Park.
Elma Meadows
Emery Park - Aurora.
Holiday Valley - Ellicottville.
HoliMont - Ellicottville.
Kissing Bridge - Glenwood.
Peek'n Peak - Clymer.
Sprague Brook Park - Colden.