Stretching from the border of Lake Erie to the peaks of the Enchanted Mountains and across the Genesee River Valley, you will discover a mostly rural countryside interspersed with individually unique villages and hamlets set amidst a stunning landscape of rolling hills, deep valleys, vast lakeside panoramas and picturesque streams.
You may have heard of Chautauqua-Allegheny Region destinations like Jamestown, Ellicottville, Mayville, Salamanca, Olean, Wellsville, Alfred and Hornell, as well as unique places like the Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua Lake, Findley Lake, The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, the Amish Trail, and the peaks and trails of Allegany State Park.
Did you know? New York has many high-profile and well-known canyons, caves and glens, and this region is home in particular to Panama Rocks, a mile long hiking trail around a half-mile long ridge of rock forming caves, crevices and passageways in an ancient forest?
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy
Photo courtesy Chautauqua County Tourism Office