Chautauqua Lake KOA invites you to...

... explore the Greater Chautauqua Lake Area of Western New York!

Chautauqua Lake KOA is located on the northeastern side of Chautauqua Lake, making it an ideal "home base" for exploring the southern region of Western New York.

The Summer Wind - Chautauqua Lake Cruises
The Summer Wind is the ultimate excursion on Chautauqua Lake. Choose from Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Sightseeing and Special Event Cruises on scenic Chautauqua Lake. Whether you choose the sunshine & breeze on deck or the climate-controlled comfort of the interior salon, you will enjoy the captain's stories of the area's past and present, the elegant decor, fine dining, and first-rate musicians as you view historical sights and beautiful scenery.

Panama Rocks Scenic Park
Explore Panama Rocks: 12 acres of seashore along a ridge of quartz conglomerate rock within an ancient forest. Here, towering rocks, deep crevices, shadowy dens & caves, and hemlock and other trees older than our nation combine to form a hiking area like no other. Take the self-guided 1 mile hiking trail or go off-trail for more vigorous exploration.

Chautauqua Marina. A full service marina on Beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Boat & Personal Watercraft rentals and sales. Dockage, storage, service. New York State Safe Boating Courses. Complete ship's store.

Chautauqua Lake Restaurants
From fancy to frugal, a world of dining awaits you at over a dozen restaurants surrounding Chautauqua Lake along "Restaurant Row" and beyond. We heartily recommend: The Springs (716-386-4093 - 4860 NY-430, north of Bemus Point and across from Midway State Park); Guppy's Restaurant (716-386-4422 - 4663 NY 430, just north of Long Point State Park); and the Village Restaurant is just a half mile north on NY-430 in Dewittville (716-753-5151 - 5447 E Lake Rd). Andriaccio's Restaurant offers Italian specialties, char-broiled steaks, seafood and 12 styles of gourmet pizza. This historic Victorian dining room at the Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Institution provides unparalleled ambiance to go along with a superb menu. The Lamplighter Lounge at Hotel Lenhart is over a century old, but serves an ageless, delectable menu. The Italian Fisherman specializes in seafood with the flavors of Italy and a full calendar of events & entertainment. Enjoy New York's finest French cuisine in a charming Victorian mansion at Le Fleur. Enjoy the Northern Italian food artistry of Olive's. The 50's & 60's, not to mention burgers & fries, are alive and well at Redline Drive-in. The upscale menu and friendly service of Watermark Restaurant are world class. Enjoy the delicious menu and charming atmosphere of Webb's Captain's Table. Sit yourself down for fine dining in a casual English Inn setting at Ye Hare 'n Hounds.

Chautauqua Area Wineries
Western New York is known at the state's Grape Country and the Chautauqua area produces the majority of the state's grape harvest. Concords, Catawba and Niagara grapes have been a mainstay crop in the Lake Erie microclimate for over 100 years. Today, vineyards also produce Vidal, Seyval and Chancellor in addition to European viniferous varieties that include Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling. Explore the world of sweet, dry, ice, brandy and Champagne wines found along the 20-mile Chautauqua Wine Trail at over a dozen wineries which include: Arrowhead Wine Cellars, Blue Berry Sky Farm Winery, Burch Farms Country Market / Wine Shop, Heritage Wine Cellars, Johnson Estate Winery (New York's oldest winery), Lakeview Wine Cellars, Liberty Vineyards & Winery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars, Mazza Vineyards, Merritt Estate Winery, Noble Winery, Penn Shore Vineyards, Presque Isle Wine Cellars, Quincy Cellars, Roberian Winery, Schloss Doepkin Winery, South Shore Wine Company, Sparkling Ponds Winery, Vetter Vineyards Winery, Willow Creek Winery Woodbury Vineyards and many more.

Chautauqua County Amish Country
Chautauqua County is home to three Amish Communities whose merchants welcome you to visit and browse their amazing selection of crafts, furniture and foods. Visit East Otto Country and you'll enjoy the crafts of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery, the art of Brookside Studio Watercolors, the nursery & gifts of On The Rocks Perennials and much more! It's Christmastime year-round at the Renaissance Christmas Store & Farm, where you can shop for a variety of holiday-themed gifts in a beautifully restored barn that's over 100 years old. Guided tours of the Amish Country are available.

We look forward to seeing you soon!