Westfield / Lake Erie KOA Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Westfield / Lake Erie KOA

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!

Ottaway Park
Ottaway Park

This is a Lakeside Public Park, located directly across the street from our KOA. It includes a playground for the kids, scenic trails, a picnic area and awesome Sunsets!

Geocaching!
Geocaching!

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.

Barcelona Lighthouse
Barcelona Lighthouse

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
Sunset Paddle on Lake Erie

Barcelona Harbor
8254 1st Street
Westfield, NY 14787
Every Tuesday May 28th through August 27, 2013.
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!
www.evergreen-outfitters.com716.763.2266
mike@evergreen-outfitters.com

Cast Away Fishing Charters
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
716.560.9216
fforsythe@zitomedia.net
www.castawaycharters.net

Westfield Farmers' Market
Westfield Farmers' Market

Moore Park
Route 394 and 20
Westfield, NY 14787

Every Saturday May 25 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.
www.westfieldny.com
716.326.4000

McClurg Mansion
McClurg Mansion

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
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!

716.326.6278
877.326.6561

Lucy - Desi Museum
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!

Chautauqua Institution
Chautauqua Institution

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
Chautauqua Lake Outlet Paddle

McCrea Point Park Boat Landing
Jones & Gifford Avenue
Jamestown, NY 14701

Every Wednesday, May 29 through August 28, 2013 - 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.
www.evergreen-outfitters.com
mike@evergreen-outfitters.com
716.763.2266

Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veteran's Park Museum
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.

Dart Airport
Dart Airport

Just for fun airport. Glider rides, airplane rides, weekend restaurant. An aviation museum filled with antique planes, engines and memorabilia.

Lily Dale Assembly
Lily Dale Assembly

Lily Dale Assembly is the world's largest spiritualist community. There are daily public clairvoyance and healing services, daily workshops and lectures. Info-716-595-8721 or the Lily Dale Assembly website.

The Chautauqua Belle
The Chautauqua Belle

The Chautauqua Belle is an authentic stern wheel steamboat. Cruise beautiful Chautauqua lake on this historic replica of a bygone era.

Narrated Cruises July & August
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

Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Panama Rocks Scenic Park

Panama Rocks Scenic Park Glacier formed Scenic Park with hiking trails and picnic area. A one-mile hiking trail encircles the formation. Tours are self- guided. A trail map is provided. The trail leads thru a world of towering rocks, hundreds of crevice 'alley' passageways, deep, cavernous dens, and small caves. Gigantic tree roots snake down rocks. Delicate ferns and mosses abound.

Double D.A.B. Riding Stables
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 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.

Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is located approximately 75 miles from our KOA.

Erie Pennsylvania
Erie Pennsylvania

In Erie Pennsylvania, you'll find the Mill Creek Mall, Waldameer Park and Water World, and the Erie Zoo.

Jamestown NY
Jamestown NY

Visit the quaint town of Jamestown NY.  Original home to Lucille Ball.

Dunkirk-Fredonia
Dunkirk-Fredonia

Dunkirk-Fredonia is located 15 miles from our KOA.

Mayville
Mayville

Mayville is located on Chautauqua Lake, 8 miles from our KOA.

Panama Rocks
Panama Rocks

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).

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