Tag: Chautauqua

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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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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Cozy Winter Hideouts – 2016 Edition

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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Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County This Winter

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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Sleigh Rides and “Jingle Bells”

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a classic form of winter entertainment all over the world. In modern America, the “one horse open sleigh” from the song “Jingle Bells” is the closest we tend to get to a real sleigh ride. The

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Chautauqua Institution Chosen Northeast Regional Finalist in “Prettiest Painted Places” Competition

The search for the “Prettiest Painted Places in America” is narrowing, with Chautauqua Institution chosen as one of 10 finalists from the U.S. Northeast named by the Paint Quality Institute, an informational entity whose mission is to educate the public

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Peek’n Peak Resort Offers New Segway Tours

Peek’n Peak resort in Findley Lake, NY recently added Segway Tours to its list of golf, ski, mini-golf, swimming, cycling and spa activities. Last week, I convinced my daughter to join me on a tour and ventured down to the Peak

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CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION NOMINATED AS “PRETTIEST PAINTED PLACE”

Chautauqua, NY is one of hundreds of attractive towns and neighborhoods that will compete this summer in a national contest to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America”.  The competition, which is sponsored by the Paint Quality Institute, a leading

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Plan a Destination Event for Family and Friends

Chautauqua County in southwestern New York State can be an ideal destination for traveling with family and friends or a gathering place for multi-day events like reunions or destination weddings. Centrally located between New York City and Chicago, Pittsburgh and

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2011 Lucy Fest – 100th Birthday Celebration for Lucille Ball

If you weren’t in Jamestown, NY this past weekend, you missed out on one of the most extraordinary festivals the area has ever seen! The Lucy Fest took place from August 3-7 with various events, performers, Lucys and fun. While

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