Western New York: An Explorer's Guide: From Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario to the Western Edge of the Finger Lakes

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The first and most comprehensive guide to the region.
Here travelers will find Niagara Falls. And nearby, the Erie Canal ends its 300-mile trip as it empties into Lake Erie near Tonawanda. The "famous five" stair step locks that carried the canal over the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport are still preserved near the Erie Canal Museum. In Rochester, museums, cafés, and shopping abound. This book is the first comprehensive guide to this vast ...

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The first and most comprehensive guide to the region.
Here travelers will find Niagara Falls. And nearby, the Erie Canal ends its 300-mile trip as it empties into Lake Erie near Tonawanda. The "famous five" stair step locks that carried the canal over the Niagara Escarpment at Lockport are still preserved near the Erie Canal Museum. In Rochester, museums, cafés, and shopping abound. This book is the first comprehensive guide to this vast cultural, historic and natural destination.
This guide also includes opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, vacation cottages, and campgrounds; hundreds of dining recommendations, from roadside diners to four-star cuisine; up-to-date regional and downtown information; an alphabetical “What's Where” subject guide to aid in trip planning; and handy icons that point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, wheelchair access, and popular wedding venues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881507980
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Explorer's Guides Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 664,129
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     12
Introduction     13
Western New York History: A Brief Overview     15
What's Where in Western New York     18
City of Buffalo     38
Northern Erie County     84
Grand Island, City and Town of Tonawanda, and Kenmore     84
Amherst     92
Clarence and Akron     108
Lancaster, Depew, and Cheektowaga     118
Southern Erie County-"The Southtowns"     125
Town of Aurora-East Aurora, Marilla, and Elma     125
Lackawanna and West Seneca     137
Orchard Park     143
Lake Erie Towns-Hamburg, Blasdell, Eden, Angola, and Derby     147
Lake Erie County's Ski Country-Boston, Holland, Chaffee, Colden, Glenwood, and West Falls     155
Niagara County     160
City of Niagara Falls, New York     160
North of the Falls-Lewiston, Youngstown, Sanborn, Ransomville, and Porter     175
North Tonawanda and Wheatfield     191
Lake Ontario Shore-Wilson, Olcott, Burt, Newfane, and Barker     197
Canal Towns-Lockport, Middleport, and Gasport     206
Southern Ontario     219
Fort Erie     221
Niagara Falls, Ontario     231
Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston     250
Genesee County     264
Along Route 5-Batavia, Stafford, LeRoy, and Pembroke     264
The Northern Mucklands-Alabama, Oakfield, Elba, Byron, Bergen, and Basom     276
Southern Genesee County-Darien, Alexander, Pavilion, and Bethany     279
Orleans County     283
Medina     283
Cobblestone Country-Albion, Childs, and Holley     289
Lake Ontario Shore-Waterport, Point Breeze, and Lyndonville     295
Wyoming County     300
Attica and Vicinity     301
Arcade and North Java     303
Wyoming, Warsaw, and Varysburg     307
Silver Lake Area-Silver Springs, Perry, and Castile     311
Chautauqua County     319
Along Lake Erie-Silver Creek, Irving, Forestville, Dunkirk, Fredonia, Westfield, and Ripley     319
Chautauqua Lake Region-Mayville, Maple Springs, Bemis Point, Jamestown and Vicinity, including Central Chautauqua County (Cassadaga, Sinclairville, and Gerry)     337
Southern Chautauqua County-Clymer, Findley Lake, Panama, and Sherman     359
Amish Country-Eastern Chautauqua and Western Cattaraugus Counties (Cherry Creek, Conawango, Leon, and Randolph)     363
Cattaraugus County     368
Zoar Valley and Northern Cattaraugus County-Gowanda, Ashford, Yorkshire, Delevan, and East Otto     368
Central Cattaraugus County-Ellicottville, Franklinville, Little Valley, and Great Valley     374
Salamanca     385
Olean and Vicinity     390
Allegany County     395
Northern Allegany County-Rushford, Caneadea, Belfast, Houghton, Swain, and Canaseraga     396
Central Allegany County-Angelica, Alfred, Belmont, Cuba, and Friendship     402
Southern Allegany County-Bolivar, Wellsville, and Andover     412
Monroe County     418
City of Rochester     418
Western and Northwestern Monroe County-Greece, Gates, Spencerport, and Brockport     444
Northeastern Monroe County-Irondequoit and Webster     451
Eastern and Southeastern Monroe County-Penfield, Perinton, Fairport, East Rochester, and Pittsford     457
Southern Monroe County-Rush, Mendon, Honeoye Falls, Henrietta, and Brighton     469
Southwestern Monroe County-Chili, Churchville, and Mumford     475
Livingston County     479
Northern Livingston County-Caledonia, Lima, and Avon     480
Central Livingston County-Mount Morris, Cuylerville, Geneseo, Piffard, Lakeville, Livonia, Hemlock, and Conesus     487
Southern Livingston County-Dansville and Nunda      499
Steuben County     504
Northern Steuben County-Bath, Hammondsport, Prattsburgh, Arkport, Canisteo, and Hornell     504
Corning and Elmira     516
Ontario County     529
Northern Ontario County-Clifton Springs, Farmington, Manchester, Victor, and Phelps     530
Western Ontario County-Bloomfield     538
Central Ontario County-Canandaigua and Vicinity     541
Eastern Ontario County-Geneva and Vicinity     554
Southern Ontario County-Naples, Bristol, and Honeoye, including Honeoye and Canadice Lakes     563
Yates County     571
Index     588
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