Category: Lakes

Explore the natural history and back roads of Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Baldwin In western New York, Chautauqua County’s main arteries – the NYS Thruway (I-90) and the Southern Tier Expressway (I-86) will get you quickly to your destination but they’re not engineered for appreciation of place. In fact, sometimes

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Cycling Tours and Destination Races in Chautauqua County, NY

By Kate Hagel Chautauqua County is known for its relaxing getaways amidst natural beauty, and the stimulating, intellectual experience of the Chautauqua Institution, but Chautauqua County is also a great place for people looking for a more active recreational experience.

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Affordable and family friendly things to do in Chautauqua County this summer

Updated – Chautauqua County in western New York has been a summer vacation destination for well over a hundred years. Take a look at some affordable summer activities the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Dunkirk Lighthouse, climb the spiral

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Must Do Tours to Take this Summer in Chautauqua County, NY

Join the Fenton History Center for guided walks around town and learn about Jamestown’s history. Walking Tours of Jamestown are held each Saturday through September. Each week is one of four tours which are rotated throughout the season and include

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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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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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In fishing, simple is as simple does

Monday July 16, 2012 | By:Forrest Fisher, as featured in MetroWNY.com As the days of summer are flowing by, anglers are listening for news of the latest bait, lure, rod, reel or gear or the next best trick to to

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Promoting Lake Health Starts with Healthy Landscapes

Visitors to Chautauqua County in western New York can view the blooming results of recent efforts to develop healthy landscapes such as rain gardens and buffer strips with the long term objective of improving the health of Chautauqua Lake and

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Western New York Fishing

In a recent article in Game & Fish Magazine, outdoor sports writer Mike Kelly extolls the virtues of several of Western New York state’s bodies of water. Particular emphasis was paid to the abundance of small mouth bass in Chautauqua

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Canoeing the Chadakoin River

My fifteen year old son Johnny and I took our canoe out on the Chadakoin River this past Sunday afternoon. The Chadakoin is the outlet of Chautauqua Lake, beginning at Celoron and running into Jamestown. We started at McCrae Point

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