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Celebrate the Chautauqua - Allegheny Region

Slide a little to the southwest in Upstate New York and enjoy the rustic beauty of the Chautagua-Allegheny regionThere, you'll discover a world of bountiful vineyards, tranquil lakes and adventure on nature trails, on the water, in the mountains, and at the beaches.


Looking for some family fun? Then you have to visit Midway State Park on Chautauqua Lake, one of the country’s oldest running amusement parks where there's also fishing and free docking for day visitors. For an adult experience try one of the luxurious and fun four-season resorts like Peek 'n Peak in Clymer, which offers golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and an aerial adventure course.

Allegeny and Lake Erie state parks are the perfect playgrounds for campers and nature enthusiasts who love beaches, trails & bridle paths, and water play. The largest park in the New York State system, Allegeny State Park, has both paved and natural trails throughout its 65,000 acres that are ideal for wilderness hiking and biking, horseback riding and snowmobiling !

If you like wine and beer, the Lake Erie Wine Country trail includes 23 wineries .. while the popular Southern Tier and Ellicottville Brewing Companies feature award-winning craft brews and facility tours.

Catch your culture fix at Chautauqua Institution, a haven for the arts and well-known for its iconic lecture series that over the years has hosted distinguished speakers like Susan B. Anthony, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jane Goodall and Sandra Day O’Connor. Every year the Institution hosts a brand new medly of programs. And, of course, don’t miss the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Comedy Center in nearby Jamestown.


Find a Dynamic Playlist of Arts and Entertainment at the famed Chautauqua Institution >

And don't forget to shop for that special memento of your Upstate New York adventure by jumping on New York's Amish Trail where you can explore the more than 100 Amish farm shops featuring hand-crafted furniture, quilts, tasty treats and more. Or browse through one of several lakeside and Victorian villages such as nearby Ellicottville, Bemus Point or Findley Lake to find that one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake.


< Follow the Amish Trail to Shops and Farm-fresh Dining experiences in the Region!

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