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Ultimate Guide to Things to Do in Tonawanda

City Guide, Neighborhood Guides, Things to Do

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on May 5, 2021
Paths, Peaks & Paddles
Photo courtesy of Paths Peaks & Paddles

Looking for something fun to do in the city or town of Tonawanda? From Colvin to the canal there are countless public parks and trails to enjoy, sports based activities, adventures, historical museums, and more to explore.

Don’t sleep on hanging out at Gateway Harbor and the surrounding area during the summer months! The Erie Canal is alive with boats buzzing, kayaks cruising, and nearby bars and restaurants in full bloom.

Recreation

Aqua Lane Park

128 Aqua Ln Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Park / Public Space

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Recreation

Brighton Arena

251 Brompton Rd. Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

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Recreation

Brighton Park Batting Cages

147 Brompton Rd Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

Located on Brompton Road in Brighton Park, the Brighton Park Batting Cages will open from mid April (weather permitting) through end of September (weather

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Recreation

Brighton Park Driving Range

147 Brompton Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Golf Course / Golf

The Brighton Park Driving Range, adjacent to Brighton Golf Course and the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, offers 30 tee stations. Ideal for practice or

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Recreation

Brighton Park Golf Course

70 Brompton Road Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Golf Course / Golf

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Health / Wellness

Buffalo Racquet Club

111 Twyla Place Buffalo, NY 14223

North Towns

  • Health / Wellness
  • Recreation
  • Racquet Club

One of the most unique tennis venues in Western New York and beyond!  Play on 6 beautifully maintained European Red Clay day or night.  Enjoy stunning

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Other

Collins Marine

4444 River Rd Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Other
  • Recreation
  • Boating / Kayaking
  • Marina

Buffalo's destination for all things boating. Enjoy boating, fishing, spending the day at GRASS ISLAND, relaxing on the beautiful Niagara River and the

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Recreation

Ellicott Creek Park

Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Park / Public Space

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Recreation

Escape City Buffalo

750 Young Street Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Escape Room

Escape City is Buffalo's newest live-action adventure games where you must find your way out. Solve the puzzles and escape through the secret passages.

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Entertainment

Historical Society of the Tonawandas Museum

113 Main Street Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Entertainment
  • Museum

Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, exhibit, and publish the history of the Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda The former New York

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Recreation

Isle View County Park

796 Niagara Street Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Park / Public Space

Isle View is a popular destination for anglers year round. A visit to the 1.2 mile-long park along the Niagara River on any given day will find this park

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Recreation

Jefferson Youth Center

250 Athens Blvd Buffalo, New York 14223

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Community Org

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department offers many activities for children and families at its Jefferson Youth Center (at the former

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Recreation

Lincoln Arena

1200 Parker Blvd Buffalo, NY 14223

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

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Entertainment

Long Homestead Historical Museum

24 E Niagara St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Entertainment
  • Museum

The Benjamin Long Homestead is a historic house museum. From the time you enter the cellar side-door on the west end, to when you finish your tour in

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Recreation

Manor Lanes

150 Grand Island Blvd Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Restaurant / Bar

Manor Lanes was opened in 1974 by Sibby Campagna. He envisioned a place where families and people of all ages could come and enjoy America’s #1 participation

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Entertainment

Niagara Regional Theatre Guild

550 Ellicott Creek Rd. Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Entertainment
  • Community Org
  • Non-Profit
  • Performance Theater

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild has entered into a partnership with St. Christopher Parish (Tonawanda, NY) that secures The Ellicott Creek Playhouse as

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Recreation

Niawanda Park

300-600 Niagara St. Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Park / Public Space

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Recreation

Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome

175 Brompton Rd. Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Golf Course / Golf

The Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome is another exciting Town facility operated by the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department. We have 48 tee stations to hit

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Recreation

Paths Peaks and Paddles, Inc.

1000 Ellicott Creek Rd Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

It is the mission of Paths Peaks & Paddles to serve others by promoting environmental understanding to help form an awareness of the earth and its

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Recreation

Rails to Trails Bike Path

State St. Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

This 3.9 mile trail is composed of two segments on top of a former railroad bed in the Town of Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda.  The railroad corridor

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Recreation

Sheridan Golf Course

490 E Park Dr Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Golf Course / Golf

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Recreation

Sheridan Park

900 Sheridan Dr. Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Park / Public Space

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Recreation

Shoreline Trail

Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

The Shoreline Trail is a continuous multi-use pathway along Lake Erie and the Niagara River, within both Erie and Niagara Counties.

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Restaurant / Bar

THE GRILL at the Dome – Home of SPORTZONE

175 Brompton Rd Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Recreation
  • Sports

We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality food and service. THE GRILL has multiple HD TV's throughout and is a great setting to watch THE GAME. Outdoor

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Entertainment

The Mahogany Events & Gathering Space

190 Minerva St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Entertainment

The best part of any event is the time spent with family and friends. Our family uses every milestone, formal holiday, and non-traditional occasion to

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Recreation

Tonawanda Bowling Center

574 Young St. Tonawanda, New York 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Bowling

Tonawanda Bowling Center is WNY’s premier destination for FUN! Stop in for daily open bowling, great food, and nice bar specials. Let us make your next

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Recreation

Tonawanda Rails to Trails Trailhead (Sheridan to Colvin)

2273-2299 Sheridan Dr Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

This 3.9 mile trail is composed of two segments on top of a former railroad bed in the Town of Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda.  The railroad corridor

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Entertainment

Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society and Museum

100 Knoche Rd Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Entertainment
  • Museum

Welcome to the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society! Membership and Volunteers always welcome and encouraged. Send us a message for more information.

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Recreation

Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center

1 Pool Plaza Buffalo, NY 14223

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

Make plans now to visit and join your state-of-the-art community recreation and family fitness center. The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center

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Entertainment

Trapped – A Buffalo Escape Room Experience

2171 Sheridan Dr Tonawanda, ny 14223

North Towns

  • Entertainment

Trapped is a 4D escape room game located in Buffalo, New York. Enjoy one of the many uniquely themed rooms we have to offer with

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Recreation

Waterbike Adventures

11 Young St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

  • Recreation
  • Sports

Come join us for a fun filled day on the water at the beautiful Gateway Harbor in Tonawanda.

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Recreation

Gateway Harbor Park

Sweeney & Webster Streets North Tonawanda, New York 14120

Niagara County

  • Recreation
  • Park / Public Space

Gateway Harbor extends across the canal from Tonawanda to North Tonawanda and is accessible from both neighborhoods. Our mission is to promote economic

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