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Chautauqua-Allegheny counties in New York is in the Western part of the state. There are a lot of places here to visit, so get on a bus rental in New York to check out the area.


Unlike New York City, the Chautauqua-Allegheny area is very peaceful and closer to nature. A bus rental in New York would ensure that you and your group get transportation from the Big Apple to this area.


Where to go? Here are some suggestions:


Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Roger Tory Peterson is one of the most pre-eminent naturalists in the 20th century and is the writer behind the Peterson Field Guides. The Institute of Natural History aims to preserve the legacy and writings of Peterson with its art collections, photography and writing exhibits, nature art exhibitions and other activities and displays. What's more, you get to visit one of Robert A.M. Stern's best-designed buildings.


Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street, Jamestown,
(716) 665-2473


Panama Rocks Scenic Park

The Panama Rocks Scenic Park is one of the best nature parks in the region. The park has towering rocks, passageways, crevices, dens and small caves. Various ferns, lichens and mosses complement the rock formations. The 185-acre park is also home to a lot of trees such as the beech, black cherry, hemlocks, ash, red maple and elm. Go hiking or have a picnic and get a chance to see the park's animals, including the big brown bat, the American mink, bobcats, coyotes, gray fox, white-tailed deer, blue-spotted salamander, common garter snake, red-spotted newt and a host of birds and insects!


Panama Rocks Scenic Park
11 Rock Hill Road, Panama,
(716) 782-2845


After trekking through nature's most splendid scenes, we are sure that you would truly appreciate getting on a bus rental in New York to rest your feet and catch a little shut eye before getting to your next destination!


This proves that not all beautiful sites are in New York City. There are a lot of sites outside of NYC that are worth visiting. Make the visit even more memorable with a bus rental in New York.


A bus rental in New York is not only a means of getting around the area, but it also serves as a resting place for you and your group. This is why we make sure that our buses are comfortable, clean, and most importantly, cool when you want it!


Jamestown Audubon Nature Center

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Center is a wildlife sanctuary and a nature center in one, where you can go hiking and see the butterfly and herb gardens, along with different nature-related exhibits.


Your kids can get in for free.


Jamestown Audubon Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown
(716) 569-2345


Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center

The Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center is home to a lot of memorabilia dedicated to both Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. This is where you get to see the largest "I Love Lucy" mural in the world. You can also see the original props, memorabilia and costumes used in the show I Love Lucy in the Desilu Studios.


The specialty museum also holds the annual Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy. The festival started in 1991 and past performances included those of Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, George Wallace, Billy Gardell and Bob Newhart, among others.


You can also visit Lucille Ball's childhood home and final resting place, both of which are just nearby.


Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center
10 W Third St, Jamestown
(716) 484-0800


Get on a bus rental in New York and see the most beautiful places outside of NYC! You owe it to yourself and your group to travel in style while also keeping in budget!


Just how beautiful are the Chautauqua and Allegheny counties in New York State? Steve Nix, a Forestry Guide at, ranks the Chautauqua-Allegheny as one of the best places to see the fall foliage in the whole country with its abundance of oak, hickory beech, birch and maple trees. Check out the scenery with a bus rental in New York.


A bus rental in New York would help you get a comfortable and convenient way to go around these counties, making it easier for you to get from one destination to another. This also helps you get to see more places.


Where should you go?


Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum highlights the culture and history of the Seneca communities in the area. You can view the permanent exhibits such as the Histories Mysteries exhibit, the Long House exhibit and the Cultural Arts Exhibit.


You could also get authentic Native artisan gifts from the museum's store and online.


Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
814 Broad Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
(716) 945-1760


Rockefeller Arts Center

The Rockefeller Arts Center is a cultural center that is a major player in Western NY and Northwestern Philadelphia. Seating 1,200 people, the concert hall sees more than 50,000 concertgoers every year. The RAC also has two art galleries and two theaters.


The RAC regularly showcases the works of students of the State University of New York at Fredonia, as well as international and local artists and performers.


