Category: Wine, Culinary and Craft Beverages

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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Romantic Winter Dining in Chautauqua County

Sushi at Forte the Restaurant, Jamestown, NY

Guest blog by Loren Mayshark. Discover something new with your love this winter by showing how much you care with an escape to the bucolic charm of Chautauqua County. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching but we invite you to turn

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Finding Hygge in the Chautauqua – Lake Erie Region

By Margot Russell, guest writer. In the midst of snow-filled days, we look for those “clean well-lighted” places written about by Ernest Hemingway—a place to escape when we’ve grown weary of our own four walls. In a similar tradition, the Scandinavians

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Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County This Winter

Couple Skiing at Peek'n Peak Resort

Chautauqua County is directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that gather strength over Lake Erie and can drop more than 200 inches of snow annually. More often than not, the holidays are welcomed with a carpet of white

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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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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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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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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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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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