2019 Enchanted Mountains Activities Guide

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Cattaraugus County is in the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region of Western New York State

The 2019 Activities Guide for Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of New York State

Table of Contents Welcome Allegany State Park Arts & Culture Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center Seneca Nation of Indians African American Culture European & Other Cultures Amish Trail Dine & Drink SalivATE at the Top Rated Beverages Winter Wanderland Cross Country Skiing Snow Tubing Ski or Snowboard Bowling Snowmobile Snowshoe Ice Fishing Featured Events Maps & Events Insert

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Swing of Spring Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Kayaking Cycling Fish Golf Mini-Golf Driving Ranges Sky High Adventure Park

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Sweet Summer Fun Boating Racing Off Roading Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Kayak, Canoe & SUP Motor Tour Drive-ins Waterfowl Sanctuary Kid’s Fun Autumn Splendor Leaf Crunching! Experiences in Fall! Hunting Challenger Learning Center Grown & Raised Warm Alpacas History Museums Antiques Haunted? Nearby Lodging & Camping Tours, Rentals & Freebies

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A view to the North East of Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY camera Tim Stockman

Cattaraugus County, known as the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York, invites you and your family to explore our endless opportunities to play in the great outdoors, feel the excitement of our modern attractions, or delight in the seclusion found at many of our lodgings and second homes. We guarantee no matter where you go, you will find someone waiting there with a smile on their face.

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largest of six Native American nations in New York State. Our towns and villages have many events and festivals occurring in them throughout the year. We will share our interesting history, our cultural backgrounds, and our passion for art. Whatever the reason, or the season for a visit, Cattaraugus County will leave an enchanting impression in your heart.

We are a well-rounded County, with folks who Visit us online at EnchantedMountains.com appreciate both the simple things in life, but also the pleasure of going out for a night on the town with friends. Our splendid surroundings of tree-lined hills, clean waters, and spacious valleys will be the backdrop to either your night out in Ellicottville, hitting the slopes or walking the quaint downtown, or for your family camping adventure in one of the cabins at Allegany State Park. See nature in its glory as you make your way through Rock City Park in Olean or explore unique and timeless blend of art and nature at Griffis Sculpture Park.

Farm along New York's Amish Trail camera Kathleen Walls

Ellicottville's Fall Festival camera Tim Stockman

Pomeroy Sign Dedication camera Allegany Area Historical Assoc.

Even our 4 Diamond Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino in Salamanca has a scenic mountain setting. You can slow down along New York's Amish Trail, stopping for handmade quality goods and relaxing in the vast countryside. Bring the kids to the new Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center to learn about the rich culture and traditions of the Seneca Nation, the 4

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Featured Area: Salamanca, NY

Ninety six percent of the City of Salamanca is located on a Native American Territory, the highest percentage of any U.S. city. Known as the Allegany Territory, these Seneca Nation lands are nestled in the scenic Allegheny Plateau*. Salamanca grew to be a major railroad town, with the Erie, Baltimore & Ohio, Buffalo & Pittsburgh, and Rochester & Genesee Valley Railways all having facilities there. Much of the housing that was originally built was for the workers of the railroads, contributing to the growth of the city. The region (area) also has a rich lumber history, with vast quantities of hemlock, maple, oak, and cherry harvested from the surrounding forests and brought to Salamanca for shipment by rail. *Allegany & Allegheny are two commonly used spellings; the former usually referring to places in NY and the latter typically describing PA locations.

Salamanca Rail Museum

The Salamanca Rail Museum pays homage to this era and the fascinating Railroad History. The Salamanca Area Historical Society Museum also shares the history of the City and has three floors (handicap accessible) in a building that dates back to 1882.

Patria Fine Italian Dining, The Western Door Steakhouse, the Seneca Café, and small shops. Incredible musicians, comedians, and performances grace the stage at the Seneca Allegany Event Center.

Salamanca Area Historical Society Museum

Salamanca Mall Antiques

For more entertainment in Salamanca, knock down some pins at the Central Lanes Bowling Alley, try your luck at the Seneca Bingo Hall right down the street from the Casino, or explore Seneca Culture and History at the new Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center.

Another new hot spot open to the public is The Wildwood Sanitarium. Listed on New York State’s Haunted History Trail, and already featured in shows like Paranormal Lockdown, you can hunt up history, and the paranormal, during public ghost hunts, overnight stays, and Go to a live theatre production or the free events held there throughout the year. movie Saturdays throughout the year at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, restored and re-opened in 2013. The Theater’s original construction was completed in 1945 and What’s new named after Ray Evans, a songwriter famous for “Silver Bells”, who was also born and raised Learn about Seneca Culture and History in Salamanca. Each December is the annual at the new home of the Seneca-Iroquois “Silver Bells in the City” celebration with a National Museum, the Onöhsagwë:dé holiday show performed at the theater. Cultural Center (Page 12). Visitors to the City can also enjoy shopping at Salamanca Mall Antiques, which has over 60,000 square feet of marketplace, with over 1,000 individual vendors. You are sure to find that unique antique you have been hunting for!

Free Movie Saturdays now runs throughout the summer, in addition to the winter, at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater!

The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino holds 1,800 state-of-the-art slot machines and 33 table games. The Resort is not only a AAA 4-Diamond Resort Hotel, but houses

Ray Evans Seneca Theater camera Chuck Jaquith

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Dining can be enjoyed throughout the city at new places like The Roadside Café and Marino’s Pizza, old favorites like the Clinton, Ole Hickory Tavern, Wildwood Grill and Plaza Restaurant, or try the daily drink specials at Myer’s Steakhouse.

