25 Buffalo Parks & Trails Perfect for Walking, Jogging, and Biking

City Guide, Family Friendly, Fitness, Lifestyle, Tours & Walks


Written by Step Out Staff

Published on April 24, 2022
Hoyt Lake Delaware park Buffalo
Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park

At the beginning of the pandemic, Mayor Byron W. Brown unveiled the City of Buffalo’s Division of Recreation and Park’s “Walking Parks and Trails” guide consisting of maps for a whopping 25 different walking, jogging and biking pathsThe paths are great options for exercise and recreation as the weather finally becomes what we all need it to become – DECENT.


1. Riverside Park

1.2 Mile Loop, 20 Minutes

2. George Washington Park

1.3 Miles out-and-back, 25 Minutes

3. Shoshone Park, Minnesota Linear Park, and North Buffalo Rails to Trails

2 Mile Loop, 35 Minutes (walk), 20 Minutes (Bike)

4. McCarthy Park

0.6 Mile Loop, 10 Minutes

5. Roosevelt Park

0.3 Mile Loop, 5 Minutes

6. William Gaiter Parkway Pathway

1.6 Miles Out-and-Back, 30 Minutes (Walk), 15 Minutes (Bike)

7. Delaware Park: Meadow Loop

1.8 Mile Loop, 30 Minutes (Walk), 20 Minues (Bike)

8. Delaware Park: Hoyt Lake Loop

1 Mile Loop, 20 Minutes

9. Jesse Kregal Pathway

4 Miles Out-and-back, 75 Minutes (Walk), 45 Minutes (Bike)

10. Unity Island Park, Shoreline Trail, and Broderick Park

3.2 Miles Out-and-back, 50 Minutes (Walk), 30 Minutes (Bike)


11. Walden Park

0.5 Mile Loop, 10 Minutes

12. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

1.1 Mile Loop, 20 Minutes

13. Front Park

0.8 Mile Loop, 15 Minutes

14. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

1.8 Mile Loop, 30 Minutes (Walk), 20 Minutes (Bike)

15. JFK Park

0.9 Mile Loop, 15 Minutes

Click here for a downloadable full list of walking parks and trails and recommended routes.

16. Erie Basin Marina

1.7 Miles Out-and-back, 30 Minutes

17. Franczyk Park

0.6 Mile Loop, 10 Minutes

18. Houghton Park

0.4 Mile Loop, 10 Minutes


19. Mungovan Park

0.25 Mile Loop, 5 Minutes

20. Cazenovia Park

1.2 Mile Loop, 20 Minutes

21. South Park

1 Mile Loop, 15 Minutes (Walk), 10 Minutes (Bike)

22. Union Ship Canal Commons

1 Mile Loop, 15 Minutes

23. Tifft Nature Preserve

Multiple trails available, no pets allowed

24. Shoreline Trail: Outer Harbor Pathways

6.0 Miles Out-and-Back, 120 Minutes (Walk), 60 Minutes (Bike)

25. Shoreline Trail: Ohio Street Pathway

2.8 Miles Out-and-back, 45 Minutes (Walk), 30 Minutes (Bike)

Click here for a downloadable full list of walking parks and trails and recommended routes.

This article was originally published in May 2020 and has been updated.

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