Concierge: Chautauqua County, NY
Conveniently located 5 minutes from Peek ‘n Peak Resort & Spa, the Blue Heron is close to many wonderful and unique Chautauqua County, NY attractions:
- golf, ski, play at nearby Peek 'n Peak Resort & Spa
- savor award-winning regional wines along the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail
- sample handcrafted beer from each of the 14-member locations of the Lake Erie Ale Trail
- laugh at the brand new, state of the art National Comedy Center and the established long-established Lucy-Desi Museum
- explore the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, which celebrates the legacy of the world-renowned artist, naturalist, writer and photographer.
- expand your world at Chautauqua Institution, a national Historic Landmark located on Chautauqua Lake. Chautauqua brings the arts to the country; all summer long the opera, symphony, theatre, popular entertainers and world-famous lecturers are part of the Chautauqua experience. In addition to the arts, visitors return year after year to find intellectual and spiritual growth and renewal.
- enjoy year-round theater entertainment featured at
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House, The Rockefeller Arts Center, The Reg/ Lenna Civic Center and Lucille Ball Little Theatre. Performances range from international touring artists to our exceptional local talent, from live stage and foreign films to comedy and drama.
Concierge: Erie, PA
Catch the "lake effect" in nearby Erie, PA. World-class attractions add to the lure of Lake Erie, all of which are located within a 1/2 hour drive from Findley Lake:
- try your luck at Presque Isle Downs, casino and thoroughbred racetrack
- get your thrills watching the weekly racing series at Lake Erie Speedway
- become a fan of Erie Bayhawks Basketball, Erie Otters Hockey, Erie Seawolves AA Baseball
- explore the Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens or the Tom Ridge Environmental Center
- have some fun at Waldameer Park and Waterworld
- travel to and from Erie via the Tom Ridge International Airport or Amtrack
Lake Erie "fun facts"
Lake Erie is the eleventh largest lake in the world (by surface area), the fourth largest of the Great Lakes in surface area and the smallest by volume. Ninety-five percent of Lake Erie's total inflow of water comes via the Detroit River water from all the "upper lakes" -- Superior, Michigan and Huron -- the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair and numerous tributaries. The rest comes from precipitation. Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes and is especially vulnerable to fluctuating water levels. Wind setups (wind pushing the water from one end of the lake toward the other), usually from west to east, have produced large short- term differences in water levels at the eastern and western ends of the lake, the record being more than 16 ft (4.88 m). The water provided by Lake Erie for waterborne commerce, navigation, manufacturing, and power production has led to intensive industrial development along its shore, but the basin's moderate temperatures have also encouraged recreation and agriculture. Lake Erie is the warmest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes, and the Lake Erie walleye fishery is widely considered the best in the world.