Rockefeller Arts Center
SUNY Fredonia
280 Central Ave. Fredonia
(716) 673-3217


Midway State Park

The Midway State Park is situated near the Chautauqua Lake and one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the country. This is where you take your kids to enjoy some old-fashioned fun. They have skeeball and other old-time arcade games and great rides such as carousels, mini gold and tilt-a-whirl.


Midway State Park
4859 Route 430
Bemus Point, NY 14712
Phone: (716) 386-3165


Is it your first time to visit the Chautauqua and Allegheny counties in New York State? Are you trying to come up with an itinerary for your group? That would be easy as there are quite several sites or venues you can choose from via a bus rental in New York.


We have already given you a few in our past articles. Now, here are more places we can recommend. Get a bus rental in New York to take you to any of these venues worth visiting.


Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center is more than 648 acres of natural splendor. Located near Portville and Olean in rural, southwestern New York State, the center boasts miles of hiking trails, birding areas, a historic American Chestnut log cabin, and many more. It has two properties that you can explore: the Lillibridge Property and the Eshelman Property.


The Lillibridge Property is made up of 188 acres of forest and has a timber frame pavilion that�s great for picnics and other gatherings in the meadow. This is also where you can see the log cabin that has been listed in the National & State Registers of Historic Places. The cabin gives one a magnificent view of the nearby farms and the distant mountaintops.


The Eshelman Property, on the other hand, houses on-going scientific research projects, an active sugar bush, and a small far. What's more, it has three miles of trails through meadows, forests, near ponds, wetlands, and transitional zones.

Lillibridge Property

1974 Lillibridge Road
Portville, NY 14770
Open dawn to dusk, year-round.


Eshelman Property

1420 Yuba Dam Road
Portville, NY 14770


Holiday Valley Resort


Tucked in the hills of Ellicottville is a splendid winter and summer resort. Get a bus rental in New York, visit this village retreat with your friends or with your family, and enjoy its offering of fun activities, shops and restaurants. Most of all, take in the beautiful scenery of cool, green hills or snowy slopes.


Holiday Valley Resort

Route 219
Ellicottville, NY
(716) 699-2345


We recommend a few more attractions that are worth visiting at the region. Going to these spots will be easy and convenient through bus rental in New York.


Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse

Lighthouse Point Drive
Dunkirk, NY
(716) 366-5050


Built in 1875, the lighthouse will be a noteworthy stop. You can also see the lighthouse keeper's rooms, as well as boats and Civil War cannons. It is best to call ahead and inquire about their operating hours.


Nannen Arboretum

Off Route 219
Ellicottville, NY
(716) 699-2377


The Nannen Arboretum is western New York's only arboretum and has over 250 species of trees on 8 acres of land. It also has a special herb garden that boasts around 300 species of kitchen and medicinal herbs. It also has beautiful Japanese-style gardens. This arboretum is handicapped accessible and the gardens are open all year round.


Lana's The Little House

Forestville, NY
(716) 965-2798


This is a beautiful English Cottage, like the ones you see in picture storybooks. It comes with English gardens, too.


New York and Lake Erie Railroad

50 Commercial Street
Gowanda, NY
(716) 532-5716


Go to the New York and Lake Erie Railroad and get on a 20-mile train ride through the countryside. If you are with a group and transportation to and from the railroad is not a problem, especially if you have a bus rental in New York at your disposal, you can also opt for longer train trips and even dinner excursions.


Get a bus rental in New York and follow your itinerary conveniently and without hassles. The Chautauqua-Allegheny region is famous for its exquisite natural landscape and large uncorrupted grounds. This is why it's home to many venues that host camping and other outdoor and water activities. So, needless to say, if you and your group are into the great outdoors, a trip to Chautauqua-Allegheny would make a lot of sense. Just hire a bus rental in New York and get ready for the great outdoors.


Evergreen Trails Campground

8403 Allegany County Road 15
Angelica, NY
(716) 466-7993


If you want a small and family-friendly campground, then Evergreen Trails would be a good choice. It has 25 log cabins and 50 wooded trailer or tent sites. It boasts 5 miles of hiking and biking trails, 2 fishing ponds, two large bathhouses, and a recreation area equipped with a children's playground, volleyball and basketball courts, golf course, and other facilities. You can also go on old-fashioned hayrides and even take ceramics classes!


