Thinking of the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region?
The Chautauqua-Allegheny Region is an area of New York State where you can be yourself in the outdoors. It's a region full of friendly faces and fresh water.
Choose from our outdoor activities, world-class events, our diners and fine-dining establishments.
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Parasailing & Water Skiing
Water sports for the young and young at heart!
Genesee River Wilds!
This river flows North!
Paddle the Allegheny River
This river flows North then South!
Peek'n Peak Mountain Adventures
They feature 69 obstacles on 8 courses of varying difficulties with a 1400 foot zipline!
Tall Pines ATV Park
They have over 70 miles of well-maintained trails and they pride themselves on having some of the best trails on the East Coast
Sky High Adventure Park
This is the 3rd largest aerial park in North America with 13 courses of various levels of difficulty, zip lines and climbing areas.
Playing at a Park
Moss Lake Preserve
"Designated a National Natural Landmark, the most outstanding feature of Moss Lake Preserve is its 15-acre bog lake." - The Nature Conservancy
Allegany State Park
New York's largest state park has 18 hiking trails, biking trails, horseback trails, mountain biking trails, and 3 lakes and streams on 65,000 acres.
Tickle Your Tastebuds
Lake Erie Wine Country
The Lake Erie Wine Trail is about 40 miles long and runs amidst 30,000 acres of vineyards along Lake Erie in “America’s Grape Country”
Cuba Cheese Shoppe
Nestled in the farmlands of southwestern New York State where cheese has been a principle product since the late 1800's, at that time, was the "cheese center of the world."
Sprague's Maple Farms
A maple wonderland and the largest pancake house in Western New York State!
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
This multi-day festival pays homage to the comedic arts and Lucille Ball’s legacy by bringing the biggest names in comedy to her hometown, Jamestown, NY. Past performers have included Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, Nick Offerman, Trevor Noah and more.
Cuba Garlic Festival
Garlic, food with garlic, and garlic oils, and beverages and more! Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th 2022
Great Small Fair
Come to Summer's Tradition for the last 179 years at the Cattaraugus County Fair in Little Valley! View the animal barns and shows, smile on the rides, tour the booths and games, or enjoy the day and night entertainments! The Fair runs all week from July 31st to August 6th and each night features an event in the Grandstands.
The Chautauqua-Allegheny Region of New York State
Summary of the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region of New York State
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. Enjoy old-fashioned pleasures like tubing down the Genesee River, biking on country roads and small-town ballgames.
Come discover a mostly rural countryside interspersed with unique villages set amidst a stunning landscape of rolling hills, deep valleys, and picturesque streams. Weaving its way throughout is the Genesee River. Dense forestlands and open fields beckon those who wish to experience the outdoors, which highlights our spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Cattaraugus County is the Enchanted Mountains of Western NY! “Naturally Yours to Enjoy”, most of our attractions have an outdoor element for adventure travel. Home to Allegany State Park, Holiday Valley Resort, Griffis Sculpture Park, NY’s Amish Trail, Rock City Park, and the Allegheny River, you will also be charmed by our smaller attractions that offer an authentic friendliness, ample opportunities for fun, and an unexpected value and affordability. Learn more
Chautauqua Lake, the Lake Erie Grape Region, Chautauqua Institution, the National Comedy Center, and Peek'n Peak Resort offer plenty of reason to spend time in Chautauqua County year-round. Learn about the diverse work of past residents like Lucille Ball, Roger Tory Peterson, and Robert H. Jackson at area museums. Discover an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, exciting annual festivals, and vacation-learning opportunities.