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The Buffalo / Niagara Frontier Region

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.

Niagara 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.

Re-live history at Old Fort Niagara


Fort Niagara served as a stronghold for the British in their battle with the French to control the lucrative fur trade of the great Northwest. This 1726 fort near Youngstown, Niagara County, also sheltered the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War. It was attacked unsuccesfully by the Americans in the War of 1812, and finally surrendered in the peace treaty that followed. Today the Old Fort features historical re-enactments of its colorful history.

The City of Buffalo, the largest in Western New York offers many cultural and entertainment attractions.

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