Introduction to Lancaster, New York
Lancaster, New York, in Erie county, is 4 miles E of Cheektowaga, New York (center to center) and 10 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The village is included in the Buffalo - Niagara Falls metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 11,188 people lived in Lancaster.
The village of Lancaster, which is located in Erie County, New York, was incorporated in 1849 from a portion of the town of Lancaster. It was actually created out of the town of Clarence, New York in 1833. Formerly known as Cayuga Creek, it was renamed Lancaster after a similar town in Massachusetts. The village of Lancaster has preserved its rich historic integrity through preservation and maintenance of heritage buildings with significant architectural value.
Lancaster and Nearby Attractions
- Lancaster Historical Society Museum
- Lancaster Opera House
- Como Lake Park
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
Things To Do In Lancaster
Nearby museums, including Lancaster Historical Society Museum, Bennington Historical Society Museum, and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center have antiquities on display. Martin's Fantasy Island has provisions for a range of recreational activities, including various types of roller coaster rides, and water sports. Buffalo Zoo has a number of interesting animals and plants available for viewing.
Air transportation is available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Lancaster Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Eric Community College, Canisus College, Suny College at Buffalo, and D'youville College.