Grand Island NY North Bridges Toward Niagara Falls

Grand Island

In the upper Niagara River just a few miles from Niagara Falls you’ll find the town of Grand Island. This Island town is home to two state parks, golf courses and several area attractions as well as a one-of-a kind store.

Explore Nature and Outdoor Sports

Buckhorn Island State Park – Hike, kayak, x-country ski, bird-watch, or fish in this nearly 900-acre state park and nature preserve. The park encompasses wetlands, marsh, woods, meadows, creeks and riverfront. Free.  No restrooms.

Beaver Island State Park – 1,000 acre park.  Great place to walk the dog or take a jog.  18-hole public golf course, marina, beach, sledding hill, kayak launches, picnic areas, fishing.  Entry Fee is charged Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Beaver Island Golf Course – 18 hole golf course and driving range.  

West River Parkway Trail – Brand new 8-mile walking/biking path along the West River with a view of Canada.  Bike or walk this scenic view of the upper Niagara River.

Boating – If you’re bringing a boat with you on your trip, you can launch it at Big Six Marina. Kayaks can launch from either State Park on Grand Island.

Family Activities

Island Fun Center – Laser tag, go cart, mini golf, batting cages, arcade, and water wars.  Able to host parties and events.  Seasonal, may not be open some months in winter.

Mallwitz’s Island Lanes – bowl a game or two with the family and try what many locals consider the best chicken wings in the area.

Kelly’s Country Store – A great place to shop for gifts or just browse.  Featuring homemade chocolate made on-site as well as 75 varieties of jar candy.  A great selection of gifts from candles to toys to gourmet kitchenware and foods.  Also check out the 1800’s schoolhouse on site!

The Little Red Schoolhouse at Kelly’s Country Store.
Kellys Country Store Penny Candy Counter Grand Island
Old-Fashioned Candy Counter at Kelly’s