Spring and Summer Activities in Chautauqua County, NY:
Chautauqua County New York comes to life in the spring and summer after long western New York winters featuring many local festivals, world class venues and exciting activities. There is a plethora of activities and events during Spring and Summer.
We are conveniently located only a few miles from three lakes: Lake Erie (15 miles), Findley Lake (8 miles) and Chautauqua Lake (9 miles).
Lake Erie Wine County:
Lake Erie Wine Country is delightful whatever the season. The Chautauqua Wine Trail touts 23 great wineries that stretch along the 50 mile trail hugging Lake Erie and offering fantastic lake views, magnificent sunsets, outside seating, music, and a delightfully relaxing way to spend a leisurely afternoon.
Specialty weekends, Wine and Art Weekend (April) and Cheese and Wine Weekend (May) offer food pairings with wine tastings. These events sell out quickly so plan ahead.
Chautauqua Institution, in Chautauqua, NY:
Visit the world acclaimed Chautauqua Institution and its full summer venue of cultural performances and lectures, only 15 minutes from our Bed & Breakfast.
Golfing in Chautauqua County, NY:
Golfers will find more golf courses in a 50 mile radius in this area than anywhere in the nation. A trip to Chautauqua County isn’t complete without playing a round of golf on one of the county’s excellent golf courses. Our golf courses provide an up front and personal view of mother nature’s excellence. Whether you are a pro or novice, a course here will match your level of play. Green fees are reasonably prices and tee times are readily available.
We are in the heart of Amish Country in Western Chautauqua County. The township of Sherman is 40% Amish and neighboring Clymer is 60% Amish. A drive in the county will take you back in time as you drive past numerous farms worked the old fashion way, and many Amish home businesses offering services and products made by Amish Artisans. We are just a few miles drive from the Amish Trail.
Local festivals are plentiful and everywhere. Come experience the Tulip Festival (May), the Cherry Festival (July), the Blue Heron Festival (July), Brushwood Festivals (July-Aug), and the Celtic Festival-Gathering of the Clan (Aug). Our local Sherman Days festival is the first Saturday in August.
Hiking Trails in Chautauqua County, NY:
Chautauqua, prime for exploration and hiking on Rails to Trails, has entry points in the Village of Sherman. Another way to view and enjoy a summer day is discovering the majestic pastoral slice of countryside and the majestic landscapes on Chautauqua County trails. Hikers, photographers, and bird watchers will enjoy the 28-mile trail between Sherman and Brocton and its photo-worthy views.