When the Christmas season is over, some people get the winter blues. But with lots of snow guaranteed every year, Buffalo, New York is a winter wonderland! Instead of hiding indoors, we embrace all the season has to offer. A few inches of snow won’t stop us from making the most out of a cold, blustery day. Here are a few great activities to check out while it’s still cold outside:
Visit Niagara Falls: As breathtaking as Niagara Falls is during the warmer months, it becomes even more magical during the winter months. Although parts of the falls become too dangerous during the winter and are closed to visitors, there are still many spots to take in this natural wonder of the world! Enjoy some of the breathtaking views as the mist of the falls rises up and freezes. Just make sure you’re bundled up to handle the cold!
Hit The Hills at Chestnut Ridge: Gather a group of family and friends and go sledding at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. You can have a blast going down the sledding hill, where on clear days you can even take in views of Buffalo and Lake Erie. If you’re up for it, you can also go tobogganing! Open on the weekends, you can bring your own toboggan or rent one to experience the thrill of speeding down a toboggan chute.
Public Ice Skating at Canalside: Take in the views of downtown Buffalo all while skating on the canals! Enjoy skating or pedaling around on an ice bike on the large outdoor rink. It’s a great spot to share with friends, on a date, or sneak away to over a lunch break. You can even sign up with a group and learn how to play a game of curling!
Take a Trip to Ellicottville: Known as one of the top winter destinations around, there’s always plenty to do in Ellicottville! Grab your skis or snowboard and head to the hills at Holimont of Holiday Valley for some great fun! If skiing isn’t your thing, there’s also tubing at Holiday Valley and miles of snowmobile trails available. Or, you can head downtown and check out some of the great restaurants and shops. Grab some sweets at Watson’s Chocolates or enjoy a pint at Ellicottville Brewing Company!