Embrace Winter in Western New York's Snow Country

Pursue your winter passions and plan a getaway to western New York. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, tasting ice wine, touring a brewery, visiting a museum, these are a few of the cool things to do in Chautauqua County this season. See more Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County this Winter. Ready to plan for Spring? See 12 things to do this Spring, including NYS Maple Weekends, March21-22 and 28-89. Visit the Event Calendar for a full list of ideas. Browse the website, order a Visitors Guide or view it online, and plan your adventure. You can also download the new Visit Chautauqua County App.

Need information on snowmobiling? Click here. And, read what Snow Goer Magazine has to about Chautauqua County and New York's Snowy Secret.


Play in the Snow

There's still time, and snow, to take advantage of winter sports. READ MORE


Go Wine Tasting

Sample award winning wines in Lake Erie Wine Country and stop at the Grape Discovery Center in Westfield. READ MORE


A Video Contest

Enter the I Love Chautauqua Video Challenge and show us what you love about visiting, playing, living, and working in Chautauqua County. READ MORE

The World's Vacation Learning Center

For over 140 years, Chautauqua has been a destination for vacation learning, a place for personal growth, a place that engages the mind, body and spirit.

Come to Chautauqua and learn to Ski or Snowboard with expert instructors at Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa.

Start planning your summer learning vacation at the Chautauqua Institution with its lecture series, Special Studies program, and summer camps for youth.

See What to Learn for ongoing and seasonal learning opportunities and Learning on Vacation for dates and times of specific workshops.

Plan a Visit

Request a Visitors Guide and start planning your getaway to Chautauqua. For periodic news and events, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and for daily news and updates, like us and join the conversation on Facebook

Check out Map My Chautauqua, a link that let's you find recreation and visitor opportunities on an interactive map, and Visit Chautauqua, a downloadable app for help in planning your trip.

Chautauqua County is located less than three hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie.   

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