5 Ways to Stay Active Outdoors in WNY

City Guide, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle


Written by Morgan Culhane

Published on March 25, 2023
Allentown street art
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Warm weather has you looking for ways to stay active and explore the outdoors of WNY? Whether you are looking for low impact walks or testing your muscles on a hike, our region is full of trails and paths perfect for getting your heart beat going. Check out some of our suggestions below:


1. Take a Walk

Staying active and getting a daily dose of fresh air can make a real difference. Even a walk around the block is a good idea. There are plenty of public parks in the area worth exploring. If you’re looking for inspo, check out our list of Buffalo/Niagara’s Most Enjoyable Parks.

2. Go for a Run 

If you run regularly, you may already have a route you love. If you’re looking for routes to explore, our guide to 7 new running routes to try was written for you. 

3. Go for a Hike 

Take a hike… literally. Our backyard is beautiful and it’s the ideal time for solo explorations. Whether you are looking for a challenging hike or a laid back stroll, there’s tons of options. If you’re not quite sure where to start, our guide to Buffalo’s best spring hikes. P.S. If you have a furry friend at home, bring him or her along for the adventure. There’s plenty of dog-friendly trails in the area.


4. Take a Bike Ride 

Taking in the sights and sounds by bike can be really therapeutic. There’s a surplus of trails in and around the city. If biking is on your list, click through to find our guide to the best bike trails in WNY

5. Look at Street Art

If exploring the local street art scene is on your list, its a great way to get in some leisure exercise. We even created Street Art Neighborhood Guides for you. From Allentown to Elmwood to Hertel to the West Side, there’s so much to see. These guides will tell you exactly where to find the murals. 

This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Morgan Culhane</a>

Written by Morgan Culhane

Morgan is a storyteller with a passion for exploring Buffalo's food and beverage scene. She enjoys drinking craft beer so much that she started a business dedicated to promoting this industry. As the co-founder of Content on Draft, she develops social media marketing strategies for craft beverage companies in Buffalo and beyond… and she loves it!
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