The Chautauqua Belle is one of four remaining steamships in the US. Our ride was an enjoyable way to spend some afternoon time - about and hour and forty-five minutes, and the commentary was like a history lesson of Lake Chautauqua. The ship launches from Mayville and cruises up to the Chautauqua institute and then back. Along the way you'll see people enjoying the lake on everything from Jet Ski's to canoes.
The fee is $20 for adults, $10 for kids and free for those under 2 years of age. There is a bar on board and snacks and beverages are available on the boat. Parking at the launch site is available for free.
As soon as they started building the Ice Castle it got warm and rainned. A dedicated group of people were able to rebuild it and the weekend got super cold. They got a little snow to cover up the mud on the ground so it went well.
Hartfield International Airport, a small grass runway Airport is popular in the summer. It is located about 1 Mile south of Mayville NY on RT 430. It offers Glider Riders and has a small Restrauant and a Museum. There is a fle market in the late spring to fall next to it. They have more planes, old, new, and experamental taking off on a weekend then Chicago, LAX and Atlanta combined, At least it seems to.
My two sons enjoy a train ride around the Castle. It cost a dollar per person and lasted maybe 5 minutes.
Second day of Ice Castle the weather turns bitter cold after a warm thawing week leading upto the castle. Crowd enjoys the Castle.
At the edge of the lake it is hooked to a winch and pulled out of the lake on a chute. Prisioners from a local Jail help with this.
The Chautauqua Belle sits out of the water waiting for summer to come to steam up and down the Lake.
The Ice Castle must be knocked down after the weekend celibrations to protect people from getting hurt.