Author: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

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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Romantic Winter Dining in Chautauqua County

Sushi at Forte the Restaurant, Jamestown, NY

Guest blog 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

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Finding Hygge in the Chautauqua – Lake Erie Region

By Margot Russell, guest writer. In the midst of snow-filled days, we look for those “clean well-lighted” places written about by Ernest Hemingway—a place to escape when we’ve grown weary of our own four walls. In a similar tradition, the Scandinavians

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Hidden Gems for Holiday Shopping in Chautauqua County, NY

By Michele Meleen Holiday shopping can sometimes feel more like a chore than an experience in giving. But, thanks to the slow, rural pace of western New York and some smart local business owners, this holiday shopping season can be

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Fall or Winter Girlfriend Getaway Weekend

By Simone Sellstrom A weekend with your girlfriends is good for the soul. Late night heart-to-hearts, inside jokes, and impromptu moments of belly-laughter…there’s just something about a girls weekend that brings it all back into focus. But planning a girls

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Craft Beverage Road Trip: Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood, NY

The craft beverage scene is booming in Chautauqua County, New York, a destination that has been a long time praised for its wine region, Lake Erie Wine Country. Recent developments have led to a robust offering of craft breweries and farm

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Five Ways to Experience Fall in the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Located just 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Rochester, and 1.5 hours from Buffalo, Chautauqua County is the perfect destination for a fall getaway. Far enough and bursting with new sights and experiences so that we feel we have traveled

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Celebrating the Harvest in Western New York – America’s Grape Country

by Stephanie Schuckers Burdo Along the eastern shores of Lake Erie, “harvest” means grapes and from mid-September through the end of October, it’s the primary thought on everyone’s mind. In this region–known as America’s Grape Country–the quintessential harvest experience is

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Summer Musts

Creating family vacation memories in Chautauqua County, NY By Mark Stevens While planning a summer vacation is one of the most anticipated events of the year, it can also come with a bit of stress and anxiety. There are plenty

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