Log cabin at the SINM in the Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center

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Allegany State Park The Largest State Park in New York State

New York’s Largest State Park, Allegany State Park, lies right in Salamanca’s backyard. This extraordinary park has a multitude of yearround, outdoor activities. The two sections of the park, Red House Area and Quaker Area, offer natural adventures for those seeking to explore the great outdoors.

Visitors will enjoy the interesting exhibits found in the Natural History Museum located in the Red House Administration Building. The old Quaker Store houses a park museum displaying unique features and attractions, both past and present, and the history of Allegany State Park.

The Art Roscoe Trail System features 24 miles of interconnecting loop trails. These trails are some of the best single-track and double-track Mountain Biking in Western NY. With miles of trails, perfect for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Bikes and crosscountry ski rentals are available.

We recommend asking for a schedule of events at the park to catch an activity with one of the park's naturalists, as they have knowledge on the flora and fauna.

Bridal Falls camera Karl Scharf

Stone Tower at Allegany State Park with a small piece of Red House Lake in the background camera Dan Kutcha

There are gift shops, a restaurant, and other attractions such as Stone Tower, Thunder Rocks, a beaver pond, Bridal Falls, and old fire towers. Or spend time around the campfire, In the summer months, enjoy Red House and with your family, connecting to each other. Quaker lakes. Whether you like to swim, fish, Learn more about Allegany State Park at kayak, or just relax on the sandy beach, there’s EMFun.us/ASP something for everyone. Spend time picnicking with your family, playing basketball, tennis, horseshoes or volleyball with friends, or just letting the children spend time on one of the new playgrounds. Whether you're yearning to being surrounded by wilderness and not much more, or you simply want to experience the outdoors with the comforts of home, Allegany State Park has you covered! Able to accommodate any size group, Allegany State Park offers a total of 348 cabins, 4 group camps, 53 upscale cottages, and 3 campgrounds in the Park. Tent, camper, and RV sites rentals are available. Some of the displays at the Natural History Museum in the Red House Administration Building


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Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski & MTB Bike Area camera Paul Crawford

Beach area at Quaker Lake

Warming Hut at Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski Area

Outdoor seating for Allegany State Park Restaurant camera Paul Crawford

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New Playground at Quaker Lake

Bicyclists on the paved trail going over the covered bridge camera Karl Scharf

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Aluminum Bathers at Griffis Sculpture Park camera Eyes in the Sky Productions

Shakespeare in the Park in Olean, NY camera Chuck Jaquith


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Art at the Quick Center camera Chuck Jaquith

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The Enchanted Mountains offers a plentiful feast for art lovers of all kinds, whether you are a serious collector or someone who just enjoys a visual treat! Our thriving arts community is enriched by theatre companies, individual artists, arts associations/groups and art events. One of the pleasures of living in the Enchanted Mountains is the ability to be entertained, enhanced, and excited by the Arts. The Tri-County Arts Council (TCAC), formerly known as the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, leads the way for established and aspiring artists. It promotes the creation, presentation, and appreciation of arts and culture in the region. They help foster a place where people want to live, work, and raise families by offering a variety of art classes for adults and children, and professional development workshops for artists. They host the annual Art in the Park in Olean, free family art days, the Southern Tier Biennial Contemporary Art Exhibition, and provide a professional art gallery for local and regional artists.

Art at the Quick Center camera Chuck Jaquith

and theatrical performances in association with the Friends of Good Music group. Take in engaging theatrical productions, rousing musical performances, and multicultural acts in the Rigas Family Theater, located inside the "Quick Center". A young people's performance schedule allows for schools and school-aged students to view part of the Performing Arts Series or special performances for a low cost to broaden their horizons. Juried Art Exhibitions for school students are also featured throughout the year based upon age. The Museum offers tours and is free of charge and open to the public. There is a cost to performances, but season subscriptions are available. See what exhibitions are currently on show and what performances are coming up by visiting SBU.edu/QuickCenter.

What’s New Route to Arts returns! The self-guided open studio tour is back! During Routes to Art weekend, the artists are available to answer questions and demonstrate how they create their work. Visitors will meet the artists in person, see live demonstrations of their craft, and have a chance to purchase works directly from the people that create them! A map is provided of participating artists, some who collaborate at one location like the Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center in Salamanca. Others simply open their doors; you may enter a studio and find a watercolor artist demonstrating a technique, watch a woodworker turning a bowl, or see a ceramic artist working with clay. This is a chance to see more of an artist’s work than you would at a typical venue. Visit them online at MyArtsCouncil.net.

Family Art Day at the Arts Council camera Chuck Jaquith

Quick Center Opened in 1995, the Regina A. Quick Center, known as the “Quick Center”, is located at St. Bonaventure University in the Village of Allegany. A premier performing and fine arts center, they also serve as the central hub of academic instruction in the visual and performing arts for the University. The museum portion showcases a permanent art collection with over 3,000 objects including world-class art and historical artifacts from the beginnings of civilization to current collections. They also feature changing traveling exhibitions, and nationally and internationally recognized music

Family Art Day with the Arts Council camera Chuck Jaquith

Galleries Art on Main Gallery | 716-372-7455 | 100 Main St., Allegany | MyArtsCouncil.net JCC Center Gallery | 716-372-7455 | 260 N. Union St., Olean | MyArtsCouncil.net/jcc-center-gallery Quick Center at St. Bonaventure | 716-375-2494 | 3261 W. State Rd., St. Bonaventure, NY | SBU.edu/QuickCenter Pottery class with the Arts Council camera Chuck Jaquith

