Places to Go
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Tucked into timeless landscapes--enchanted mountains, tranquil lakes and bountiful vineyards--you'll find gracious hospitality and big adventure. Enjoy old-fashioned pleasures like tubing down the Genesee River, biking on country roads and small-town ballgames. 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 in1879, the tiny village of Lily Dale is now the world's largest spiritualism center, attracting 20,000 summer visitors. 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 new-in-2018 National Comedy Center, with more than 50 interactive exhibits on the art of comedy, is a must-visit for fans of laughter of fun.
Farm 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