Chautauqua Trail

Historic Chautauqua’s are gaining steam. Take a tour of Lakeside Chautauqua in Ohio

Wendy Pramik-Special to USA TODAY Since the late 19th century, chautauquas have been known as vacation getaways that offer more than recreation. Rooted in religious and secular education, they’re places that promise peaceful, clean fun while permitting an opportunity to renew the body, mind and spirit. We discovered this magic while visiting Lakeside Chautauqua, a gated […]

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New in 2018

Spring has arrived, and we can’t wait to welcome our Lakeside friends back for another exciting summer. To help you make the most of it, we want to share new things that Lakeside is working on to improve your experience. Mark your calendars for new programs, carve out time to walk through a new garden […]

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Gazebo Provides Unique Home for Programming & Lakeside Tradition

Staff Blogger: Allyson Lane, Advancement & Communications Assistant Since 1979, the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo has provided an open space for programming on the lakefront. It commands attention and draws people to Central Park from shuffleboard, miniature golf, the playground and Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. The programs that have taken place for the past 38 years […]

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What’s New in Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Guest Blog: Lake Erie Shores & Islands The summer season is now in full-swing in Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands! Start your to-do list with some of the newest Shores & Islands attractions: Hot Ways to Stay Cool Lakeside’s Pool & Wellness Center – Lakeside Chautauqua is opening the all-new Grindley Aquatic & Wellness […]

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Master Gardener Sows Summer Surprises

Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager Long before these April showers began, Lakeside’s Master Gardener Loretta Wilken has been working hard to make sure that Lakeside can look its best long after the May flowers make their first appearance. Last fall, Wilken and the Grounds Crew planted nearly 1,500 daffodil bulbs, along […]

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Pennsylvania Chautauqua enriched through Chautauqua Trail

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon   The Pennsylvania Chautauqua in Mount Gretna has been in continuous operation since 1892. Kathy Snavely, Pennsylvania Chautauqua’s chair of summer programs and secretary of the board, has been a property owner in Mt. Gretna since 1986 and is a year-round resident. The lushly wooded region features a small body of […]

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Lakeside Prepares for its 2023 Sesquicentennial

Cool fall days are when people dream the unexpected and begin to plan for the spectacular. Most likely, one stays inside near a warm fire; a perfect place to dream on those chilly, fall days. Lakeside Chautauqua’s history began on one of those very days more than 140 years ago. The community that emerged in […]

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Florida Chautauqua Provides a Unique Four-Day Journey

Staff Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern   In February 1885, leaders of the Chautauqua Assembly of Chautauqua, New York held the first Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. The Chautauqua, New York leaders wanted to expand their programming into the winter months in a warmer climate. The Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly thrived […]

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Chautauqua Trail: Chautauqua at the Riverside

Staff Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communication Intern   With scheduled presentations for 2014 titled, “Michigan Cities: How Did They get Those Crazy Names?” and “A Conversation with Henry Ford & Thomas Edison,” it is clear that the Ypsilanti, Mich. Chautauqua program combines education and entertainment flawlessly. Chautauqua at the Riverside has been well received by […]

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Chautauqua Trail: Plains Chautauqua

The Carters Re-establish Plains Chautauqua Lakeside Chautauqua’s management team visited Plains, Ga. for the commu­nity’s first weekend Chautau­qua program, inspired by for­mer President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. The small farming com­munity began as a one-day brief educational program that emphasized its history. However, with the encour­agement of Rosalynn, the Plains Chautauqua programs are […]

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