• 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hike Your Own Hike

    Hike Your Own Hike

    P.O. Box 167 , Ashville NY 14710602.451.1269
    Hike Your Own Hike,LLC. is a New York State licensed and insured outdoor guide service. 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. Our packages are based on individual and group interests, desires and comfort levels.. You can choose from our packaged trips or allow us to customize your adventure!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

    Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

    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.
  • The Gardens at Chautauqua Institution

    The Gardens at Chautauqua Institution

    Strohl Gallery Wythe Ave., Chautauqua NY 14722716.357.6460
    There are many small public gardens, green spaces and parks located throughout the Chautauqua Institution Grounds. We encourage you to visit these gardens as well as the lake shore and its many new ecologically sustainable changes that the institution has made to the shoreline landscape. A admission fee/gate pass is required from the end of June until the end of August except on Sundays. Free everyday Sept thru mid-June.