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Parks & nature in Chautauqua County

Park
“This is an amazing old time walking area filled with prehistoric rocks. Moderately difficult paths. Well worth your time to fill up a day. ”
11 locals recommend
Park
“One of America's oldest continually operating Amusement parks shelters the spinning and twirling cars of a Tilt-A-Whirl and a dragon-themed roller coaster. . A three-sided, 24-foot climbing wall challenges participants to spite gravity’s tyrannical reign before ringing the buzzer at its peak. Elsewhere, youngsters captain a kiddie boat or steer retro-modeled cars past a miniature roadway's street signs. Between rides, visitors can munch on cotton candy while peering out toward the shores of Chautauqua Lake from one of several picnic areas. ”
9 locals recommend
Park
“Quiet and peaceful setting for a picnic or a dip in the lake. (Rocky Shoreline.) ”
5 locals recommend
Park
“beautiful evangola state park has it all hike or bike to and in the park. relax on its beaches with food stands in the summer. Also has a indoor place for an intimate wedding or family gathering. Pavilions and charcoal grills available. There is a fee per car to get in the park. open until sunset”
6 locals recommend
Park
2 locals recommend
Park
“Also a 15 minute drive away, this park features statues of Lucille Ball, a boat launch, and a playground.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Explore a half-mile long ridge of 60-foot high rock forming crevices, passageways, and caves hidden in an ancient forest! Located just 15 minutes from Chautauqua Lake (45 minutes from Erie and 90 minutes from Buffalo), Panama Rocks has been the #1-rated attraction in Chautauqua County based on independent reviews on TripAdvisor for over five years! The formations at Panama Rocks are surrounded by a one-mile long hiking trail, but most guests enjoy going off of the main trail to explore! Whether you take a casual hike in the woods or climb through the countless passageways, caves, and crevices, how much you do is up to you! Visitors spend anywhere from one hour to the entire day having fun and exploring the park. Learn about geology, the environment, and local history with our information signs and educational treasure hunt - fun for kids of all ages. Picnic tables are available, so bring a lunch and enjoy your day with us! Our hiking trail is relatively easy to hike (Class 1) and guests of all ages enjoy it, but there are roots, rocks, and uneven ground; it is still a hiking trail! Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended on the trail – backpack carriers for young children are perfect. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are allowed – sorry. Contact Details 11 Rock Hill Rd. Panama, NY 14767 716.782.2845 www.panamarocks.com ”
5 locals recommend
Lake
3 locals recommend
Beach
“County Beach and Picnic Area. Plenty of Parking. Very specific closing times. Beautiful sand life guarded beach. Sand Dunes and Walking Trails”
1 local recommends
Park
“just a 1 min car ride to this beach with free parking, new bathrooms and a playground. in the summer lifeguards are on duty. also see nyfalls.com for a map of the dozens of public beaches and parks from hamburg to dunkirk”
2 locals recommend
Park
1 local recommends
National Park
1 local recommends
Park
“Right across the lake. Life guarded swimming. Picnic spot. Location of the Chautauqua Pops (Formerly known as Bemus Bay Pops) Boat rentals available nearby the park. ”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Great for skiing, tubing, jacuzzi'ing, and snow boarding in the winter. Offers a fancy restaurant with 5 foot tall stone fireplace (almost a walk-in version!). Also a humongous lodge, fast food, "adult beverage center", and even live music on occassion.”
2 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Basketball, baseball, picnic areas, pavilian, and underground tunnel to beach-”
1 local recommends
Park
1 local recommends