Local Area Attractions Near Westfield / Lake Erie KOA Journey
Westfield Lake Erie Campground is located close to many of Chautauqua Counties most unique attractions! Westfield sits on the shore of Lake Erie in Chautauqua County, with hundreds of recreational possibilities, limited only by the imagination! In Westfield and throughout the county there are opportunities for fishing, sailing, golfing, and much more. Cultural offerings abound as well with music, galleries, theater and dance venues. Westfield is in the heart of the world’s largest Concord Grape Belt, the area farms and wineries offer tours and tastings all year long. The internationally renowned Chautauqua Institution is only minutes away and offers a bounty of cultural and learning opportunities for both kids and adults. The list of available activities is abundant no matter what time of our season you arrive! Start early on in May with tours at our local wineries and breweries. Take the kids trail riding at our local horse riding stables, visit the National Comedy Center, visit our local art galleries and antique shops, tour our local historic lighthouses, visit Lily Dale for a spiritual reading, and don't miss the Lucy Desi Museum for all the Lucille Ball lovers! June, July and August are full of exciting Summer activities as well. Fishing charters, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, July 4th fireworks, the Chautauqua County Fair which has a week long schedule of activities within itself! The famous Blue Heron Music Festival, visit the Dunkirk pier and Boardwalk Market for Thursday live music on the pier. Visit our local parks and beaches! Tour Panama Rocks for an amazing adventure with the entire family! Go bird watching, train watching, or eat at one of our amazing local restaurants! Visit our local Casino's, Amish trails and scenic overlooks. Join us at the end of our season and enjoy the harvest of our grapes! Pick them right off our vines! It doesn't matter what your age or your interest, there is something unique, new, and adventurous for you to discover!
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, first played in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.
Built in 1828 Barcelona Lighthouse is the very first lighthouse to be powered by natural gas in the United States, and is believed to be the first public building to be powered with natural gas.
Sunset Paddle on Lake Erie
8254 1st Street
Westfield, NY 14787 Every Tuesday May through August
Leaving Barcelona Harbor, we head west toward the great cliffs on Lake Erie. We paddle every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. until dark. The sunsets are no better anywhere else on earth.
The Lake can be as smooth as glass or a little challenging. On calm nights, we set a moderate pace to see as much of the shoreline as we can. When the lake is rough, we'll surf til the sun goes down.
All paddlers with their own boats are welcome to join us for free, but we recommend kayaks of at least 14' in length. If you need to rent one, the fee is $25. Don't forget your deck light!
Cast Away Fishing Charters
Your Lake Erie Adventure Awaits You.
A day fishing on Lake Erie is always an adventure with Cast Away Charters. In addition to trophy walleye, it also boasts world class steelhead, lake trout and brown trout. Mixed catches of these trophy fish are common.
Captain Fred Forsyth
Local Area Recreation Near Westfield / Lake Erie KOA Journey
Lakeside Golf Course
Lakeside Golf Course is a great little 9 hole course. It has beautiful landscaping and well kept greens. A great place to practice your iron play.
10775 W Lake Rd
Ripley, NY 14775
An assortment of locally owned shops and national retailers will satisfy retail therapy cravings. Hunt for antiques, souvenirs and quality Amish goods across the entire Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region. Each city, town and village features stores and markets filled with character and charm all its own. Find home décor to recall sweet memories from a lakeside retreat, artisan food products to reminisce over the taste of the region, and handmade goods including art and jewelry inspired by the unrivaled natural beauty of Chautauqua County.
Double D.A.B. Riding Stable
We have a wide variety of services to offer. We have beautiful Scenic Trail Rides, Pony Rides, and an ever-growing Petting Farm. We have something to offer the whole family.
5811 Welch Hill Road
Ripley, NY 14775, NY 14775
Tour the Lake Erie Grape Belt's more than 30,000 vineyard acres along a 50-mile Lake Erie wine trail, including 23 wineries known collectively as Lake Erie Wine Country. Growers in Chautauqua County produce approximately 65% of New York State's total annual grape harvest, which is then used in products sold in more than 35 countries around the globe.
Located less than a mile from the Westfield KOA, The Barcelona Lighthouse is the First Natural Gas Lighthouse. Finished in 1829, the 40-foot tall Barcelona Lighthouse was the very first natural gas lighthouse in the country. It was in Federal Lighthouse Service until 1859. At that time it became privately held through various owners until 2008, when New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired it. Though it no longer has the original lens, nor is used for navigational purposes, it is still lit and visible today through an agreement with the Town of Westfield. The lighthouse is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historical Places.