The Village of Mayville serves as the Chautauqua County seat, rich in county history and government. Situated at the north end of Chautauqua Lake, it is a natural gateway to the lake and is quickly becoming a year-round destination.
Mayville is one of the fastest-growing arts, dining, and entertainment communities on Chautauqua Lake. Widely known for boating, fishing, and a summer concert in the park series, it is also home to the largest winter festival in Western New York – featuring construction of a large ice castle each February, family-friendly activities, snowmobiling, and other winter recreational activities. Visit our Winter Festival page for more about this great annual event!
Nearby, the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution provides a nine-week summer program featuring a rich blend of educational, arts, history, and religious programming. Chautauqua becomes a thriving summer colony each year featuring top name entertainment as well as plays, operas, recreation, and a full schedule of educational opportunities, as well as grand hotels and accommodations, a golf course, tennis courts, and more.
Chautauqua Lake is also surrounded by rolling hills, rural countryside, and woodlands. Around the lake, there are numerous small villages and communities, including two Amish settlements.
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For more information contact Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber Coordinator Debby Marsala at (716) 753-3113.