Luensman Overview Park
Thayer Hill Road Portland, NY
The park is a 70-acre overlook where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Erie, and on clear days can see the Canadian shore. Picnic pavilion, tables and grills are available. Interpretive easy grade 1 mile long trail through the woods. Great for a family outing. Open mid-May through Nov. 1 from 8:30 AM to Dusk. Free
Portland Historic Museum
6224 Main Street, Portland, NY
Refurbished 19th century railroad depot. Brad Anderson's Marmaduke drawings displayed. Photos, antiques, and memorabilia from the 1800s and 1900s.
Open: Sat/Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Free. (Tours by appt.)
21 Brix Winery
6654 West Main Road, Portland, NY
21 Brix Winery offers a wide variety of award-winning wines in addition to local craft beer and hot foods. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the porch or inside the spacious tasting room. The winery is open daily from 10:00AM- 6:00PM (closed major holidays). #celebratewithella
Rails to Trails
Rails to Trails is a system of abandoned rail lines throughout Chautauqua County that provide cyclists and hikers the use of safe off road trails. The Alison Wells Ney Trail (5 mile segment) begins at Bliss Road, and descends the Lake Erie Escarpment, offering views of Lake Erie. Parking is available at Prospect Station and at Thayer Hill Road, Portland.
Lake Erie State Park
5838 Rte. 5, Brocton, NY
"High bluffs overlooking Lake Erie provide a breathtaking view for the visitor to Lake Erie State Park. Lake Erie features a shoreline covering over three quarters of a mile bordering the shallowest of the Great Lakes. Whether camping in one of the 102 campsites or one of the 10 cabins offered at this park, the magnificent scenery will capture your attention. Day users can enjoy the picnic areas with shelters, playgrounds and hiking trails that are available to the cross-country skiers during the winter months. Lake Erie State Park is recognized as an excellent place for locating rare migratory birds following the lakes edge. Swimming available on scheduled days and times."