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10 Fun Fall Things for Seniors To Do in Buffalo

Oct 5, 2022

Change is in the air, and what better place to indulge in the coziest time of year than New York?

In fact, for seniors and their families during the fall, the Buffalo area has many fun attractions and events from which to choose. From apple picking to train rides and spooky seasonal shows, there’s something for everyone.

Keep reading to learn all about Gates Circle’s favorite things to do in Buffalo, New York, during the autumn season. The best of Buffalo is right outside your door at Gates Circle, a Life Care Community.

Our Favorite Fall Things To Do in Buffalo, NY

  1. Go Apple Picking.
    Visit a local apple orchard, like Becker Farms in Gasport or Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill in Lockport. Enjoy your crisp picks as they are or turn them into a homemade fall dessert.
  2. Organize a Friendsgiving Meal.
    Get everyone together for an evening of friendship and gratitude by preparing all your favorite dishes.
  3. Celebrate Oktoberfest.
    Try cozy autumn beers at a local Buffalo brewery or explore WNY’s many related Oktoberfest events!
  4. Attend a Fall Festival.
    Enjoy fall-themed fun with the whole family. This season is packed with cultural festivals in the Buffalo area.
  5. Go Pumpkin Picking.
    Find the perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin farm for your Halloween jack-o’-lantern. You can pick pumpkins at Pumpkinville in Great Valley, Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm in North Tonawanda, or The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.
  6. Host a Pumpkin-Carving Party.
    Gather your friends and family and organize a jack-o’-lantern carving party. Get wild and creative with your designs and show them off in front of your door. This might be the time to break out the Halloween decorations.
  1. Visit a Cider Mill.
    Autumn is the perfect time for fresh-pressed cider. Visit Smith’s Orchard Cider Mill in Lockport or Mayer Brothers in West Seneca to satisfy your cider craving.
  1. Hunt Down the Best Homemade Apple Cider Donuts in Town.
    You’re not getting the most out of fall if you don’t get your hands on one of these sugary treats. Note: They go perfectly with a nice pumpkin spice latte.
  2. Take a Train Ride Through the Fall Landscape.
    If you want to cherish that peak autumn feeling with an unmatched experience, there’s no better way to soak in the sights than a fall foliage train ride. Check out this guide to fall foliage train rides.
  3. Visit Ellicottville.
    The fall season in Ellicottville is beautiful and filled with colorful foliage. Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park offers excellent views of the changing leaves. Treat yourself to a ride on the chairlift to the top of the hill and take in the vistas.

Fall Is Beautiful at Gates Circle, a Life Care Community

At Gates Circle, we emphasize wellness at every stage of life, including physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Canterbury Woods is a place for seniors looking to replace chores with excitement; activities; and fun lifestyle choices, like fine dining and cutting edge fitness programming.

No matter the season, Gates Circle provides what you need.

The Life Care residency contract includes access to assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, should your health needs change. With Life Care at Gates Circle, you’ll have friends under the same roof and easy access to your spouse/significant other, no matter what happens. You’ll be protected from skyrocketing long-term care costs, enabling you to enjoy our world-class services and amenities to the fullest.

Canterbury Woods Gates Circle Is Contemporary Retirement Living.

At Gates Circle, our goal is simple: provide seniors with the best possible living experience. We’re a senior living community offering Life Care, which means independent living and access to a full continuum of care. This includes assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Contact us today to learn more about senior living at Gates Circle, and be close to everything you love in the heart of Buffalo .

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