Author: Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County This Winter

Chautauqua County is directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that gather strength over Lake Erie and can drop more than 200 inches of snow annually. More often than not, the holidays are welcomed with a carpet of white

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Sleigh Rides and “Jingle Bells”

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a classic form of winter entertainment all over the world. In modern America, the “one horse open sleigh” from the song “Jingle Bells” is the closest we tend to get to a real sleigh ride. The

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“Frozen”: Chautauqua County’s Festival of Ice & Wine

Grape cultivation is Chautauqua County’s claim to fame, and a major pillar of western New York’s economy. The Concord Grape Belt, also known as Lake Erie Wine Country, supports over 1900 jobs and contributes over $340 million to the regional

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Chautauqua County’s Cozy Winter Hideouts

By Margot Russell In the midst of snow-filled days, we look for those “clean well-lighted” places written about by Ernest Hemingway—a place to escape to when we’ve grown weary of our own four walls. There’s a winter wonderland in Chautauqua

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Things to Do and See Along Lake Erie in Southwestern New York

Gems along Lake Erie Chautauqua County is fortunate to share about 50 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and boasts some of western New York’s most beautiful landscapes. Vineyards cover the coastal plain meeting lake access points at beaches, tributary outlets and harbors.

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Hops 101 and Intro to Fungi, Foraging and Feasting Added to Chautauqua in June Festival Line-up

Two new workshops have been added to the third annual Chautauqua in June learning festival – Hops Production in the Lake Erie Region and Fungi, Foraging and Feasting. Both are trendy subjects expanding upon the growing farm-to-table movement while showcasing

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2013 Chautauqua in June Festival Celebrates Local Farms, Food and Drink

The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau announces the third annual Chautauqua in June learning festival, May 31 – June 16, 2013, held in the tradition of lifelong learning popularized by Chautauqua Institution more than 139 years ago. The new two week schedule

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At the Confluence of Chautauqua and Major League Fishing

On Monday, August 27, 2012, twenty-four professional bass anglers took to the waters of Chautauqua Lake in western New York for six days of intense bass fishing during Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2013 General Tire Summit Cup. Produced by

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Western New York’s Chautauqua Lake Featured in Outdoor Channel’s Major League Fishing Competition

In August 2012, Jack Link’s Major League Fishing chose Chautauqua Lake in western New York to hold its six day General Tire Summit Cup competition. Produced by the Outdoor Channel, the event features seven episodes which will premiere at 9

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Bigfoots / Sasquatches are a Protected Species

publishers note:  Truth or fiction? You decide. New York State Hunters – Bigfoots / Sasquatches are a Protected Species per the New York State DEC… [press release from Peter Wiemer, October 22, 2012] Peter Wiemer, of the Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot

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