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A great choice for an outdoor recreational adventure in the westernmost city in the state of New York, and a part of Chautauqua County is Dunkirk. While north of the city is bordered by Lake Erie, it shares a southern border with the village of Fredonia. Once you book an RV rental in Dunkirk, it’s easy to access the neighboring towns and villages surrounding the city, including Buffalo, which is just about 45 miles away.

Dunkirk was previously known as Chadwick Bay, and renamed in the 1800’s, after striking similarities of the city’s harbor to that of Dunkirk in France. European-Americans took over the area, and with the opening of the Erie Canal and the Erie Railroad, the city became a popular hub with promising growth.

From a bustling steel town, the city is now known for its quaint life by the lakeside with acres of grape vineyards and dense woods to revitalize your senses while on vacation.

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The Great Outdoors

With scenic surroundings and proximity to so many unique locations, Head towards Panama Rocks Scenic Park, about 35 miles away where the park is home to rock formations dating back 300 million years, and forests with 800-year old hemlocks including ash, beech, red maple, and sugar maple among others. Great hiking trails through the park make this perfect for a day out in the midst of natural wonders. Caves, crevices and numerous passageways make for a very interesting hiking experience. Picnic tables are available at certain spots in the park, should you want to sit down for a quick snack or lunch.

If you enjoy angling, a day out on Lake Erie is a must while out in your Dunkirk camper rental. The Dunkirk Harbor has options for day trips out on the lake. Hire a boat and head out for a great fishing experience. Trout, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch are common in the area. Remember to have the necessary permits for fishing in the area.

Niagara Falls is easily accessible in your travel trailer from Dunkirk, and just over 68 miles away, an absolute must-visit when you are in the area. The second largest waterfall in the world, Niagara Falls is a great day trip from town. There’s a lot to do in the falls area; ride the Maid of the Mist boat that takes you right up to the falls, go behind the falls, walk by the Niagara River or just soak in the Niagara State Park.

Since you are in wine country, consider a drive in your luxury motorhome rental to Lake Erie Wine Country, covering over 50 miles of vineyards. Explore the wineries, villages, and beaches along this trail for a unique experience.

RV Parks

There are a number of choices for you to park your camper rental near Dunkirk. Camp Chautauqua is just about 29 miles away, towards the hamlet of Stow. The park comes equipped with all weather, big rig, shaded, open, and pull-thru sites, full hookups, fire rings, tables , RV storage, restrooms and showers, snack bar, worship services, RV services, and fishing guides and supplies, among other amenities. The camp has recreational facilities as well, including boating, fishing, boat rentals, wading pool, and a heated pool. It’s location right by Lake Chautauqua makes it’s a perfect spot for parking your RV rental while you are off exploring.

Another option is the Chautauqua Lake KOA in Dewittville, about 22 miles from town. The site is equipped with full hookups, all-weather sites, fire rings, trash pickup, WiFi, cottages and cabins, metered LP gas, on-site rentals, restrooms, showers, and laundry. Kayaking, boating, and fishing are a few of the outdoor recreation activities that can be enjoyed on your RV rental vacation.

Drive towards Westfield-Lake Eerie KOA about 16 miles away, in your luxury motorhome rental from Dunkirk and enjoy one of the 100 spaces, with gravel and grass pads to pick from. Full hookups, pull-thru sites, and fire rings are available, along with restrooms, showers, laundry, and WiFi.

Exploring The City

The quaint city of Dunkirk has a great vibe to it and offers quite a bit to do on outdoor recreational vacation. The downtown district of Dunkirk is alongside the harbor, which is a must-see area. There’s a great waterfront park that makes up part of the boardwalk, known for hosting events at different times in the year.

Visit Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veteran’s Museum to get an interesting insight into this landmark. While the historic lighthouse is still operational, tours are organized for visitors to get an idea of its history and relevance to the area. The Veteran’s Museum houses collections of military artifacts.

A visit to the Dunkirk Boardwalk Market is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Local homemade souvenirs, knick-knacks, wines and edibles – is what you can expect to find in this beautiful lakeside market.

Point Gratiot Park is perfect for a day by the beach. With the Lake Erie waterfront, the park offers swimming (with lifeguards present), tennis, pavilions, picnic areas, trails for walking, bicycling and fishing.

Should you be seeking a charming New York city with history, consider a travel trailer rental in Dunkirk. Hike a trail, visit the lighthouse, and take in the jaw-dropping landscape. Rent an RV in Dunkirk, NY and see what all The Empire State has to offer.

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