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The diverse offering of trails within the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania makes it a hub for outdoor recreation. Find beautiful, scenic hiking trails for both the novice and the experienced backpacker. Bring your mountain bike to enjoy the trails at Jakes Rocks. Rent an ATV and have a fun filled day out on the ATV trails at Majestic Kamps & Lost Trails. Or, enjoy kayaking at Willow Bay on the Allegheny Reservoir. The 2018 Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau Guide & Map includes nine detailed pages of trail information, trail names, mileage, location, difficulty level, and location of trail head parking. You’ll also discover within its pages many must-visit attractions and museums, including the Zippo/Case Museum of Bradford. (Did you know the golf course is where the idea for the Zippo lighter was born? Learn more about this American icon inside.) You can order your free ANF Visitors Bureau guide by calling 800-473-9370, or download it, along with trail maps at: visitANF.com. FORE !
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When you walk into the Eldred WWII Museum, you are immersed in the history of humanity’s greatest conflict. The outcome of the Second World War shaped the geopolitical and economic path of the rest of the century, and its repercussions are still being felt. That’s not the type of conflict we shouldn’t strive to continue to learn about, let alone forget.
The Museum and its impressive collection of artifacts aims to educate generations about the sacrifice of the people who lived it and fought it. You would never guess that one of the War’s rarest relics lies within its halls - a working gyroscope of a torpedo, with the only other in known existence at The Smithsonian.
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History and relics, unfortunately, do not pay the bills. Which is why the importance of donating and supporting the Museum is significant. On Saturday, July 7, the 3rd Annual Eldred WWII Golf Tournament will take place at Boliver Golf Club. Since its birth, the tournament has raised over $50,000 for the Museum, helping in restoration, utilities and other costs. It has filled up both years, bringing in over 120 golfers annually. This year, to help raise awareness for the Museum itself, the tournament committee is hosting a kickoff party.
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“The party is on the Thursday (July 5th) before the tournament,” organizer Diana Phalon said. “The idea is to get folks to come to the Museum, see everything that’s there and how awesome it is. If you’re playing in the tournament, it’s free entry - or $5 to get in if you’re not. We’ll do a Chinese auction that night, have drinks/food out, and we’re hoping it will drive some community support.” For the tournament itself, expect all of the fun of a traditional golf outing. “The entry fee ($65) includes dinner, door prizes, greens fees/cart, in-tournament games and a mulligan,” she said. “Shop N’ Save (of Bradford) is our biggest sponsor this year, and McCourt Label (of Lewis Run) donated all of the printing and advertising costs. We’ve got a Scotty Cameron putter to give away, plus a ton of other great prizes - including some from the Bills, Sabres and Bisons.” There will be a signup link online in the near future (Phalon was working on it at the time of writing) or you can call the Museum to sign up that way. “The support from the community the last few years has been outstanding,” she said. “This year, we’re hoping to raise $30,000.” For more info on the tournament or the museum itself, contact the Eldred WWII Museum at 814-225-2220 or go to eldredpawwiimuseum.com. The Eldred WWII Museum is located at 201 Main Street, Eldred, PA. Bolivar Golf Club is located at 8212 Halls Road, Bolivar, NY.
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Golfing In a Ski Town Black Diamonds aren’t just a winter thing
Holiday Valley Resort rolls out the green carpet as they say goodbye to ski season and swing into summer DRIVING RANGE DOUBLE BLACK DIAMOND GOLF COURSE Nestled in the heart of Holiday Valley, the Double Black Diamond Golf Course tests all aspects of your game. Playing 6,493 yards from the tips (Par 70), it features stunning Par 3s, a ravine on #11 and the signature #13 with elevated tee boxes and views of the entire valley. There are plenty of opportunities to get in trouble trees, fairway bunkers and water make par anything but easy. While the Front 9 is relatively flat, the Back swiftly changes elevation, and club choice can become tricky (especially on the #15 ... 5 iron or 7?) But as daunting as the course may seem, grab some friends and cold ones from the oncourse beverage cart - you’ll have the best round of the summer!
HOLIDAY VALLEY PRO SHOP The Pro Shop, located where the wintertime Mountain Shop is, has a full selection of clubs, bags, clothing and accessories. So don’t sweat it if you show up to your round having forgotten something. Golf’s best brands - Titleist, Callaway, Nike, Ping, FootJoy and others - can be found in the Pro Shop, as well as club rentals and a USGA computer to input your score/find your handicap.
GOLF AND LODGING PACKAGES Make a trip out of your golf! The Valley offers a myriad of lodging packages specific to golfers. Options include staying at The Inn or Tamarack (both with views of the course), and packages can be tailored to include additional rounds, dinner, lunch, or tickets to Sky High Adventure Park. Guests receive complimentary entry to the pool, club cleaning/storage and breakfast.
Holiday Valley’s practice facility, located across the street from the resort, boasts over 50 covered and grass hitting stations, a chipping green and a putting green. Dial your distance in with flags at 100, 150, 200 and 250 yards (and brag to your friends about labeling the tree that’s way out). Reloadable key fobs are available at the Pro Shop, or buy tokens on-site. The range is also home to the Mel Sole Golf School and lessons from any of HV’s PGA Professionals.
GOLF LESSONS Holiday Valley is home to PGA Professional Steve Carney, Class A PGA Member Kyle Benish and USGTF Instructor Tom Dirito. They offer group and private lessons, including junior and ladies. There are 10 junior clinics throughout July and August, and clubs/balls are provided! Beginner Ladies Group lessons are also available every week throughout the season. With Steve, you can do a playing lesson, while Kyle will use the V1 video software to break down and analyze your swing.
BOOK YOUR GROUP OUTING Get a group of friends or coworkers together for a 9- or 18-hole golf outing at HV! If group pricing isn’t incentive enough, the Valley will do anything from provide lunch or dinner for the group to personalized scorecards. Other options available include contests like longest drive or closest to the pin, parties at Cabana, beverage cart on-course and more to provide an awesome golf-centric experience.
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Whether you’re finishing a round of golf, hanging poolside or just want to sit outside, the Cabana Bar makes summertime living easy. Located between the Main Lodge and Tamarack (adjacent to the pool), the Cabana is a fully-stocked bar with food and beverage service from John Harvard’s Brew House. Bartenders concoct summer drink specials daily, and a smoothie/daiquiri machine keeps the kids (and parents, depending on the pour) happy.
SKY HIGH ADVENTURE PARK: Now in its 7th summer, Sky High Adventure Park has established itself as the go-to adventure activity in the area. Strap on a harness, get your safety briefing and head into the trees ... either 10-15 feet off the ground (yellow courses) or way up near the top of the treeline (blues and blacks). Test your athleticism on the double black diamond Commando Course, or take a zipline across Punch Bowl on Black Storm. After you complete the zipline course back to the bottom, take a breather before hitting the 3D climbing forest. One of only a few of these parks in the entire country, the climbing forest uses the same handholds you find on a rock climbing wall, just attached to the trees. Sky High is great for families, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties or team building.
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The pools at Holiday Valley, located by the Main Lodge, are open from Memorial to Labor Day. There’s a kiddie, adult and main pool, with the latter featuring a diving board and slide. Grab a day pass or a summer pass for unlimited access (applications available at www.holidayvalley.com). There are also swimming lessons available for both kids and adolescents. Don’t forget about the yard games - cornhole, giant Jenga and more.
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Located inside the Tamarack Club, John Harvard’s is the perfect spot to grab a bite pre/post golf. Harvard’s offers daily lunch and dinner specials, over 20 beers on tap and poolside service. Enjoy views of the pool and golf course whether you dine inside or on their outdoor patio!
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Club is the Ellicottville Oasis Spa. Offering massages, facials and body wraps, the natural sunlight that pours into Oasis will leave you completely rejuvenated. Individual and group packages are available - call or book an appointment online, or pop in to see what times they have open.
Mountain Coaster! A combination of an alpine slide and a roller coaster, sleds can carry one or two people. Ride the brakes through the loops or keep them pushed forward to get your adrenaline pumping. Mountain Coaster tickets are available in the Sky High harness shop, where you can buy single or multiple runs.
MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAIL SYSTEM:
There are miles of accessible mountain biking trails at Holiday Valley, including two new trails built a few summers ago. The race loop (around 4 to 5 miles) takes you to the top of Cindy’s, then back down singletrack or the easier cross country trails. The Senear Valley Trail (flow trail) starts at the top of Spruce Lake and then takes you back to the Training Center. When mountain biking at HV please be aware that Sky High is off limits and always be cognizant of on-hill operations.
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Wander through the village and enjoy a variety of Jazz and Blues performances in the local restaurants, bars, and street-side! Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort and the village is self-contained, meaning all of the venues are within an easy walking distance of each other. So after you arrive, leave the car and enjoy the fresh mountain air on foot. Outstanding accommodations for all budget levels are located in the village or within walking distance.
Sample the best of Ellicottville’s amazing and diverse restaurants as they set up “Cafe Style” on the streets, surrounded by fun and exciting street performers. Judges sample each restaurant’s signature dish in front of a live audience. There is also a cooking competition and so much more! Food item tickets are $1 each, and restaurants charge $1-$5 for their dishes. Entrees, desserts, healthy choices and non-alcoholic drinks are some of the featured choices.
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Enjoy FREE family oriented activities in the village of Ellicottville including face painting, magicians, jugglers, kids fitness, henna tattoos, balloon twisters, stilt walkers, kids yoga, chalk art, prize wheel, live music and outdoor movies. The perfect kick-off event to each weekend! Search “Stroll the Streets in Ellicottville” on Facebook and keep up with the many activities planned.
Yes, you’ll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are up to 14 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! The 3.5 mile course starts at the top of the mountain at Spruce Lake and runs along the ridgeline then down the hill over 11 obstacles. The 5.4 mile course with 14 obstacles adds quite a bit of uphill running, just in case you’re feeling especially tough. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Jim Kelly’s Hunter’s Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to giving hope through education and awareness, research, and family care for Krabbe, Leukodystrophies, and Newborn Screening.
Join the excitement Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway of Holiday Valley’s golf course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region. Live performances by Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, with opening act Functional Flow Friday night. DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX on Saturday, followed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday. Discounted presale tickets available through June 17th. Children ages 12 and under are FREE!
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The 3rd Annual Ellicottville Paddle Festival is brought to you by Holiday Valley Resort and Adventure Bound onthefly, and will take place at the top of Spruce Lake both days. Get on the water for a fun weekend of kayak and SUP demonstrations, kids races, SUP yoga demonstrations, Orvis fly-fishing casting demonstrations, live music and more. Open to all ages, $10 admission; food truck will be on-site selling delicious summertime grub. Bring your blankets, chairs and the whole family for fun in the sun!
Girls, have you been looking for a reason to get together and have an amazing experience? Girls Getaway Weekend is exactly what you need! Head out to the village for a welcome reception Friday night at the fabulous EllicottVillas and meet up with other ladies looking for that getaway experience. You’ll be spoiled with amazing hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings. Spend Saturday taking part in activities like yoga, jewelry making, scarf tying, mixology, essential oils workshops and more. Outstanding brunches, cocktail hour and amazing shopping specials will all be included in your registration price.
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Put the FUN back into running! Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. There will be fun distractions oncourse (we aren’t talking bubbles and unicorns, but you never know!), entertainment, food and beer as part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong? The day will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Beer Mile for those with iron stomachs. Register to secure your spot at the starting line. Bring your smiles to run the miles!
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Gourmet Dinner Party
The Rotary Club of Ellicottville invites you to the absolute best dinner party of the summer, featuring Ellicottville’s top restaurants serving delicious Italian specialties, plus a fabulous dessert table of Tom Kneeland’s creations and Watson’s Chocolates. Live entertainment, along with live and silent auctions. This fundraising event benefits the Rotary Foundation for Youth and Family Support. The dress is casual, but the fun is top-notch! Visit the website or call 716-699-8758 for ticket information.
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Hey ladies, you can always use an excuse to take some extra time for yourself. Ellicottville and its neighboring communities offer plenty of opportunities for you to not only play, but also be pampered. Talk about having the best of both worlds! Whether you’re planning a golf getaway with friends, a relaxing vaca with the family, or you just want to day trip to see what the warmer months in and around EVL are all about, here are many reasons why you should head down to our neck of the woods ...
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ANEW BEGINNING ELLICOTTVILLE OASIS SPA 9 Monroe St. • EVL Located inside the Tamarack 716.699.2508 Club at Holiday Valley anewbeginningny.com 716.699.8996 After a fun day on the links, ellicottvilleoasis.com make time to melt at Anew An “Oasis” of tranquility and Beginning Massage & Spa. Their relaxation. Massage Therapy is team of massage therapists can offered for both individuals and relieve tension in any problem couples, along with manicures, areas you may be experiencing. pedicures, facials, body wraps Facials, body wraps and scrubs and waxing. BONUS: Spa are all necessity to improving packages can include a Day Pass the health of your skin. to the Tamarack pool, hot tub and Free Add-on to any service fitness room! Ask about their when you mention this ad. Girlfriends “BFF” package!
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THE TEE BAR 8 Washington St. • EVL 716.699.9079 A fun, hip and completely contagious vibe in downtown Ellicottville can be found at The Tee Bar. Shop colorful and playful Ellicottville branded tee shirts, hats, stickers and more. And of course, enjoy a frozen custard, ice cream (homemade waffle cones!), milkshake, or Rootbeer float while you shop! Coffee, hot chocolate and authentic Belgian waffles too!
WINERY OF ELLICOTTVILLE 14 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.1055 wineryofellicottville.com No vacation would be complete without a little wine! Dominic and his son-in-law, Sam, have honed their wine-making skills for years, and couldn’t be prouder of the lineup of premium quality wines that they offer today. Never mind the pile of medals that their wines have won in competition ... let your taste buds be the judge.
GADO GADO 26 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.2128 gadogadoellicottville.com Fill your closet and your living space with eclectic flair. You could spend an entire afternoon picking out and trying on all the worldly and stylish clothing the store has to offer. Also browse their selection of plush scarves, one-of-a-kid jewelry and other attractive accessories, as well as their home decor items.
NATURE’S REMEDY 26 Monroe St. • EVL 716.699.4372 natures-remedy.net A natural market and holistic wellness center. From herbs and vitamins to detox and cleansing to weight loss, bath and body, aromatherapy, organic and gluten free foods and produce, teas and more, this store will educate you on the prevention of illness and sustained wellness through a holistic approach.
HERBS R 4 U 1465 Foote Ave. Ext. Jamestown, NY 716.484.0477 herbsr4uonline.com Jamestown’s health & wellness center is under new ownership, offering supplements and vitamins, homeopathic remedies, bulk herbs, teas, and nuts, authentic essential oils, all natural bath + body products and more! New owners Suzie Evans and John Ditcher invite you to stop in and say hi.
BETSY’S CONSIGNMENTS 34 W. Washington St. • EVL 716.699.6131 Build up your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Betsy’s offers a revolving selection of fashionable clothing for women, men and children. Spring/summer wear, designer jeans, jewelry, shoes and handbags fill two large rooms. Plus, wonderful gift ideas for all occasions. Mention Betsy’s ad in FORE! GOLF and you’ll save 20%!
RANDOLPH RETAIL CO. 127 Main St. • Randolph, NY 716.358.5758 randolphretail.com Tired of the same old stuff in chain stores? You’ll enjoy the wide array of affordable items in stock at Randolph Retail Company. Inventory changes seasonally, giving you a fresh shopping experience each time you visit. Browse through an eclectic collection of gifts, clothing, jewelry, scarves, home décor and children’s items.
RICK’S GOLF WORLD 228 N. Union St. • Olean, NY 716.373.6400 ricksgolfworld.com Rick’s Golf World is home to 2,400 square feet of retail space dedicated to golf clubs, golf clothing and other golf equipment essential for the avid golfer. Shop all major brands, and check out the FlightScope 3D doppler club fitting system - a valuable asset to custom club fitting and golf game improvement!
