New York

Home to Lake Erie Wine Country, Buffalo, Barcelona, Dunkirk and Niagara Falls, there is no shortage of ways to discover the best that our Great Lake has to offer in Western New York. Located about 15 miles off of the Lake Erie coast, another epicenter of excellence exists in Chautauqua Lake, featuring the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution and Jamestown's National Comedy Center, voted one of the world's greatest places by Time Magazine

Get a closer look at the robots who are helping to clean up the thousands of pounds material that blight our beaches.

Whether you're a thrill seeker, nature lover, animal admirer or all of the above, we scoured the shores to bring you the best outdoor activities our beautiful region has to offer.

These "vampire fish" used to suck the life out of the Great Lakes and, now, are once again on the rise. 

Finding beach glass just takes a bit of patience — and the advice of an experienced collector. 

When Sir Yacht told nearly 5 million people that Lake Erie is "the worst" of the Great Lakes, we had to call him on it. 

Spectacular scenery meets palate-pleasing plates as we highlight the best places to sit back and relax by the water's edge on New York's stretch of shoreline.

From Cleveland to Buffalo, there are dozens of restaurants located right on Lake Erie. Use this guide to click on your corner of Lake Erie — or to plan your next road trip.

Plan an entire year around dozens of outdoor activities and indoor attractions located around one of Lake Erie's favorite coastal towns.

Make plans for every season of the year with dozens of outdoor activities and indoor attractions.

Steal away for the day — or even an entire weekend — to enjoy nature, live music, food, drink, fireworks, parades and more at the season’s best festivals, celebrations and concerts.