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Shakespeare in the Park at Oak Hill Park in Olean, NY camera Chuck Jaquith

Theatre Companies

Olean Theatre Workshop has been providing family theater for over 36 years, enriching, educating, and entertaining the community through the shared experience of live performances. They also offer a Theatre Thornton Wilder once said Workshop Kids' Program, which introduces children to the general, the technical aspect, “I regard the theatre as the and the performance side of theater. They greatest of all art forms, the host Shakespeare in Oak Hill Park, transporting most immediate way in which audiences to Elizabethan-style theatre. Set a human being can share with in Mid-August each year, a different play is another the sense of what it is to performed in an outdoor setting, free to lovers be a human being”. of Shakespeare, fresh air, sultry nights, and good times. Bring a picnic basket, lawn chair or Each of our theatre companies offers local blanket, and enjoy the mood and atmosphere. residents the chance to share their gifts and Visit them online at OleanWorkshop.org. express themselves creatively. When it all comes together on performance nights, the audience members will be delighted and quite often surprised at the quality and talent of our community members.

"Once Upon a Mattress" by Olean Community Theatre camera Chuck Jaquith

The Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association calls the classic Ray Evans Seneca Theater home. Located in the center of the City of Salamanca, on the iconic corner of Broad Street and Main Street, the name pays homage to Ray Evans—songwriter best known for famous ditties like "Silver Bells" and the score from "The Lemon Drop Kid"–who was born and raised in Salamanca. At least two fullscale productions and one annual Christmas Variety Show are held here each year. Last year’s “Beauty and the Beast” earned numerous TANYS awards. They also hold summer programs and youth theater workshops. Visit them online at RayEvansSenecaTheater.org. 2019 Theater performances (as well as yearly events) can also be found on the pull out map insert located in the center of this Guide.

Olean Community Theatre has been providing quality, live entertainment for New York's Southern Tier since 1979. It is one of New York State's most award-winning community theaters, most recently winning several TANYS Merit Awards in 2018 for "West Side Story". A true community effort, in the first 26 years of their creation they showcased their talents in over 100 productions. Visit them online at OleanCommunityTheatre.com.

Cattaraugus County Living Arts Assoc. presents Beauty & the Beast at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater camera Mike Frame Photography


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Hog-Shed Studio Pottery

Lydia Herren and Nick Kody of Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band camera-alt Rebecca Michelle Artistry

Artists The talent of our individual artists is much bigger than would be expected. There are also many forms – painting, sculpture, film-making, photography, glass, jewelry, basket weaving, paper arts, and fabric art. With the beautiful inspiration of our natural surroundings and the muse-like peace and quiet, unique to country living, it's no wonder that our artists are so spectacular. A small sampling of talented artists include: •  Elliott Hutten of Hog-Shed Studio Pottery FB.com/HogShedStudioPottery •  Chuck Jaquith, a Photographer FB.com/ChuckJaquithPhotography •  Penny Minner, a Seneca Basket Maker PenelopeMinner.com

Discover more artists at MyArtsCouncil.net.


Penny Minner

Photo of Eric Van Houten at the Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit camera Chuck Jaquith

Classical performances take place in the county thanks to groups such as the Southern Tier Symphony, Olean Barbershop Chorus, and Keynote Chorus. Large scale musical acts are hosted by the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, featuring “Chicks with Hits” in February, Rodney Carrington in March, and in the recent past has brought powerhouse performances from Hank Williams Jr., Chicago, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins, Howie Mandel, and Charley Pride. The Ellicottville Summer Music Festival and Allegany State Park's Rock the Park and Family Beach Party are a great way to enjoy outdoor concerts throughout the summer! There’s great local talent here, ready to help you rock the night away like Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band, or the Diggin Roots Band. Check EMFun.us/Events for more local bands. camera Southern Tier Symphony

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Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center The new home of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum August 2018 marked the Grand Opening of the Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center in Salamanca, which is truly a place you need to experience. The impressive, new, 33,000 square-foot facility houses the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, and also has components of an educational facility, living culture elements, and performance spaces. There are spaces devoted to archives, an expanded gift shop, a conference room, a classroom setting with technological equipment, and even a space that contains 3D Printers. On the backside of the building, there is an amphitheater that is built into the natural landscape. The Cultural Center is named after Richard “Onöhsagwë:dé” Johnny-John. “Onöhsagwë:dé” means “an opening in the house”. He spent his whole life on the Allegany Territory, dedicating many years to preserving Seneca history and culture by becoming a bilingual specialist for the Seneca Nation. The classroom is available for groups and educational tours. Students can be guided through the museum and then come back to the classroom for more educational videos


and lectures and a chance to ask Cultural Specialists specific questions they may have. E-tours are being developed so people from around the world can experience the museum from afar. The former Seneca-Iroquois National Museum was a temporary location, but lasted 41 years, almost to the day of the Grand Opening. The smaller space did not allow for preservation of rare artifacts or expansion, and artifacts had to be sent to other facilities.

