Local Activities

Join in the fun of Chautauqua County. . .


Chautauqua Institution
An American Institution offering excellence in areas of religion, education, and the arts including the theater, opera, symphony orchestra, gala evenings in the amphitheater, summer school programs and guest clergymen from around the world.


Willow Run: 9 Hole Golf Course
Chautauqua Golf Course: A 36 hole course in a beautiful setting across from the Chautauqua Institution


Midway Park
An amusement park offering all kinds of rides, roller skating, picnic areas,  all in a beautiful setting on the shores of Chautauqua Lake.


N.Y.S. Fish Hatchery
Largest Muskie hatchery in New York State.  Free boat launching and picnic area.


Ride the Chautauqua Belle
An authentic 98 ft. replica of the original of the original steam powered paddle wheelers used over 100 years ago.  Recapture the charm and magnificence of the steamboat era that once flourished on Lake Chautauqua.


Tour a Winery
Weather and soil conditions along the south shore of Lake Erie are ideal for the raising of several varieties of grapes, especially the Concord variety.  Most of these grapes are processed into juices, jams, jellies, wines and other food products right here in Chautauqua County.


Ride the Trails
Double DAB Riding Stable, established in 1982, offers: Farm-like environment with many kinds of animals, Beautiful horseback rides through miles of scenic trails, Knowledgeable guides and well-trained horses, Sunset and Moonlit Rides, Pony Rides and Petting Farm, Summer Day Camps, Riding Lessons, New Indoor Riding Arena, Chores at the Crack of Dawn, Gift Certificates available, Located along Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail. Please call for reservations: (716) 736-4418