Stretching from the shores of Lake Erie, across the eastern continental divide, to the edges of the Allegheny Mountains, in Western New York lies some 2500 miles of back road cycling. The Seaway Trail now designated a National Scenic Byway, Adventure Cycling’s Northern Tier Route and newest Freedom Trail , and NY Bike Route 17, all criss-cross through Chautauqua County’s Lake Shore Region.
Cultural diversity describes the region best, as you will experience simple life through Amish Country where traffic is four-legged, strawberries are picked fresh and blackberry pies are bought still warm. Be sure to visit Dart Airpark Saturday’s for the Flea Market, Farmer’s Market and watch hand gliders soar. Music abounds summer long from the Fredonia Opera House, Mayville’s Blue Grass Festival, Chautauqua Institute, and Bemis Point’s floating band-stand. Explore the region’s resources at Tour Chautauqua. The resources are far too numerous to list here, but here are some of my picks for Attraction, Events, Lodging, and Dining.
If you have a group of 10 or more cyclists and interested in a full catered group tour, give us a call. We provide complete touring, dining, and lodging packages for both weekends and midweek. We will create a custom 2-5 day tour based on your cycling experience or check out our summer tour schedule for our Bike Wine Country’s Chautauqua Tour. Call Lake Country Bike at (814)725-1338 or email us if we can be of service to you.