In fact, 95% of Seneca artifacts have never been on display due to their delicate nature. The new Cultural Center brings ample space and the technology needed to bring some of these artifacts home and properly care for them. The interactive and informational exhibits tell the history of the Seneca, from The Creation Story to present day. Other exhibits include a welcoming “Gustoweh”, The Clan System, a log cabin that visitors can walk through,

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stereotypes as seen in pop culture, Seneca Women, Arts and Sports, The Kinzua Dam Project and how it directly affected the Seneca People, current members of the Seneca Nation, and a photo opportunity spot. While there are opportunities to touch or listen to certain components of these exhibits, tours are also available and highly recommended. The outside of the building is just as impressive with certain plants growing around the Center that are important to Seneca culture and a walkable wetland Medicine Garden that holds plants used in Seneca tradition for healing and treatment of disease. The amphitheater will host events coming Spring 2019 and can hold up to 400 people. A Longhouse will eventually grace the posterior of the building, the first to be raised in the Allegany Territory since 1820. Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center / Seneca-Iroquois National Museum | 716-945-1760 | 82 W. Hetzel St., Salamanca | SenecaMuseum.org

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Seneca Nation of Indians Onöndowa’ga:’ Great Hill People - Keepers of the Western Door The Seneca have a rich and full history and a culture that still lives on today. Seneca culture and values remain strong and intact. The vibrancy of their rich heritage is evident in the cultural events, dance, music, arts, crafts, and foods that visitors are invited to experience. Highlights include the Main Street Mural overlooking the Allegheny River, Native American Arts, the Ohi:yo’ Social Traditional Pow Wow and Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow, Seneca Bingo, Seneca Nation Library, Highbanks Campground, SnowSnake and Lacrosse Games, and of course, the new Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center. The Seneca Nation has over 8,500 enrolled members and holds title to five territories in Western New York, specifically, the Allegany, Buffalo Creek, Cattaraugus, Niagara Falls, and Oil Spring territories. The Seneca Nation is one of the original Five Nations of the Hodinöhšyönih, or Iroquois Confederacy. This union was created to bring peace to the Hodinöhšyönih, also known as the “People of the Longhouse.” Comprised of Chiefs from the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk, it operated under a sophisticated oral tradition. This code of conduct is known as the Great Law of Peace. The union was later expanded to include the Tuscarora, becoming the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The Hodinöhšyönih nations’ contiguous lands originally stretched across what is now New York State, similar to the shape of a longhouse. The Seneca controlled trade and traffic at the western edge of the Iroquois territory, which is why they are referred to as “Keepers of the Western Door.” The Mohawks, who lived near the Hudson River, are called “Keepers of the Eastern Door.” Like other Iroquois nations, the Seneca historically lived in longhouses, which were long, narrow bark-covered dwellings that housed several families. The Seneca are known as Onöndowa’ga:’, (pronounced: Ohn’own-dough-wahgah) or “Great Hill People.” Traditional Seneca culture is defined by the clan system. There are eight clans among the Seneca: Bear, Beaver, Turtle, Wolf, Deer, Hawk, Heron, and Snipe. Clan membership is


matrilineal – it is passed on to children through their mothers. The Seneca are a matriarchal society that has participated in what is accepted as the first modern democracy in the Western hemisphere since 1100 A.D. The Seneca would hunt, fish, farm, and forage their food. Staples of the Seneca crop and diet were corn, beans, and squash, which are referred to as “Jöhehgöh”, the Three Sisters—considered to be special gifts from the Creator. Every aspect of the Seneca’s daily Art at the Cultural Center life came from the land or nature, including clothing, tools, cooking utensils, crafts, and Highbanks is open year round and is fun for the other materials. entire family! The Seneca have lived in and cared for the Highbanks Campground | 1370 West Perimeter Rd., forests, valleys, and shorelines of Western New Steamburg | CampHighBanks.com York since before recorded history. The riches Seneca Veterans of the land and waters are revered among the Pow Wow Seneca, as it is their obligation to pass along this legacy to future generations. The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow The Seneca Nation continues to support its is an annual contest Pow Wow in honor of own people and surrounding communities all veterans. A cultural experience full of with a variety of cultural, educational, and dancers, singers, native regalia, and authentic economic efforts. Through the enterprises Iroquois foods, it is rated one of the top 10 Pow of the Nation, revenues are generated that Wows and is the largest Smoke Dance in North provide necessary services and programs to America. Become enamored with the visually all nation members, especially its youth and appeasing designs, beadwork, quill work, and ribbon work of the dancers who vary in age, elders. nation, and traditions who all compete for the top prize in their category. You will enjoy browsing through the numerous craft vendors selling handmade jewelry, clothing, baskets, wooden lacrosse sticks, and more. Events start Friday night with live competition singing and dancing and features some of the finest Native craft and food vendors around! The 2019 Seneca Veterans Pow Wow will be held July 19-21, 2019 at Veteran’s Park, 520 Broad St., Salamanca, NY. SenecaPowWow.org Cabins at Highbanks Campground

Highbanks Campground The Seneca Nation Highbanks Campground, located directly on the Allegheny Reservoir, overlooks the scenic view of the region’s rolling hills. Enjoy the comforts of cabins and chalets, relax in your RV, or pitch a tent to sleep under the stars. Tent and recreational vehicle sites have picnic tables and fire pits to relax in front of complete with water and electrical hookups.

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View from boat launch at Highbanks Campground

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An Annual Indian Foods Dinner of pre-colonial Iroquois dining, occurs in October, on Seneca Nation Territory. For menu items and dates, visit FB.com/SenecaNation.

Tips for visiting Seneca Territory Your general guide should be to exercise common courtesy.

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Clan Mothers Display

Please respect all rules, road signs, traffic signs, and do not litter. Please stay out of private or restricted areas. We take pride in protecting our Mother Earth, families, and elders. Please ask for permission when taking photos or video of people. When visiting sacred sites or grounds please respect the old structures, do not remove any artifacts, and be cautious of the landscaping and vegetation in the area as Nation and Federal law prohibit the removal or desecration of such items. When attending pow wows, socials, or ceremonial events, please honor the traditions and witness the event as a spectator. Please approach dancers and singers respectfully and ask for permission to take photos and/or video.

