Located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York, Chautauqua offers a variety of recreational opportunities that further enrich the mind, body and spirit and bring together families and the larger community.
The Chautauqua Golf Club offers 36 championship holes in an overall golfing experience that invites the novice but also challenges the experienced player. Chautauqua Tennis Center, opened in 2004, boasts eight, state-of-the-art, fast-dry courts, including two illuminated for night play. Chautauqua Health and Fitness is a modern, full-service exercise and strength training facility at two sites on the Institution grounds. Turner Community Center is open year-round with an indoor swimming pool. The John R. Turney Sailing Center is home to the Chautauqua Sailing Department, offering boat rentals and presenting a curriculum of one-week sailing courses for all ages skill levels. Chautauqua Lake provides the setting for four public beaches, including the popular Children’s Beach. And Chautauqua Sports Club offers a range of recreational opportunities, from lawn bowling to shuffleboard, kayak rentals and the annual Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim held every August.