SENECA GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT 768 Broad St. • Salamanca, NY 877.860.5130 senecagames.com With over 340 gaming machines, high stakes bingo, and a live action poker room, Seneca Gaming and Entertainment is the place to be, especially if you’re feeling lucky! Welcoming guests ages 18 and older, SG&E offers some of the biggest daily bingo payouts in Western NY! Check the site for monthly specials!
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THERE ARE PLENTY OF FLAVORFUL OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM IN AND AROUND ELLICOTTVILLE ... WHAT ARE YOU CRAVING? MADIGAN’S 36 Washington St. • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.4455 | madigans.net
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Madigan’s has long been a staple hot spot in the village. Whether it’s late night drinks and dancing, or a post-golf game celebration on their back patio, this bar can serve up good vibes and creative concoctions. Charismatic bartenders, a pool table on both levels, and daily specials from the kitchen await your visit. Try their Steak for 2, drizzled with Madigan’s signature Jack Daniels cream sauce and served over shoestring bacon parm fries.
Their philosophy is simple ... create the best pizza team to give you the best PIE experience! Each hand-tossed pizza is served with the freshest ingredients and cooked around 1,000 degrees, then delivered to your table or doorstep (Monroe Street Brick & Brew delivers!) Try their Garlic White or Margherita pizza, paired with an order of freshly made breadsticks. Wash it all down with Four Mile Brewing Company’s Allegheny IPA, served on tap.
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Undoubtedly one of the most popular gathering places for locals and visitors alike is Katy’s Cafe, a charming spot on the main drag, serving up specialty coffees, teas and delicious breakfast and lunch options. Head out to Great Valley (the next town over) and get a taste of Katy’s 2nd location - Katy’s Fly-In! If you prefer to travel by air, land your wings on the airstrip across the road. The Fly-In serves breakfast, lunch AND dinner (beer and wine too!)
One of the most picturesque of all the restaurants in EVL, John Harvard’s is located inside the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley. Grab a seat indoors, outside on the patio, or poolside and enjoy the incredible views of the golf course and ski hills. Featuring 24 brews on tap, along with daily specials. Try the Loaded Nachos - with both its generous portion size and flavor, it’s perfect for sharing after a day on the links.
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BIKE AND BEAN 30 Washington St. • Ellicottville, NY 716.699.2453
Established in 2017, the Public House of Ellicottville offers delicious handmade food and tasty craft beers. Popular menu options include their renowned Beer Clams, Pan Seared Scallops, classic Beef on Weck, everyday Beer Battered Fish Fry and Public House Burger. With 20 beers on draft, 50+ bottles and a large selection of bourbons and scotch, you are sure to find something you will enjoy. Large parties and private events welcome!
Ride on over to Bike & Bean, where not only can you get your two wheels tuned after tackling the local trails, you can also get down with a variety of freshly made organic burritos, smoothies, and other delicious creations. All of their ingredients are locally sourced, just another one of the cool things BNB is doing to make sure you’re getting the best clean fuel for your body. Guacamole and green chili sauce made in-house!
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Send your sweet tooth to paradise at Cupcaked, Ellicottville’s new bakery! Owners Anne and Scott Coe welcome you to their beautiful bakery, where they serve a wide variety of delicious treats - from cupcakes, cookies and pies, to cake pops, cannoli and donuts. The bakery is always baking up new creations, so stop in often! Anne also offers a full range of event planning services, specializing in wedding receptions and baby showers.
No trip to Ellicottville is complete without a visit to EBC. The micro-brewery serves up a variety of craft beers and a tremendously delectable American cuisine menu. After a round of golf, a refreshing Blueberry Wheat or Keepin’ It Peel will surely top off your day. Sign up for a brewery tour, book your private party, or simply enjoy lunch or dinner in EBC’s European style beer garden. Ellicottville Brewing Company ... “Brewed to Entertain.”
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Take a step back in time to enjoy the gracious hospitality and fine dining offered at the historic Westline Inn. Featuring hand-cut steaks and fresh caught seafood, Westline’s French-American cuisine uses only the freshest ingredients. For lighter fare, belly up to the bar for drinks and a selection of appetizers and sandwiches. Homemade desserts are always available, along with seasonal beer selections and special handcrafted cocktails.
A short drive just 4 miles east of the village will bring you to the Ashford Junction Diner, serving up breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday from 7am-2pm. Owners Margaret and Jay LaCroix bring great food and friendship to Ellicottville’s only diner. Two of their most popular breakfast items: the LaCroixssant and their Reuben Omelette! Stop in and try either for yourself. Your taste buds will thank you!
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In 2017, Peek’n Peak Resort added an All-New Soaring Eagle Zipline, introduced two new dining options - Gazebo Grill and Bistro 210 - while adding a new favorite event series, Bonfires & Brews, and opening a disc golf course to expand the attractions available at the Peak Mountain Adventures. The All-New Soaring Eagle Zipline joins an aerial adventure course and giant dual ziplines among the action-packed Peak Mountain Adventures. Riders sit side by side and fly through the skies on the 1,400-foot zipline, reaching heights of 130 feet. The attraction offers guests stunning views of the resort and surrounding valley. The newly revealed Bistro 210 at Peek’n Peak treats guests to exquisite flavors from around the world using the freshest ingredients available. Named after an average snowfall of 210 inches, Bistro 210 celebrates the heart, soul and nostalgia of the first 50 years at Peek’n Peak Resort. While in the restaurant, diners may choose from a large selection of domestic and imported beers plus a fully stocked, truly unique, geode-topped bar. The creative cuisine pairs well with a craft beer and stylistic sounds of live entertainment every weekend. Enjoy a peaceful summer night at Gazebo Grill, Peek’n Peak’s newest dining option. Choose to dine under the gazebo to enjoy fresh air and scenic landscapes alongside fire pits and lawn games including croquet, bocce and cornhole. Inspired by its surroundings, Gazebo Grill features an updated farmto-table aesthetic and full-service bar. After dinner, partake in friendly competition on the resort’s new Disc Golf Course, which winds throughout the resort’s expansive property. Or, head to the Peak on select Saturdays for Bonfires & Brews, a signature summertime event at Gazebo Grill featuring live music, s’mores, lawn games, an outdoor grill and a huge bonfire. In 2018, the resort will once again host professional golfers and golf enthusiasts for the PGA Web.com Tour’s LECOM Health Challenge. The week-long tournament will be played on the Peek’n Peak Upper Course, beginning with a Pro-Am on July 3 and four official rounds of tournament play July 5-8, 2018. Spectators are welcome to watch the tournament alongside their favorite players on the course, or at several designated spectator areas. Come October, Peek’n Peak will celebrate the start of the Fall season with its 31st Annual Peek’n Peak Fall Fest. Save the dates! This favorite Fall event will be held on two weekends: Oct. 13-14 and 20-21, 2018. Another favorite event, The Wurst Party Ever - a German Beirfest - will be held on November 3, 2018. Throughout the year, Peek’n Peak welcomes guests to 108 well-appointed guest rooms at the Inn, or the many slopeside condos that dot the mountain. Plan a visit to Peek’n Peak to enjoy a relaxing weekend at Serenity Spa, a family retreat at the Indoor/Outdoor Pool Complex, or a romantic evening at Bistro 210. For information on Peek’n Peak Resort, and to plan your next stay, visit them on the web at pknpk.com or call 716-355-4141. Search “Peek’n Peak Resort” on Facebook for additional events and happenings.
