Wednesday, April 22, 2015

9 Fun Outings Near Niagara Falls

When you go to Niagara Falls, the waterfall is obviously the main attraction, but looking at the natural wonder isn’t the only source of enjoyment in the area. There are many memorable things to do at the Falls and within the surrounding area.

Then first thing to do upon visiting Niagara Falls is to enjoy the view. From the American side, there are several great viewing areas, such as Prospect Point Park, Goat Island, and the Niagara Scenic Trolley.

After you’ve enjoyed the view, check out the other sites near the Falls.

1. Cave of the Winds

About as close to the falls as you can be, tours of the Cave of the Winds start with an elevator ride down into the Niagara Gorge, followed by a short walk to the Hurricane Deck. This deck features conditions similar to a tropical storm and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

2. The Falls Wedding Chapel

One of the most beautiful wedding venues in North America, the Falls Wedding Chapel hosts numerous weddings of varying sizes and tastes.

3. Niagara Gorge Trail

For those who love nature, the Niagara Gorge Trail is the perfect addition to a trip to the Falls. Great for bird watching, scenic walking, and much more, the trails feature over 15 miles of beautiful vistas and landscapes.

4. Niagara Science Museum

For anyone interested in science, this museum is particularly interesting to the physics-lover. Opened in 2009, the Niagara Science Museum is a short two mile trip from the Falls.

5. Devil’s Hole State Park

Overlooking the Devil’s Hole Rapids, Devil’s Hole State Park has picnic areas, scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and great fishing spots.

6. Niagara Adventure Theater

Showing a variety of attractions about Niagara, the Niagara Adventure Theater features a 45-foot movie screen and operates throughout the day.

7. Aquarium of Niagara

With its wide variety of underwater life, the Aquarium of Niagara is an excellent attraction for all members of the family.

8. Niagara Aerospace Museum

The Niagara Aerospace Museum has a great collection of airplanes and other relevant artifacts. In addition to its exhibits, the museum also incorporates educational programming.

9. Top of the Falls Restaurant

Reopening next month, Top of the Falls is one of the best places to eat around Niagara Falls. Overlooking Terrapin Point, it features modern American cuisine and fantastic views of Horseshoe Falls.

Monday, April 20, 2015

4/18 Radio Show: Brian Szkatulski, Lindsey Zaffarano, Chris DeMarchis & Jonathan Orlow

Guest Host, Peter Scarcello, welcomes Brian Szkatulski, two of Brian's clients Lindsey Zaffarano and Chris DeMarchis and Jonathan Orlow to the show!

Brian Szkatulski is one of our leading real estate salespersons working out of our Hamburg office. Brian will be on HGTV's House Hunters this Wednesday, April 22 at 10pm, along with his clients Lindsay and Chris.

Jonathan Orlow is a Broker Consultant working out of the KenTon office.

Peter Scarcello leads the discussion on the process of getting on House Hunters and finding the perfect dream home.

To find out more, listen to this week's show! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Featured Open Home

HUNT OPEN HOUSE OF THE WEEK: 4765 Lynnville Way, Clay
Open Sunday, April 19th from 2:30-4:30PM

Stunning Harrington Homes Parade Model
This home is loaded with all the amenities you would expect in a show house. Over 3000sf of luxury living offering 5bd/3ba, 2nd floor laundry, 3-car side loading garage with cathedral ceilings and basketball court. First floor features 10’ ceilings, gleaming hardwoods, A/C, gas fireplace. Gourmet kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite and walk-in pantry. The owner’s bedrooms offers a sitting area, huge walk-in custom closet, spa-like bath with oversized soaking tub and glass rain shower. Make time to come see this spectacular home on Sunday from 12:30-2PM.

Offered at $474,900

This home is listed by CNY Key Team - Sarah Collins, Meghan Dabulewicz, Molly Robinson, HUNT Dewitt Office

To see our collection of HUNT luxury properties, check out our online Distinctive Properties Magazine.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


HUNT Real Estate ERA announced this week that through the donations of its agents and employees, and the contributions from sponsors and participants of its charitable events, the company raised $45,440 for the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County in 2014.

HUNT Real Estate held a number of successful fundraising events last year, including their annual Golf Tournament & Wine Tour, and participating in the United Way Pledge Drive.

“The generosity of our staff and our corporate partners last year was remarkable, not just in monetary terms, but also in the commitment of their personal time to help this very worthy cause,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman & CEO of Hunt Real Estate ERA. “We're looking forward to making 2015 another record year for HUNT Real Estate's contributions to the United Way.”

For over 20 years, HUNT Real Estate has been one of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County’s largest charitable supporters. Since the United Way began keeping electronic records in 1994, HUNT Real Estate has raised over $712,000 for the organization.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

5 Museums to Explore in Buffalo

There are a lot of great museums to visit in and around Buffalo. Grab the family, or a few friends, and spend a Saturday learning about something new. Been to these museums before? Make another visit as their exhibits are always changing!

Buffalo Museum of Science

The Buffalo Museum of Science provides family-friendly fun 7 days a week. Stop by the National Geographic 3D Cinema, participate in workshops, spend time at Discovery Camps, get a bite to eat at the cafe, or just peruse the numerous exhibits. Guided tours are also available. Discounts are offered for seniors, children under 17, students, those with a military ID, and museum members.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is the largest naval park in the nation, and it includes artifacts such as uniforms and documents that stem from all branches of the military. The main attractions include a WWII submarine and the USS Little Rock, a guided missile cruiser. Overnight stays are available, and admission discounts are offered for seniors, groups, and kids under 16.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Established in 1862, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. It features rotating exhibitions, tours, programs, workshops, and lectures, as well as a cafe on site. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is discounted for students, seniors, museum members, and military personnel. If you visit on a First Friday, admission is free!

Buffalo Fire Museum

The Buffalo Fire Museum features uniforms, badges, journals, videos, and more, all relating to the Buffalo Fire Department. The museum also has special collections, including one devoted to September 11. They not only preserve the history of the fire department, but also educate the public – especially children – about the importance of fire safety. Admission is free.

The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum

Fondly referred to as the Pierce Arrow Museum, the museum began as a passion project of the owners, husband-and-wife team Jim and Mary Ann Sandoro. For four decades, they've been collecting items related to transportation history in the Buffalo area. Originally a nonprofit, it turned into a full-fledged museum building in 2001. Admission discounts are offered for seniors and children under 17.