Hello and welcome to Lakeside Chautauqua!

You’ve just discovered one of the most beautiful and unique communities in North America. Whether you're a first time guest or a member of a family that has been spending summers here for generations, our website offers something for everyone.

Established in 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua is a community on the shores of Lake Erie that is also one of the pioneers of the Chautauqua Movement, considered one of the greatest educational reform movements in North American history.

Over the years, it's become a place where millions have been attracted to hear preachers, educators, explorers, travelers, scientists, statesmen, singers, violinists, pianists, bands and orchestras each summer.

It's a place of rest and renewal.

It's a place where one grows spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically.

It's a place of lifelong learning.

Your journey begins on these pages. Tour our website to better understand the nature and character of this one-of-a-kind destination. Then, we invite you to visit Lakeside to learn the true meaning of Chautauqua!


Dan Dudley, Interim President & Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer