• Abe Mattison Millrace Park

    Abe Mattison Millrace Park

    Everett Street , Falconer NY 14733716.484.0204
    Located on Everett Street behind the Fancher Chair Company (121 S Work St, Falconer, NY) and surrounded by residential neighborhoods is a little piece of property owned and maintained by Chautauqua County. Formerly known as the Falconer Millrace Park, it is now known as the Abe Mattison Millrace Park. Open 8am until dusk. Picnic tables, grills, and a canoe launch.
  • Alison Wells Ney Trail

    Alison Wells Ney Trail

    Thayer Road , Mayville NY 14757716.483.2330
    Part of the Rails to Trails System, with over a 5 mile segment begining at Bliss Road, and gently descends the Lake Erie Escarpment, and running north to Prospect Road and then to Thayer Road, offering vistas of Lake Erie.
  • Allegany State Park

    Allegany State Park

    2373 ASP Tr. 1, Suite 3 , Salamanca NY 14779716.354.9121
    The largest park in the New York State Park system, Allegany State Park offers cabins, camping, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing with 18 trails covering over 35 miles, for four seasons of outdoor fun.
  • Allen Park

    Allen Park

    W. Virginia Blvd. , Jamestown NY 14701716.483.7523
    Located in the City of Jamestown is this 35 acres park with picnic pavilion, kitchen, charcoal grills, playground equipment, soccer fields, youth baseball field, exercise course, sliding hill, bandshell, wooden glen, restrooms, basketball court & tennis.
  • Audubon Community Nature Center

    Audubon Community Nature Center

    1600 Riverside Road , Jamestown NY 14701716.569.2345
    The Audubon Community Nature Center has more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails with observation towers and handicap accessible overlook. The trails are open free of charge year-round from dawn to dusk for easy hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The 600-acre wetland preserve includes a native tree arboretum and several gardens. The three-story Nature Center building contains the Blue Heron Gift Shop, a collection of live animals including fish, reptiles, and amphibians, plus interactive displays that inform and engage visitors of all ages. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle housed in her outdoor habitat.
  • Bemus Point Lakeside Park

    Bemus Point Lakeside Park

    1 Lakeside Drive , Bemus Point NY 14712716.386.4398
    Located between the Hotel Lenhart and the Village Casino, Lakeside park is in the village of Bemus Point. Playground, basketball court, picnic tables. No cost to use. Great spot to watch the sunset. Home of the "Stir of Artists" fine artisans show and sale. Two weekends each summer. (July/August).
  • Bentley Audubon Sanctuary

    Bentley Audubon Sanctuary

    Bentley Ave. , Jamestown NY 14701716.569.2345
    Located on Bentley Avenue, just off Fluvanna Avenue (Route 430), in the Town of Ellicott. 47 Acres, 1-2 miles of trail. Open year round for self-guided nature hikes. No shelter, no camping or restrooms. No fees.
  • Bergman Park

    Bergman Park

    487 Baker St. Ext. , Jamestown NY 14701716.483.7523
    Jamestown's large city park that offers - Picnic Pavilion, Public Restrooms, Playground Equipment, Charcoal Grills, Basketball Courts, Baseball & Softball Fields, Horseshoes. Home of the annual Labor Day Celebration and the World Series of Cars Show.
  • Boutwell Hill State Forest

    Boutwell Hill State Forest

    Boutwell Hill Road , Cherry Creek NY 14723716.363.2052
    Boutwell Hill State Forest totals 2,944 acres and is located in the Towns of Charlotte and Cherry Creek. The major recreational activities include: hiking, mountain biking, horse back riding, and hunting. The Eastside Overland Trail traverses 8.5 miles of Boutwell Hill State Forest and there are also 6.2 miles of designated snowmobile/horse trails in Boutwell Hill State Forest, which is separate from the Overland Trail.
  • Cassadaga Beach & Park

    Cassadaga Beach & Park

    22 Miller Pl. , Cassadaga NY 14718716.595.3007
    Lakefront park with playground, ball courts, and picnic tables. Swimming allowed mid June to mid August when life guards are on duty. Free admission.
  • Chadakoin Park

