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The moment you arrive in the Village of Fredonia, you’ll notice the historic Victorian homes lining the streets, the walkable downtown, but most of all the welcoming community. You'll find abundant cafes, coffee shops, and locally-owned stores--all with their own unique character and charm. Some may call us a “college town,” but there’s nothing average about Fredonia. And that’s the way we like it. 

Off-campus, you’ll find a welcoming community in Fredonia and Chautauqua County with hundreds of attractions. Whether you’re looking for a trail to run, a lake to sail, a world-class comedy experience, or a day on the slopes, they're all only minutes away.  



From historic bed and breakfasts to sky-high views of the Lake Erie waterfront, there are many places to stay near the Fredonia campus.


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!

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.

Beyond the Village

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

Discover Western New York

Situated among the stunning natural landscapes of western New York, the Chautauqua-Allegheny region offers a wealth of opportunities for recreation and relaxation. This picturesque setting, combined with the warm hospitality of the local community, creates an appealing destination for anyone seeking an immersive outdoor experience.

Events Every Day

Chautauqua County boasts endless opportunities for fun and excitement! Whether it's catching live music, finding a local festival, getting cultured at our Opera House, or bonding with friends during a challenging 5K - the options for unforgettable experiences both on and off-campus are limitless.

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