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
Westfield Farmers' Market
Route 394 and 20
Westfield, NY 14787
Every Saturday May through September: A New York Producers certified market, meaning that meats, produce and goods offered are regionally grown or made and fresh from the farm. Featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, squash, beans, apples, peaches, and more, plus Amish woven baskets, woodcraft, hand-made soaps, jams, jellies and other canned items. Local wineries are also showcased each week, offering wine samples. Open every Saturday & participating in FMNP, WIC and the EBT programs.
The McClurg Mansion was built in 1818 by pioneer James McClurg, the wealthy son of a Pittsburgh industrialist. Its grand salons and formal rooms stood in sharp contrast to the rugged homes of neighboring frontier settlers. Today the 14-room Federal-style mansion is the home of the Chautauqua County Historical Society
Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market
6017 Sherman-Westfield Road
Westfield, NY 14787
Open every Saturday May-December + Memorial Day, Labor Day and Black Friday!
Unique and indoors: No matter what the weather, we're a unique place to shop, eat, and enjoy the beautiful sights of Chautauqua County! The Cross Roads Farm & Craft Market features dozens of individual vendors known for their crafts, artwork, woodwork, imported gifts, specialty supplies, unique collectibles, foodstuffs, candy, coffee, hand-made clothing and home decor, and an eclectic assortment of retail gifts. We also have some snack bars you won't want to pass by!
Lucy - Desi Museum
The Lucille Ball legacy has been proudly honored right here in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown by the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy since 1996. For decades, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz played a vital role in television and on the big screen, and we're fortunate to have the privilege of preserving their memory and the impact they've both had on the world through all of the fun costumes and memorabilia on display awards they were both given, photographs of both their personal and TV lives, and much more! We're constantly swapping out exhibits for new ones, so even if you've visited the center before, it's always a new experience like the first time you visited!
The Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State, where approximately 7,500 persons are in residence on any day during a nine-week season, and a total of over 100,000 attend scheduled public events.
Chautauqua Lake Outlet Paddle
McCrea Point Park Boat Landing
Jones & Gifford Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701
Every Wednesday, May through August - Our most popular weekly trip!
As you begin your paddle, imagine the paddle boats that cruised this historic waterway in the 1800's. You can still see pilings where some of these classic boats docked. Imagine the majestic "City of Jamestown" carrying hundreds of Victorian-clad passengers to Celoron, Greenhurst, Chautauqua, and Mayville.
Now, the Outlet is quieter. Blue herons and other waterfowl call it home. Frogs jump between lily pads, and turtles bask on logs. Serenity has replaced the bustle of earlier times.
We paddle every Wednesday evening from 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm. All paddlers with their own boats are welcome to join us for no fee. If you need a kayak or canoe, the fee is $25.
Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veteran's Park Museum
This is a historical site with working lighthouse. There are three buildings filled with military and maritime artifacts. A Tower Tour is available. Phone: (716) 366-5050. For more information, please visit Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse & Veteran's Park Museum online.
Just for fun airport. Glider rides, airplane rides, weekend restaurant. An aviation museum filled with antique planes, engines and memorabilia.
Lily Dale Assembly
2020 Season - June 26-September 6:
The heart of the Lily Dale year is our summer season with a full schedule of workshops and seminars is highlighted by special events featuring some of the leading names in spirituality. Daily & weekly activities, mediumship demonstrations, healing services, evening entertainment, and a variety of attractions throughout the grounds. Accommodations at either of our historic hotels, campgrounds, or in one of several private guest homes make taking in all that Lily Dale has to offer relaxing and even more enjoyable.
Lily Dale Assembly is the world's largest spiritualist community.
Narrated Cruises July & August
Enjoy "Summer Wind" lake cruises. This is the finest way to cruise beautiful Chautauqua lake. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, sightseeing or charter for your own personal adventure. Phone: (716) 763-7447 (SHIP) Reservations or (716) 664-3319
Double D.A.B. Riding Stables
Double DAB Riding Stable is located on the western border of New York along the beautiful Chautauqua Wine Trail. The stable offers miles of scenic trails and a beautiful view of Lake Erie. Double DAB is Chautauqua County's best riding stable, and it offers many services including trail rides, a petting farm, pony rides, a picnic area, summer programs, and special programs for scouts and clubs.
Chautauqua rails to trails
Chautauqua County is blessed with beautiful unused rail corridors winding through picturesque countryside and villages. Rails-to-Trails is preserving these abandoned rail corridors for conversion into safe off-road trails for recreational use: walking, running, hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing, bird watching (over 170 species identified) and horseback riding.
Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is located approximately 75 miles from our KOA.
In Erie Pennsylvania, you'll find the Mill Creek Mall, Waldameer Park and Water World, and the Erie Zoo.
Visit the quaint town of Jamestown NY. Original home to Lucille Ball.
Dunkirk-Fredonia is located 15 miles from our KOA.
Mayville is located on Chautauqua Lake, 8 miles from our KOA.
ESCAPE from day-to-day life and explore a world of towering rocks, deep crevices, passageways, and small caves!
Our rock formations extend about half-a-mile through an ancient forest and reach upwards of 60 feet tall. Grotesque roots snake down the rocks and delicate ferns, mosses, and lichens add to Panama Rock's unique, jungle-like charm.
Located just 15 minutes from Chautauqua Lake (45 minutes from Erie and 90 minutes from Buffalo).