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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

The bugs are coming — and that's a good thing — but they can also inflict a lot of damage.

To love the lake means to take care of the lake. With that in mind, we checked in with Lake Erie Foundation president Jim Stouffer to gauge exactly how the lake is doing — and what challenges it’s facing.

As the pandemic destroyed dozens of industries, boaters report a resurgence in those looking to spend time on the water.

Discover ways to celebrate our Great Lake during any season.

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Embrace the lake effect with dozens of places to dine, shop and explore at this Western New York hot spot.

Get a closer look at art that matters at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown.

Head to the heart of Downtown Buffalo, New York, and discover five ways to spend time with the entire family.

With more than two dozen shops, bars and restaurants and several annual festivals and events, Ellicottville is a city filled with space for everyone to play. 

Our Great Lake is home to more than 50 lighthouses! Get the scoop on these fascinating landmarks and create your own tour.