Introduction to Medina, New York
Medina, New York, in Orleans county, is 24 miles NE of Amherst, New York (center to center) and 33 miles NE of Buffalo, New York. The village is included in the Rochester metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, 6,415 people lived in Medina.
The Village of Medina, which was incorporated in 1832, was contained within the towns of Shelby and Ridgeway. The area prospered for the first time in 1825 when the Erie Canal was opened. Orleans County, which was once part of Albany County, was established as an independent county in 1824. A part of the land that is now occupied by the village of Medina was once owned by Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent of the Holland Land Company.
Medina and Nearby Attractions
- Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
- Medina Railroad Museum
- Golden Hill State Park
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Six Flags Darien Lake
- Niagara Falls
Things To Do In Medina
Museums nearby include Amherst Museum, Cobblestone Society Museum, and Holland Land Office Museum. Historic sites near Medina include Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, Holland Land Office and Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Parks like Golden Hill State Park and Lakeside Beach State Park offer opportunities for receation. Other attractions in the surrounding areas are Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo Zoo, Martin's Fantasy Island, and Six Flags Darien Lake.
Flights are available from Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Medina Higher Education
Niagara University, Buffalo State College, Monroe Community College, and Roberts Wesleyan College are colleges near Medina.