Our home is: 2 miles from SUNY Fredonia, 3 miles from Lake Erie State Park, and 3.5 miles from Dunkirk (Chadwick Bay) Harbor. Lilydale is 12 miles (22 min) away and we are 22 miles (36 min) from the Chautauqua Institution. Buffalo, NY and Erie, PA are both about an hour from us, and Niagara Falls is about an hour and a half.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS If you are arriving via car and have a GPS system, please use 5495 Lakeside Blvd, Van Buren Pt, NY. The GPS may offer several variations on this (including Fredonia, Dunkirk, and even Portland, NY), and they should all work. Some GPS systems have difficulty as you get closer to our home, and send visitors to a dead end on Lake Rd, rather than through the stone pillars (with the blue “Van Buren Point” sign) into our neighborhood. If that happens to you, just go back up Lake Rd and go through the stone pillars. Your GPS should correct itself, but if not, follow steps 6 & 7 of the directions below. If you do not have a GPS device, here is the simplest way: 1. Take Exit 59 off of the NYS Thruway (Rt 90) 2. Turn left at the light on Bennet Rd (Rt 60) 3. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive East (Rt 5) 4. Turn right on Lake Rd (at the White Village restaurant) 5. Turn left on Central Ave (through the stone pillars next to the blue “Van Buren Point” sign) 6. Turn right on Orchard St and follow the road as it turns left onto Lakeside Blvd as it hits the lake 7. Our house is a few blocks up on the left, the last house before houses appear on the right.