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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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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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Winter Heron

Blue Heron in Winter Pond

By Jeff Tome. The Great Blue Heron flew past us on slow beats of its powerful wings. It was not the usual sight for winter, but nothing was usual about that morning. The temperature was a balmy fifty five degrees, even

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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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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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Regional Tours Highlight Colors of Chautauqua Fall Learning Festival

Fall foliage and harvest season set a colorful and vibrant scene for vacation and lifelong learning in Western New York. Now in its second year, the Colors of Chautauqua fall learning festival honors the rich natural and cultural heritage of

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Chautauqua’s Historic and Natural Gems Showcased During Chautauqua in June

Visitor attractions in Chautauqua County, NY founded on culture, heritage and the natural landscape will be showcased during the Chautauqua in June learning festival, May 25 – June 17, 2012. Experts from birding to history, and rowing to architecture will lead

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Celebrate New York State’s Museum Week in Jamestown

Visit Jamestown’s museums during New York’s Museum Week, May 31 – June 6, 2012. Each day a different location will be featured so you can visit one a day for seven days, or several in one day. Thursday, May 31st, visit

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Birding on Lake Erie Harbor

The Observer newspaper in Dunkirk, NY featured a great article on bird observation at Chadwick Bay harbor on Lake Erie. The article was put together by special contributor Skeeter Tower. The full article is found at: Dunkirk Harbor is for

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