The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host events as part of America's Grape Country Week from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Staff members of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History will hold two tours of the region's highways and byways, situated along the Continental Divide that separates the Allegheny-Ohio-Mississippi River system from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River. The tour will feature commentary to help those attending to understand and appreciate how climate, geography and ecology combine to make the region unique. Stops will include vistas, geologic formations, a rare old-growth forest along the Lake Erie shore and a wine tasting.
Each tour will begin and end at the Main Gate at Chautauqua Institution. The cost of the tour is $25 a person. Chautauqua Area Regional Transportation System is providing transportation, with additional sponsorship from Johnson Estate Winery, Vinewood Acres Sugar Shack and Brick Village Gourmet with support from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency and Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau.
To make a reservation, call 800-758-6841, ext. 228, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.