village in the town of Somerset, Niagara County, New York

Barker is a small, sleepy town of about 533 people in Niagara County, New York. It's one of the villages and hamlets that together make up Somerset, a rural community on the south side of Lake Ontario, some 45 minutes away from the famous Niagara Falls.


Main Street in Barker.

Get inEdit

Barker is just over an hour's drive from both Buffalo and Rochester, the nearest major destinations. Somerset Road and NY 148 (Quaker Road) intersect in town.


  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:19PM local time and lasts 3 min 30 sec. The chances of a clear sky are 35%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio then straddling the Canada–New England border.


  • David Barker Park, Main Str. and Quaker. Have a picnic in the village park. In summer, a farmer's market and other activities are held here. Check the agenda on the village website.



There are several places to eat in this small town. Most are rather casual in style.

  • The Lighthouse Grill, 9848 Lower Lake Road, +1 716 765-2939.
  • Watt's Landing, 8671 Lake Rd, +1 716 795-3259.
  • Barker's Restaurant, 1690 Quaker Road.


  • BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Rd, +1 716-795-3580. Tasting room, orchard, and production facility for hard ciders-mostly apple, and a few pear ciders. Private tours of the orchard are available by appointment.



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Routes through Barker
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