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The Chautauqua/Allegheny Region

  The Chautauqua / Allegheny Region forms the south-east corner of the Southern Tier of New York State from Olean to the Pennsylvania border. This is a land of rolling foothills of the Allegheny Mountains leading to the fertile plains of Lake Erie. The area is primarily farms and forest.

Camping at Allegany State Park is one of the major summer attractions while skiing at Holiday Valley and other resorts near Ellicotville is popular in Winter.


Note:For purposes of this travel guide, the Chautauqua - Allegheny region is considered to comprise the counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus. Under the New York State "Vacationland" scheme, the next county to the east, Allegany is included in this region.

Summer at the Chautauqua Institute


The Chautauqua Institution presents a family-oriented cultural feast of over 200 summer courses, concerts and productions. This self-contained community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake bustles with over 140,000 visitors during the high season from June through August.

The region is also home to a large Seneca Indian Reservation near Salamanca, Cattaraugus County. The city which is located on leased Indian land hosts the Seneca Iroquois National Museum.

Index of things to do in the Chautauqua / Allegheny Region

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