NYS HERITAGE AREAS
There are 20 State Heritage Areas in New York State, each of which has a strong sense of place, regional stories, natural scenic splendor and exciting educational and recreational opportunities. Besides the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor, there are 3 additional Heritage Areas in or around Buffalo:
The Underground Railroad Interpretive Center, in Niagara Falls, is now under construction and will provide a gateway to the important Underground Railroad and anti-slavery history of the area, and direct visitors to visit other local and regional attractions. The Interpretive Center will also provide a foundation for future heritage development projects in Niagara Falls.
The Erie Canal brought pioneers, the fervor of social reform, and industrial progress to the fertile landscapes of Western New York, a legacy that survives in the fascinating cities, towns and sprawling farms that line today's canal.
- See more at: NYS Parks Historic Preservation
Since the mid-19th century, when Buffalo was booming with lake, canal, and rail traffic, the city has supported a broad range of entertainment and culture, a tradition that lives on in the city and its Theatre District. - See more at: Visit Buffalo Niagara
Connect to all 20 New York State Heritage Areas at NYS Heritage Areas
The Path Through History website is an exciting and interactive tool for you and your family to plan a day trip, weekend getaway or extended vacation that explores New York State’s rich history and culture. Experience a Revolutionary War battle, discovery some of our states and nations greatest natural wonders or relive some of sports greatest moments. From U.S. Presidents, to leaders of the suffragette movement, to innovators in industry, technology and art, it all happened in New York State. You can visit over 500 destinations across our great state. Choose from 13 themes and 500 destinations to create your own Path Through History for an experience you and your family will always remember.