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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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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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Finding Craft Brews in Chautauqua County

By Mark Stevens There’s something awfully crafty brewing across Chautauqua County and Western New York. Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m going to tell you what’s on tap in the region as we tour a few of the area’s leading

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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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12 Things to do this Spring in Chautauqua County

Spring in western New York is a time for maple syrup, bird migrations, spring skiing, last minute snowmobiling, and the gradual transition to green grass, golf, fishing, new plantings and the opening of seasonal shops and restaurants. Below are a

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February events to keep you out and about in Chautauqua County

February can be the coldest month of winter, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. There are plenty of fun festivals, theater performances, art exhibits and culinary delights to experience and explore in Chautauqua County, New York’s western snow belt.

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Holiday Shopping and Winter Preparations in Chautauqua County

It’s the end of October and most of the colorful leaves have fallen in Chautauqua County and western New York. Snow will soon be on its way, along with preparations for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, sharpening of snowboards and

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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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10 Ways to Learn During Chautauqua in Bloom

In its third roundup of Best Small Towns to Visit, Smithsonian magazine named Chautauqua, NY number one in 2014 for the number and quality of learning opportunities available. See below for ten ways to learn during Chautauqua in Bloom, a

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