The Light on the Lake

Enjoy our Beautiful Lakefront

Enjoy miles of Lakefront beaches and activities, such as boating, water sports, sunbathing, swimming - or just enjoy our beautiful sunsets on the beach!

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Suncliff On The Lake

SunCliff on the Lake features a stunning and peaceful Greek Gothic mansion on Lake Erie with sweeping views of the Canadian shoreline and downtown Buffalo. Only 38 miles to Niagara Falls, 18 miles to the city of Buffalo NY at 6892 Lakeshore Road in Derby, NY.
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Sturgeon Point Marina

Sturgeon Point Marina is located at the end of Sturgeon Point Road and on the shore of Lake Erie. Amenities include:  water slips, dry docks, a restaurant, restroom facilities, 4 launch ramps and other amenities.

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Graycliff - Frank Lloyd Wright

Graycliff stands majestically on the shore of Lake Erie as a monument to one of the greatest American tales ever told. Graycliff was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1926-31. Visit Graycliff and take one of their informative and beautiful tours of the estate and grounds.

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Historical Museum

The 1857 School House Museum on Route 5, houses a rich collection of historical items and publications and offers tours and lectures.

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Visit our Parks

The Town of Evans hosts 2 public beaches, the Southcreek Park Pool, several park properties, including Lake Erie Beach ParkJohn K. Thompson PoolEvans Town ParkSkate ParkNettlecreek Park

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Evangola State Park and Nature Center

Evangola State Park's major attraction is its beautiful arc-shaped shoreline and natural sand beach on Lake Erie. Low cliffs of Angola shale line the edge of the beach. In addition to swimming, the park has picnic facilities, baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, 80 campsites and a nature center in the campground area.

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This historic mansion was built by the Schmidt and Schoelkopf families around 1914. Lovingly named 'SunCliff Manor' and often referred to, simply as 'The Big House" they occupied this home on the Lake Erie shore for over 30 years.

In 1947, SunCliff Manor was sold to the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. For the next 70 years, the St. Columban Center was a place where thousands have visited, dined, gathered and retreated, enjoying the fresh air and peaceful surroundings.

In the winter of 2017, when the Diocese phased out operations, the Johnson and Shaw families of Western New York, purchased the Retreat Center, visioning this as the perfect atmosphere for workshops, where individuals and groups will experience harmony and learning. Be it music, art camp, yoga, cooking classes, ballroom dancing, language or boat building, there's numerous opportunities where one may enjoy a stay for 2-7 days with a resident director and teacher.

The large size, seating capacity, grand ballrooms, and lodging space provide the most unique and upscale atmosphere for a destination wedding and B&B venue.

Back to the beginnings, 'Suncliff Manor' emerges as 'SunCliff on the Lake.'  The mansion has been given new life and breath as a comfortable and unique place for many to enjoy for years to come!

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