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blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

Earth Day, a celebration of nature and natural resources, came about in 1970. Across the country, Americans protested dangerous and wasteful environmental practices, and they basked in the beauty of the outdoors on April 22.

Today, decades after the first Earth Day rallies occurred, we still celebrate the holiday. Buffalo, a city designed largely by “father of American landscape architecture” Frederick Law Olmsted, is in no way deficient of beautiful natural spaces where locals can celebrate Earth Day.

Below is a list of five places around Western New York to visit today, Earth Day:

Tifft Nature Preserve

Tifft Nature Preserve
Highlights: Five miles of walking trails; guided tours available.
Photo from Tifft Nature Preserve official Facebook page.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

botanical gardens earth day
Highlights: Breathtaking flower shows, nature exhibits and entertaining special events like Starry Night in the Gardens.
Photo from Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens official Facebook page.

Knox Farms

Knox Farms
Highlights: Historical tours, events, expansive outdoor beauty.
Photo by Paul Battaglia, via friendsofknoxpark.org

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls - SJ Velasquez
Highlights: Maid of the Mist boat tours now open for summer season.
Photo by S.J. Velasquez, Buffalo.com

Chestnut Ridge

Highlight: Eternal Flame Falls, as seen above.

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