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Travelers can learn about the Seneca-Iroquois cultures and history in authentic displays in the Seneca-Allegany Resort & Casino and the Onöhsagwë:dé Cultural Center which now houses the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca. For more information, contact their Special Events/Tourism Manager at 716-945-1790. Visit SenecaNation.com.

Stoneware at Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Clan photos at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

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Join in the annual Juneteenth Celebration held each June, celebrating its 10th year in 2019, with ethnic foods, live entertainment, drumming circles and poetry readings. Visit the Center online at AACOlean.org. Juneteenth Celebration camera-alt Jo Moore

African American Culture

European and other Cultures

annual event (in June) that recently got a little more special after the announcement in February of 2017 that Pope Francis designated the 104-year-old Roman Catholic church a Minor Basilica. Now offering tours of the Basilica, as well as religious processions, learn about the steps to becoming a Basilica (they are only 1 of 85 in the Country), at SMAOlean.org. The Hindu Society of Olean and Allegany (find on Facebook) is a small community in Western New York with a mission to increase spiritual and cultural awareness through Hindu religious traditions. Every other year they host India Fest, typically held at the JCC Campus, and to occur in 2019. Here they have traditional food and beverages, Bollywood music, Indian India Fest camera-alt Adam Miller Studio Photography

The African American Center for Cultural Development (AACCD) values, promotes, and integrates the history of our area by celebrating the talents, lives, and history of African Americans in the region. Through various events, movie screenings, lectures, and other observances, the AACCD seeks Dyngus Day camera-alt Tom Dinki, Olean Times Herald to benefit the area and increase community pride. Polish Americans have a long history in the A Walking Tour of African American History in City of Olean, traditionally in the north end Olean can be taken either as a self-journey and dating back to just before the 1900s. The or guided tour and is just over two miles Olean Pulaski Club was established in 1948 long. On group tours, the guide will present and remains to this day. While the club now some history of each site. This tour will has a diverse membership, it holds true to its take you through a small section of Olean’s Polish roots most noticeably with its Dyngus African American history, including people Day Celebration. Check out other local who have played an important role in Olean’s clubs on the Greater Olean Area Chamber of growth, and significant locations along Olean’s Commerce's website, OleanNY.com. Underground Railroad. AACCD‘s Director, along St. John's Festival occurs each July and was with Cattaraugus County Historical Advisory formerly known as "Festa Italiana" in Olean and Committee, created “The Underground Railroad is sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Parish in Cattaraugus County...A County Wide Fight of Olean. Come be Italian for the day at this fun for Freedom" brochure which features people, filled event featuring Italian-American cuisine, clothing and jewelry, Henna body art (Mehndi) places, societies and potential routes taken a bocce tournament, kids games, dancing, and and dance, and musical performances. live music. Discover more at SJTEOlean.org. The Olean Meditation Center offers weekly To honor and celebrate Lebanese heritage, yoga and meditation classes, plant-based St. Joseph's Mahrajan Festival is held in the cooking classes, and sponsors interfaith beginning of August each year and invites meetings on topics such as compassion, the community in to dine on traditional generosity, and gratitude. Look for the Olean Lebanese foods. The menu typically includes Meditation Center on Facebook to become chicken and beef shish kabobs, stuffed grape involved. Cattaraugus County Museum leaves, fatayer pies, kibbee, tabbouleh and through the county. Learn stories of a tar hummus served with flatbread. The word Learn more about these cultural events at and feather incident in Olean or all about "Mahrajan" loosely translated, means picnic or EnchantedMountains.com/Events. "Aunt Sarah Johnson,” a runaway slave who family get-together. Details can be found at was found and befriended by Dr. Mead who StJosephOlean.org. taught her midwifery. Mrs. Johnson went on to become a valued icon in the Olean Community. St. Mary's Church Festival, now known as St. Mary of the Angels BasilicaFest, is also an 16

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Amish Trail Immerse yourself in a simpler way of life When you travel through the rural countryside of Western Cattaraugus County and the New York Amish Trail, you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful scenery in a peaceful atmosphere that will calm the noise in your soul and help you revisit life at a slower pace. Follow hand-painted signs down the side roads to the Amish businesses where you can purchase a wide variety of goods, each made with incomparable hand craftsmanship.

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Amish 101

New York's Amish Trail in Cattaraugus County is not your typical Amish community; there is no commercialization here like you find in the larger familiar Amish areas in the Northeast. This pastoral settlement consists of an Old Order Amish people that continue to live out their day to day lives the old-fashioned way. No modern conveniences such as electric and motorized vehicles are used to carry out their Adventure from one small shop to the next on a responsibilities for the day. self-guided tour through the Largest Old-Order Please remember to respect the privacy and personal property of our Amish neighbors. Amish Community in the United States. You will find unique handiworks and observe They do not like to be photographed as it is Amish culture - a culture so far from the against their beliefs. Photos of the scenic modern world. This is a place where you can countryside can be taken. As you tour the take a step back in time, slow down, and enjoy enchanted countryside, drive cautiously and watch for black, slow-moving, horse-drawn a simpler way of life. buggies. Expect to find colorful handmade quilts and rugs, detailed indoor and outdoor furniture, fun wooden toys, fresh baked goods, candies, jams and cheese. However, leave your debit and credit cards at home as they only accept cash. Shops are closed on Sundays, some Wednesdays, certain holidays, and for barn raisings, weddings, and funerals. camera-alt Belle Idee Photography

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No sense of direction? Want more information or a guide to help you discover more of the customs and culture of the Amish? Then sign up for a fascinating tour with an expert guide who will let you in on a few local secrets. Make a tour reservation with the Leon Historical Society by calling Pat Bromley at 716-296-5709 or Fred Milliman at 716-358-3236. These are step-on guides, meaning you will arrange to meet them, and then they will ride in your vehicle, giving you directions on where to go based on your interests or what kinds of shops you would like to visit. Most tours generally last 2-3 hours. Make an adventure out of finding the products you like by visiting AmishTrail.com. Here you’ll find addresses of Amish shops, “English” businesses, and a searchable map throughout the county. Brochures with paper maps are available at various Amish shops, New York Amish Trail partners, the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce, the Amish Trail Welcome Center at the Randolph Town Hall, or by calling 1-800-331-0543.

