Category: Family Activities

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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Camping in Chautauqua County

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors. Get close to nature by planning a family camping experience. Not only is camping a less expensive alternative to other accommodation options, but it provides plenty of opportunities to engage

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Can’t Miss Summer Events in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua Gran Fondo

School is out, we’ve surpassed the summer solstice and the 2017 Chautauqua Institution season begins Saturday, June 24. Throughout Chautauqua County, communities and attractions are preparing for a fun-filled summer season. There is not a single day on the Chautauqua

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15 Ways to Spend Quality Time with Mom this Mother’s Day Weekend

Lake Erie Wine Country

Moms are to be celebrated every day but there is no denying the joy in spoiling them a little extra each Mother’s Day. Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau wants to help you plan an exciting and memorable Mother’s Day weekend. Whether

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

Ribbon Cutting at the Homestead Loop Trail Opening

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

Snowmobiles in Chautauqua County

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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Over 75 Miles of Cross-Country Ski Trails Await in Chautauqua County

Cross Country Skiing in Boutwell Hill State Forest

The month of December brought forth an addition to the Chautauqua County cross country ski trails.  The new trail, named the “Homestead Loop,” is .9 miles long and was made possible, in part, due to generous grant support from the

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10 Best Fall Sightseeing Stops around Chautauqua Lake

By Margot Russell The timeless tradition of driving the entire way around Chautauqua Lake has been a favorite pastime of area residents for generations. There’s not a whole lot of planning involved: you just pile in the car when the colors of

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Navigating the Trails and Waterways in Chautauqua County

One if by land, two if by…lake By Mark Stevens It was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who coined the famous phrase “One, if by land, and two, if by sea” in his poem, Paul Revere’s Ride about the American Revolutionary War.

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