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Chautauqua County Infomation
The County lies approximately 70 miles southwest of Buffalo, 50 miles northeast of Erie, PA and is served by major airports in those cities as well as Chautauqua County Airport. Interstate routes I-86 and I-90 connect with major eastern, Canadian and western cities and markets.
Our climate is varied, parts being tempered by Lake Erie and parts at higher altitudes providing cool summers and snow cover for three major ski resort areas. Our average summer temperature is 77 degrees and our winters average 32 degrees.
It is home to the world famous Chautauqua Institution and four other major vacation resorts, providing a wide variety of spring, summer, fall and winter activities. One can find boating, fishing, hiking, downhill skiing, Cross-country skiing, cycling, snowmobiling, Amish handicrafts, hunting, antiquing, concerts, and art shows to name a few!
Some say Chautauqua (shah tau' qua) is a Seneca Indian name meaning "Bag Tied in the Middle". A look at the map shows the name fits the lake. It is 17.3 miles long and boasts some of the best fishing opportunities in the country whether you're a novice or an avid angler. Bass, muskie, walleye, perch, and crappie are just some you will pull in.
Here you will also find some of the most affordable housing in the country, as well as excellent schools and universities, museums, churches and a wholesome life style supported through agriculture, manufacturing, education and a cultural heritage.
Chautauqua Lake was formed during the glacial period. Before that time, it is possible that the northern end of the lake, then only a river, drained into Lake Erie as the streams north of the dividing ridge still do today. Formation of the ridge, however, blocked the river's flow and elevated it high enough so that it joined with the southward flowing river and formed the 17-mile lake we know today.
Chautauqua Lake, lying southeast to northwest across the county at an elevation of 1,308 feet above sea level, is one of the highest navigable lakes in the nation.
The French spelled the lake's Indian name several ways. Maps and reports by Jesuits and explorers who traveled through or near the region by the 1700s exhibit the individual versions: Tchadakoin, Tjadakoin, Chataconit, Shatacoin, Jadaxque, Jadaaqua. The Holland Land Company, on its 1804 maps, spelled it Chautaughque. The "gh" was soon dropped, but the final "que" remained until 1859 when it was changed to its present "qua".
Chautauqua County New York awaits you offering beauty, rich cultural and recreational opportunities. Our famous Lucille Ball's childhood home is here along with her "I Love Lucy Museum". Winter affords many ski resorts, snowmobile trails, ice fishing, horse sleigh rides and more. Summer time fun at world class golf resorts, boating, fishing, antiquing and wine tasting at local vineyards. Visit Chautauqua Institution and enjoy the cultural excitment. Come join us and feel the relaxing atmosphere of a small home town without the hustle and bustle. Larger cities can be found within 1 hour driving time. For those who want to consider a primary or vacation home, Real Estate Advantage is number one in sales for Chautauqua County and Chautauqua Lake properties. We offer two locations to serve you better, 800 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, NY. and 16 Main St. Bemus Point, NY. We have earned this distinction because of our large number of full time agents offering exceptional service to just such discerning clients as yourself, since the company's inception in 1986. Our full time staff of professional sales agents serve clients from searching for properties right through the closing stage and beyond. Insuring your satisfaction is our number one goal, give us 1% of your confidence and we'll earn the other 99%. We invite you to visit our Frequently asked questions (FAQ) page which will inform you of the most commonly asked questions we receive about Lake Chautauqua.