town in Erie County, New York, United States
Orchard Park is a village and town in the Southtowns of Erie County, New York. Orchard Park is one of the "Southtowns" of Erie County and is best known as the site of Bills Stadium, home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.
The town was home to about 30,000 people in 2017, with another 3,000 in the village.
U.S. Route 219 passes through the west part of the town and forms junctions with U.S. Route 20A (Quaker Street) and NY 179 (Milestrip Road).
U.S. Route 20 (Southwestern Boulevard) passes through the north part of the town and forms a junction with NY 277 and NY 240 (Orchard Park Road).
- A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:18PM local time and lasts 3 min. 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.
- 1 Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd (Rt NY-277 three miles south of the Village of Orchard Park), ☏ +1 716 858-8355. County park with over 1,200 acres, bicycling, accessible facilities, hiking trails, picnic areas, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, tennis, toboggan chutes, disc golf. Free.
- 2 Eternal Flame, Chestnut Ridge Park (enter at Corral Parking Lot on Rt 277). Located on a shale creek bed in the southeast corner of Chestnut Ridge Park is a naturally occurring flame coming out of the rock. Underground pressure forces gas to leak from the shale.
- 3 Johnson-Jolls Complex (Jolls House), 4287 South Buffalo St (Next to town hall). April-October, the first and third Saturday 1-4PM. 19th Century Italianate Victorian Home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1870 for merchant Ambrose Johnson, from 1902-1963 it was the home and office of Dr. Willard B. Jolls, a country doctor.
- 4 Frank and Jane Clement Brick Museum, 6291 Milestrip Rd., ☏ +1 716 662-5817. By appointment. Historic masonry aficionados should head over to Frank and Jane Clement's place on Milestrip Road, which they've opened to folks curious to see the collection of branded bricks — that is, those with inscriptions, logos, symbols or other markings on them identifying their manufacturer — that they've been amassing for the past 40 years. Visits start at the driveway leading up to the garage, which is paved with 12,000 of them; then Frank will lead you inside, where you'll find his most prized specimens in racks on the wall, shellacked for extra protection. The collection encompasses the work of brickmakers both locally-based (you'll see a few from the Star Brick Company, once a popular collector's item among local kids thanks to their silvery insignia that looked uncannily like an Old West sheriff's badge) and far-flung (check out the special-edition Glen Iris brick from Australia commemorating the 1956 Melbourne Olympics), both wall bricks (they've got one from the Margaret St. John House, the only building in Buffalo that escaped destruction when the British sacked the city in 1813) and pavers. Free.
Festivals and eventsEdit
- 1 Orchard Park Festival of the Arts, 4041 Southwestern Boulevard, ☏ +1 716 662-3366, opcc@OrchardParkChamber.org. Sa 10AM - 5 PM, Su 10AM - 3PM. Long running community arts festival hosting over 200 regional artists and craftsmen. Held annually the third weekend in September. Hosted by the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce. Free to the public.
- 2 [dead link] Taste of Orchard Park, North Buffalo St. (North from Rt US 20A), ☏ +1 716 662-3366, fax: +1 716 662-5946, firstname.lastname@example.org. 6PM - 10PM. Annual outdoor event held in late July and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Stroll the street and sample the food fare from dozens of area restaurants. Live musical entertainment.
- 3 July 4th Parade & Fireworks, East Quaker St - Rt. US 20A (westerly along Rt US 20A (East Quaker St.) from Baker Rd to S. Lincoln), email@example.com. 8PM - 10PM. Annual parade with fireworks after the parade on the grounds of the Middle School on S. Lincoon St. Free.
- 4 Buffalo Bills, Highmark Stadium, One Bills Dr., toll-free: +1 877-BB-TICKS (22-84257), fax: +1 716-312-8900. A member of the National Football League (NFL), the Buffalo Bills went to the Super Bowl for four straight years in the 1990s (losing them all) going on to have declining fortunes until the late 2010s. These days, they have been considered big favorites to finally bring home a Lombardi Trophy, thanks to some high-profile talent acquired in a matter of only a few years, and they have definitely benefited from the good publicity and newfound success. Since the early 1970s, they have played their games at Highmark Stadium. The residents of Buffalo and the region surrounding it have followed the Bills through all their trials and tribulations religiously during football season (August through January), and home games almost always sell out.
- 5 Bob-O-Link Golf Club, 4085 Transit (On Transit north of US Rt 20A), ☏ +1 716 663-4311, firstname.lastname@example.org. 8AM - 9:30PM. Public par 3 course with night golf under the lights, a driving range and golf lessons. Youth camps, junior tournaments, and adult leagues. $15-19.
- 6 Harvest Hill Golf Course, 3052 Transit Rd. (One-half mile south of US 20 on Transit), ☏ +1 716 662-1989, email@example.com. Daylight hours. 18-hole public golf course designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan with clubhouse and light dining. $45-59.
