Author: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

Finding Lucille Ball in Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Stevens As the city of Jamestown prepares for the Grand Opening of the National Comedy Center during the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on August 1-5, 2018,   a tour of where to find the best tributes to the legendary star seem

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Breathtaking Overlooks, a Fairy Trail, Wooded Forests and Wildlife – A Guide to Chautauqua County Hiking

Chautauqua County is home to an expansive and diverse network of multi-use trails and scenic parks. Perfect for hiking, geocaching and mountain biking during the warmer months and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during the winter, these trails pass through wooded

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A Thrillseeker’s Guide to the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Guest Blog By Mark Stevens Attention all adventurers!  Whether it’s by land, air, or in our case, lake, we’ve got some high-energy, thrill-seeking fun for you! Whether you’re a long-time outdoor enthusiast or first-time braveheart, put your inhibitions aside, throw

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12 Waterfront Activities That Will Make Your Summer

Summer is here and it’s time for flip-flops, fishing poles, straw hats and patio hopping. To make your hunt for that perfect summer outing a little easier, we’ve put together a list of 12 fantastic things to do along the

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Shining Light on Chautauqua County’s Lesser Known History

Guest blog by Aurora Treacy in partnership with SUNY Jamestown Community College’s Writing for Electronic Media course. Chautauqua County is full of timeless stories and events that are worth being shared. Many associate Chautauqua County with Lucille Ball’s lasting legacy,

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Guide to Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Guest Blog By Mark Stevens Oooooh! Aaaaah! They are the two most distinguished sounds of a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display lighting the night sky. As we gear up to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday and commemorate the adoption of

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50 FREE and Low-Cost Things to Do in Chautauqua County this Summer

Lake Erie Beach Glass

There is so much to do in Chautauqua County, New York this summer! The staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has assembled a list* of FREE and low-cost activities to experience in the coming months. While you could easily

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Loving Nature in Chautauqua County, NY

Guest Blog by Jonathan Weston Chautauqua County is for Nature Lovers! The beautiful rolling hills, lakes, streams, and forests of Chautauqua County that inspired a young Roger Tory Peterson on his journey to become the preeminent naturalist of the 20th

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A Perfect Springtime Family Escape to Chautauqua County, New York

Horseback Trail Ride at Double DAB Stables

By Liz Cleland As the final signs of winter melt away, the mud starts to dry up and the flowers bloom, it’s safe to say spring has arrived in Chautauqua County. Have a sense of cabin fever? Need to get

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March Maple Madness: Celebrate Chautauqua’s Maple Syrup Bounty During NYS Maple Weekends

Maple Syrup Tap

By Margot Russell. Maple syrup occupies a sweet spot in our nation’s history. It was the Native Americans who showed the colonists the magic spewing from New England maple trees.  The early Americans used the sap to sweeten venison and

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