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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Embrace winter in Western New York! The slopes and trails are open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing, cross country, snow shoeing and snowmobiling! There are plenty of Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County this Winter. See below for upcoming events and news from Chautauqua County. For a complete list of events happening in winter and throughout the year, visit our online calendar.
See What's Happening in February!
Snowflake Festival, February 6th
Head to the Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary for the annual Snowflake Festival, Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10 am to 4 pm. Hike the grounds with a nature guide and see what is happening in the winter world. Take a horse drawn sleigh ride. Build a bird's nest box. This is a wonderful winter family tradition with indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family including arts and crafts, workshops, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on five miles of trails. Top off the day with feel good foods for winter including chili and hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

A Romantic Weekend, February 12-14
Treat your valentine to a full weekend of romance in Chautauqua County. Start with tickets to Lake Erie Wine Country's Wine and Chocolate Weekend and a visit to any of the 23 wineries offering special chocolate inspired treats paired with select wines. Tickets are good for tastings Friday through Sunday and include a special gift, recipe booklet and wineglass.

On Sunday, February 14th, take your valentine to an Evening of Comedy with Rocky LaPorte presented by the National Comedy Center. Rocky LaPorte has gained popularity from being a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2014, appearing in his own Comedy Central Presents special, and performing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
LaPorte has opened for the likes of Garry Shandling, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Louie Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and the Righteous Brothers. His clean, blue-collar style of comedy continues to increase in popularity as he travels the country. The comedy starts at 7 pm. Include a dinner option starting at 5:30 pm.

Anytime throughout the weekend, stop by the President's Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville for some cool outdoor activities and a good excuse to warm up together.

President's Day Weekend Winter Festival
Join the fun at annual President's Day Weekend Winter Festival, Friday through Sunday, February 12-14, at Lakeside Park in Mayville. Opening ceremonies begin Friday at 6 pm. The weekend includes a multitude of icy activities like the popular Polar Bear Swim as well as hot stuff including a Chili Cook-Off. The Snowball Distance Throwing and Lego Creation Building Contests will engage the kids and the whole family will enjoy fireworks on Saturday evening. Warm up inside at area businesses with food and drink specials. The weekend is packed with family oriented fun.

Learn More
Snow packed adventures at
Peek'n Peak Resort
Check the conditions report for openings and snowfall
Request a 2016 Visitors Guide
The 96-page, four-color magazine features things to do, places to stay, shop and dine, and a county map! 
Sleigh Rides
Saturdays and Sundays
1-3 pm
Nostalgic horse-drawn rides through Chautauqua Institution.
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Snowmobile Trail Hotline
Choose 2, then 5.
Check conditions before heading out.
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Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, P. O. Box 1441, Chautauqua, NY 14722
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