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The Silo, Lewiston, New York

The Silo, 115 N Water St., Lewiston, NY 14092 (716)754-9680
"The Silo Restaurant- History Never Tasted So Good! Our story begins in the 1930’s, back when this area was referred to as the ”Hojack Country.” The waterfront was bustling and alive with tourists visiting by the thousands, traveling  the Great Gorge Railway. The Lewiston Silo was home to the coal that fueled these steamers, and played an important role in housing the fuel that kept the waterfront alive. The waterfront became a hub of great activity, and locals set up stands to sell souvenirs and novelty items to visitors. Sadly, with the demise of the Great Gorge Railway in 1938, the construction of a superhighway to Toronto, and excessive pollution strangling the river, the waterfront activity declined. An ice jam destroyed the terminal and The Silo sat alone, baring witness to the piling of sand dredged from the river bottom and the quiet sounds of pigeons roosting in the top of the decaying superstructure . The old sil…

Fort Niagara State Park, NY

Fort Niagara State Park, New York, 1 Scott Ave. Youngstown, NY. 14174, (716)745-7273. if you know anything about Beth, you must know that she loves history, i just wonder why we don't build buildings like we did in the olden days? ones that will hold up, not fall down, with stand the test of time, decades and for years way down the line? i really had fun this day, just seeing the views, the men working there, it was fun to see the interactive side, listen to their stories, see the views and just check out this old fort.

i wish i had gotten the lady names at the front desk area, she was just so kind, we told her what time we had, what we wanted out of our visit and she just told us what to see, where to have lunch, what not to miss, i love finding locals like that around. she was just a real peach, so kind. that is a saying, right??! an old friend immediately, loved her!! big thanks to her!! she was awesome!! have a great day. i appreciate your comments. see ya again real soon. Be…

Chautauqua Institution, NY

Chautauqua Institution, 1 Ames Ave. Chautauqua, NY. 14722, "The Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit education center and summer resort for adults & youth located on 750 acres in Chautauqua, New York, 17 miles northwest of Jamestown in the southwestern part of New York State." we were glad to stop in to this location, when it was during the off season, now i would enjoy being a fly on the wall just to see it when it was totally full, but the man at the front desk said it is nuts!! for me that is enough info. to stay the heck away. Beth doesn't like huge big crowds, pass on that. it is amazing how close the homes are and how u have very little, if any grass or yard?? i love me some country living. don't think i could or would fit in here??! so fun to see all the gorgeous architecture, this is the time that they are allowed to work on their homes and have work trucks everywhere. normally it is very strict no cars or truck anywhere during the on season ...just go…

Lake Erie State Park, NY

Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, NY. 14716 (716)792-9214, this state park had a gorgeous view of the water, such a gorgeous view. great for sunsets. they had recently had a lot of rain, so you could not ride or walk all of the grassy areas do to lots of standing water. it was a state park that we used as a central location to run to several spots, we stayed 2 evenings. that sunset show there was a view we did enjoy from the back of our campsite, so awesome to sit in your chair, enjoy the birds, critters, and the view. wowza was it awesome!!! i think that is the one i did use on my FB page too??! yes, i did, just checked. have a great day. i appreciate your comments. see ya again real soon. Beth ( ;