    Chadakoin Park

    10th and Washington Street , Jamestown NY 14701716.483.7523
    With 152 acre Chadakoin Park offers various recreational opportunities with ball fields, basketball courts, bicycling, and a skateboard park. It also features a playground and picnic shelters.
  • Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System

    Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail System

    Route 83 , Cherry Creek NY 14726716.440.3478
    The trails are open from June 1st to September 30th. Volunteers have upgraded over 20 miles of trail in the Towns of Charlotte, Cherry Creek, and the Village of Cherry Creek over the past five years. The trail runs along existing pathways and new connections that extend from the northwestern Corner of Boutwell Hill State Forest to the peaks of the Cockaigne Ski Area in the south, and over to the Village of Cherry Creek with many privately developed trails in between which are accessible to the public.
  • Chautauqua County Hiking Club

    Chautauqua County Hiking Club

    Route 394 , Chautauqua NY 14722
    We are an informal group of people who enjoy the outdoors. All of our hikes are led by volunteer hike coordinators and the hikes are open to anyone who would like to participate.
  • Chautauqua Gorge State Forest & Day-use Area

    Chautauqua Gorge State Forest & Day-use Area

    Hannum Road , Mayville NY 14757716.326.2052
    The 538-acre Chautauqua Gorge State Forest provides opportunities for informal outdoor recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and hunting. This state forest also offers a day use area with picnic tables and fire rings, out house facilities, and a public parking area. For more information on this area please call the local DEC Office at 716-363-2052.
  • Chautauqua Rails to Trails

    Chautauqua Rails to Trails

    P.O. Box 151 , Mayville NY 14757
    Preserving beautiful abandoned rail corridors for conversion into safe off-road trails for recreational use: walking, running, hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing, bird watching (over 170 species identified) and horseback riding.
  • City Pier Park - Dunkirk Harbor

    City Pier Park - Dunkirk Harbor

    8 Central Ave. , Dunkirk NY 14048716.366.3262
    Located on the lakefront of Lake Erie, this city park is open all year for fishing, boat launch, picnic facilities. Home to the Boardwalk Marketplace. The city pier, off of Central Ave., has public parking and sightseeing opportunities. Nearby Memorial Park is a beautiful lakeside park dedicated to the city’s veterans.
  • Dan Reed Pier Park/Monroe Marina

    Dan Reed Pier Park/Monroe Marina

    8241 St. Street Barcelona Harbor, Westfield NY 14787716.326.6633
    The Town of Westfield owns property on Lake Erie which includes the Daniel Reed Pier, a cottage used as an information center and a small beach (where no swimming is allowed at present time). The Harbor Master’s office sells fishing licenses, season passes and daily launch tickets and opens at daybreak from May 1 to September 15. The site includes picnic tables and boat launch facilities. There is a buoy field also owned by the Town, that allows individuals to moor their boat in the harbor area (for an annual fee). The pier is located on Rt. 5 just east of the intersection of Rt. 394 & Rt. 5. Hours of Operation: Daybreak to 7:00 p.m.
  • Earl Cardot Eastside Overland Trail

    Earl Cardot Eastside Overland Trail

    28 Mile Creek Road , Gerry NY 14740716.484.0204
    The eastern section of the county trail system covering 19 miles from Gerry, north to the Town of Arkwright. Hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing, camping lean-tos available. This trail passes over NYS Reforestation areas, and the Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area, Chautauqua County lands and private property. Without the cooperation of private landowners, this trail would not be possible. Use the trail with respect and be particularly careful while on private lands. Carry out everything you bring in. No motorized vehicles.
  • Erlandson Overview Park

    Erlandson Overview Park

    465 Oak Hill Road , Frewsburg NY 14738716.484.0204
    Sitting at an elevation of approximately 2,040 feet (second highest in the county), this 76-acre site offers a spectacular view of the surrounding hillsides and of Chautauqua Lake if you happen to visit on a clear day. The park offers a covered picnic pavilion, pit toilets, potable water, and two viewing platforms. 76 acres with a 1 1/2 mile loop trail. Open May 15 to November 1. Great spot for wedding and family photographs.  Open May 15-November 1.
  • Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail

    Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail

    c/o Chaut. Co. Parks Dept , Mayville NY 14757716.484.0204
    Western section of county trail system covering over 24 miles between Mayville and Sherman. . Great for hiking, mountain biking or cross country skiing, camping lean-tos available. The trail passes over NYS Reforestation areas, Chautauqua County land and private properties. Without the cooperation of private landowners, this trail would not be possible. Use the trail with respect and be particularly careful while on private lands. Carry out everything you bring in. No motorized vehicles.
  • French Creek Preserve

    French Creek Preserve

    Alder Bottom Road County Route 4, Sherman NY 14781
    Designated one of the Last Great Places by The Nature Conservancy. It showcases northeastern forests and streamside habitats with songbirds, ducks, grouse & wild turkey along with white-tail deer, cotton-tail rabbits and ground hogs
  • French Creek Valley Conservancy

    French Creek Valley Conservancy

    301 Chestnut Street , Meadville PA 16335814.337.4321
    French Creek Valley Conservancy is a non-profit accredited land trust with the mission of promoting the environmental integrity of the French Creek watershed, and to advocate the protection of its natural resources for the aesthetic, ecological, recreational, and economic benefit of all. FCVC owns or holds conservation easements on over 1,600 acres in the watershed, with public access allowed on many of our properties for hiking, fishing paddling, and other recreational activities.
  • Hanover Town Beach

    Hanover Town Beach

    South Shore Drive, Sunset Bay, Irving NY 14081716.934.2273
    This sandy, life-guarded beach is located on the shores of Lake Erie. A public swimming beach, picnic pavilion, charcoal grills, playground, restrooms and parking area, free to the public and handicap accessible.
  • Hike Your Own Hike

    Hike Your Own Hike

    P.O. Box 167 , Ashville NY 14710602.451.1269
    We offer educational presentations on outdoor safety and "Leave No Trace" principles to groups,schools, clubs and associations. We offer three-season outings with nature walks, camping,hiking, backpacking and flat-water paddling for all levels,from the beginner to the experienced outdoorsman, from youths to seniors.
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  • Lake Erie State Park

    Lake Erie State Park

    5905 Route 5 , Brocton NY 14716716.792.9214
    High bluffs overlooking Lake Erie provide a breathtaking view for the visitor to Lake Erie State Park.Features a shoreline covering over three quarters of a mile on Lake Erie. Enjoy the picnic areas with shelters, playgrounds & hiking trails, which are also available in the winter for cross-country skiers.
  • Lakewood Community Park & Launch

    Lakewood Community Park & Launch

    531 E.Terrace Avenue , Lakewood NY 14750716.763.8557
    Large, covered picnic pavilion & tables. Boat dock, launch, Large parking area and Dog Park
  • Lawson Town Park

    Lawson Town Park

    Lawson Rd , Busti NY 14701716.763.8561
    Quiet country park in Busti. Basketball, picnic shelters, playground and tennis. Pavilion is equipped with electric (switches are at the front and back) and a charcoal grill. Water is also available. Restroom facilities are not handicap accessible. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at Lawson Park.
  • Leolyn Woods at Lily Dale

    Leolyn Woods at Lily Dale

    5 Melrose Place , Lily Dale NY 14752716.595.8721
    Leolyn Woods is a 10-acre tract of old growth forest on the grounds of the community of Lily Dale. Lily Dale Assembly charges a fee for admission during its summer season but is free and open to the public at other times of year. The woodlot is small but contains some of the most accessible very old, large trees in the region, including eastern white pine standing 135 feet tall. Other species of big trees include northern red oak, eastern hemlock, red maple, sugar maple, cucumber magnolia, and black cherry. Some trees are estimated to range in age from 200 to 400 years.
  • Lily Dale Fairy Trail

