Category: Outdoors and Recreation

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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Fall or Winter Girlfriend Getaway Weekend

Winetasting, Lake Erie Wine Country

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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25 Most Instagrammable Spots in Chautauqua County

Jamestown Riverwalk Pedestrian Bridges

Guest Blog by Simone Sellstrom Instagram has changed the sightseeing game. What once was a quick stop at a local coffee shop or a beautiful day on the lake is now an opportunity to enhance your Instagram feed and show

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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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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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