Introduction to Dunkirk, New York
Dunkirk, New York, in Chautauqua county, is 36 miles SW of Buffalo, New York. The city is located in the Jamestown metropolitan area. Dunkirk has a population of 13,131.
Dunkirk was originally settled in by Europeans in the early 1800s. The New York and Erie Railroad Company first entered the area in the 1850s. It was incorporated as a city in 1880 and named after the French port city of Dunkerque.
Dunkirk and nearby Attractions
- Dunkirk Historical Museum
- Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum
- Evangola State Park
- Lincoln Bedell Statue Park
- Chautauqua Lake
- McClurg Museum
Things To Do In Dunkirk
During you stay in Dunkirk, you can visit the Main Street Beach, Point Gratiot Beach and Wright Park Beach. Leisure hours can be spent at Washington Park, Memorial Park, Kosciusko Park, Point Gratiot Park or Veteran's Park. The Dunkirk Historic Lighthouse, Adams Art Gallery, Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt and the Lake Erie Wine Trail are also popular local spots. Niagara Falls is also a short drive away from the city. Apart from these, the City of Dunkirk also organizes several festivals and tourism events all through the year, including the Chautauqua County Fair and the July 4th Harborfest Celebration.
Buffalo Niagara International is the nearest major airport.
Dunkirk Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are offered by SUNY College at Fredonia, SUNY at Buffalo, Erie Community College - South Campus and Jamestown Community College.