A TRIP TO HISTORIC RANDOLPH OFFERS ONE OF THE BEST JR. GOLF PROGRAMS IN THE AREA
By Mary Heyl Located just twenty miles from Ellicottville, the historic village of Randolph, New York is a great place to spend the weekend this summer! Pack your clubs, bring the family and plan to have a fun day exploring Cardinal Hills Golf Course, the Fish Hatchery, and more. You can even make a weekend out of it by staying at Randolph’s historic Inn at One Bank Street, right downtown! Randolph is home to one of the most popular golf courses in the area, Cardinal Hills Golf Course, located at 78 Conewango Road. Founded in 1927, this 18-hole par-72 course provides a relaxing but challenging experience for golfers of all levels. Despite the chilly start, golf course manager Eric Brown is looking forward to another busy season for 2018. Leagues for men, women, and seniors meet every day of the week, except Fridays. On Wednesdays beginning in July, the Mike Benca Jr. six-week instructional golf program teaches children the basics of golf and concludes with a tournament in August. Program directors Howie VanRensselaer and Keith Alexander are looking forward to leading this growing group once again. Alexander brings years of experience to the program, as he caddied at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. The word is getting out about this excellent junior golf program, as Brown has several families outside the Randolph area bringing their young golfers this year. “For this area, I would be surprised if anyone has a better junior program than us,” said Brown. 2018 is the first full year that the course’s new event center will be open! The brand new, spacious event center opened in July 2017, just in time to host one of the course’s biggest tournaments, the Gotta Kiss Cancer Goodbye Tournament, which raises thousands of dollars each year for cancer patients and their families and donates funds for life-saving research. This year’s tournament is taking place on Saturday, July 21 and includes a hotdog/hamburger lunch at the turn and a catered dinner. Learn more and register at www.gottakisscancergoodbye.org. The event center is also available for private events such as weddings and baby showers, wedding receptions, family reunions, class reunions and more. According to Brown, there are still a few availabilities for the 2018 season, but some are already touring the facility and booking their events for 2019. To plan your visit to the course or to book your event, call 716-358-5409 or visit www. cardinalhillsny.com. If you are planning to spend the weekend on the course or hosting a special event at Cardinal Hills, book your stay at the historic Inn at One Bank Street. The Inn, which was once a fire station in the early 1900s, offers comfortable rooms and suites, each with a private bathroom and kitchenette. Special rates are available for those planning a golf getaway at Cardinal Hills. Call 716-358-2022 or visit www.theinnatonebankstreet.com to book your stay. No visit to Randolph is complete without a trip to the Randolph DEC Fish Hatchery, located just 2 miles east of the village at 10943 Hatchery Road. The Randolph Hatchery is one of just twelve hatcheries in New York State and raises brook, brown, and rainbow trout to stock public waters throughout Western New York. When the hatchery was being created in 1934, pond excavators discovered what appeared to be animal remains. As it turns out, these excavators stumbled upon the remains of a Columbian mammoth! The mammoth remains include both tusks and the skull and date back about 12,000 years, and are now stored in Albany. To learn more about what is now the most complete mammoth specimen ever discovered in New York State, check out the newly installed informational signs at the hatchery during your visit. Visitors are welcome to explore the hatchery year ‘round as it is open daily from 9:00am to 3:30pm. For more information, visitors can call the hatchery at 716-358-4755.
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The Enchanted Mountains PARK IT ... in the heart of Cattaraugus County ... Where do you want to play?
Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains region, is home to many links that will certainly help you tee off springtime to premium golfing at affordable prices - and with beautiful views while you aim for the fairways. Between tee times however, there is so much to do and see off the course! The beginning of May marks the opening of the best of our parks including Rock City Park, Griffis Sculpture Park, Onoville Marina, and Sky High Adventure Park. How does a scenic boating trip by undeveloped shorelines sound? Or exploring huge rocks, or touring Old Order Amish Country, or seeing largerthan-life sculptures? It’s all here waiting for you, so … Where Do You Want to Play?
ONOVILLE MARINA 704 W. PERIMETER ROAD, STEAMBURG, NY 14738 | 716-354-2615 | onovillemarina.org Onoville Marina in South Valley offers pristine waters for boaters (both engine and paddle). This Marina gives you access to the Allegheny Reservoir and 91 miles of natural shoreline with secluded bays and no commercialization. Affordable prices whether you are launching for the day, applying for dock space or fueling up, there are also many restaurants and stores nearby. Ospreys and bald eagles are frequent flyers above the waters and the surrounding hills of forest.
ALLEGANY STATE PARK 2373 ASP ROUTE 1, SALAMANCA, NY 14779 | 716-354-9121 There’s no better place to see the birds soar, watch the leaves grow and picnic outdoors! One of the joys of summer vacationing is camping. Gather ‘round the campfire to hear the noises of the night while you “unplug” with your family. This park has much to boast about being the “Largest NY State Park” and offering a 24-mile trail system for mountain biking, two lakes, many more miles for hiking (including the North Country Trail), and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of. Packed full of events all year long, you can start with the Annual Geobash May 18-20, celebrating its 13th year! Keep your calendar clear for the Nature Pilgrimage (June 1-3), Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend (June 16-17), Rock the Park (July 20), Family Beach Party (August 17) and any of their Adventure Runs and Races!
ROCK CITY PARK 505 ROUTE 16 SOUTH, OLEAN, NY 14760 | 1-866-404-7625 | rockcitypark.com Explore massive outcropping of quartz conglomerate at Rock City Park. Climb around, on top of, and even under rocks that are sometimes 2 stories tall! Whether you are going for a short visit or a full day, this park destination will surely lead you on a different adventure each time you visit. There is a semi-paved trail about 1 mile long that is perfect for the whole family. But feel free to venture out from this trail, exploring whatever your eyes can spot. There is a gift shop with interesting and unique items, including many gems, minerals and fossils, as well as bathrooms, a picnic area, and outdoor art. Rock City Park hosts two annual events each season: a Mother’s Day weekend Arts and Crafts Show, and a second being a Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in the Fall.
GRIFFIS SCULPTURE PARK 6902 MILL VALLEY ROAD, EAST OTTO, NY 14729 | 716-667-2808 | griffispark.org Griffis Sculpture Park is the perfect place to go for warm weather fun! Start out at the Mill Valley Road property where you are immediately greeted by a metal insect almost as big as your car! Make your way by foot to the trail through the woods, where sculptures accent the walkway. You will then come to an opening where a field full of sculptures awaits. Climb on, meander around, hang from, crawl in, lay across, sit next to or just stare in awe at the larger-than-life sculptures scattered throughout the park. Relax with the Ladies of the Lake and follow the trails through the upper woods for even more discoveries. Take a short drive to the Rohr Hill Road site where towering sculptures walk the fields. Visit with the giant Kings and Queens or search the edge of the woods for more large animals. Spend a day or just an hour; you will surely be planning a return trip in the Autumn to witness the amazing color in the trees.
NEW YORK’S AMISH TRAIL 1-800-331-0543 | amishtrail.com | REQUEST A FREE AMISH TRAIL MAP Forget the whirlwind of winter as you travel on a trail unlike any other you will find! New York’s Amish Trail runs along the entire Western side of Cattaraugus County. Venture from Randolph up to Gowanda, following backgrounds with picturesque scenery. Catch a glimpse into a simpler way of life by stopping at Amish homes and shops along the way to purchase handmade products by talented craftsmen. Tour this area via car or motorcycle. The calm, relaxing atmosphere is a biker’s dream! Call for your Free Amish Trail Map and for any questions you may have about our Old Order Amish.
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FORE! GOLF NY / PA ~ 2018 ANNUAL GOLF & TRAVEL EDITION ... Page 17 Allegheny Hills Golf Course 32 Euclid Avenue, Olean, NY 14760 • Ph. 716-372-5176 • www.bartlettcountryclub.com 9622 Hardys Corners Rd. Ratings / Slope GPS Lat./Long. Max. 18-Hole Yds. Par Rushford, NY 14777 42 deg. 5 min. 38.1 sec. Ph. 716-585-437-2163 70 70.2/121, 69.4/118, 69.2/114 6308 -78 deg. 25 min. 9.1 sec.
Birch Run Country Club 4130 Birch Run Road, Allegany, NY 14706 • Ph. 716-373-3113 • www.birchrungolfclub.com Club
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
42 deg. 5 min. 24.2 sec. -78 deg. 31 min. 39.9 sec.
Mens 68.4/114 • Ladies 67/113
Cardinal Hills Golf Course 78 Conewango Rd., Randolph, NY 14772 • Ph. 716-358-5409 • www.cardinalhillsny.com Club
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
42 deg. 10 min. 7.089 sec. -78 deg. 58 min. 17.5794 sec.
