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Tifft Nature Preserve

#35 of 157 things to do in Buffalo Features Animals
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203-3188
+1 716-825-6397
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Lovely bit of nature so close to the city!

I have gone to this nature preserve since I was in elementary school, and it offers a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emilyanne595
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Buffalo, New York
Scenic, but not well marked

We did perhaps a two mile loop and while it was a nice walk, I don't think we'll drive over to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy W
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Tucson, Arizona
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Only three miles outside downtown Buffalo, this environmental education and conservation site bordering Lake Erie offers hiking trails, boardwalks and a cattail marsh that is great for bird-watching. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are popular in winter.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1200 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203-3188
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to this nature preserve since I was in elementary school, and it offers a wonderful chance to see birds, deer, water, and an overall great woodsy experience. So close to downtown, the Tift Nature Preserve is a great place to visit in...More

Thank emilyanne595
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did perhaps a two mile loop and while it was a nice walk, I don't think we'll drive over to do it again. It was too hot and muggy to see any mammals or reptiles, but we did see some gorgeous birds and butterflies....More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One minute you are in a busy city and then you are in the woods! That is the glory of TIFFT. Unfortunately the Visitors Center was not open today, I would have liked to see what it offered and maybe get a trail map. My...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Plenty of diverse flora/fauna. Very peaceful and scenic surroundings. Good variety of trails. Highly recommend a visit!

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

A hidden gem in an erstwhile ugly city. Free admission and parking. A hiker's paradise with grass, gravel, and boardwalk paths to follow in endless linking combinations. Noticed many fishing while hiking. Great place to visit for exercise, photography, and relaxation.

Thank Lauri F
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Wish there wasn't so much litter and the bathrooms were open later. Aside from that there is diverse wildlife and great fishing. It is a wonderful place to have a relaxing walk, picnic, or just sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If people were not allowed to walk their dogs here, this could be an excellent place for a walk within a half hour drive from the city center. Unfortunately, you have to spend too much time looking down so you don't step in something you'd...More

1  Thank smithnewland
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Easy access from downtown Buffalo. The grounds are well kept and the terrain varies from forested to water views. Bird and wildlife are plentiful.

Thank mkudlp
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place offers the peaceful solitude despite of being close to a major thruway. If you are into bird watching or fishing, this place is a treat!

Thank Traveller_p3000
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are beautiful trails. We've seen deer and birds .....bring a picnic lunch or just take the nature walk. Some prop,e were Aldo fishing in the lake.

Thank Janet M
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