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12 Waterfront Activities That Will Make Your Summer

Summer is here and it’s time for flip-flops, fishing poles, straw hats and patio hopping. To make your hunt for that perfect summer outing a little easier, we’ve put together a list of 12 fantastic things to do along the

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Guide to Celebrating the Fourth of July in the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Guest Blog By Mark Stevens Oooooh! Aaaaah! They are the two most distinguished sounds of a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display lighting the night sky. As we gear up to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday and commemorate the adoption of

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50 FREE and Low-Cost Things to Do in Chautauqua County this Summer

Lake Erie Beach Glass

There is so much to do in Chautauqua County, New York this summer! The staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has assembled a list* of FREE and low-cost activities to experience in the coming months. While you could easily

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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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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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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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