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Fall or Winter Girlfriend Getaway Weekend

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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Craft Beverage Road Trip: Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Southern Tier Brewing Company, Lakewood, NY

The craft beverage scene is booming in Chautauqua County, New York, a destination that has been a long time praised for its wine region, Lake Erie Wine Country. Recent developments have led to a robust offering of craft breweries and farm

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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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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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Spring, a Time for Leisure Learning Experiences in Chautauqua County, New York

Spring is metaphorically a season of new beginnings for many people. Some may honor this tradition by spring cleaning their home, an act that implies cleaning the nooks and crannies of our living spaces or purging our underused belongings. Maybe

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Art, Artists, and Art Trails of Chautauqua County, NY

By Margot Russell You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to enjoy a day at Chautauqua County’s galleries and studios. The area’s local artists are talented in a number of artistic mediums, including sculpture, ceramics, painting and jewelry, so

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Blossoms, Boats and Baseball: Your Guide to a Perfect Chautauqua Spring

Teens reading next to the tulip beds at Chautauqua

Spring never seems to arrive in Western New York quite as soon as we’d like, but here in Chautauqua County we’re ready to get the season going as soon as the first tulip blooms. It’s the perfect time for a

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Trail Blazers: Part I – The Snowmakers of Peek’n Peak Resort

There is a whole crew of unsung heroes responsible in part for the success of our winter sports attractions in Chautauqua County. We’re referring to the hard working people who groom and make snow for our area cross-country skiing, snowmobiling

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