Summer in the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region

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.

Rock City Park

Rock City Park

Rock City Park is a majestic geological spectacle of enormous rock formations and is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Its altitude is 2,300 feet above sea level.

Sweet Stops

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Webb's Candies

Webb's Candies

Famous for making chocolates to perfection. All candies are made using copper kettles, wooden paddles, and marble slabs

Water Adventures

Boating on Chautauqua Lake


Boating in Chautauqua County

Bring your boat or rent one upon arrival

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Man in Kayak

Genesee River Wilds!

This river flows North!

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Kayakers on the Allegheny River in Portville, NY


Paddle the Allegheny River

This river flows North then South!

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Woodland Adventures

Peek 'n Peak's Mountain Adventures

Peek'n Peak Mountain Adventures

They feature 69 obstacles on 8 courses of varying difficulties with a 1400 foot zipline!

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Rider on quad ATV going over a mound of debris at Tall Pines ATV Park

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

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Woman on aerial obstacle course at Sky High Adventure Park

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.

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Playing at a Park

Early autumn at Moss Lake in Houghton, NY

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

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Midway State Park

Midway State Park

Situated on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake, this family treasure is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in the nation.
Park Administration Building at Red House Lake in Summer

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.

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Tickle Your Tastebuds

Lake Erie Wine Country

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”

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Cuba Cheese Shoppe Sign & building

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."

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Wooden Sculptures of work horses pulling sap sled and farmer

Sprague's Maple Farms

A maple wonderland and the largest pancake house in Western New York State!

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Featured Events

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival 2022

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

The National Comedy Center 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.

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The Queen and King of the Garlic Festival!

Cuba Garlic Festival

Garlic, food with garlic, and garlic oils, and beverages and more! Saturday, September 17th  &  Sunday, September 18th  2022

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Sky view of neon lights on the rides along the midway at the Cattaraugus County Fair

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.

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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.

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16x9 Allegany County, New York

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.

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16x9 Enchanted Mountains - Cattaraugus County



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

16x9 Chautauqua County, New York


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.

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