In the spring of 2012 we traveled to Buffalo in hopes of another visit to Niagara. Unfortunately, my passport had expired and I would not be allowed back over the border. Rather than pay the US extortion tax to return from Canada, we decided to visit Ellicottville NY. It is a great little ski town south of Buffalo, and located within driving distance of the many wineries. On the second day we had a huge snowfall, which made the trip even better.