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Dates: 4/1/2018 - 11/30/2018
City / State: Chautauqua, NY
Event Name:
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 108255 2018/Y1533
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5/10km - 2A
Description: Victorian lakeside village hosts 9-wk summer program of the arts, education & recreation in ecumenical environment. Gave its name to similar cultural programs held all over the US and Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. (Fee during season see ciweb.org ) Gingerbread-style cottages/charming gardens create living quilt of yesteryear small-town America. Chautauqua Institution is on the Nat'l Register Historic Places. FDR gave his "I hate war" speech here. Box at Info Desk. Sometimes upstairs at office off-season.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking With the Trees, Underground Railroad, United States Post Offices, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Daylight hours.
Location: Chautauqua Institution Welcome Center on Rt 394 (NOT Colonnade Bldg. on grounds)
Start Point / Driving Directions: Rt 394, Mayville. From North: Rt I-90 (Thruway) Exit 60, Westfield; Rt 394 South to Westfield/Mayville to Chautauqua Institution (11 mi) From South: Rt I-90 North to Exit 10A, Interstate 86 East 23 mi to Exit 7, North on Rt 76 for 4 mi to Rt 394. Right to Chautauqua Institution. Gate fee required during season. Reduced fee after noon. Parking fee applies ONLY during nine-week Chautauqua season (3rd wk June-4th wk Aug) FREE Sun. during season.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Comments: During season free 1/2 parking at Welcome Center for check-in; then, move car to pay lot. Stay parked (free) at Welcome Center during off-season.
Host Club: Niagara Frontier Volkssport Club
Contact: Barbara Stafford (716) 741-9315
Website: www.NiagaraVolkssportClubs.org
E-Mail Contact: Barstffrd@aol.com