Elkdale Country Club Route 353, Salamanca, NY 14779 • Ph. 716-945-5553 • www.elkdalecc.com Club
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
Men 69.3/120, 66.6/112 Women 71.6/117
42 deg. 12 min. 12.4986 sec. -78 deg. 45 min. 6.1806 sec.
Mountain Resort & Conference Center Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond Ellicottville, NY • Ph. 716-699-2345 • www.holidayvalley.com
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
72.2/126, 69.4/120, 66.2/113, 68.8/118
Ischua Valley Country Club Route 16, Franklinville, NY 14737 • Ph. 716-676-3630 Club
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope 88.5, 68.5/113
Kane Country Club 6654 Route 6, Kane, PA 16735 • Ph. 814-837-9491 • www.kanecountryclub.com PA
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
69.3/124, 64.6/111, 68.3/114
Pennhills Club 146 Pennhills Dr., Bradford, PA 16701 • Ph. 814-368-6159 • www.pennhillsclub.com PA
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope 71.0/133
42 deg. 15 min. 44.8092 sec. -78 deg. 39 min. 51.0084 sec.
42 deg. 21 min. 19 sec. -78 deg. 27 min. 05 sec.
41 deg. 40 min. 10.1352 sec. -78 deg. 45 min. 7.6458 sec.
41 deg. 54 min. 18 sec. -78 deg. 37 min. 03 sec.
Pine Acres Country Club 1401 W. Warren Rd., Bradford, PA 16701 • Ph. 814-362-2005 • www.pineacrescc.com PA
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
72.6/136, 71.8/134, 68.6/125, 69.5/120
41 deg. 51 min. 48 sec. -78 deg. 43 min. 29 sec.
Smethport Country Club 13065 Route 59, Smethport, PA 16749 • Ph. 814-887-5641 • www.smethportcc.com PA
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope 69.1/122, 71.3/121
St. Bonaventure Golf Course Route 417, Allegany, NY 14706 • Ph. 716-375-2412 Club
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope 67.4/107, 69.2/109
41 deg. 48 min. 42.0588 sec. -78 deg. 27 min. 50.616 sec.
42 deg. 5 min. 15.1 sec. -78 deg. 28 min. 38.6 sec.
Turkey Run Golf Course 11836 Bixby Hill Rd., Arcade, NY 14009 • Ph. 716-492-2888 • www.golfturkeyrungolfcourse.com Club
Max. 18-Hole Yds.
Ratings / Slope
69.2/113, 67.8/111, 68.0/101
42 deg. 30 min. 54.3054 sec. -78 deg. 25 min. 57.972 sec.
Bavarian Hills Golf Course 251 Mulligan Rd. St. Marys, PA 15857 Ph. 814-834-3602 Blueberry Hill Golf Club 6528 Cable Hollow Rd. Russell, PA 16345 Ph. 814-757-8806 Bolivar Golf Club 8212 Halls Rd. Bolivar, NY 14715 Ph. 585-928-1266 Cable Hollow Golf Course 405 Norberg Rd. Russell, PA 16345 Ph. 814-757-4765 Concord Crest Golf Course 9255 Genesee Rd. East Concord, NY 14055 Ph. 716-592-7636 Holland Hills Country Club 10438 HollandGlenwood Rd. Glenwood, NY 14069 Ph. 716-537-2345 Jackson Valley Golf Course 1947 Jackson Run Rd. Warren, PA 16365 Ph. 814-489-7803 Laurel Mill Golf Course Laurel Mill Rd. Ridgway, PA 15853 Ph. 814-772-1015
Peek’n Peak Resort 1405 Olde Rd. Clymer, NY Ph. 716-355-4141 Scottish Heights Golf Club 485 Scottish Heights Dr. Brockport, PA 15823 Ph. 814-265-4653 Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course 4560 Creek Rd. Lewiston, NY 14092 Ph. 716-754-2424 Spruce Ridge Golf Course 798 Genesee Rd. Arcade, NY 14009 Ph. 585-492-4122 The St. Marys Country Club 535 S. Michael Rd. St. Marys, PA 15857 Ph. 814-834-7888 Wellsville Country Club Riverside Dr. Wellsville, NY 14895 Ph. 585-593-6337
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KICK BACK AND RELAX
Book your warm weather getaway! Our area offers plenty of accommodations to fit every budget and lifestyle.
HOLIDAY VALLEY RENTAL MANAGEMENT 6084 Rte 219 @ Holiday Valley Rd. 716-699-2912
ILEX INN BED & BREAKFAST 6416 Rte 242, Ellicottville, NY • 888-699-3065 ilexinn.com
ERA TEAM VP REAL ESTATE & VACATION RENTALS: 12 Washington St., Ellicottville, NY 716-699-4800 • ellicottville.com
Book your summer golf package with the help of Holiday Valley Realty and Rental Management. With an office located at the base of Holiday Valley Road, you’ll find a team of full-time professionals dedicated to making your rental experience rewarding and relaxing. It is the area’s largest sales and rental agency offering close to 200 properties featuring a large selection of condos, townhouses, chalets and village homes. Take advantage of exclusive Ski, Golf and Sky High discounts!
At the Ilex, you’ll find a retreat providing peace, comfort and privacy, just like home. The Ilex features six luxury, presidentially-inspired suites, each with its own full bath, A/C, and cable TV. Out back you’ll find a covered hot tub, in-ground heated swimming pool, patio lounge and hiking trails! Wake up to a delicious, warm breakfast the next morning. A small cottage with its own mini kitchen adjoins the house and is perfect for a couples retreat. The Ilex is a great choice for bachelorette parties or intimate weddings.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy chalet, a convenient condo, or a village home, ERA Team VP guarantees the best accommodations for your group. With 35+ years of experience in the Vacation Rental and Real Estate market, the ERA team of seasoned reservationists and professional real estate agents can guide you in finding your next “home away from home.” Ellicottville has a summer full of fun lined up! Don’t miss out! Make your visit a vacation and book a stay through ERA Team VP Vacation Rentals.
TAMARACK CLUB @ HOLIDAY VALLEY Ellicottville, NY • 716-699-7003 holidayvalley.com/tamarack
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If you want convenience and comfort, it doesn’t get any better than the Tamarack Club featuring fractional ownership. Located next to Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge (just steps away from the golf course), this four-star condominium/hotel offers rental units ranging from the standard hotel room to three-bedroom condo units. Guests have access to a heated indoor/outdoor pool, two outdoor hot tubs, cedar sauna, fitness room, valet parking, room service from John Harvard’s Brew House, and Ellicottville Oasis Spa, located on-site!
Wind down after an exhilarating day on the golf course at Ellicottville’s premier hotel! The Wingate’s “Stay, Play & Golf” package makes planning your Ellicottville getaway easy and affordable! The package includes overnight accommodations for two, deluxe continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf at Holiday Valley or Elkdale Country Club, free WiFi, fitness center, indoor heated pool and whirlpool. Check the website for full details including package pricing, blackout dates and other restrictions that may apply.
After a long day of swinging the clubs and shopping in the village, be charmed by classic Victorian style at The Jefferson Inn, located one mile from Holiday Valley’s golf course. Snuggle down into one of the luxurious B&B rooms or an efficiency unit, all with private baths, cozy bathrobes, A/C, free wireless internet and access to an outdoor hot tub. Bed and breakfast guests will also enjoy a full gourmet meal each morning. Looking to bring your furry friend? The Jefferson Inn has pet friendly rooms.
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With a great location on the ski slopes and golf course, the Inn is a friendly and comfortable place to sleep, eat, drink and gather with friends or family. Rooms range from traditional hotel style with 2 queen beds to suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. The Inn sits at the base of Sunrise chairlift, just steps from Holiday Valley’s 18hole golf course, and only 1 mile from downtown. Indoor/ outdoor heated year ‘round pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness area, complimentary WiFi and continental breakfast.
Bike-in/bike-out, ski-in/ski-out and beautiful views of the Holiday Valley golf course! Golf packages, Holiday Valley Pool passes, private tennis courts and discounted Sky High Adventure Park tickets are just a few of the amenities that you will enjoy when you book your stay at SnowPine Village. Slopeside 1, 2, 3 bedroom condos or 3 bedroom townhomes are a home away from home with full kitchens and fireplaces. More details at www.holidayvalley .com/lodging/snowpine-village-condominiums.