- 1 Four Corners (at the intersections of US Rt 20A & NY Rts 240 & 277 in the Village of Orchard Park). Local restaurants and retail shops including antiques, banks, custom framing, coffee house, clothing, children's books, financial services, furniture, hardware, Italian ice, and a pharmacy nearby.
- 2 Cross Roads Center, 3201-3227 Southwestern Blvd (Southwestern Blvd @ Orchard Park Rd.). 20 retail establishments including Denny's Restaurant, Lowe's, Tops Supermarket & gasoline, Stein Mart, Colonial Wine & Spirits, Five Star Bank, two hair cut salons, emergency medical care, Watson's Chocolate Candy, Wendy's/Tim Horton, Arby's, Moe's, Hoopla Frozen Yogurt, Taffy's Charbroiled Hot Dogs, Zoup!, Verizon Wireless.
- 3 [dead link] Quaker Crossing Retail Center, 3420 Amelia Dr. (Milestrip Rd west of US-219), ☏ +1 716 823-7704. 14 retail stores, 3 restaurants, banking, cinema, AAA
- 1 Cappelli's Pizzeria, 3643 North Buffalo Rd. (On NYS Rt-240 (N. Buffalo Rd) between Webster and Milestrip Rds.), ☏ +1 716 662-2290. M-Th 10AM - 9:30PM, F Sa 10AM - 10PM, Su 2PM - 9:30PM. Popular family-owned pizzeria at this location since 1986. Dine in, take out, & delivery. Pizza, subs, wings, tacos & salads. Catering service for family parties & business meetings. $5 - $30.
- 2 Danny's South, 4300 Abbott Rd. (Corner of Big Tree (US Rt-20A) & Abbott Rd.), ☏ +1 716 649-1194. M-Th 11AM - 11PM, F Sa 11AM-midnight, Su 1-8PM, Su brunch 10AM - 2PM. Family and group friendly dining with sports bar. Soup & salad bar with popular Buffalo chicken wing soup. Full service menu for lunch & dinner. Burgers, wraps & hoagies. Steaks, chicken, pork, pasta & seafood dinners. Full bar service, catering & banquet facilities. Ample parking for Buffalo Bills home games with special game day tailgate menu. $10 - 23.
- 3 Mangia Ristorante & Caffe, 4264 N. Buffalo Rd., ☏ +1 716-662-9467. M-Th 11AM-10PM; F Sa 11AM-11PM. Popular locally owned establishment. Casual lunch, pizza, subs, paninis, wraps, soup & salads. Evening dining: elaborate Italian Cuisine. Full bar & banquet room, upscale lounge on second floor, outdoor seating available. $14-38.
- 4 Mansard Inn, 3365 Abbott Rd. (off Abbott one block north of Milestrip), ☏ +1-716-828-1115. Tu-Sa 4:30PM-close, Su 3:30PM-close, closed M. Fine dining at a moderate price since 1973. Daily and early bird specials. Steak, seafood, turkey, chicken & lamb. Full bar and banquet facilities. $15-$37.
- 5 Taffy's Hot Dog Stand, 3621 Orchard Park Rd. (corner of Southwestern & Orchard Park Rd.), ☏ +1 716 675-0264. Daily 11AM - 10PM; closed Jan-Mar. Locally owned at this location since 1949. Charbroiled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breasts. Dozens of milk shake flavors made the old fashion way. Curly fries. Outdoor seating, limited indoor seating. $1 - 20.
- 1 Big Tree Inn, 4277 Abbott Rd. (corner of Abbott & Big Tree (US Rt 20A)), ☏ +1 716 649-9892, firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily 9AM-4AM. Sports bar near the Bills' stadium. Frequented by locals and Buffalo Bills players past and present.
- 2 [dead link] The Byrd House, 4190 North Buffalo Rd. (one and one half blocks north of the Four Corners), ☏ +1 716 662-3909, email@example.com. Serving over 20 craft beers on tap. Burgers, soup, appetizers, salads & sandwiches. Daily happy hour, open mic Wednesday, live music Saturday.
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- 1 Red Carpet Inn Buffalo, 3940 Southwestern Blvd, ☏ +1 716 649-5890. Walking distance from New Era Stadium, also convenient to Hamburg Fairgrounds and ECC South Campus. All guest rooms have coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and expanded cable TV with HBO. Jacuzzi rooms also available.
|Routes through Orchard Park|
|Erie ← Hamburg ←||W E||→ West Seneca → Auburn|
|Erie via ← Hamburg ←||W E||→ East Aurora → Auburn via|
|Buffalo via ← West Seneca ←||N S||→ Hamburg → Salamanca|