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P.O. Box 588
10412 Main Street
Findley Lake, NY 14736
P: 716.769.7852
F: 716.769.7866


What a great place to celebrate Americana on the 4th with flares around the lake, an old-fashioned band concert at the Gazebo, topped off by fireworks!
My husband & I had a wonderful, relaxing stay. This is a great place to get away from phones, etc.
It has been a fine time!
-  Sandy & Michael
Bay Village, OH


Findley Lake


The picturesque village of Findley Lake, New York has become a resort destination for regional vacationers. In the summer, the lake itself is a flurry of boating, fishing & water sport activities. A hometown Memorial Day parade kicks off the summer season highlighted by weekly entertainment at the Gazebo and the 4th of July boat parade, fireworks and festivities. All summer long enthusiastic fisherman troll the lake for perch, catfish, Muskie, walleye, small & largemouth bass, northern pike, blue gill, crappies and sunnnies.

The Annual Harvest Festival signals the end of another summer season reminding us that fall foliage is just around the corner. When the National Weather Service reports on Lake Erie's lake effect snowfall, those folks are talking about the weather in Findley Lake. The average snowfall is more than 200 inches per year which makes Findley Lake's winter vistas breathtaking. This is the perfect destination for downhill and cross country ski enthusiasts, as well as snowmobilers and ice fisherman. If your idea of winter is staying warm inside, curl up & relax over a stack of magazines, leather-bound classics or one of the many available board games.

Browse the charming, downtown shops and you'll see why Findley Lake has become Chautauqua County's premier, year-round shopping destination. More than a dozen independently-owned specialty shops offer an eclectic assortment of Nature, Country and Victorian gifts, as well as antiques, furnishings and hand-crafted treasures for the home and garden. There's even a candle-making factory and working waterwheel.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Lake or venture out onto the water for a day of fishing, birding or water-sports. Plan an outing to the many area wineries and antique shops. If you're looking for a little more action, head over to Peek 'n Peak for a day of golf or to nearby Chautauqua Institution for a day filled with informative speakers and perhaps an opera, symphony or popular music performance.


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2014 Calendar of Events




Sat, May 1

Spring Craft Days

Craft Show  & Spring Bazaar

Mon, May 31

Memorial Day

Parade on Main St. followed by service at Gazebo


Sat, July 4


4th of July

Chicken BBQ, Boat Parade, Live Music, Duck Race,

"Drive In-Float In" community worship services at Camp Findley, Flares around the lake / Fireworks

Sun, July 19

Classic Car Cruise Inn

Come cruise the vintage cars, vendors,

Sat, Aug 1

Yard Sales

Annual whole-town yard sale

Fri, Sat & Sun

Sept 4, 5 & 6

Annual Labor Day

Harvest Festival

Crafters, Vendors, Findley Lake Idol Contest,

Flares around the lake / Fireworks

Sat, Nov 7

Christmas Bazaar

Craft Show

Sat & Sun,

Nov 21 & 22

Christmas thru

the Village

Annual holiday shopping event,

in-store specials, prizes & Santa!

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Government Offices & Social Services

Town of Mina

Houses of Worship

FL Volunteer Fire Dept

Dial 911

Findley Lake United Methodist

Findley Lake, NY

716 355 8891

Town Clerk

716 769 7204

St. Matthias Catholic Church

French Creek, NY

716 769 7532

Fishing/Hunting  Licenses

716 769 7204

First Baptist Church

Sherman, NY

716 761 6709

Assessor's Office

716 769 7125

Sherman Community Church

Sherman, NY

716 761 6591

Post Office

716 769 7317

Clymer United Methodist

Clymer, NY

716 355 8880

Zoning Office

716 769 7125

Clymer Hill Reformed Church
Clymer, NY

716 355 8854

Alexander Findley Library

716 769 6568

Abbe Reformed Church
Clymer, NY

716 355 6336

FL Nature & Wildlife Ctr

716 769 7610

814 454 2426

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~ make Findley Lake part of all your seasons!

Blue Heron Inn
Bruce and Tobi Zenker Ahlquist

P.O. Box 588, 10412 Main St.,
Findley Lake, NY 14736
P: 716.769.7852
F: 716.769.7866