Blue Heron in Winter Pond

Winter Heron

By Jeff Tome. The Great Blue Heron flew past us on slow beats of its powerful wings. It was not the usual sight for winter, but nothing was usual about that morning. The temperature was a balmy fifty five degrees, even ...
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Sushi at Forte the Restaurant, Jamestown, NY

Romantic Winter Dining in Chautauqua County

By Loren Mayshark. Discover something new with your love this winter by showing how much you care with an escape to the bucolic charm of Chautauqua County. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching but we invite you to turn any weekend ...
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Ribbon Cutting at the Homestead Loop Trail Opening

Trail Blazers: Part III – The Only Groomed Cross-Country Ski Trails in Chautauqua County

Part III - The Boutwell Hill Ski Club Located on the Chautauqua Ridge, which on average exceeds annual snowfall totals across most of New York State, the Boutwell Hill Ski Club (BHSC) began developing the first groomed cross-country ski trail ...
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Snowmobiles in Chautauqua County

Trail Blazers: Part II – Grooming Our 450 Miles of Snowmobile Trails

Part II - Chautauqua County Snowmobile Trail System With 450 miles of snowmobile trails in Chautauqua County, even people who don’t participate in the sport are aware of its huge presence. Provided we see favorable weather, this expansive network of ...
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Trail Blazers: Part I – The Snowmakers of Peek’n Peak Resort

There is a whole crew of unsung heroes responsible in part for the success of our winter sports attractions in Chautauqua County. We’re referring to the hard working people who groom and make snow for our area cross-country skiing, snowmobiling ...
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