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Fall colors and programs in Chautauqua
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and ...
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and outs of some of the most fun and interesting places -- giving you, the traveler, those little tidbits of info to get the most from your travels.
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<>Traveling to Chautauqua County, New York always makes for a great trip, but during the fall the colors are brilliant and the festivals and workshops plentiful.
<>The well known Chautauqua Institution has planned plenty of creative, culinary and just-for-fun workshops to enhance your fall adventure to the country side.
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<>This is the second year for the "Colors of Chautauqua" a learning festival which honors the rich natural and cultural heritage of the area with educational tours, workshops and entertaining experiences. During the 2013 season Roger Tory Peterson Institute will offer a Natural Adventure Tour on Oct. 26 observing birds stopping to feed on their way to winter grounds along the east coast. The area is known as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The tour is timed to observe the migrating birds at their peak.You will see ducks, swans, geese, loons and much more. 
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<>SUNY Fredonia’s Lifelong Learning and Special Programs teams up with Carol Lorenc to offer the Amish Tour and Lunch and Holiday Shopping in Amish Country. It is a all day experience that offers you a  chance to meet members of the Old Order Amish community in the Leon/Cherry Creek area along New York’s Amish Trail. Visit an Amish blacksmith, quilt shop, toy factory and bake stand. Enjoy lunch at the Cherry Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast. Stops include an Amish blacksmith, quilt shop, toy factory and bake stand followed by an Amish-style lunch at the Cherry Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast.


There is even more as the "Colors of Chautauqua" learning festival offers Whiskies of the World, a beer pairing dinner, Brewer for a Day at Southern Tier Brewing Company, historic cemetery tours in Jamestown and Fredonia, a vineyard walk, and several culinary and craft workshops.<>


Descriptions of all the workshops offered during the "Colors of Chautauqua" can be found on the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau website at www.tourchautauqua.com/colors-of-chautauqua.aspx. Chautauqua County is located in western New York State with New York’s largest grape growing region
, five lakes, Victorian-era villages and Amish communities, and Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown. For more information and a schedule of vacation learning events during the Colors of Chautauqua as well as throughout the year, call 1-866-908-4569 or visit www.tourchautauqua.com. <>

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