What makes this hotel stand out from all the rest? With great rates and tax-exempt status, guests pay NO SALES TAX on their room! The city of Salamanca is reflected through the hotel’s welcoming lobby, which features a stone fireplace and decor that celebrates the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Exercise room, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, free deluxe continental breakfast, and FREE 24-hour shuttle to and from the city’s gaming locations, including Seneca Allegany Casino and Seneca Gaming & Entertainment.
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Looking for Adventure and Luxury?
Whether you’re a novice or expert in outdoor sports, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is the epicenter of excitement and adventure. Experience the thrill of over 1,600 of the newest slot machines and over 30 action-packed table games, to seven restaurants, to the luxury of a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel, and the energy of world-class entertainment. When you’re ready for outdoor adventure, you are just minutes from Ellicottville where you can enjoy kayaking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, rope climbing, hiking, or mountain biking - a trip to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is your ticket to adventure and luxury!
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegany Mountains in Salamanca, NY near the Pennsylvania border and just minutes south of Ellicottville, you will be able to experience all that the region has to offer and still have all the thrills and relaxation when you come in from the outdoors.
ULTIMATE RELAXATION AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel offers 11 stories of luxury Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is home to one of the most impressive hotels in Western New York, awarded AAA Four Diamond certification for every year since 2005. Pamper yourself in any of our 413 luxurious rooms, including 45 corner, end, or center suites. All of our rooms offer spectacular views of the Allegany Mountains with unobstructed mountain vistas. Make a splash in our relaxing indoor pool, unwind as you soak in our steamy whirlpool, or get your heart pumping in our state-of-the-art workout facility.
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Retreat to The Spa & Salon - a place where you can quiet your thoughts, calm your spirit and soothe your senses. Relax with a Swedish body massage, full body wrap or customized facial. Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, waxing or hair service in our full service salon. Also, when you book a massage, facial or body treatment, you’ll have access to The Spa & Salon’s facilities, including pool, hot tub and locker rooms equipped with sauna, steam room and showers. When you’re finished relaxing, get some retail therapy and stop by The Logo Shop with an assortment of items from authentic handcrafted Native goods to souvenirs and travel accessories.
FIRST-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT Enjoy top-notch entertainment where every seat feels like the best seat in the house
The 2,400-seat Seneca Allegany Events Center plays host to the world’s finest entertainers. No seat is further than 110 feet of the stage, and two oversized high-definition video screens in the venue make every seat feel like the “best seat in the house”. You can also catch live regional entertainment Friday through Sunday as well as pro sports action anytime of the week at The River Bar, located in the heart of the casino floor. Tickets available at any Seneca Resorts & Casinos location, or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or visit Ticketmaster.com.
DINING INDULGENCE No matter your appetite, hit the culinary jackpot at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
At The Western Door, western New York’s premier steakhouse, savor cuts, chops and flown-in seafood. All steaks are aged 28 days for ultimate flavor and juiciness. Delight in the aromas of authentic Italian at Patria. Choose from more than 120 boutique wines from around the world and enjoy dishes that were all prepared from scratch. Indulge in indecision at the award-winning Thunder Mountain Buffet, including everything from prime rib to shrimp and much more. Choose from breakfast, lunch, or dinner anytime at the 24-hour Seneca Café. Enjoy your favorite drink and appetizer at The River Bar. When you need food on-the-go, stop by Bear Claw Café and Seneca Café Express.
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Shop for these and other great gifts at the Zippo/Case Museum!
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IN SEARCH OF A BIRDIE OR EAGLE? By Linda Devlin, ANF Visitors Bureau
In the game of golf you wish for a birdie or eagle; in the natural habitat of the Allegheny National Forest Region in northwestern Pennsylvania, you have a chance of seeing over 200 species of birds - including the American Bald Eagle. Seek out other opportunities for fun and relaxation along the many hiking trails within the forest, or via a little shopping therapy. THE GOLF TRAIL OF McKEAN COUNTY Enjoy playing on the public courses of Pine Acres Country Club and Kane Country Club, both located at the edge of the picturesque Allegheny National Forest. Or join as a member to enjoy all the privileges of the Pennhills Club, home of the Blaisdell Pro Am, in Bradford, PA. Golf season traditionally opens April 1, depending on the weather in our neck of the woods. Courses in McKean County, Pennsylvania are a short 90-minute drive from Buffalo and Erie, and an easy 3.5-hour drive from Toronto, Canada, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cleveland, Ohio.
PENNHILLS CLUB 146 Pennhills Drive, Bradford, PA | 814-368-6159 | pennhillsclub.com Pennhills Club - a private golf club in Bradford, PA - is a focal point for golf and signature celebrations. Catered events at the Pennhills Club are known for their exceptional food and luxurious location.
The superb Tudor-manor style clubhouse, fashioned of brick and slate, is nestled between the softly rolling Allegheny Mountains of northern Pennsylvania. Recognized for their unparalleled service and exceptional menu, the club offers both social and golf memberships. Pennhills is host to the Blaisdell Pro Am, the largest club professional purse in the United States. Famed amateur golfer, golf writer, and course architect Walter Travis designed the golf course for Pennhills, and he was also responsible for the Golf Digest and Golf Magazine award-winning courses of Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, NY, and Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester. His design trademarks of undulating landscapes, strategic use of large old trees and natural rock formations have created a course which entices players to use nearly every club in their arsenal. The par 70, 18-hole course has a rating/slope of 71.0/133. Jake Northrup, Pennhillâ€™s head in-house PGA golf professional, invites you to become a member to enjoy their beautiful and challenging course. Signature Celebrations at Pennhills: A stunning location for your wedding, reunion or sales meeting, Pennhills Club is an experienced host for signature celebrations. The Pennhills Club has been providing exceptional food and service in a luxury setting for its guests for over sixty years. They specialize in creating custom tailored menus and noteworthy events. Pennhills Club can easily accommodate 250 guests or create private dining areas for smaller groups.
Pine Acres is located in a beautiful woodland setting at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest. Golfers will enjoy the scenic challenges at Kane Country Club.
One phone call does it all, for personalized assistance in planning your special event or for information on membership.
PINE ACRES COUNTRY CLUB 1401 W. Warren Road, Bradford, PA | 814-362-2005 | pineacrescc.com This course offers an excellent vacation location for a game or two of golf. Located in a beautiful woodland setting, the 18-hole Championship course has a 136 slope rating that will test even the most experienced golfer. Pine Acres is a 3-Â˝ star Golf Digest rated course. Open to the public with a PGA Professional on staff, Pine Acres Country Club offers a well-stocked Pro Shop along with a full service restaurant and lounge. The course is conveniently located southwest of Bradford - travel Rt. 219 south, then turn onto Rt. 59.
KANE COUNTRY CLUB 6654 Route 6, Kane, PA | 814-837-9491 | kanecountryclub.com Kane Country Club is a delightful 18-hole public golf course. The tight tree lined fairways and small, subtly breaking greens put a premium on control and accuracy with every shot. The par 70 course, with a slope of 124 at 6005 yards and a rating of 69.3, is a challenging test that can be enjoyed by both the casual as well as the serious golfer. Golf instruction is available by a PGA Professional. The golf shop offers a full line of competitively priced golf equipment and supplies. A great value, call or check their website for information on seasonal promotions and golf packages. Pro Shop hours are 7am-7pm. Open seasonally April through October.
FORE! GOLF NY / PA ~ 2018 ANNUAL GOLF & TRAVEL EDITION ... Page 23 Rimrock Overlook and Trail is a short 1.3-mile trail with spectacular views of the Allegheny Reservoir.
Jakes Rocks Trail and Morrison Trail are popular amongst mountain bikers.
Timberdoodle Flats is perfect for families and birders.
Youâ€™ll find a variety of unique gifts - from a piece of handcrafted furniture to a shiny new bike - along the Treasures of the Forest Shopping Trail.
