Sail back in time on this classic, 73-foot topsail schooner. You can sign up to help hoist the red sails and haul the jib, or be a lazy sailor and just let the crew do all the work. Run by a local family, the Spirit of Buffalo takes you up and down the Erie Canal the old-fashioned way—with wind power. If the idea of sitting on a creaking boat under the blazing sun doesn't seem like your idea of the perfect Buffalo vacation, consider their sunset sails (Wednesday night is wine cruise night). The Spirit docks at Pearl Street near Marine Drive at the Erie Wharf and is open May through Oct. 1.