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Explore the natural history and back roads of Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Baldwin In western New York, Chautauqua County’s main arteries – the NYS Thruway (I-90) and the Southern Tier Expressway (I-86) will get you quickly to your destination but they’re not engineered for appreciation of place. In fact, sometimes

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Affordable and family friendly things to do in Chautauqua County this summer

Updated – Chautauqua County in western New York has been a summer vacation destination for well over a hundred years. Take a look at some affordable summer activities the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Dunkirk Lighthouse, climb the spiral

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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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Things to Do and See Along Lake Erie in Southwestern New York

Gems along Lake Erie Chautauqua County is fortunate to share about 50 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and boasts some of western New York’s most beautiful landscapes. Vineyards cover the coastal plain meeting lake access points at beaches, tributary outlets and harbors.

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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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Western New York Fishing

In a recent article in Game & Fish Magazine, outdoor sports writer Mike Kelly extolls the virtues of several of Western New York state’s bodies of water. Particular emphasis was paid to the abundance of small mouth bass in Chautauqua

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