Books: by Subject: Travel Guides

100 Things To Do In Buffalo Before You Die
If you think you've done everything there is to do in Western New York, think again! It's time to discover Buffalo, a city that combines the sophistication of the Northeast with the affability of the Midwest. From world-class modern art to the world's best chicken wings, Buffalo offers visitors a rich banquet of intriguing history, iconic architecture, abundant recreation, lush scenery, fun food, and relentless nightlife. $16.00

Around Chautauqua Lake
In the 50 years from 1875 to 1925, Chautauqua Lake had grown from an isolated wilderness to a fashionable resort, and playground for the rich and pampered. Paul Leone and Mary Poshka with assistance from Victor Norton Jr. have assembled evocative photographs from that era, and provided the historical detail to bring this glorious era to life. $17.95

Backroad Bicycling in the Finger Lakes Region
Cyclists can find everything they need to enjoy New York State's Finger Lakes Region, including clear, mile-by-mile directions; detailed maps (with cues): and notes on the history and culture. Travelers can look forward to waterfalls and gorges, wineries and museums, cities and farms, all connected by an extensive network of well-maintained roads. $15.95

Bruce Trail
A unique adventure along the Niagara Escarpment. Follow the ups and downs of a five-week, 465-mile hike from Niagara Falls up to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula on Georgian Bay. $16.95

Buffalo Treasures
Planning to spend an afternoon in The City of Good Neighbors? This informative book guides you on a walking tour of 25 major Buffalo buildings, plus a new driving tour of Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Authored and photographed by historian Jan Sheridan, Buffalo Treasures is your guide to landmark buildings and details about their history and architecture. $6.95

Cobblestone Quest
Learn why, during a mere 35-year span in the middle of the 19th century, approximately 700 cobblestone structures were erected within a 65-mile radius of Rochester, New York, and no where else. Rich & Sue Freeman have organized the book into 17 self-guided tours of these beautiful cobblestone structures for car, motorcycle -- or bicycle. $19.95

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An Explorer's Guide: Western New York
This 655-page book is perhaps the most comprehensive guide ever published to the region's vast cultural, historic and natural attractions. Author Christine A. Smyczynski includes evaluations of inns, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and eating establishments. $21.95 (second edition)

Exploring Niagara: The Complete Guide to Niagara Falls and Vicinity
Illustrated with 77 spectacular color photographs, this comprehensive guide treats readers to an up-close and personal view of more than 50 fascinating sites on both sides of the border. Authors Hans and Allyson Tammemagi suggest tours within a half hour's drive from Niagara Falls. $14.25

Lockport: Historic Jewel of the Erie Canal
A first-of-a-kind look at a community that played a vital role in U.S. history. Here, the Erie Canal climbed the Niagara Falls escarpment and opened up the Great Lakes to East Coast commerce. More than 250 vintage photos, nostalgic ads and other images help to tell the tale of a city that was at the forefront of technological innovation. $19.99

National Landmarks of Western New York
Author Jan Booth Sheridan takes you on a guided tour of Western and Central New York's rich history. Dozens of photographs showcase a selection of the region's most storied locations. $9.95

Peak Experiences
Find and climb the highest points of all of New York's counties. Follow Gary Fallesen through his often amusing observations on the way to 62 summits. $16.95

Secret Buffalo: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure
What’s the true story behind the “buffalo” wing, and why do Buffalonians refuse to call it that? Where is the nature preserve that was once an outlaw colony? Which obscure shop on the city’s East Side produces hats for Hollywood? Find the answers to these questions and many more in Secret Buffalo, a guide to the mysteries, surprises, and incredible stories. $22.50

Secret Places of Western New York: 25 Scenic Hikes
Discover secret and scenic day hikes within a day’s drive of Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Secret Places of Western New York: 25 Scenic Hikes is more than a trail guide. Hidden in these pages, you’ll uncover what makes these hikes special enough to be a Secret Place. Both lifetime locals and visitors to the region will be guided to the best paths and trails throughout the Buffalo-Niagara, Southern Tier and Rochester regions. $24.00

Take A Hike
A great way to enjoy the outdoors in Western New York. Rich & Sue Freeman have catalogued the best places to take your family for walk in the natural world. The guidebooks are packed with maps and details. Available for both the Rochester area, and the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley region. $16.95 / $19.95 Finger Lakes version

Take Your Bike
A guidebook for the best places to take your bike in the Rochester area. The guidebook is packed with maps and details for 42 bicycling trails, the very best places to ride in Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Cayuga, Ontario and Seneca Counties. 45 maps, 38 pictures. $18.95 Also available in a $16.95 Finger Lakes edition.

Toronto and Niagara Falls
Two world-renowned destinations are showcased in one book, packed with more than 240 full-color photographs, a detailed street map, informative text and user-friendly index. $17.95

200 Waterfalls in Central and Western New York
A guidebook to a wide range of waterfalls in the region, from the famed Niagara to hidden treasures. Know before you go when is the best season for viewing, and whether the falls can be spotted right from your car, or a hike is called for. $18.95

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