Introduction to Hamburg, New York
Hamburg, New York, in Erie county, is 12 miles S of Buffalo, New York. The village is considered part of the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Hamburg has a population of 10,116.
Hamburg was officially incorporated in 1874. It was named after a city in Germany. In 1880, its population was recorded at 758. According to a local legend, Charles and Frank Menches, who were food vendors from Ohio, turned out a flattened meatball sandwich which they named Hamburger, in honor of the town.
Hamburg and nearby Attractions
- Glen Meadows Park
- Hamburg Swim Center
- Woodview Park
- Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center
- Pedaling History Bicycle Museum
- Hamburg Fairgrounds
Things To Do In Hamburg
The Village of Hamburg has many parks, which remain open from sunrise to sunset and offer a wide range of amenities for recreational activities. They have playgrounds and sports fields and courts. The village also has a public swimming pool. Lake Erie is a popular spot and has facilities for fishing, swimming and boating.
Air transportation facilities are available at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Hamburg Higher Education
Hilbert College, SUNY at Buffalo, Erie Community College and D'youville College provide facilities for higher education.