FAVORITE TRAILS TO EXPLORE The diverse offering of trails within the Allegheny National Forest Region makes this a hub for outdoor recreation. Find beautiful, scenic hiking trails for both the novice and the experienced backpacker. Bring your mountain bike to enjoy the trails at Jakes Rocks. Rent an ATV and have a fun filled day out on the ATV trails at Majestic Kamps & Lost Trails. Or, enjoy kayaking at Willow Bay on the Allegheny Reservoir. The 2018 Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau Guide & Map includes nine detailed pages of trail information, trail names, mileage, location, difficulty level, and location of trail head parking. You can order this free guide by calling 800-473-9370, or download it, along with trail maps at: visitANF.com. Timberdoodle Flats Interpretive Trail - Two trail loops totaling 1.5 miles. The timberdoodle is the nickname of the American woodcock, one of the many birds you might get a glimpse of along the trail. The Woodcock Loop is marked with yellow woodcock insignia and features 12 interpretive stops. The Bluebird Trail is suitable for wheelchair or walking assistance equipment and features six interpretive stops. The trail is perfect for the casual hiker, parents with small children, and first-time birders. The trailhead is located along Rt. 59, west of Bradford. Difficulty level is easy. Kinzua Valley Trail - A beautiful woodland trail for hiking and biking, 7 miles in length. The trail is located along the banks of Kinzua Creek, a scenic woodland stream. The surface is crushed limestone. Two trailheads are available for this linear trail: from Rt. 219, travel to the village of Westline; from Kane, travel north on Rt. 321, to Red Bridge Campground. Overnight accommodations are available at the Westline Inn, 15 E.L. Day Drive, Westline, PA (814-778-5103) or cabins and campsites are available at Red Bridge Campground, Rt. 321, Kane, PA (814-368-4158) in the Allegheny National Forest. Difficulty level is moderate. Rimrock Overlook & Trail - a short 1.3-mile trail connection between one of the most stunning overlooks in the Forest to the Kinzua Beach Recreation Area is located along Rt. 59, west of Bradford. A large sign on the left of Rt. 59 marks the access road to this recreation area. Trail difficulty is easy to moderate. The recreation area does include picnic tables and free parking. Kinzua Sky Walk and Kinzua Creek Trail - both are located at the Kinzua Bridge State Park. The Kinzua Sky Walk stretches out 624 ft. into the Kinzua Gorge, at a height of 225 ft. The skywalk offers 360-degree views of the gorge. The skywalk features a partial glass floor from which you have additional amazing views of the countryside. Difficulty level is easy. Kinzua Creek Trail is a short trail which winds down the steep sides of the gorge. Access is from the pathway between the skywalk and the wooden overlook. The trail is steep and rated difficult. Be sure to wear footwear suitable for hiking. The Kinzua Bridge State Park is located at 296 Viaduct Road, Mt. Jewett, PA. Admission is free. Hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm daily for the Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center, and 8:00am to dusk for the Kinzua Sky Walk.
Mountain Biking Trails - Jakes Rock Trails is a 30+ mile trail system designed by Trail Solutions, a world-class trail company affiliated with IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association). This stacked loop mountain biking trail system appeals to riders of all skill levels. Morrison Trail, a shared use trail with hikers, is a popular 10.8-mile loop for mountain biking; the large trailhead is located along Rt. 59, west of Bradford. Mountain biking is also permitted on all Pennsylvania State Forest roads and old logging roads. ATV Trail Riding - Open year-round, Majestic Kamp & Lost Trails offers a variety of trails with two different skill levels, novice and advanced. There are over 41 miles of technical and challenging forest trails offering lots of fun for all age groups. You can pay a day pass fee, or for those with their own ATVs, a seasonal pass is available. Majestic Kamps & Lost Trails is located at 2503 Rt. 46, Smethport, PA, phone 814-465-9979. If you need to rent an ATV or UTV, phone Myers Motorsports at 814-779-3745, or go online to myersmotorsports.info.
TREASURES OF THE FOREST SHOPPING TRAIL Shopping in this neck of the woods is full of privately-owned specialty shops; no chain or big-box shopping here. The Treasures of the Forest Shopping Trail highlights unique, one-of-a-kind shops by community. Two of the larger destination shops are the Main Street Mercantile in Bradford, and the Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes in Eldred. The Olde Schoolhouse Village Shoppes is a destination village marketplace with over 100 vendors and artisans showcasing their creations in 10,000 sq. ft. of classrooms reinvented as village shops. Indulge your shopping desire and visit the individual theme shops: Farmhouse Splendor, Shabby Chic, Village Health Food, Seasonal, Architectural Finds and the Bargain Basement. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. The shop is located at 109 Indian Creek Road, Eldred, PA, phone 814-225-2255. Find them online at oldeschoolhousevillageshoppes.com. The Main Street Mercantile is a co-op shopping site with two-full floors and over 10,000 sq. ft. of shopping delights. Antiques, handcrafted alpaca clothing and gift items, local photography and books, furniture, collectibles and a vintage Christmas Shop upstairs are just a few of the items you will find in this ever-changing inventory. Shop hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday noon to 4:00pm. The shop is located within the Bradford National Historic District at 45 Main Street, Bradford, PA, phone 814-368-2206. Find them online at bradfordmsm.com. Some other examples of shops along the trail include: Just Riding Along - a bike shop with an owner who is an active bicyclist, Paulâ€™s Trading Post - where you can find anything for fishing, and The Grocery Stretcher - offering Amish cheeses and meats. Over 28 shops are featured on the trail map, with store locations, hours and a short description of each shop. You can download this map at visitANF.com/wp-content/pdf/ANFVB-Shopping-Map.pdf.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
The Allegheny National Forest Region in Pennsylvania is a perfect location for a quick golf getaway, or for an outdoor trail adventure. Other activities include boat tours on the Allegheny Reservoir, go-karting, sky diving, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and even vintage bi-plane rides. For the full list of fun things to see and do, a listing of lodging options, and local restaurants please go to visitANF.com.
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The Zippo Lighter
BORN FROM AN IDEA THAT ORIGINATED ON THE GOLF COURSE An American Icon now over 80 years old remains a highly recognized collector’s item rich in military history By Mary Heyl
Zippo lighters and Case knives: few brands are more commonly associated with American ingenuity and manufacturing than these two. What’s more, these companies are still exclusively based in the United States and employ a combined 800 people just an hour south of Ellicottville on Route 219 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Discover the unique history of these American icons at the Zippo/Case Museum located at 1932 Zippo Drive, and learn more about the museum’s upcoming events this summer! The golf course is where the idea for the Zippo lighter was born more than 80 years ago. While golfing at the Bradford Country Club, George G. Blaisdell noticed his friend struggling to use a European-made lighter on the course. Although the lighter worked well, it required two hands to use and its case was thin and easily damaged. Blaisdell set out to improve upon this design, and in 1932, he created his own lighter. Its signature design is very recognizable and still used today. Blaisdell’s lighter has a small rectangular case with a hinged lid that opens to reveal the original European chimney design. Unlike other lighters made in the 1930s, Blaisdell’s lighter could be operated with one hand and had a durable case designed to withstand frequent use. This modern design required a modern name; Blaisdell liked the sound of the word “zipper,” so he created his own variation, “Zippo,” for his lighter! As with any new invention, it took time for Blaisdell’s product to gain traction. To get it into the hands of more potential customers, Blaisdell was known for occasionally giving prototypes to area bus drivers who could show them to their passengers. Zippo/Case archives manager Shirley Evers identified just such a lighter last April when she was a guest on the popular History Channel show, Pawn Stars. Evers appeared on episode 5 of Season 14 to compare a customer’s lighter, believed to be a Zippo prototype from the 1930s, to other prototypes from the same decade. Evers successfully identified that this was, in fact, a genuine Zippo prototype and valued it at $3,500 to $4,000! Indeed, Zippo lighters are highly collectible, especially those from World War II when Blaisdell’s invention skyrocketed. In 1941, the Zippo plant (which was and still is located exclusively in Bradford) ceased production on lighters for consumer markets and manufactured lighters exclusively for the U.S. military. Zippo created the steel-case lighter with a black crackle finish for millions of American military personnel, thus making Zippo an American icon. According to Evers, one of the most popular exhibits at the museum is the Walter Nadler lighter, which was carried by a World War II soldier. In 1992, a Zippo lighter manufactured during World War II mysteriously turned up in a desk drawer in the Zippo archives, and had the following hand-etched on it: “June 6, 1944, 0630, France.” This discovery prompted an urgent search to find the owner of this lighter and understand its history! Unfortunately, the owner, Walter Nadler, had already passed away, but his family shared his miraculous story. While crossing the English Channel, Nadler etched his Zippo lighter before storming Utah Beach during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, D-Day. It had been lost in the sand during the invasion and assumed missing, along with its owner. Although Nadler’s wife received news of his death, she refused to believe it was true. Fortunately, at the end of the war, Nadler returned home very much alive, but his lighter remained lost until its discovery in 1992. This year, visitors can look forward to an enhanced military exhibit, which includes additional memorabilia donated in support of the Nadler lighter.
