Lakewood, New York 14750
Lakewood NY Homes For Sale | Located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, Lakewood, New York, is a centrally located and a very charming small village. Lakewood, NY is a summertime favorite for all of the Chautauqua County locals! Restaurants, boutique shopping, world-class fishing, and boating are all accessible in and around Lakewood. It is just a short drive to the world famous Chautauqua Institution, Peek n Peak Ski Resort, The National Comedy Center and Bemus Point. As a result, its central location on Chautauqua Lake is perfect for those who enjoy small towns and convenience. When considering Lakewood NY homes for sale, you can’t go wrong!
Chautauqua Lake is beautiful and is situated in Chautauqua County in Western New York. It is just approximately 17 miles from end-to-end and 2 miles across at its widest point. It is roughly 78 feet deep at its deepest point. There is roughly 38.5 miles of privately held Chautauqua lake shoreline, and a total that equals an approximate 41 miles of lake frontage.
Chautauqua lake is very notable for its incredible fishing and holding fishing competitions each summer. It has often been featured on The Outdoor Channel’s Major League Fishing. Walleyes, Muskellunge, Paddlefish, Crappies, and several types of bass are just some of the more noteworthy fish. Since the 1990s, the musky has experienced a comeback, and there is nothing more exhilarating than reeling in a huge musky that can be over 5 inches long!
The Paddlefish is a primitive fish that are related to Sturgeon, and was eradicated from Chautauqua Lake by 1900 but, a population of the rare fish has recently started repopulating itself. There are only a few siting’s supporting its presence in the lake. The largest Paddlefish in Chautauqua Lake measured 78 inches long and weighed in at a whopping 125 pounds!
The communities around Chautauqua lake include Bemus Point, Maple Springs, Mayville, Chautauqua (Chautauqua Institution), Stow, Ashville, Lakewood, Greenhurst, Fluvanna, Celeron (Lucille Ball Birthplace), and Jamestown.
Nearby attractions include:
Peek n Peak Ski and Golf Resort, Chautauqua Institution, National Comedy Center, Midway Park, Alleghany State Park, Long Point State Park, Southern Tier Brewery, Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, and several other!