    Lily Dale Fairy Trail

    5 Melrose Dr. , Lily Dale NY 14752716.595.8721
    The Lily Dale Fairy Trail is a loving work in progress. Visitors and residents alike build and contribute their fanciful creations for Lily Dale’s tiniest residents. Along the Fairy Trail, which is marked by pink fairies on the trees, visitors can keep their eyes open for fairy houses, gnome houses and small villages located along the trail. The Fairy Trail shares part of the hiking trail for the Woodland Heritage, winding through the woods and offering a year ’round way to enjoy our community’s natural beauty. There is a charge to enter Lily Dale from the last week of June until the Sunday before Labor Day.
  • Long Point State Park

    Long Point State Park

    4459 Route 430 , Bemus Point NY 14712716.386.2722
    A 320 acre day-use park on Chautauqua Lake. (No camping) with swimming beach & bathhouse, hiking, biking, reserve-able picnic pavilions, public boat launch & full service marina. Winter time fun with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling & winter fishing.
  • Lucille Ball Memorial Park

    Lucille Ball Memorial Park

    21 Boulevard Ave , Celoron NY 14720716.487.4175
    A village park located in Lucy's hometown, featuring a public boat launch and docks, park with playground, picnic tables & shelter, ball field and home port to the Summer Wind Lake Cruises.
  • Luensman Overview  Park

    Luensman Overview Park

    Thayer Road , Portland NY 14716716.484.0204
    A 70-acre overlook on a glacial ridge. Enjoy fabulous sunsets and view of Lake Erie, and on a clear day you can see the Canadian shore! Picnic pavilion & tables. Interpretive trail with easy grade, approximately 1 mile long, through the woods. Great for a family outing. Open mid-May through November 1 from 8:30 AM to Dusk.
  • Main Street Walkway Park

    Main Street Walkway Park

    Main St., No. of City Pier , Dunkirk NY 14048716.366.3262
    Located on Lake Erie, this lakefront park has paved trails, for walking, bicycling and fishing. Picnic tables and benches for Lake Erie sunsets.
  • Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail

    Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail

    5495 County Road 314 , Sinclairville NY 14782716.484.0204
    Two flat water trails, over 25 miles each. The Cassadaga Creek runs from South Stockton to south of Falconer. The Conewango Creek runs from north of Kennedy to Kiantone. Both have parking and launch points, and lean-to campsite.
  • Mayville Lakeside Park

    Mayville Lakeside Park

    78 Water Street Route 394, Mayville NY 14757716.753.2125
    Located on Chautauqua Lake, with a pavilion, lighted tennis courts, swimming beach, bathhouse, gazebo, picnic tables, grills, shuffleboard, ball field. Home of the annual Ice Castle in February. Public boat launch, boat ramp & plenty of parking
  • McCrea Point Park

    McCrea Point Park

    14 Jones & Gifford Ave , Jamestown NY 14701716.483.7523
    Southernmost public boat launch in the outlet on Chautauqua Lake. Picnic pavilion & tables and Playground. Great location for fishing from shore.
  • Memorial Park -Dunkirk

    Memorial Park -Dunkirk

    Lake Shore Dr. West , Dunkirk NY 14048716.366.3262
    Lake Erie lakefront park offering bicycling, fishing, and picnic tables.
  • Midway State Park

    Midway State Park

    4859 Route 430 , Bemus Point NY 14712716.386.3165
    The 16th oldest continually operating amusement park in the nation. Traditional rides for all ages, arcade, roller skating, go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, food and more! Boat docking, pavilion rentals, catering services. For hours of operation and more information call or visit their official website.
  • Mt. Pleasant State Forest

    Mt. Pleasant State Forest

    Mt.Pleasant Rd. , Mayville NY 14757716.363.2052
    Mount Pleasant State Forest (Chautauqua #3) totals 1,522 acres and is located in the Town of Chautauqua. This forest provides opportunities for many outdoor recreational activities such as hiking and mountain biking. It is also home to a variety of wildlife species such as Whitetail deer, bear, and turkey. Mount Pleasant State Forest's marsh pond is a scenic location for wildlife viewing.
  • North Harmony State Forest

