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UB North (a.k.a. Amherst)
Campus is in the
Town of Amherst
a suburb northeast of
Also in Amherst are the communities of
(northeast of campus) and
the Village of
(south and east of campus).
The Town of Clarence is a suburb east of Amherst.
The Town of Lancaster is a suburb south of Clarence and west of Cheektowaga. Part of the Village of Depew is in Lancaster, as is the (entire :-) hamlet of Bowmansville.
The Town of Tonawanda, separated from Amherst by Niagara Falls Boulevard, is west of campus; the Village of Kenmore is in Tonawanda.
The Town of Cheektowaga is a suburb south of campus and east of Buffalo; the airport is here. Part of the Village of Depew is in Cheektowaga, southeast of the airport.
The UB South (a.k.a. Main Street) Campus is in Buffalo proper, at the northeast corner of the city, about 3 miles southwest of the Amherst Campus (hence its name).
Also in Buffalo is Buff State (i.e., SUNY College at Buffalo, not to be confused with UB), on Elmwood Avenue across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, west of Delaware Park (one of Olmstead's creations, by the way, and the location of the Buffalo Zoo) and Shakespeare in Delaware Park
"Allentown" is a historic district of antiques shops, art galleries, mansions, and Victorian houses, about 2 miles south of Buff State and 1 mile north of downtown Buffalo
The Village of Akron is in the Town of Newstead, just to the east of Clarence. It is the home of Perry's Ice Cream.
Blasdell, Boston, Derby, East Aurora, Eden, Elma, Evans, Hamburg, Lackawanna, Marilla, North Collins (including the hamlet of Langford), Orchard Park, Springville, and West Seneca are suburbs south of Buffalo.
Alfred at the eastern end of the county, is the home of Alfred State College and Alfred University.
(south of Erie County, in the
(southwest of Erie County, in the
(home of SUNY Fredonia),
in the northern part of the county,
is about an hour's drive
southwest of Buffalo on the Thruway.
Jamestown, in the southern part (and about a half-hour's drive from the Chautauqua Institution), is about an hour and a half from Buffalo. It is, among many other things, where Lucille Ball, Robert H. Jackson, and Roger Tory Peterson were born, and nearby Celoron is where she grew up and where her childhood home is.
Other villages and hamlets include Fluvanna, Lakewood and Bemus Point.
Lockport (site of an Erie Canal lock) is about 15 minutes north of the UB Amherst Campus.
Middleport is another Erie Canal village.
Newfane is near Olcott Beach on Lake Ontario.
Sanborn in the town of Lewiston, is home of Niagara County Community College
Youngstown (site of Old Fort Niagara is about 15 minutes from Artpark.
is "the heart of Cobblestone Country"
WARNING: WEBSITE MAKES LOUD TRAIN NOISES!
is west of Niagara-on-the-Lake (and east of
was once described as
15 minutes off the Niagara
wine bench, and within easy driving distance from Niagara-on-the-Lake,
St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ontario."
Jordan is about an hour from Buffalo.
(in the Finger Lakes):
(northeast of Erie County):
of Erie County):
Childs is "the heart of Cobblestone Country"
Arcade WARNING: WEBSITE MAKES LOUD TRAIN NOISES!
Beamsville is west of Niagara-on-the-Lake (and east of Grimsby).
Fonthill was once described as "approximately 15 minutes off the Niagara wine bench, and within easy driving distance from Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ontario."
Fort Erieis across the Peace Bridge, about 10 minutes from downtown Buffalo.
Jordan is about an hour from Buffalo.
St. Catharinesis about a 45-minute drive from the Peace Bridge.
Niagara Falls, Ontario (home of Niagara Falls, of course), is across the Niagara River from Niagara Falls, NY. (For more on this area, see the webpage Tourism Niagara.)
Niagara-on-the-Lake (home of the Shaw Festival) is about an hour's drive north of Buffalo; the prettiest way to get there (or to Niagara Falls, for that matter) is to cross the Peace Bridge and drive up the Niagara Parkway
Port Dalhousie is on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, west of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Ridgeway is west of Ft. Erie.
Stratford the home of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival is about a 2-hour drive from Buffalo.