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Union Tea Café and Tea Shop ���������������������������������������� UnionTeaCafe.com Over 100 blends of tea! Farm-to-table salads with house dressings, 301 North Union St., Olean, NY �����������������������������������������������������716-701-4014 all-day gourmet waffles, and traditional English High Tea.


Bike and Bean ������������������������������������������� FB.com/EllicottvilleBikeAndBean 30 Washington St., Ellicottville, NY �������������������������������������������716-699-2453

Burrito bar featuring local produce and meats. Gluten free options, organic produce, grass-fed beef, and antibiotic free chicken.


Sprague’s Maple Farms & Restaurant ��������������SpraguesMapleFarms.com 1048 Portville-Obi Rd., Portville, NY �������������������������������������������716-933-6637

Pancake house and restaurant. Maple syrup produced and sold onsite. Gift store, production tours, hiking trails, seasonal wagon rides.


Tandoor Taste of India ����������������������������������������������FB.com/TandoorOlean 833 East State St., Olean, NY ������������������������������������������������������716-241-0001

Indian Cuisine - Buffet on Saturdays and Sundays. The owners are well-known for their kindness and hospitality. Must try: Garlic Naan



Brother’s Bistro ���������������������������������������������������������������� OleansBistro.com 188 North Union St., Olean, NY ����������������������������������������������������716-276-0818

Award-winning international food, specializing in seafood, steaks, curries. Must try: Tandoori Chicken Tikka



Horseshoe Inn �����������������������������������������������������HorseshoeInnOnoville.com 11055 West Perimeter Rd., Frewsburg, NY ����������������������������������716-354-5401

Unique, rustic, country atmosphere. Boasts an impressive range of selections: from Fried Bologna to Blackened Ahi Tuna.




Mirchi Bar-N-Grill ����������������������������������������������������������� MirchiBarNGrill.net 1020 North Union St., Olean, NY ������������������������������������������������� 716-790-8473

Indian classics like Pakora, Paneer, Vindaloo, Korma, Biryani, Naan, and Mango Lassi.




Chanderson’s Steak and Seafood ���������������������������������� Chandersons.com 11851 NY-16, Yorkshire, NY ������������������������������������������������������������716-492-1331

Casual dining at its finest. Steaks, seafood, lamb, pasta, salads, and handhelds; high standard of service.



Tasta Pizza ������������������������������������������������������������������ TastaPizzaOlean.com 1521 West State St., Olean, NY ����������������������������������������������������716-373-2393

Serving delicious party trays since 1970. Home of the famous Daily Special!




Red’s & Trudy’s ����������������������������������������������������EMFun.us/RedsAndTrudys 501 Portville-Ceres Rd., Portville, NY �����������������������������������������716-933-8982

This local favorite is famous for their loose meat burgers, housemade rolls, and milkshakes.




Beef ’n’ Barrel �������������������������������������������������������������������� BeefnBarrel.com 146 North Union St., Olean, NY ���������������������������������������������������716-372-2985

Signature roast beef cut to-order at beef-cutting stations in the dining room. Cozy and timeless.





Villagio ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������VillaggioEVL.com 7 Monroe St., Ellicottville, NY ������������������������������������������������������716-699-2199

Classic and creative Italian dishes made from old family recipes; extensive wine list. Great for groups.



Finnerty’s Tap Room ���������������������������������������������� FinnertysTapRoom.com 5 East Washington St. Ellicottville, NY ���������������������������������������716-699-1226

Eclectic Irish restaurant serving classics like wings, Reubens, and unexpected Asian dishes like Fiery Thai Udon & Bahn Mi Wrap.




Mickey’s ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� EMFun.us/Mickeys 629 East State St., Olean, NY ����������������������������������������������������� 716-372-3467

Sports bar featuring pizza, wings, burgers, seafood, and steaks. Amazing Homemade deserts too!




Union Whisk{e}y �������������������������������������������������������������UnionWhiskey.com 184 North Union Rd., Olean, NY ����������������������������������������������������716-806-1541

Urban style bar serving craft cocktails and signature dishes. Inviting and trendy. Serves weekend brunch.



Woodside Tavern on the Range ��������������������������������WoodsideTavern.com 3319 West River Rd., Olean, NY �������������������������������������������������� 716-307-6772

Serving farm fresh burgers, specials, sandwiches and salads. Public driving range and outdoor fireplace. Must try: Triple “B” Burger



3rd Base Bar & Grill ������������������������������������������������FB.com/3rdBaseBarGrill Sports bar known for its chicken wings, with over 20 different sauce 1302 West State St., Olean, NY ��������������������������������������������������� 716-372-8779 choices. Must try: Daryl’s Wings, Grilled Wings


Specializing in homemade favorites and seafood. Prime rib on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays!