    North Harmony State Forest

    Route 474 , Panama NY 14767716.363.2052
    North Harmony State Forest provides many outdoor recreational opportunities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and hunting and totals 2,561 acres and is located in the southwestern area of Chautauqua County in the Towns of Harmony, North Harmony and Sherman, north of Panama.
  • Ottoway Park

    Ottoway Park

    8000 Route 5 East , Westfield NY 14787716.326.4971
    Lake Erie lakefront, seasonal park with picnic shelter, tables, and playground. (Closed on Mon. and Tues.)
  • Panama Rocks

    Panama Rocks

    11 Rock Hill Rd. , Panama NY 14767716.782.2845
    Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices, passageways, and caves hidden in an ancient forest! Located just 15 minutes from Chautauqua Lake (45 minutes from Erie and 90 minutes from Buffalo), Panama Rocks has been the #1-rated attraction in Chautauqua County based on independent reviews on TripAdvisor for over five years!
  • Panama State Forest

    Panama State Forest

    Goshen Road , Panama NY 14767716.363.2052
    Panama State Forest spans 1,224 acres in the town of Harmony, located south of Panama in the southwestern portion of Chautauqua County. It is a perfect setting for numerous outdoor recreational activities, including picnicking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and birdwatching and this forest offers numerous recreational opportunities and provides habitat to a variety of wildlife species.
  • Point Gratiot Park

    Point Gratiot Park

    Point Drive & Route 5 , Dunkirk NY 14048716.366.3262
    Lake Erie lakefront park with life-guarded swimming, playground, picnic area, pavilions, restrooms. Trails for bicycling and shore fishing. No admission or parking fee.
  • Portage Trail -Trolley Line Nature Trail

    Portage Trail -Trolley Line Nature Trail

    Route 430 Chautauqua St, Mayville NY 14757
    The newly opened Trail is now open from Route 430 E.Mayville, north to Quilliam Rd. 3 miles of raw beauty with a beaver pond, elevated wooded views & a serene quiet majesty, with four newly placed benches at strategic locations for quiet rest.
  • Ralph C. Sheldon Trail

    Ralph C. Sheldon Trail

    Summerdale Road , Mayville NY 14757-0151
    The Ralph C. Sheldon Jr. Trail begins at Titus Road, outside Sherman and continues 5.5 miles running north to Summerdale Rd. The Titus Road Section is wetlands and over 175 bird species have been identified there.
  • Richard O. Hartley Memorial Park

    Richard O. Hartley Memorial Park

    Terrace & Chautauqua Aves. , Lakewood NY 14750716.763.6162
    Chautauqua Lake-front park with basketball, new playground, life-guarded swimming, night-lighted tennis and picnic facilities. (Fee for swimming only)
  • Ripley Community Park

    Ripley Community Park

    One Park Avenue , Ripley NY 14775716.736.6881
    Park with basketball, bicycling and picnic facilities. Donation accepted.
  • Roger Tory Peterson Institute

    Roger Tory Peterson Institute

    311 Curtis St , Jamestown NY 14701716.665.2473
    View the awe-inspiring lifework of world-famous naturalist Roger Tory Peterson (1908-1996) along with featured exhibits of natural history, wildlife art and photography. Marvel at the unforgettable building and relax on the nature trails that cross 27 acres of native forest habitat. Shop in the Nature Store and enjoy nature education classes, lectures and special events throughout the year.
  • Stockton State Forest

    Stockton State Forest

    Coes Road , Stockton NY 14785716.363.2052
    977 acres available for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing are popular recreational activities in Stockton State Forest.
  • Wright Park

    Wright Park

    198 Lake Front Blvd , Dunkirk NY 14048716.366.3262
    Lake Erie lakefront park with Lifeguarded Beaches, Ballfields, Basketball Court, Street Hockey Court, Picnicking, Playgound, Skatepark, Snack bar, and Sand Volleyball court.