Backyard Diaries – Edition 1 Arcade, NY & Surrounding Areas

By now, we’re probably all feeling the same way. Restless. Bored. Ready to go back to “normal”, whatever that may be. Quarantine isn’t for everyone, but it doesn’t have to be so bad if we know how and where to spend it! With so many fun and social distancing safe activities and destinations, right in our backyard- now is the time to take advantage of them!

Wendy Freiheit and Michelle Schmidt, affiliates with ERA Team VP’s Arcade location, have given a list of their favorite day trip destinations in the Arcade area. Both agreed that Letchworth State Park in Castile, NY is one of the top destinations to check out. “You simply just can’t beat the views of the surrounding nature,” says Wendy Freiheit, ERA Team VP Broker Liasian. Michelle Schmidt, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with ERA Team VP, adds “Whether you like to hike, bike, or just relax and take in the surroundings, Letchworth is fantastic.” Letchworth Sate Park is an easy 30 minute drive from Arcade.

Wendy and Michelle also suggest the Beaver Meadow Audobon Center in North Java, about 15 minutes from Arcade, as well as Knox Farm in East Aurora, about 40 minutes from Arcade. “Both of these destinations offer family friendly, outdoor recreation of all types,” says Wendy.

“One of my other favorites is Eternal Flame Falls within Chestnut Ridge Park in the town of Orchard Park,” says Michelle, “You’ll definitely want to wear good footwear- the hiking trail is rocky.”

Whether you’re spending this pause with your family or alone, there are so many wonderful outdoor activities right in our backyard! Be sure to post your experience on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #BackyardDiaries!

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