Making the Best of Buffalo Winter


by Kaitlyn Halper

With Thanksgiving come and gone, Christmas music playing on Star 102.5, and those frozen, fluffy, flakes coming down, coating Buffalo in a blanket of white. We at the Scribe are here to tell you, especially those who are new to Buffalo, that there is plenty to do to combat the dreariness of short days and frigid nights. Here are some fun things to do to ward off that seasonal affective disorder.

  1. Kissing Bridge – Located on State Road in Glenwood, it’s about a half hour away from Buffalo. Kissing Bridge has 39 slopes over 700 acres. They have a variety of packages ranging in price from $10 to $125. They also have Friday Late Night Great Night for $15 on certain days throughout the winter season. There website is for more information.
  2. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – Located on Welch Road in North Java it is 40 minutes away. Beaver Meadow is a 324-acre nature preserve with 8 miles of trails. With country skiing, snowshoeing, and many programs, there are many outdoor activities to do including hiking, bird watching, and winter sports. Inside activities in The Visitor Center has life animals, displays, a discovery room, and a gift shop.
  3. Buffalo and Erie County Navel & Military Park – Located in the city of Buffalo, it is the largest inland park of its kind in the nation. All branches of the Armed Forces are represented. See submarines, planes, tanks, uniforms, and memorabilia. Also, while you’re there, check out canal side and go ice skating or rent the ice bikes.
  4. Shea’s Performing Arts Center – Shea’s is about twenty minutes away from Hilbert, located right on main street in the city. For an indoor activity, see a show in what is considered “one of the finest examples of movie palaces still in existence.” The next main show is Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, which starts December 6th. Famous violinist Lindsey Stirling will be at Shea’s on December 15th for one performance. Check out all shows at
  5. Albright-Knox Art Gallery – Located on Elmwood Avenue, it is again about twenty minutes away. Albright-Knox is home to “one of the world’s most extraordinary art collections.” Enjoy a relaxing walk around the gallery while looking at a variety of paintings and sculptures. The first Friday of each month is free thanks to M&T Bank.
  6. Sabers Game – With the wining streak the Sabers are on, a Sabers game is a exciting way to spend your night. Get tickets at

With a wide variety of activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Have a fun filled winter.


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