Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center
30 Lake Shore Drive East
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: (716) 366-8350
Fax: (716) 366-8899
Sunset Bay is one of the more popular Lake Erie beaches in the Buffalo area. It features a beautiful, 5-acre, clean sandy beach with lifeguards—a perfect place to bring the family. A tropical-themed beach restaurant, Cabana Sam's, features casual waterfront dining. It has good affordable food, including sandwiches, burgers, chicken fingers, wings, and more, including a Friday night fish fry. The Sunset Bay Beach Club, voted the best party bar at both the 2007 and 2008 Buffalo Music Awards, is located right next to the restaurant. It features nightly entertainment and a happy hour. The beach also has an ice cream stand, Beaches and Cream, along with a video arcade and beach boutique. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Eagle Speedway is a playground for the local games. Monster trucks and demolition derby events are held here. People of all ages come here to make a day out of an event. The grounds are always bustling with some destructive automotive sport. So if you fell like this is your playground, head here for the entertainment. Call ahead to know more.
This full-service marina is located in the "big yellow building" on the northern end of Chautauqua Lake. As you walk around you'll find a lot of docked boats, and if that makes you want to get out on the water yourself then ask about boat rentals. You can even rent jet skis as well as pedal boats, kayaks, and canoes.
The Lesefske family offers free tours of their sugaring house by appointment year-round and every weekend in March. During late February and March their oil-fired evaporator will be running and you can see syrup, maple cream and maple sugar candy being processed. During Maple Weekend in March, they will be offering horse-drawn wagon rides to the sugarbush. Their gift shop carries a variety of items, including syrup, pancake mix, candy, maple mustard and even maple peanuts. Products can also be ordered through their website. Kids will enjoy their pet turkey, Bob White Quail, and Siberian Husky sled dogs. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Catt Rafting Adventures offers an exciting whitewater rafting experience in Cattaraugus County's Zoar Valley. Their goal is to make your whitewater trip memorable and exciting, as well as safe. Before heading out on the water, participants are issued safety gear and given instructions on water safety. They climb into their raft for a brief practice session, and then it’s off down Cattaraugus Creek for an exciting nine miles of whitewater thrills. As you raft down the gorge, you will pass cliffs over 400 feet in height. All guides are experienced and trained in wilderness first aid and CPR and there are usually no more than 4-6 guests per raft, so that each person can have personalized attention. - Christine A. Smyczynski