Bird Island Pier

Bird Island Pier, Buffalo: Address, Bird Island Pier Reviews: 4.5/5

Bird Island Pier
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Deborah D
2 contributions
Actually daughter with me for a "scavenger"hunt
Oct 2019 • Friends
It was a nice sunny , breezy day. She was able to get a picture if the Peace Bridge , international railroad bridge & the underground railroad placards. It was great they had a snack shop, shelter & picnic tables. Great place to fish also.
Written October 4, 2019
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Departure317931
1 contribution
Breakwall revisited
Aug 2019
On a personal level this walk meant a lot to me. My father and I use to fish here when I was a child. The views of the river, and lake as well were spectacular. The Peace Bridge was a wonderful sight as well. A great way to cool down on a warm summer day.
Written September 12, 2019
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Bruno E Furquim
Sao Paulo, SP91 contributions
Nice walk "over" the lake/river
Jul 2019
This is a nice site to walk along, specially by the end of the day. There are several water outlets from one side (lake Erie) to another (which I think is the river current that continues north, towards Niagara). Just be aware if you have young kids, althought there are guardrails on both sides, the gaps are easy to pass over.
Written August 12, 2019
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kennethlE5758RZ
Buffalo, NY22 contributions
Father day outing!!
Jun 2018 • Business
Looking for something of a nostalgic outing we decided to "Walk the Pier". I recalled walking the pier to the very end when I was around 15-16 years old and taking our fishing poles. Well since it was about 40 years since that pier must have grown over the years as I didn't recall taking over an hour walking when I was younger. Maybe if I hadn't stopped to admire the Peace Bridge etc it would have been faster. LOL
All in All GREAT WALK GREAT TIME GREAT MEMORIES!!
Written October 29, 2018
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runreadwine
South Burlington, VT33 contributions
Unique Location for Walking/Running
Sep 2018 • Friends
When I travel I am on the lookout for places to run that have an interesting view and things to look at. Bird Island Pier certainly delivered. The "pier" is actually a break wall between the Niagara River and the Black Rock Canal that has been improved by adding a sidewalk and railings. It's just over a mile from the start of the pier to the end of the railing. The is a lot more break wall beyond the end of the sidewalk, but it is not improved and, therefore, unsafe.
While on the pier there is a lot to look at to keep the mind occupied - Just across the river is Fort Erie, Canada, you pass directly under the Peace Bridge, and there is an abundance of waterfowl. I visited in late September, so there weren't many boats on the water, although there were some rowers practicing on the canal.
Highly recommend for an experience that is very unique to Buffalo.
Written October 1, 2018
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Traveler14
Danbury, CT138 contributions
Hidden gem
Aug 2018 • Family
Great walking out the pier. The water splits and you can see the tunnels where the water flows in on one side and gushs out on the other. Beautiful view if the bridge. Bring a lunch and relax. Worth the trip.
Written August 24, 2018
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LynnBe1
Wales Center, NY113 contributions
Bird Island Pier
May 2018 • Solo
Easy walk . Love the sound of the water . Can walk under Peace Bridge. Easy walk . Flat. Great for kids too.
Written May 31, 2018
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Ina_31
St. Catharines, Canada401 contributions
Lovely trail for walking, or biking
Aug 2017 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk on the bird island pier this afternoon. Lovely, peaceful scenery for a weekend walk and a sunny late summer day. We'll surely be back!
Written August 27, 2017
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Patricia H
3 contributions
Scenic, Relaxing Place to Walk - when minus bikers
Jul 2017 • Friends
If you're interested in talking a scenic stroll solo or with friends - the Bird Island Pier is worth checking out. The path is relatively narrow with the Black Rock Canal on one side and the Niagara River on the other. Nice view of the Peace Bridge from various angles. A sunny Summer day with the sound of the water washing between the canal and river under the walk way can make for a tranquil experience. Only marjor negative was the use of the walkway by a few kids on bikes. Didn't notice any signs banning biking on the walkway, but the path is narrow - just wide enough to comfortably accommodate foot traffic in both directions. The use of bikes on this walkway with no exit is not only disruptive could be potentially dangerous.
Written July 17, 2017
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OMAR
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,655 contributions
Excellent experience
Jul 2017 • Family
We liked this pier; it was a good idea to walk in the water the black rock canal on the left and the niagara river on the right....
The views are breath taking and the birds were too attractive.....
I suggest for the administration of the pier to put lights and to try to get rid of mosquitoes...
Written July 1, 2017
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