Eden is a township in Erie County, New York, part of the Niagara Frontier.
The I-90 runs from Buffalo down to Erie, PA. The I-90 exit is about a pleasant 5 minute drive from the main crossroads of the village of Eden. The most direct route is to take Rt. 62, which runs from Niagara Falls into the southern tier of the state and beyond. Rt. 62 also functions as the main road of Eden. There are no rail services, although there is a train station that is rarely used for freight. There is no regular bus service. You will need a car to get around.
There is no bus service or any kind of public transportation in Eden. You should rent a car in Hamburg, Orchard Park or Buffalo before visiting here. There are no official hiking trails, and walking along the side of the road can be dangerous as it is a busy highway. There are sidewalks along the main street, but seldom in the surrounding side-streets.
- Eden Corn Festival - Once a year, usually the first weekend of August, while Summer vacation is still going, Eden hosts the (locally) famous, Eden Corn Festival. About 50,000 people come each year to the sleepy village to attend the festival. As its name sake suggests, there is plenty of corn to eat. The area is split into three venues. The craft fair, the food street and a rides section. The craft fair is held on the weekend and usually has over 100 local vendors selling their handmade goods. The food street is home to several local Buffalo, Hamburg and Eden businesses. The food is usually low-cost, authentic and excellent. You will find a wide variety of foods that showcase the tastes of the locals. From Italian to Greek, you'll find yourself lost in the smells. There are also numerous permanent structures that serve as fundraising stations for the local fire department, EMS service and police department. You can usually see a 100' long grill with delicious grilled chicken roasting over hot coals. The smell carries into most of the venue. There are usually around 20 rides, they do not change from year to year. A small roller-coaster, a 50' high Ferris Wheel, a few spin rides and a few thrill rides.
- Original American Kazoo Company - A gift shop and museum. It is the last kazoo manufacturing plant in America. The machinery is original, as is the building, and you can see the workers create the kazoos in real time!
- Asa Warren House - A sanctuary along the Underground Railroad.
- Four Corners Cafe - If you are looking for old school and authentic charm, this cafe will suit your needs. It has standard cafe foods and drinks, but the charm and throwback to an older era is what sets it apart.
- Eatsa Pizza - This small, unpretentious pizzeria specializes in the Buffalo-style pizza. With it's soft, sourdough crust, Buffalo wings and pop selection, this is a great little store to utilize on a rainy day. Pick-up, only. No delivery or eating in.
- Eden Seafood - This pizzeria is known locally for its addicting fried chicken. A great way to spend an afternoon with friends is to sit down, order a pizza pie, some fried chicken and just spend the time gossiping and putting your selfies on Instagram. No delivery. Eat-in and pickup, only.
- Eden Ale House - A newly built restaurant, it has a modern, but rustic feel. Merging a TV sports bar, pub and restaurant into one venue. They offer a full menu of appetizers and drinks.
- Oriental King - A standard American-Chinese food restaurant. The food is tasty, MSG free and quite affordable. It can be a great way to break up the constant flow of pizza and wings that sometimes seems overwhelming! You can pick-up or deliver.
- Dariy Queen - The chain found all over America. What makes this one special is that you can only walk up to a window to order or drive-through. It usually serves as a focal point on warm summer nights for neighbors to come, grab a shake and relax and see friends. Or, just to grab a twist as you're walking your dog or walking to some of the local parks, soccer fields or maybe getting away from the crowds of the Corn Festival.
- East Eden Tavern 8163 E Eden Rd, (716) 536-2250, Hometown pub