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Erie Otters OHL Hockey

Erie Insurance Arena

809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501 
(814) 453-7117                                                                                                                                                                                            Website 

Erie Bayhawks NBA G-League Basketball

Erie Insurance Arena
809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501 
(814) 453-7117 

www.eriezoo.org/    Something to do when it cold or raining.

 Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens                                                                                                                                                                                  423 W. 38th St. Erie, PA 16508                        814-864-4091

420 French St. EriePA 16507-1541                 814-453-3743
Explore more than 55 hands-on exhibits in a "please touch" environment that teaches natural sciences, social studies, arts and life experiences. A balance between education and entertainment is programmed to develop a sense of excitement and discovery.

WINTER ACTIVITIES-Hundreds of miles of trails groomed by five local snowmobile clubs provide an ideal setting for riding over old railroad beds, former trolley lines, open farm fields, heavily wooded areas, and seasonal roads. Trails officially open a week or so before Christmas, weather permitting. New York requires that all sleds be registered so check for details before you travel.



Winter Village at CHQ

Weekends • November 24–December 31
4 to 8 p.m. Fridays • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays


FREE admission and parking • Open to the public

Welcome to the Winter Village at Chautauqua, a new, family-oriented series of events that celebrates the joy and fellowship of the holiday season and showcases Chautauqua Institution’s picturesque grounds and boutique shops, restaurants, spas and other businesses. 


Take a nostalgic 45 minute bobsled ride through the historic grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Sleigh rides are offered on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January and February and run every half hour from 1 pm to 3 pm. Tickets are available at the Chautauqua Bookstore on Bestor Plaza. This is a lot of fun for couples or the whole family, but be sure to bundle up if you go.


Winter is a great time to stop at the wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country. Tasting rooms are less crowded, the experience is more educational and intimate, and many new vintages are released. Also winter and Ice Wine, a specialty dessert wine unique to the northern climate, just naturally go together. Visit during the annual Wine and Chocolate Weekend, February 16-18, 2018 for a post Valentine’s treat. Each of the participating wineries will pair a luscious chocolate creation with a wine accompaniment.

President’s Day Weekend brings with it the annual Winter Festival in Mayville, February 16-18, 2018 featuring events, activities, and contests for all ages including fireworks, a flare parade, bonfire and horse drawn wagon rides. If the weather cooperates, you might see a castle made from blocks of ice harvested in the traditional way from Chautauqua Lake.