Monroe St. Brick & Brew ����������������������������������������������MonroeStPizza.com 21 Monroe St., Ellicottville, NY ������������������������������������������������������716-699-1051

New York style, hand-crafted pizza with the freshest ingredients, and cooked in 1,000°F brick-oven.


Oishi Sushi & Hibachi �������������������������������������������FB.com/OishiSteakHouse 2234 West State St., Olean, NY ��������������������������������������������������716-373-8889

Authentic Japanese cuisine: sushi, sashimi, rolls. Enjoy fresh steak and seafood skillfully prepared by a hibachi chef at your table.


Renna’s Pizza ��������������������������������������������������������������������EMFun.us/Rennas 400 North Union St., Olean, NY ��������������������������������������������������716-372-6333

Locally renowned for New York style pizza. Located in the Olean Center Mall food court.


R&M Restaurant ���������������������������������������������������������������� EMFun.us/RandM 265 Main St., Randolph, NY ����������������������������������������������������������716-358-5141

Family-friendly, home-style dining in the heart of Amish Country. Breakfast is served all day, baked goods to go. Amish buggy booth!


Myers Steakhouse & Inn ������������������������������������������ MyersSteakhouse.com 460 Wildwood Ave, Salamanca, NY ��������������������������������������������716-945-3153

Offers a wide variety of food from steaks to home cooked features. Try firecracker shrimp with risotto or Black & Blue Steak Salad.





Hide-A-Way ������������������������������������������������������������HideAwayRestaurant.net 2597 Route 394, Steamburg, NY ������������������������������������������������716-354-6995















Brick oven pizza and housemade cold stone ice cream, all made with market-fresh ingredients.



Fyre’N Ice �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� FyreNice.com 20 South Main St., Portville, NY ������������������������������������������������� 716-806-1306




Offering a variety of ethnic cuisine—Pakistani, Italian, Greek, Lebanese. Must try: Beef Tenderloin Tikka


Rafi’s Platter ���������������������������������������������������������������������� RafisPlatter.com 800 Wayne St., Olean, NY ����������������������������������������������������������� 716-790-8294







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Beverages Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries Local breweries, wineries, and distilleries are a hot topic and the Enchanted Mountains has them all! You can find local craft beverages throughout Cattaraugus County, including two breweries on UpstateNY.com’s I-86 Beer Trail. Cattaraugus County has the drink for you! So come on—pull up a chair, take a load off, and have a drink. Cheers! Please don’t forget—enjoy responsibly! EMFun.us/Beverages

Ellicottville Brewing Co.

Ellicottville Distillery

Ellicottville Brewing Company, established by beer-loving founder Peter Kreinheder in 1995, not only introduced craft beer culture in Western New York, but continues to set the standard for innovative and authentic brewing of delicious craft beer leading EBC to win three International World Beer Championship Awards. EBC has a brewpub, beer garden, winter event igloo, and event rentals.

Surrounded by rolling hills and agricultural fields is the Ellicottville Distillery. They focus on making the highest quality boutique spirits by growing most of their ingredients from seed to glass. Their line of spirits, The Agronomist, embodies this connection; producing Corn Whiskey, Corn-Distilled Vodka, Apple-Distilled Vodka, and honey spirit.

28 Monroe St., Ellicottville | 716-699-2537 | EllicottvilleBrewing.com

5462 Robbins Rd., Ellicottville | 716-307-1494 | EllicottvilleDistillery.com

Ellicottville Winery

Four Mile Brewing

A father-in-law and son-in-law craft the wine on-site using only local grapes and all-natural ingredients to create 18+ varieties of wine. Grapes are harvested, crushed, blended, aged, and bottled on-site by two people, Dominic and Sam. Their secret to great wine? They’ve learned the details, and they attend to them every single day.

A great stop for craft beer enthusiasts, Four Mile Brewing is Olean, NY’s first brewery since prohibition closed the doors on this same location in 1920. Nearly 100 years later, four Olean guys had a crazy idea: A high quality, low cost, local beer; a product the people of the area could be proud to call their own. And with that, they started Four Mile Brewing!

A little bit of Buffalo in Ellicottville by featuring trademarked beers named in honor of the history and culture of iconic Buffalo neighborhoods. They have 54 taps, a pizza oven, and some Buffalo favorites like beerbattered fish fries with rye bread.

14 Monroe St., Ellicottville | 716-699-1055 | WineryOfEllicottville.com

202 E. Greene St., Olean | 716-373-BEER | 4MileBrewing.com

6600 Route 219, Ellicottville | 716-699-2042 | SteelboundEVL.com


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Stroll the Nature Gardens!

28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY

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Winter Wanderland Snow Many Choices Do you love cold weather adventures? Spend some time outside exploring the new day and then spend some time relaxing to warm up. Winter in the Enchanted Mountains is a great time, whether you prefer the snowy outdoors or enjoy the comfortable indoors! The start of December typically means the start of shredding through the snow on either your skis, board, snowshoes, or snowmobile. The following activities will get you enjoying some snowy outdoor fun! Cross Country Ski Snow Tube Ski & Snowboard Indoor Fun: Bowling Snowmobile Snowshoe Ice Fish Visit EMFun.us/Winter. Check out our History and Arts/Culture section of the Guide for cozy indoor activities like visiting a Museum, viewing art in our galleries, or experiencing one of our live theatre performances!

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Cross Country Skiing Propel yourself along a beautiful landscape The cross country ski trails in the Enchanted Mountains offer pristine views of the woods and numerous miles of coverage in one area. The Art Roscoe Trail System in Allegany State Park is widely considered the best cross country ski trails in Western NY and Northeastern PA. Here you can ski approximately 24 miles of trails—groomed on an as needed basis—all of which begin at the Summit Warming Hut. Equipment rentals are available at the Red House Gift Shop; also available on some weekends at the Summit Warming Hut. Call 716-354-9163 to check on rentals and trail conditions.