Visitors to the museum travel here from around the world - as far away as China and Europe! The museum’s military section is one of the most popular, as Zippo lighters have been carried into every war and conflict since WWII. Evers encourages visitors to experience the rich history at the museum, but also to appreciate the science behind the manufacturing. “Visitors of all ages are fascinated by ZAC, the audio-kinetic ball machine. Every time a ball is launched, it takes a different path, activating lights, chimes, or opening the giant lighter and knife. In the same exhibit room, there is a Case knife design that was included on all of the Apollo and Gemini moon missions,” said Evers. Each Zippo lighter is still made in the Bradford manufacturing facility, which is located just down the road from the museum. The company is still family-owned, as Blaisdell’s grandson, George Duke, is the sole owner and Chairman of the Board of Zippo. Many museum visitors are surprised to learn that Zippo still stands behind its famous guarantee that set Blaisdell apart from all other lighter manufacturers: “It works or we fix it for free.” Visitors can experience this guarantee firsthand: From 9:00am to 3:30pm each weekday, the Zippo Repair Clinic team restores lighters to working condition by replacing hinges and performing other repairs in the back of the museum. According to Evers, “Video tours of both Zippo and Case manufacturing processes are available in the museum, as well as clips from some of Zippo’s biggest moments on the silver screen.” That’s right, Zippo lighters have appeared in more than 2,000 films in every genre; Zippo lighters and Case knives have also appeared on countless primetime network and cable television shows over the decades. On Saturday, July 21st the museum will be hosting a special event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Zippo and Case becoming sister companies. This event will be open to the public and will also celebrate the 20th birthday of the famous recreated Zippo car. In 1998, the museum created a replica of the famous 1947 Chrysler Saratoga, which Zippo purchased and designed to resemble the company’s lighter. “Productmobiles” such as this were famous for traveling the country in the 1940s and 1950s to promote different brands. The replica Zippo Car has been traveling the country since 1998, participating in parades, tradeshows, company-sponsored events and more, although home base is the Zippo/Case Museum. Also this summer, Zippo is sponsoring the Blaisdell Pro Am & Open at the Penhills Club in Bradford on July 23rd and 24th. The Blaisdell Pro Am is one of the premier club professional Pro Am Tournaments in North America, as participants compete for a $10,000 cash Pro purse and $20,000 Amateur purse on July 23. On July 24, PGA Club Professionals will participate in an 18-hole stroke-play Open for a $50,000 first place prize in the $100,000 Professional Purse Event. Registration is available online at blaisdellproam.com. The museum is also home to the Zippo/Case flagship store, a destination for all serious collectors. Evers explained that the museum is the only location in the world that carries every stock item in both Zippo and Case’s catalogs, plus exclusive collectibles not available anywhere else. In addition to shopping for Zippo and Case souvenirs and apparel, visitors can also design their own custom Zippo lighter, as well as get onsite engraving of select Zippo and Case products. The museum is free to visit and is open 7 days/week from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 4:00pm Sunday. To learn more, visit www.zippo.com and follow Zippo on Facebook.
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Hidden deep within the forest of northwestern Pennsylvania is an engineering masterpiece The Kinzua Viaduct once soared 301 feet high and 2,053 feet across - it was the highest and longest railroad viaduct in the world By Linda Devlin, ANF Visitors Bureau
It was a bridge unlike any the world had ever seen. In 1882 General Thomas Kane, a Philadelphia lawyer, decorated American Civil War Veteran, and president of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad and Coal Company, had rich coal deposits south of the Kinzua Gorge. But since his customers were to the north, Kane needed to cross the valley. Kane needed a bridge. Paris-born Octave Chanute, chief engineer for the Erie-Railroad, rose to the challenge. The man who would later help the Wright brothers fly had a bold solution - a bridge unlike any the world had seen.
to the masonry foundation piers. This design allowed lateral expansion in the tower legs under temperature loading. But his failure to replace the original 1882 anchor bolts would have catastrophic consequences. In July 2003, engineers and skilled bridge builders were hard at work on a $12 million repair project to reinforce the aging structure. The workers decided to call it a day when the sky went black and the winds rushed in. A tornado tore through the forest, heading straight for the Viaduct. Hundreds of trees were ripped from their roots and 11 of the bridge’s 20 towers were lifted, twisted and thrown onto the valley floor. Six towers remained standing on the south end; only three towers remained upright on the north end.
Chief Engineer Octave Chanute contracted the Pennsylvania firm of Clarke, Reeves & Company to design and fabricate the bridge. Adolphus Bonzano designed a wrought iron bridge using his “Phoenix Column,” an engineering breakthrough that enabled tall structures to resist vibration and buckling.
Engineers later confirmed that winds attacked in three directions. The original 1882 anchor bolts and collar coupling assemblies, which mated the old bolts to the later 1900 construction, had failed.
The bridge was pre-fabricated in Phoenixville, near Philadelphia, and transported to the site for erection. Once the sandstone foundation piers were in place, 125 men, working 10-hour days, completed the construction in just 94 days.
REINVENTED AS THE KINZUA SKYWALK
Standing 301 feet tall (24 feet higher than the Brooklyn Bridge) the Viaduct quickly became a tourist destination. Walking out on the bridge was the next best thing to flying. But by 1900, the locomotives and railroad cars hauling coal and timber across the Viaduct became larger and heavier. A stronger steel bridge was required. Using 6.7 million pounds of steel, workers erected a new bridge to replace the original.
Within 30 seconds, nature had brought the mighty span to its knees. The remaining six towers of the original Kinzua Viaduct were stabilized and reinvented as the Kinzua Sky Walk. Towering over the Kinzua Gorge, at a height of 225 feet and 624 feet long, the new skywalk has a partial glass floor overlook at the end of the pedestrian walkway which features the historic railroad tracks. Views are breathtaking. Opened to the public in September 2011, the Kinzua Sky Walk pays tribute to the past while emerging once again as an amazing engineering marvel.
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Not only was the Kinzua Viaduct successful in transporting Kane’s coal across the valley, it instantly became a popular tourist attraction bringing sightseers from around the globe to visit. Kinzua Bridge State Park, with the Kinzua viaduct as its centerpiece, was created in 1963. The Kinzua Viaduct was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and the National Register of Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks in 1982.
The Kinzua Sky Walk was named as “One of the Top 10 Most Scenic Skywalks in the World” by The Culture Trip, U.K. Located at the Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania, the Kinzua Sky Walk is open to the public year round. Admission to the park and the Kinzua Sky Walk is free.
The Kinzua Viaduct spanned the Kinzua Gorge for more than a century before it partially collapsed under the powerful winds of a tornado in 2003.
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Bridge designer C.R. Grimm predicted his creation would last 100 years. And he was right. Grimm’s design used roller expansion bearings where the tower legs were anchored
The park includes tree shaded picnic areas, areas for biking and birding, and a park pavilion which can be rented. In addition, there are two trails, the easy 1-mile General Kane trail, and a second more challenging trail, the Kinzua Creek Trail which leads to the bottom of the gorge where the fallen towers of the original viaduct still remain. The park is open from 8am to dusk each day. Driving address for the park is 296 Viaduct Road, Mt. Jewett, PA. For additional information on the Kinzua Sky Walk, including historic photos and video, click on visitANF.com.
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