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Explore the great outdoors, taste local wines and take in a show in New York's southwest.

Tucked into timeless landscapes--enchanted mountains, tranquil lakes and bountiful vineyards--you'll find gracious hospitality and big adventure. Allegany and Lake Erie state parks--vast playgrounds with beaches, trails, bridle paths, and boating--have hundreds of cabins and campsites. Midway State Park on Chautauqua Lake features a century-old amusement park, fishing and free docking for day visitors.

Grand four-season resorts include Peek 'n Peak in Clymer, with golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and an aerial adventure course. Holiday Valley in Ellicottville boasts a thrilling Mountain Coaster, Sky High Adventure Park, mountain bike trails and kayaking on Spruce Lake.

For big excitement, try trophy fishing on Lake Erie. Hearty paddlers find high adventure on lower-water Solo Duckie tours (one-person rafts) with Zoar Valley Rafting. Hike amid towering rock formations at Panama Rocks Park. Nature trails meander around monumental statues at Griffis Sculpture Park.

Chautauqua Institution, a haven for the arts, presents iconic speakers and performers. Founded in 1879, Lily Dale Assembly is now the world's largest center for the religion of Spiritualism. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum & Comedy Center in Jamestown celebrates America's First Couple of Comedy and hosts a comedy festival every August. The National Comedy Center, with more than 50 interactive exhibits on the art of comedy, is a must-visit for fans of laughter of fun.

Farmer’s markets offer fresh seasonal produce and tons of grapes! The Lake Erie Wine Country trail includes 23 wineries. Southern Tier and Ellicottville Brewing Companies present tours and award-winning craft brews. Follow New York's Amish Trail to farmstands and shops with hand-crafted furniture, quilts, and tasty specialties.

For more information visit: Chautauqua-Allegheny Regional Tourism Office

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