Going for a run in Bufffalo, NY

Old Jul 25th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Going for a run in Bufffalo, NY

I am a runner and will be in Buffalo, NY for a few days in August. I am looking for some great parks or other areas in which to run, preferably close to downtown. Suggestions?

Also, since I am posting anyway, restaurant recommendations, also close to or in downtown?
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Old Jul 25th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Sorry, about misspelling Buffalo in the topic line. Hopefully it does not offend the Buffalonians.
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Old Jul 25th, 2013, 05:58 PM
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When I travel i look up local routes on mapmyrun.com. I can usually find a route that several have people have logged, which is good enough for a one time run of a couple of miles.

College campus are usually a good bet, as are bike paths along waterfronts or old railroads. Bike paths can be seen on google maps.
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Old Jul 25th, 2013, 06:00 PM
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Looking at google maps I see a bike trail along the Niagara river running for several miles from downtown northwards.
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Delaware Park, designed by Olmstead is the most popular running spot due to its Loop design that takes you back to your original start...

Forest Lawn Cemetery is part of the park and is an amazing run for its landscaping, winding roads and historical beauty...

The Buffalo waterfront through the Marina, Naval Museum and Canalside runs along Lake Erie and although some of the area is under new development, you can see the old grain silos and get a whiff of the nearby General Mills Cereal Plant cookin up some Cheerios...

Have fun...
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Buffalo has dozens of great restaurants... what kind of food and in what price range?
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Gary gives good advice on where to run. Depending on your distance you can leave the "ring road" at Delaware park and run around the lake portion of the park. Regarding restaurants there are many excellent ones. What are you looking for?
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Thank you all for the running advice!

As far as restaurants, looking for someplace intimate and romantic.
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Perhaps Mexican or Italian?

Someone recommended La Tee Da, any thoughts on that restaurant?
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What's your budget? La Tee Da is a good restaurant but I wouldn't call it romantic. Rue Franklin (French menu, portions are small), Bacchus and Tempo would be my suggestions. Where are you staying?
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