The Buffalo / Niagara Frontier region forms
the western border of New York State with the Province of Ontario, Canada. This
is a perdominantly urban landscape along the frontier, but the eastern and southern
portions of the region are still quite rural.
Falls is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and the biggest tourist
attraction in Western New York.
Nearby, the Erie Canal ends it's 300 mile
trip from Albany 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.
Note:For purposes of this travel guide, the Niagara
Frontier region is considered to comprise the counties of Erie and Niagara. Under
the New York State "Vacationland" scheme, the three counties to the
east, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming are included in this region.