According to the university website, St. Bonaventure is 70 miles from Buffalo, 195 miles from Cleveland, 220 miles from Pittsburgh and 360 miles from New York City.
As far as many are concerned, that places St. Bonaventure right smack dab in the middle of nowhere. And in many respects, they may be right. However, that doesn’t mean that the area surrounding St. Bonaventure is without things to do or places of interest. So for the next few weeks I will be exploring different things to do in Cattaraugus County and the surrounding areas.
This winter has been a disappointment to skiers and snowboarders in Western New York, including myself. However, the uncharacteristically warm weather does allow for other outdoor ventures that are much less expensive.
St. Bonaventure is situated near plenty of places to hike, but Allegheny National Forest, with over 200 miles of hiking trails, is just a short drive away. This Saturday, after having hearty pre-hike Burton burgers, my friends and I set out to take on a small portion of these trails for a chance at some fresh air and a change of scenery.