Did you know that America’s Grape Country is really a four-season destination that features farmer’s markets, fishing, biking, hiking, skiing, and berry picking in addition to visiting local wineries?

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Three Environments

America’s Grape Country is blessed with three different environments which provide for very different things to do. Compare these three. First, Chautauqua Institute, with its pedestrian activities in an historic village on a small lake. Second, grape, fruit, and dairy farms whose life rhythms and landscapes provide a vacation “close to the land” with many “agrarian” things to do. And last, consider what there is to do if you stay on the shores of Lake Erie – a beach vacation with sand and water! One region, but three very different places to enjoy.

What to Do?

Black Locust Riding Stables


One of the most picturesque, elegant, and romantic ways to visit Chautauqua is riding in a horse-drawn carriage or taking a scenic horseback ride through woods and fields while enjoying nature at it's best!


Near the Chautauqua Institution and the lake, the Black Locust Stables offers beginners and "rusty" riders the opportunity to experience the fun of horse-back riding.

Used to ride years ago? Never ridden a horse? Want to "try" to see what its all about? Maybe your partner has never been on horse-back? At the Black Locust Stables, you can enjoy horses and learn new skills. Come, let us give you the opportunity to experience the fun of horse-back riding.

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6642 Route 430 East
Mayville, NY 14757
(716) 753-7989
Email: info@blacklocuststables.com

Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market

Save Saturdays for Cross Roads - Fun, food, shopping and more! Over 40 shops featuring handcrafted treasures, collectibles, eateries and special events. Open every Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Visit our website for more information!

6017 Sherman-Westfield Rd.
County Road 21
Westfield, NY 14787
(716) 326-6278
Email: crossroads@TheCrossRoadsMarket.com

Double D.A.B. Riding Stable

Double DabOpen to the public - Trail Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Farm - Fun for the whole family! Double D.A.B. has a farm-like environment with many kinds of animals.

Come and enjoy a beautiful horseback ride through miles of scenic trails. No experience is needed as our knowledgeable guides and well-trained horses will take care of you. We also offer pony rides and a petting farm.

Double Dab


Open 7 days a week, year round.




5811 Welch Hill Rd.
Ripley, NY 14775



1891 Fredonia Opera House

Double DabChautauqua County’s only year-round performing arts center features exceptional live performance programs in music, theatre and dance as well as a Cinema Series showcasing the finest in independent and foreign films and documentaries.

Beautifully restored and reopened in 1994, the theatre also is open for tours.

Visit our website for more information.

9 Church Street,
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 679-1891
Email: operahouse@fredopera.org


Panama Rocks Park

Chautauqua's scenic wonder. Explore an enchanting world set amid an ancient forest;half a mile of towering rocks; cavernous dens; hundreds of passageways; deep crevices; small caves; hike & explore (self-guided); gigantic natural playground; wonderful family recreation; Adult supervision required; admission charge; no pets; open May through late October. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visit for more information.

Check out our website for more information.

11 Rock Hill Rd.
PO Box 176
Panama, NY 14767
(716) 782-2845
Email: panamajoe@panamarocks.com



Portage Hill Gallery

Come explore the region's largest collection of fine art. Over 200 juried artists are represented in all media. In addition to the continual collection of wonderful pieces, Portage Hill Gallery has special shows. Open daily in summer 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; call for hours for Sept.-June. Custom framing - call for an appointment anytime.


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6439 South Portage Rd.
Westfield, NY 14787
(716) 326-4478
Email: Dowlings@fairpoint.net

Sugar Shack

We feature 27 varieties of fruit syrups for free tastings. We offer a nature walk to the edge of the cliffs on Lake Erie, and we serve a full breakfast menu on Sundays 9am to 2pm, reservations appreciated. We feature our own pure maple syrup with our pancakes, waffles and French toast. Our gift shop features many locally made specialties. The gift shop is open daily 1pm to 5pm Thurs. through Mon or by chance or appointment. Please call 888-563-4324. Bus tours and large groups welcome by special reservation.

7904 Route 5
Westfield, NY 14787
(716) 326-3351

Tower Gifts

Decoratively displayed in an elegant Victorian home offering a beautiful array of gifts. Features New York City jewelry and purses, accessories for the home including grape and wine items, cards, children and baby department, and dolls. Room after room is stocked full of the most unique gift items for every occasion.

44 Temple Street,
Fredonia, NY
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10 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY
(716) 679-9870
Email: towergifts@netsync.net

Wonderments Wine & Gifts

Wines of the World, the US and the Chautauqua Wine Trail. One stop to find your favorites from all our local wineries.

Visit our gift shop bringing you “wonderments” for 18 years. Still featuring fine French soaps from Pre de Provence; Heritage lace; quilts; jewelry; Patience Brewster cards; antiques, vintage and niceties.

10365 Main Street,
Findley Lake, NY 14736
( 716) 769-7190

Yerico Farms


A seasonal country market brimming the fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables, June-October. Offering baked goods, kettle corn, honey, maple syrup, jams & jellies, all from our wonderful county of Chautauqua. Come visit us for a taste of summer!

Visit our website for more information..

3186 East Main Road
Route 20
Dunkirk, NY 14048
(716) 673-1271
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