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These are some suggested activities and destinations for your small town getaway in Newfane and Olcott Beach. There truly is something for everyone here. No matter where you are in life, or what you’re looking to do, Newfane and Olcott have it. And you will wish you had more time here to see and do it all. The itineraries listed are just some suggestions - dno't forget to check out the online event calendar when making your plans! Detailed lists of all lodging, dining, drinking and attractions are available on line as well!

Couples

Olcott Beach is the perfect destination for a couples who want to unplug and share a special time. There are neighborhood restaurants, cozy bed and breakfasts or romantic cottages and exceptional wineries to experience. Looking to get away and enjoy the company of your spouse? Here’s an itinerary designed specifically for young couples.

Rent a Romantic Cottage

Choose your view - country landscape, a great lake or a picture perfect harbor scene! See the sights during the day and come back to a home away from home and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and a great view of the night sky.

Taste the Niagara Wine Trail

Take a scenic ride through one of the most storied wine regions in the country. Sample the wines at local favorites such as Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Chateau Niagara, Black Willow Winery and Marjim Manor.

Let Someone Else Cook

Olcott and Newfane have a wide variety of establishments that will be happy to cook (and clean) for you! Whether the menu is American, Italian, seafood or pub grub, served homestyle, lakeside or in a formal setting, the atmosphere will be warm, welcoming and neighborly!

Watch the Sun Go Down and the Boats Come In

When you visit our wineries and taste all they have to offer, don't forget to pick a bottle and bring it back to the cottage! If your cottage is lake or harbor side, you're all set! If not, there are tables and chairs on The Boardwalk at The Lakeview Village Shoppes. Uncork, unplug and take in the view over Lake Ontario with your loved one to end a perfect day.

Families

Affordable family attractions are bordering on extinction. Not in Newfane and Olcott Beach! We are a rural destination with history and traditions that make it a unique destination that families looking for authentic experiences will love! Olcott Beach is the ideal family vacation choice!

Rent A Lake House

There are many vacation cottage and homes large enough for your entire family. You can even invite extended family for a reunion right on Lake Ontario. Do vacation lodging hunts usually end with the phrase, "it doesn't matter - we'll only be there to sleep"? Not here! Spend less than you would in hotel rooms and treat your family to the charms of a house on the lake!

Take the Kids to the Carousel Park

The Olcott Beach Carousel Park is a lakeside vintage amusement park that offers an affordable day of family fun. The park was restored and is staffed with volunteers, people who donate their time to ensure that all children have access to clean, healthy summer fun. The park keeps it simple, allowing parents to forget about price tags of over commercialized corporate amusement parks. The Park has no admission fee and the cost of each ride is one quarter!

Picnic in Krull Park

Pack up some sandwiches or bring some dogs and burgers to fire up on the grill in Krull Park. There are baseball diamonds, playgrounds, a splashpad, a basketball court, tennis courts, soccer fields and a beachfront area so you and your family can enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Grab a Late-night Snack at Bye’s Popcorn

Cap off a fun-filled day at a true staple of Olcott. Bye’s Popcorn serves up the freshest and best-tasting kettle cooked popcorn. If the kids are in the mood for something a little sweeter, Bye’s caramel corn is sure to satisfy.

Seniors

Olcott Beach and Newfane, NY offers the peace and quiet you desire for a relaxing weekend getaway. But don’t worry, if you’re looking for entertainment to shake things up a bit, we’ve got that too with outdoor concerts, fireworks, shopping and much more. Here are some suggestions to make a more mature couple’s Olcott stay the best it can be.

Book Into A Cozy B & B

The cozy bed and breakfasts in Olcott and Newfane are perfect for early risers. Get treated to a full breakfast in the morning so you’re ready to take in all the scenic beauty the area has to offer, and enjoy the company of other guests in the evening. You never know, you may find other couple starting their day, and decide to tour the countryside together!

Take a Tour of the Van Horn Mansion

Filled with historical significance, the Van Horn Mansion is the original home of our town's founder, James Van Horn. Restored, maintained and staffed by the Newfane Historica Society, the Van Horn offers guided tours on a regular basis. Take photos of the Parisian stained glass for only a suggested donation of $5.

Stop For Lunch

The town has so many options for lunch out, you'll find it difficult to choose! Ask your B & B host for recommendations, but no matter where you land, you'll be happy you made the time! Many of our local restaurants feature locally grown products and produce - and all offer warm and welcoming atmospheres!

