The Lake Chautauqua region of upstate New York has provided fabulous vacation memories for over a hundred years. The lakes, parks, cultural venues, and nightlife all offer something a little different to each traveler but combined, they make a decision to buy a Chautauqua timeshare a great choice at any time of year.
Lake Erie's distinct microclimate means that a summer visit to your Chautauqua timeshare means afternoons boating, fishing, or even sampling wine at local wineries, while a winter visit takes advantage of the 200+ inches of snow that falls in the area each year. Five lakes, including Lake Erie and Lake Chautauqua, mean the area's top attractions include boating, fishing, swimming, and playing at the beach. The nearby Allegany State Park also boasts year-round activities from hiking and horseback riding to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Surprising Cultural Activities
There are also plenty of indoor daytime activities to enjoy. The Chautauqua Institution has offered concerts and special events since 1874, and during its summer season, you can attend any of 2000 events hosted by the Institution. Visitors to the area can also delve into different aspects of history, from the native Seneca tribes to "I Love Lucy" by local museums and historic sites. Lake Erie has a long history of commerce dating back to the early 1800s and there are several family-friendly attractions and museums dedicated to telling the region's history.
With so many popular outdoor events and venues, it is hardly surprising that the summer months are the busiest time of year for visiting a Chautauqua timeshare. The moderately hot temperatures, rainfall, and sunshine all combine to make an ideal summer vacation getaway for families. If you come during the spring or fall months, the number of visitors will drop dramatically and you may find some of the year-round attractions are more pleasant with fewer crowds. Winter, however, is the slowest season in this region except for winter sports venues, which fill up with travelers seeking the thrill of skiing or snowmobiling through the country.
If you are looking for activities once the sun goes down, Chautauqua offers a variety of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to choose from. Many of these overlook or are very near the water so you can enjoy crisp, clear views of the lake while you hang out late into the night before returning home. Also, the summer tourism season often brings outdoor concerts and other events.
If you've brought younger children, The Midway State Amusement park is filled with rides and games geared for young kids, as well as go-karts, bumper cars, and mini-golf games. It is close to your Chautauqua timeshare, so it also has nice views and photo opportunities. Plus, families and visitors of any age will love sailing, fishing, and exploring the natural beauty of this region.