8 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy This Fall in the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region

Adventure, Family Friendly, Getaway, Things to Do


Written by SOB Creative

Published on October 4, 2021

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

Photo courtesy of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

It’s fall y’all… aka it’s officially time to leaf peep! When it comes to fall traditions, seeing fall foliage might be our favorite. 

If fall is your favorite season, visiting the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region is an absolute must. 

From hiking and camping to harvest festivals to apple and pumpkin picking there’s all sorts of ways to explore this region this fall.


If you’re looking for ideas, here’s our top 8:

1. Hiking

Early to mid-October is the ideal time to hike around the Chautauqua County and peep the fall foliage along the way. You’ll find trails, trails, and more trails here plus, more than two dozen parks. Here’s 12 places you can see brilliant fall foliage in Chautauqua County.

2. Pumpkin & Apple Picking 

It’s picking season! Let’s all agree, pumpkin and apple picking is the epitome of fall fun. Make a day of it and your whole family can enjoy this classic fall tradition together. 

3. Harvest Festivals 

Between the months of September and October, you can attend a harvest festival or two almost every weekend. From classic fall fests to wine-themed fests to family fun events, there’s all sorts of options to choose from! 


Photo courtesy of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

4. Aerial Adventure Course & Zip Lining 

Up for an adventure? If you’re looking for fun activities to get your adrenaline pumping?, you’re in the right place. You can navigate the treetops, climbing nets, and ladders on this adventure course and zip line from platform to platform while encountering obstacles along the way. 

Photo courtesy of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

5. Golfing

Did you know golfing has been a fall tradition in Chautauqua County for more than a century? Come here to experience breathtaking views while playing a round of golf. You’ll find more than a dozen courses here (some of which are four-star rated).


6. Camping 

Take a deep breath and embrace the great outdoors! Experience an unforgettable fall weekend getaway when camping in the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region whether you prefer a tent, RV or cabin.

7. Axe Throwing

Get a group together for an ax-cellent adventure! You’ll find traditional axe throwing matches here and additional games and activities. This fall activity is perfect for team building! 

8. Horseback Riding 

You can explore horseback riding trails with your own horse or go on a guided horseback riding trail ride to take in the sights and sounds of Chautauqua County’s picturesque rural landscapes. 

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

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