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Seasonal Fun & Events


Visitors flock to the area to enjoy outdoor recreation and watersports on its five lakes including the Lake Erie shoreline.  
Boating Information.


Popular fishing waters in Chautauqua County include
  • Chautauqua Lake
  • Bear Lake
  • Findley Lake
  • Cassadaga Lake
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Winter Sports

Snow fall for Chautauqua County can total 200-plus inches annually! That makes great conditions for Western New York downhill skiing, snowboarding and even snow tubing at nearby ski resorts.

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing enthusiasts can explore our region's vast multi-use trail systems.

Plus, Chautauqua County leads the state with more miles of groomed fat bike trails than any other county.

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Explore the hills and plains of Chautauqua County on foot or bike.  Plan your own route or enjoy the scenery along the Chautauqua Rails to Trails.

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