Stroll The Boardwalk

If you're looking to wind down the day lakeside, visit the Lakeview Village Shoppes, stroll the boardwalk, take panoramic photos of the lake, and visit all of the shoppes looking for the perfect gift for your children and grandchildren!

Outdoorsmen

Olcott Beach is home to some of the best fishing in the country. There are nature trails along Eighteen-Mile Creek and Burt Dam that allow for adventurous treks. Outdoorsmen and anglers of all skill levels can find something to do at Olcott and Newfane. We recommend the following itinerary for your next outdoor adventure.

Sleep Harborside

There are many options conveniently located near the marina including cottages, a campground and a hotel that caters to the fishing crowd! After just a short walk you’re ready to board a charter boat or your own vessel and get right out on the open water.

Catch Your Share at Fisherman’s Park

Cast your line out in Eighteen-Mile Creek for trout or salmon. Then travel up to Burt Dam to land the biggest salmon of your life.

Don't Forget to Eat

Whether you grab food to go, gather at a pub, or sit down in a restaurant - make sure you leave time in your busy day to visit our local eateries, take a break from the sun and recharge for the next day's adventures!

Hike up the Trail at Burt Dam

Become closer to nature as you trek along the hiking trail near Burt Dam. Catch glimpses of local wildlife and photograph the scenic forest all while taking in the fresh air.

Girl’s Weekend

Looking to get away with the girls? Olcott Beach is a great option that has everything you need for the perfect weekend away. The Niagara Wine Trail is also a great destination for bachelorette parties, bridal showers or reunions. There’s no better place to catch up with old friends than Olcott and Newfane. Awesome food, breathtaking scenery and fantastic wine make for the girls weekend of a lifetime.

Unpack and Unwind

Find a cozy cottage, choose an inn or rent a house, whatever your preference, we have the place! Stay in the village, near the lake, or on the wine trail - everywhere is close to everything you want to do!

Shop the Boardwalk

Make sure a visit to The Lakeview Village Shoppes is on the list - with an eclectic mix of shops offering gifts, fashion, handcrafted art, locally made jewelry and more - a boardwalk stroll is a great way to enjoy the lakeview with friends! And if your itinerary includes a Friday night - don't miss the wine and music night on The Boardwalk!

Taste and Discover the Niagara Wine Trail

You may need to spread this over the course of a few days. The Niagara USA Wine Trail runs right through town, and following it from beginnig to end is an adventure! If you can't find time to do the whole trail we understand - but do schedule in tastings at our local wineries!

Get Creative or Organic, Golf, Stretch or Hike

Plan a visit to Imagine That Olcott and feel the creative energy! A walk in paint studio, choose from ceramics, glass or canvas, and pick up a brush! Then visit Singer Farm Naturals and learn about the medicinal benefits of Tart Cherry Juice, or grab the clubs and hit the local Pro-Am course, take a yoga class at Jest In Tyme or head over to The Burt Dam and hike your heart out! There are so many ways to get out and enjoy nature and your time together - that we simply can't choose for you!

Guys’ Weekend

Looking to kick back and make memories with your friends? Olcott Beach is quiet enough for relaxation time, but busy enough so you and your friends won’t get bored. There are outdoor activities aplenty, satisfying foods and great beer all over. You can even tour local breweries as part of your bachelor party weekend.

Bunk In

Campground, cottage, hotel - you name it, we have it! No matter where you set up camp - or what you need - the selection of lodging alternatives in Newfane and Olcott offers it all!

Charter a Fishing Boat

There’s no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than getting out on the open water in America's Ultimate Fishing Town! Pack your beverages and fish for walleye, bass and salmon. The Marina has many resident licensed charter captains, with experienced crew, ready to take you out on the lake for a perfect day of fishing!

Swing Your Clubs or Throw a Disc

The local par 3 offers traditional and disc golfing. In fact, it is the ONLY lit disc course in America! Who knew, right? So you'll never have to choose between a day of fishing and a round of golf here! Hole distances are a walkable at 125 to 200 yards, but carts are available. Before or after golf. the Guinness is on tap and the grill is on!

Rev Your Engines

Every Saturday night in the summer, Main St. Olcott fills up with classic muscle cars, hot rods and modern sports cars from all over WNY and further afield. Don't miss the chance to raise the hood and admire the machinery!