Map of the Riverwalk in Buffalo, New York

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Riverwalk

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Riverwalk

LENGTH:

6.5 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Buffalo, Tonawanda

HIGHLIGHTS:

Downtown Buffalo, Niagra River, local parks, South Grand Island Bridge

NEARBY TRAILS:

Erie Canalway

South Parkway Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Buffalo

Regional Trails

The Riverwalk is a 6.5-mile long paved pathway that follows the banks of the Niagra River from Downtown Buffalo north to Tonawanda and is the westernmost section of the Erie Canalway. There are efforts underway to revitalize the Riverwalk and improve the appearance and condition of the pathway and the adjacent area. 

The Riverwalk connects several parks and other attractions along the Niagra River. It also connects to the pedestrian walkways on the South Grand Island Bridge.

Conditions

The Riverwalk is paved the entire route. The walkway is open for walking, running and bicycles.

The route is not continuous and there are gaps that require trail users to use local streets or sidewalks to connect to the next section.

Nearby Trails

The Riverwalk connects to the Scajaquada Pathway near Niagra Street and Tonawanda Street to the north of Downtown Buffalo. The Erie Canalway then heads to the north and follows the river until Tonawanda. At Tonawanda, the trail heads eastward alongside Tonawanda Creek which is the western end of the Erie Canal system.

The Riverwalk also connects to the pedestrian walkways on the South Grand Island Bridge. This allows a connection to the South Parkway Trail and the trails at Beaver Island State Park.

Points of Interest

The Riverwalk goes near the following points of interest:

Buffalo Erie Basin Marina
LaSalle Park
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse
Bird Island Pier
Broderick Park
Unity Island
International Bridge
Tow Path Park
Harbor Place Marina
Bird Rock Canal Park
George Washington Park
Riverside Park
Aqua Lane Park
Mid River Marina
South Grand Island Bridge
Isle View County Park
Veterans Memorial Park
Niawanda Park
Gateway Harbor
East Athletic Field
End Points

The south end of the Riverwalk is located at Lakefront Boulevard and Erie Street in Downtown Buffalo. This location is just east of the Buffalo Erie Basin Marina.

The north end is located along E. Niagra Street in Tonawanda.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Riverwalk in Buffalo, New York