The Chautauqua-Allegheny Region is rich with history and culture. Start a family tradition with summer learning camps on the lake. Each year since 1874, the Chautauqua Institution has offered an extraordinary blend of concerts, lectures, and learning opportunities in the arts, education, religion, and recreation. Located on Chautauqua Lake, the Institution attracts 150,000 visitors during a season of more than 2,000 events. Local history centers showcase lives and accomplishments of our native sons and daughters any time of the year. Explore and celebrate the history of the Seneca Nation of Indians at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum. Learn about America's favorite comedienne at The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center. Take a deep breath, spread your arms wide, and embrace Chautauqua-Allgheny's fresh air. Lakes and waterways, rock formations, trails, and lots and lots of snow fill our playground. Fish the Genesee River, bike our back roads, or sail on our lakes. Camp in tent sites or cabins at Allegany State Park, the largest park in the New York State system. Take advantage of paved and natural trails throughout 65,000 aces for wilderness hiking and biking, horseback riding, and snow mobiling. For a different kind of outdoor play, Midway State Park on Chautauqua Lake boasts one of the oldest, continuously running amusement parks in the country. Sample wines along the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail with 21 wineries spread along Lake Erie in America's Grape Country. Discover local sugar shacks and taste syrup products during New York State's Maple Weekend each March. Visitors flock to Sprague's Maple Farms all year long for fresh pancakes smothered with pure maple syrup. In summer and fall, purchase local produce at farmers markets and produce stands through out the region. Winter is the perfect time for a gift basket from Cuba Cheese or chocolates from area candy makers.