Willard's Country Place

7496 Crawford Creek Road
Caneadea, NY
(585) 365-8317


Willard's Country Place is a small campground with log cabins and tent sites equipped with electricity and water. You can go hiking or biking at the trails, go catch-and-release fishing in the pond, and do other activities. During the winter, you can go tubing, snowboarding, and x-country skiing.


Chautauqua Belle Steamboat Cruises

15 Water Street
Mayville, NY
(716) 753-2403


The region is not all-mountains and camping grounds. It also has bodies of water that are ideal for water activities. You can go canoeing and boating on a replica of a 19th century steam-run paddlewheeler at the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat Cruises.


Other venues:


You can also head to Allegany State Park, which is New York's largest state park. It boasts over 35 miles of trails for biking, hiking, horseback riding and even snowmobiling during the winter. It also has hundreds of camping grounds. You can also try camping while overlooking the lake at Lake Erie State Park, or check out wonderful rock formations at Rock City. And there's also Deer Run (RD1 Jones Road, Andover), McCarthy Ranch (off Route 17, Angelica), Park Meadow (RD1 Ingraham Road, Belmont), among others.


Chautauqua-Allegheny is a beautiful region that you can visit with your family or your friends. You can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and drop by some famous landmarks of the region. And doing that would be easy, convenient and worry-free with a bus rental in New York.


We have already given you quite a long list of locations that you may want to try out. Here are a few more sites and activities that are very much worth considering. It would be easy for your group to hire a bus rental in New York to take you to any of these venues.


Food and wine. The region is well-known for its wineries that produce great-tasting wine. You can try out the wine in any of these wineries:


Merritt Estate Winery

2264 King Road
Forestville, NY


Merritt Estate has been making premium table wines from NY grapes since the year 1976. It is open every day for free wine tastings and winery tours, and also hosts an annual wine festival. What's more, it has a picnic pavilion where it caters to events and private functions.


Blueberry Sky Farm Winery

10243 NE Sherman Road
Ripley, NY
(716) 252-6535


This is a small family-owned farm winery that specializes in fine fruit wines. The farm is open to the public from mid-July to September for picking organically grown blueberries.


Schloss Doepken Winery

9177 Old Route 20
Ripley, NY
(716) 326-3636


The winery produces a selection of wines, ranging from the "fun" drinks to the more sophisticated wines for wine experts. Wines include Schloss Weiss, Roxane Rouge, Lake Erie Chardonnay, Lake Erie Cabernet Sauvignon, Chautauquablumchen, Ripley Red, September Rouge, Winter Spice, Cheektowaga White, and Apple Crisp.


Johnson Estate Winery

8419 West Main Road
Westfield, NY
(716) 326-2191
(800) 374-6569


The Johnson Estate has been growing grapes for over a century. In fact, the Johnson Winery, which was established in 1961, is the oldest exclusively estate winery in the state of New York State. The winery produces around 20 varieties of wine, including the award-winning Liebestropfchen as well as Vidal Icewine.


Winter sports and skiing. We have recommended the Holiday Village Resort in a previous article. If you want to try out another one for your winter sports, there's the Peek n' Peak, the Swain Resort, and HoliMont. After all, the hills of Ellicottville in the region is not called the "Aspen of the East" for nothing.


Other tours. You can go on a tour of Webb's Candy Factory at Route 394, in Mayville, and watch candies being made in traditional copper kettles. Or you can see how maple syrups are made at several maple sugaring locations, like Sunny Cove Farm (1444 Randolph Road, Alfred Station), Vernon E. Field (3211 West Five Mile Road, Allegany), Cook's Maple Leaf Farm (8456 Colvin Road, Cattaraugus), Red's Best (422 Rouse Hill Road, Clymer), and Red's Best (422 Rouse Hill Road, Clymer).


With a bus rental in New York, doing these things and visiting these venues are easy, hassle-free, and convenient. So what are you waiting for? Explore the Chautauqua-Allegheny region!




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