Monday, June 9, 2014

A Favorite Place: Bird Island Pier

Last weekend we took the kids to one of my favorite Buffalo places - Bird Island Pier. 

The 1.25 mile walkway, which begins at Squaw Island, carves out the placid Black Rock Channel from the brisk Niagara River. As it passes beneath the Peace Bridge, beyond the beginning point of the river and into Lake Erie, the pier gives the walker / runner / rider / fisher beautiful views of the city, lake, river and sky. 

If you're ever in the area, it's a must visit!

A view of Lake Erie with the Emerald Channel Water Intake Building in the distance.
Bird Island Pier, Black Rock Channel and the Peace Bridge on the American side.
Peace Bridge
The reason for the name.
A dilapidated Black Rock building declares its Buffalo love.

Get there: On the I-190, head South toward Buffalo. Take the Ontario Street Exit. Turn Right onto Niagara Street, and then Right onto Ferry Street (also known as Robert Rich Way). Drive over the bridge onto Squaw Island for parking.

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