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Greg Pokriki

Winter in Buffalo Niagara is a beautiful time. Our neighbors embrace the snow, and our staff certainly does as well. So, we decided to ask each of them: What is one of your must-do winter activities in Buffalo Niagara? Below is a compilation of their answers.

Tom Kucharski – President and CEO

Snowshoeing in the parks along the lake.

Matt Hubacher -- Research Director

Snow angels with the kids!

Olivia Hill -- Senior Business Development Specialist

I have to stop by the Holiday Market at Hotel Henry.

Casi Hall -- Graphic Designer

I enjoy the occasional brisk winter hike. Last year I discovered Emery Park in South Wales and that was a beautiful trail. I'm itching to check out Knox farm this year. I have not yet added in the snowshoe element, but a good pair of wool socks and winter boots usually do the trick if I'm careful of the ice. There is something a little more magical about hiking in the snow. It is so quiet and fresh!

Lorrie Abounader -- Project Manager

Every year I check out the poinsettia exhibit at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens.

Carolyn Powell -- Director, Business Development

Skiing in Ellicotville is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

Sarah Larson -- Marketing Manager

Ice Skating is my number one must-do yearly activity, and there are several locations in the city and out of the city like Canalside, Riverworks, Fountain Plaza, and rinks in East Aurora. Other things on my list this year include curling, ice bumper cars, sledding, skiing, and Niagara Falls with the beautiful night lights.

Greg Pokriki -- Content and Digital Marketing Associate

I love finding a hill to sled on. A winter Buffalo Bills tailgate is an incredible experience. And, though I’m bad at it, you have to ice skate at Fountain Plaza in the heart of downtown.

Alan Rosenhoch – Director of Business Development

When it’s cold enough, pond hockey in Delaware Park (or a backyard rink, if you’ve got a friend who’s industrious).

Jenna Kavanaugh – COO

Snowshoeing at Tifft Nature Preserve!

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Founded in 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara represents the eight counties of Western New York. We are the region’s nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization focused on job creation.