Outer Harbor is open to the public dawn-dusk, 7 days a week. The Buffalo Waterfront is prioritizing the safety of both guests and staff through safety guidelines and mandates that can be found HERE.


The Outer Harbor Scavenger Hunt is readily available for all to enjoy! Travel around the Outer Harbor and locate each Scavenger Hunt sign based on the following clues and collect the code words that unveil a message from Buffalo Waterfront. Once you have completed the hunt, turn in the complete message at the bike park kiosk for a prize during hours of operation!


  1. A perfect site to wind down while enjoying a bite or drink and catching the best sunset view in Buffalo.
  2. Stick your toes in the sand and soak up the sun at this tropical summer escape.
  3. One of the most photographed spots along the Outer Harbor, enjoy the view from the top of this hill.
  4. Former site of The Pier, this stop along the wellness trail is a perfect fishing spot on a sunny afternoon.
  5. Once the site of Bell Aerosystem’s Hovercraft Hanger, this stop is a popular spot for skateboards and bikes alike.
  6. Towering over all that pass, this friend of Griifis offers a picturesque view and welcomes all its visitors with an open heart.
  7. A gateway to the West by foot or bike, there is no toll to pass under this trail.

The Outer Harbor Scavenger hunt is proudly sponsored by The Greater Buffalo Area Honda Dealers, Lavocat's Family Greenhouse and Nursery and MP Caroll Hardwood!


The Outer Harbor Beer Garden is officially open for take-out orders while enjoying the most incredible waterfront views in Buffalo!


Open weekends-only from Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day weekend
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 7pm


The Lakeside Bike Park, presented by Independent Health, offers 3 mountain bike tracks for riders of all skill levels and ages, as well as a pump track, skills loop and tot track for little ones! Bike rentals are not open at this time due to current government guidelines and mandates so be sure to bring your own bike. The Lakeside Bike Park also features nature habitats, a food truck plaza, an events lawn and beautiful views of Lake Erie! Our information kiosk where food and beverage purchases can also be made.

The Lakeside Bike Park is now offering Nick Charlap's Ice Cream for purchase during hours of operation!

Enjoy $1 off all ice cream on Fridays (July 24th through September 4th) 5pm-6pm at the Buffalo Waterfront Ice Cream Social Happy Hour, presented by WNY Immediate Care!

Open weekends-only from Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day weekend
Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 7pm


The Independent Health Wellness Trail is a 3-mile scenic route along the Outer Harbor and is a great way to get outdoors while social distancing.

Starting at Wilkeson Pointe, the Independent Health Wellness Trial brings you along some of the best views of the waterfront, including the Outer Harbor Event Space, Bell Slip and continuing through the new Lakeside Bike Park also sponsored by Independent Health.

The trail is perfect for running, walking, jogging, biking, roller skating and more.