farmers market in downtown fredonia

Around Fredonia

The village of Fredonia, the neighboring city of Dunkirk, and the surrounding Chautauqua County region provide opportunities to visit, explore, and enjoy the many attractions this area has to offer.

The Village of Fredonia features historic Victorian homes throughout the village, and a downtown that includes pizzerias, cafes and coffee shops, various ethnic cuisine, and a variety of locally-owned stores. The historic 1891 Fredonia Opera House hosts live performances, movies, and other specialized entertainment. Fredonia also hosts several street and community festivals all year long.

The greater Chautauqua County region is a year-round destination for adventure, entertainment, arts, and history.  Five lakes, including Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake, provide summertime opportunities for boating and fishing, while lake effect snowfall in the winter creates ideal conditions for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and winter-themed festivals and events.

Scroll down for links that will show you places to stay, places to eat, and attractions to see while you are visiting the Fredonia campus.

table at a restaurant

Places to eat

Along with the opportunities to eat on the Fredonia campus, there are plenty of locations to enjoy a unique dining experience in the area. From locally-owned cafes to various ethnic cuisine to family restaurants, you're sure to find unique and delicious eats to satisfy your hunger!

Places to eat in Chautauqua County
shops along dunkirk waterfront

Area attractions

From museums honoring legendary Chautauqua County natives like Lucille Ball and Roger Tory Peterson, to the legendary Chautauqua Institution, to more than 20 wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country, there are attractions, events, and plenty of opportunities for families to plan an adventure.

Things to do in Chautauqua County
bemus point ferry

More Chautauqua Attractions

To explore all the attractions and adventures in the area, the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau can set up your trip to western New York.

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

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