The Chautauqua Trail

Chautauqua is experiencing a renaissance and people are discovering that lifelong learning is one of the keys to living a happy, fulfilling life. The demand for authentic cultural experiences is growing. Chautauqua communities are thriving and some from the past are being resurrected.

Experience Chautauqua & Explore the Chautauqua Trail

Each Chautauqua community is unique, offering enriching programs. Those shown on this website are part of the Chautauqua Trail, a non-profit organization whose members are committed to building inclusive communities by supporting all persons in the development of their full potential intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and physically.

They are places of family and tradition located in some of the most beautiful natural settings in North America. Learn more about the Chautauqua experience.

Petoskey, MI Port Carling, ON Ocean Park, ME Ludington, MI Chautauqua, NY Lakeside Marblehead, OH Syracuse, IN Alton, IL Mount Gretna, PA Ocean Grove, NJ Monteagle, TN Plains, GA DeFuniak Springs, FL Waxahachie, TX Boulder, CO Ridgway, CO

Bay View Association

Petoskey, MI

Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua, NY


Syracuse, IN

Colorado Chautquaqua

Boulder, CO

Epworth Assembly

Ludington, MI

Florida Chautauqua

DeFuniak Springs, FL

Lakeside Chautauqua

Lakeside Marblehead, OH

Monteagle Assembly

Monteagle, TN

Muskoka Chautauqua

Port Carling, ON

New Piasa Chautauqua

Alton, IL

Ocean Grove Association

Ocean Grove, NJ

Ocean Park

Ocean Park, ME

Pennsylvania Chautauqua

Mount Gretna, PA

Plains Chautauqua

Plains, GA

Ridgway Chautauqua in Colorado

Ridgway, CO

Waxahachie Chautauqua

Waxahachie, TX