How to Plan Your Visit

Nestled on the south shore of Lake Erie, Lakeside Chautauqua is the ideal destination for a relaxing day trip or extended vacation. With live entertainment, thought-provoking lecturers, inspiring worship services and endless recreation, your entire family is sure to enjoy the Lakeside experience. Below are helpful tips to plan your trip:

  1. Review the Calendar of Events to find your interests and favorite programs.
  2. If staying overnight, compare different lodging options and book your Accommodations.
  3. Purchase Chautauqua Passes & Auto Passes online prior to your arrival to be mailed or picked up at our Welcome Center. Passes are also available for purchase at the gates.
  4. Map your trip to Lakeside.
  5. Pick up a map and Lakesider newspaper at various locations upon your arrival for the latest community updates.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and well-being of our Lakeside community is always our top priority. We are taking responsible and necessary precautions and also ensuring compliance with government orders regarding programming venues and recreational facilities, which may impact your access to certain activities and amenities.

However, everyone needs to be aware of their own safety and whether they are high-risk related to COVID-19. We are Lakeside and we care about each other. We are counting on you to do your part to keep everyone in Lakeside safe. With safety as our top priority, we have enhanced our high standards of cleanliness throughout our community. For a complete list of our COVID protocols and precautions click here.


Important Health & Safety Information/Waiver

Please read this notice carefully, as it contains important health and safety information and contains a waiver.

To our friends and guests of Lakeside Chautauqua,

In light of global precautions for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as heightened awareness and public concern regarding the spread of the virus, we want to assure you that public health and safety are our highest priority.

We are closely following all federal, state and county regulations concerning steps to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, and we ask that you follow these regulations while on our premises.

At this time, government regulations allow certain events and activities to be held on our premises. Please be aware that you are responsible for your own safety. You should continually assess whether you feel safe attending any event or activity based upon your own age and personal circumstances. If you, or your family members, do not feel safe at any event or activity, please leave that situation immediately.

By entering Lakeside property I affirmatively state that I, or my family members, DO NOT currently have symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, shortness of breath, cough or other symptoms commonly associated with the virus and have not knowingly been exposed to any individual with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

The risk you assume by entering Lakeside premises:

In exchange for permission to be on and use the Lakeside premises, you hereby acknowledge and agree on behalf of you and your child(ren) that you understand that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 remains present regardless of the steps taken by Lakeside to reduce such risks of COVID-19 infection. You voluntarily agree to assume all of the risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to yourself or your child(ren), including, but not limited to, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that you or your child(ren) may experience or incur caused by or related to COVID-19 in connection with your attendance at Lakeside or participation in Lakeside programming.

If any member of your family or group is sick or becomes sick or is exposed to anyone with COVID-19 while attending any events or activities held at our premises, Lakeside is not responsible for the consequences thereof and waives all liability from the same.

If you or anyone in your party are sick, having symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, please notify Lakeside and the Ottawa County Health Department immediately at (419) 734-6800 and Lakeside Chautauqua at (419) 798-4461 you and your party should remain inside and not attend any Lakeside events or activities.

We will inform you immediately of any changes to our policy regarding events held at our premises.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission.