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Chautauqua County

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Welcome to Summer in Western New York

Come out, play, and engage your mind, body and spirit in western New York. Chautauqua County's five lakes, numerous rivers and streams, rolling hills and hiking trails, vineyards and wine trail are waiting to welcome you. The region is home to Chautauqua Institution, Lily Dale Assembly, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy, Peek'n Peak Resort, and Lake Erie Wine Country along with a variety of museums, Victorian and lakeside villages, and venues for learning. See our suggestions for Must Do Tours to Take this Summer and Affordable, Family Friendly Summer Activities.

The World's Vacation Learning Center

For over 140 years, Chautauqua has been a destination for experiential and vacation learning. Start planning your summer learning vacation in Chautauqua. See Chautauqua Institution and the Lily Dale Assembly for news about the 2014 seasonal events.

Visitor Information

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. 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.   

Check out Map My Chautauqua, our new app that let's you find recreation and visitor opportunities on an interactive map.


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