Play, Laugh and Learn in the
Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Colors of Chautauqua County

Fall Harvest, Flavors and Festivals


Autumn in Western New York is a celebration of annual harvest festivals, foliage boat tours on Chautauqua Lake’s Summer Wind and Chautauqua Belle vessels, paranormal encounters at the Dunkirk Lighthouse and wine tasting in Lake Erie Wine Country. Visit craft breweries, hike area trails or get your adrenalin pumping at Peek’n Peak Resort’s Mountain Adventures Course. Cultural attractions like the new National Comedy Center, Lucille Ball – Desi Arnaz Museum and Roger Tory Peterson Institution of Natural History in Downtown Jamestown and beyond are a great way to spend a chilly afternoon. Choose from dozens of experiences with culinary, creative and cultural themes, all listed on the Colors of Chautauqua Calendar. Tag us in your #TourChautauqua adventure so we can follow along on social media.
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National Comedy Center Jamestown

Visit the NEW National Comedy Center

The story of comedy lives here, in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. The National Comedy Center is the first cultural center dedicated to celebrating the art form of comedy. LEARN MORE

Western New York Wineries, Lake Erie Wine Country

America's Grape Country

Over 30,000 vineyard acres make Lake Erie Wine Country America's largest grape-growing region outside of California. Enjoy a fall vineyard walk and sample wine at more than 20 local wineries. LEARN MORE

Peek'n Peak Resort Fall Festival Chair Lift

Fall Festivals and Events

Celebrate fall at annual festivals, culinary, creative or cultural events. Dozens of experiences await! VIEW CALENDAR

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Chautauqua County is located less than three hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie.   

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