Lake Erie Sea Glass Near Buffalo NY

by Christy
(Buffalo, NY, USA)

Lake Erie Sea Glass Sampler, Near Buffalo NY

Lake Erie Sea Glass Sampler, Near Buffalo NY

Lake Erie Sea Glass Sampler, Near Buffalo NY
The whole sampler with equine tooth at the top
Mostly Green UV glass with one red
UV glass under normal light

First time posting to this site , so i just wanted rep my favorite Great Lake and hometown.


I do probably 99% of my collecting just a few miles south of Buffalo NY.

I'm an on and off collector.

Every once in a while i get that itch, and get obsessed. I'll be down at the beach every day if I can get away with it.

Included in the photo of my color sampler is an equine tooth I found at the beach in 2011, probably from a mule, which is one of the most unusual things I've ever found at at my favorite spot.

I've also included my small, but steadily growing collection of UV reactive glass, as it looks in under black light and in normal light.

That red piece in the center actually has a thin layer of yellow which fluoresces orange under the UV, the yellow layer is worn away near the middle, hence the pinhole appearance.

Anyway, I've filled many jars, mostly common stuff of course.

Some of my more rare colors only fill a shot glass.

When i get serious and collect often, I can expect to find at least one rare or uncommon color per trip to the beach.

recommended hotels for sea glass area Recommended Hotels in Buffalo


Pink and cornflower seem to be relatively abundant locally as far as rare colors go, though I've not yet found any true orange.

Multies and art glass are very rare here, except that which entered the lake as broken dishes or vases.

Most of the area is industrial, so i cant imagine there were a lot of glass artisans discarding their scrap into the water.

So if anything, I hope my photos inspire you to shuffle off to Buffalo! or at least take some time to skim our shores the next time you pass through.

I don't know if I'd call it a world class area to collect, but the odds are you will find something good.

By: Christy,
Buffalo, NY, USA

Comments for Lake Erie Sea Glass Near Buffalo NY

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 30, 2016
Lake Erie visit
by: Karen

Thank you Christy! I will post pictures of anything that I find.

Sep 30, 2016
Location
by: Christy

if you follow route 5 from downtown buffalo towards hamburg you will find my two favorite spots.
  • the first is marked by a lighthouse on hoover rd, right off rt. 5 and that is where i find my best stuff.
  • if you head south on the beach eventually you will come upon the wave tumbled ruins of an old building and i usually find my best stuff in that area. unfortunately, that beach is often washed out during strong weather, so it may be inaccessible. 
  • further down route 5 in wanakah is the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center. there is a parking area with a staircase that leads down to the beach. i was just there yesterday and found a nice piece of bright yellow and also a piece of peach and 12 small pieces of cobalt. both beaches are also great for finding fossils and cool rocks. 
i would avoid Hamburg Beach since its for town residents only and you need a parking pass.

Woodlawn beach is large and popular and i seldom find good glass there hope you are able to come!

Sep 28, 2016
Visit
by: Karen

Hi, we will be in St Catharines at Thanksgiving and are thinking of visiting Buffalo for the day to hunt for sea glass.

Could you tell me the name of the beach, or the closest point to help narrow the search a bit? Thank you!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Photos General.



November 2016 Sea Glass Contest Winner

Photo of the Month Winner November 2016

"God Bless the USA"
by
Kathie

Submit your photo to Odyssey's  December 2016 Sea Glass Photo Contest

OdysseySeaGlass relies on advertising to cover costs of sharing sea glass info from around the world. Purchasing from an ad on our site costs no more than directly and provides us with a few cents income.

You will see Google and Amazon ads as well a few other advertisers as you view our pages. .


Browse Our List of Recommended Sea Glass and Beach Books