Take to the skies at these 5 great spots to fly kites | Entertainment
Not only is Gratwick Park the home port of the Great Lakes Kitefliers Society, it is also listed as a favorite flying ground by the American Kitefliers Association. This is because of its location on the shore of the Niagara River where there is always a steady breeze and there are few trees for hanging kites. GLKS hosts a flight event open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month.
Hoyt Lake, Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Pkwy.
If you drive past Shakespeare Hill you will find an open field large enough for small to medium sized kites. If you keep walking across the lake there is a second field adjacent to the “S curves” of Delaware Avenue and 198. Both fields have great views of the lake and enough treeless space. to avoid snags. Try to visit noon on a weekday, as the fields are popular places for park visitors after 5 p.m. and on weekends.
Buffalo Harbor State Park, Wilkeson Point, and virtually any parking lot or green space along Fuhrmann Boulevard in the Outer Harbor are ideal for flying kites. The breeze from Lake Erie is perfect for kites, making it a favorite spot for local kiters like Jim Emmanuele of West Seneca, who frequently flies kites as large as 65 feet in length. Meanwhile, the view of downtown Buffalo provides a beautiful backdrop, especially at sunset.