The Waterfront neighborhood in Buffalo, New York is located west of the city along Buffalo Outer Harbor on Lake Erie. The eastern edge of the district is along Highway 130 and the Buffalo Skyway. The northern edge is along Porter Avenue, just south of Front Park.
Buffalo Naval Park and Buffalo Erie Basin Marina area both located in the southern section of the area. Kayakers can rent canoes and kayaks to tour the waterway, or ride bikes along the wharf. Boat building demonstrations take place at the Buffalo Maritime Center near Central Wharf. The Buffalo Maritime Center has a collection of historic ships and watercraft to visit. The tall ship, the Spirit of Buffalo, is a project of the Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education. They educate their guests by encouraging participation in activities that include steering the ship, identifying fish, and rigging the sails. The ship is a 73-foot long topsail schooner that also gives tours of the harbor.
A charter school is located at the waterfront, which educates children ages seven to 14. They also offer sailing lessons for children, as does the Sail Buffalo Sailing School. On the Fourth of July, the waterfront hosts a fireworks display, along with a night of musical entertainment. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra plays at the Erie Canal Harbor, as well. Stores and restaurants can be found in the Buffalo Sabres Store and along the waterfront. A Rapid Transit train serves the neighborhood at the Erie Canal Harbor Station. Housing in this area includes a variety of apartments located on Marine Drive.