Explore Chautauqua County Natural and Cultural History This Winter
Explore: Through this one-of-a-kind program, “Nature at Your Fingertips” takes users on a journey throughout Chautauqua County, exploring its historical and natural landmarks. Thirty stops scattered across Chautauqua Lake Snowmobile Club, Cherry Creek Sno-Goers, Ellery Sno-Cruisers, Lake Effect Trail Breakers, and Sunset Drifters trail systems are indicated by signs like the one below and each tell a fascinating story through rich content.
Experience: By dialing the number listed on each sign and punching in the designated stop number or through scanning the QR* code, users can experience the stories waiting to be told at each stop location. Audio, photographs, videos, web links or social media feeds and a fully interactive trail map can be accessed at each stop location. The tour is free** for all mobile and online users.
Engage: Engaging in our locally rich natural and cultural history aids in preserving these places for future generations to enjoy. Additionally, our trails rely on healthy habitats to support outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing. Join RTPI in protecting these local resources. Look for “Help Me” signs posted on trees in various places along the trail system and visit rtpi.org to learn more about how you can get involved!
Everyone: Anyone snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing or hiking on the winter trail systems are welcomed to engage in this program. The signs can be accessed in any order and users can try out as few or as many tour stops anytime they are on the trails.
See you on the trails!
*Smartphone users intending to scan the QR code must have a QR code reader app. If your phone is not already equipped with one there are free scanners available to download on nearly any applicable device. The Nature at Your Fingertips cell phone tour itself is not an app, so no additional apps are required to operate this program.
**Standard minute usage may apply.
See this video for further instructions on downloading and using a QR code reader app.