KAYAKING AND CANOEING ON THE BUFFALO BLUEWAY

KAYAKING AND CANOEING ON THE BUFFALO BLUEWAY

The Buffalo Blueway offers an amazing kayaking and canoeing experience for paddlers of all ages and abilities. We invite residents and visitors to explore the river as it meanders its way through an urban but surprisingly natural landscape with astounding sights around every bend.

WHY YOU SHOULD PADDLE THE BUFFALO BLUEWAY

You’re paddling through history

The story of the Buffalo River is the story of Buffalo’s history. The river’s path follows a stream that was carved during the time when the Haudenosaunee (Seneca) people had stewardship over the land. You’ll also see world-famous grain elevators and historic bridges—symbols of Buffalo’s industrial might.

Nature is all around you

Though the Blueway is an urban water trail, you’ll be amazed by the natural beauty as you paddle alongside beavers and geese, hear the rattle of a kingfisher and see deer on shore. Paddling in a globally significant bird area, you’ll see lots of birds!

A restored river and improving economy

Launch from and paddle by restaurants, residences, parks and other business that have been created where there once was just industrial blight. You can watch people and all different kinds of boats, from kayaks to battleships.

Proximity and accessibility

The Blueway is close to many neighborhoods—downtown, the Old First Ward, The Valley, South Buffalo and Kaisertown—and is just a short trip away for many residents. For visitors, the Blueway is right off of the NYS Thruway and only 30 minutes from Niagara Falls.

Your health

Paddling is a great workout that can improve cardiovascular health and increase muscle strength and flexibility, all with a low impact that reduces wear and tear on tissues and joints. It can also be very calming and meditative, leading to stress reduction!

Safety is top priority while paddling the Blueway. Click here for detailed safety information and links to videos and other resources. Always wear your life jacket while paddling!

November 18, 2021 in Projects, Updates

Ohio Street Has Never Looked Better

Ohio Street is open for exploring after months of construction and years of planning. The Blueway site at Ohio Street is a sight to see! Whether you enjoy paddling, fishing or…
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