Can we be honest? Living in Western New York during the warm summer months is pretty great.

The hopping water scene, great live music, fascinating historical sites, eye-opening museums, and delicious food scene could be enough to keep your schedule jam-packed until at least October. But if you’re a lover of the great outdoors, you likely know that the 716 has some prime spots for hiking

We’ll admit that Buffalo, New York and its surrounding areas aren't usually at the top of our minds when it comes to going on a hike. But Western New York outdoor lovers know that there are so many great places around to take a blissful walk in nature. 

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Here’s Why You Should Go For A Hike In Western New York

If you’ve never considered yourself the “outdoorsy” type, hiking can seem intimidating. But in reality, it doesn’t mean having to trudge through the wilderness with a knapsack full of supplies and a can of bear spray. 

Trust us: if you’re just exploring hiking as a hobby for the first time, we’ll let you in on a little secret…

Hiking is just…walking.

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Mind blown, right?

Hiking Beginner? There Are Great Trails For You Around Buffalo

If you’re sick of doing laps around your neighborhood and why to try going for a hike in Mother Nature, there’s tons of trails in and around WNY that are perfect for newbies looking for some time in nature.

These trails are perfect for kids, catching up with friends while getting some heart-healthy activity, or some quiet solitude– and they won’t leave you fending for yourself in the wilderness or gasping for breath if you’re out of shape.

Keep scrolling for ten trails in the Buffalo area perfect for all levels of hikers. 

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Here is a list of trails around the Buffalo area that both hard-core hikers and easy-going novices can both enjoy. 

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