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Winter cabins are available within a short walk and along the top ridgeline for intermediate of the Art Roscoe trailhead. trails. They sell a 2-ride cross country lift ticket Learn more about XC Skiing at EMFun.us/XC-Ski. Holiday Valley has two areas with cross country to take you to the ridgeline area. trails: around their golf course for easy trails

Snow Tubing It's snow much fun! Snow tubing is enjoyable for the whole family. Holiday Valley Tubing Company is a 22-lane tubing park. Feel the rush of the cold winter air as you sail down a 900-foot long lane with a 100 foot vertical drop. Ready to go again? There's the new conveyor lift to pull you up the hill. Do you want to hang out on a smaller hill? Try the Lil' Tubers Hill. A warming hut is available at the base with a snack bar, fireplace, and restrooms. Check the snow reports for updates by calling 716-699-TUBE! The typical tubing season is from mid-December to mid-March. Learn more about Snow EMFun.us/Snow-Tubing.



Holiday Valley Tubing Co. | 5673 Bryant Hill Rd., Ellicottville | 716-699-8823 Tubing at Holiday Valley’s Tubing Park

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Ski or Snowboard The feel of controlling your speed on the snow

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There are two great places to ski or snowboard in the Enchanted Mountains; Holiday Valley Resort and HoliMont in the small ski town of Ellicottville, NY. Holiday Valley Resort features 60 trails and slopes with a 750-foot vertical drop, 13 lifts, and four terrain parks. While Mother Nature provides plenty of snow, dropping on average 180 inches of snowfall each year, Holiday Valley takes it to another level. Each year, they invest in snowmaking equipment, currently totaling 611 snowguns and 95% snowmaking coverage. Holiday Valley offers nighttime skiing at its finest--39 slopes and trails remain open well after dark, creating a magical world of twinkling lights dotting the slopes. Check the ski conditions and learn about other activities at HolidayValley.com. HoliMont is North America’s Largest Private Ski Resort, but opens its doors to non-members during the week. The terrain is incredible, the lift lines are short, and the grooming impeccable. The slopes at HoliMont are Northfacing, creating amazingly true fall lines. The resort is expanding westward and new trails are created every year. Family-friendly, a great sense of community, fifty-two slopes and trails, and 100% snowmaking coverage. Please note, there is no night time skiing available. Learn more at HoliMont.com.

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Mardi Gras Express lift at Holiday Valley camera-alt Matt Brahaney

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Learn to Ski or Snowboard Holiday Valley Snowsports School and HoliMont's Snow Sports School are PSIA and AASI Certified; this means you'll get a great ski or snowboard instructor. The month of January is the best time to start learning to ski or snowboard as Holiday Valley offers great deals and packages due to it being National Learn a Snowsport Month.

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New Event!

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Join in a new kind of Winter Race at Holimont! This February, HoliMont will be hosting a Cyclocross Fat Bike Race.

Night Skiing at Holiday Valley Resort

Held on the HoliCX Course (each fall), riders will start with the groomed Cross Country Ski Trails in the woods, but then have to manueuver winding areas with berms and banked turns! Sure to be a spectacle and best of all you can watch!

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There will also be local vendors, food, and beverages on site. Find all the details on FB.com/SkiHoliMont.

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Bowling If you have some SPARE time ...

16 bowling lanes at Good Times of Olean

EVL Bowling's 8 bowling lanes

Join one of our alley's leagues or grab the Ischua Valley Country Club has 10 lanes, EVL Bowling offers state-of-the-art bowling family on a too hot, too rainy or too snowy day dining, and golf! on 8 lanes with an arcade at Tim & Bonnies 8093 Rt. 16, Franklinville | 716-676-3630 | and see how many pins you can knock down! Pizza. IschuaValleycc.com

8 Bristol Ln., Ellicottville | 716-699-9025 | Good Times of Olean has 16 lanes for stateTimAndBonnies.com/evl-bowling K & L Lanes in Gowanda is a small bowling of-the-art, bowling fun. They have three restaurants and other activities like volleyball, alley with 8 lanes that will remind you of Central Lanes has “Rock ‘N’ Bowl” nights on 12 yesteryears: cozy and comfortable. Open from lanes and an arcade. mini-golf, batting cages, and an arcade. Labor Day until mid April. 191 Central Ave., Salamanca | 716-945-9819 800R E. State St., Olean | 716-379-8210 | GTOFood.com 10 Buffalo St., Gowanda | 716-532-9791

Snowmobile Fresh Powder Freedom

Have a flurry of fun on over 450+ miles of snowmobile trails that weave paths throughout the county, into Allegany State Park, and connect with the ~10,000 miles of New York State funded snowmobile trails. There’s nothing that will have you shouting “Let it Snow, Let it Snow!” more than being able to whiz through the freshly fallen snow, blanketing fields and coating trees. Cattaraugus County has numerous lodgings that offer direct or easy access to trails and restaurants that are friendly to snowmobile groups. To view current trail conditions or request a FREE map of the snowmobile trails, along with listings of lodgings, restaurants, rentals, service stops, and gas stations, please visit EnchantedMountains.com/Snowmobiling.

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Snowshoe I’m walking on snow!

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Pfeiffer Nature Center offers snowshoes for rent and has over nine miles of trails between its two properties, Eshelman and Lillibridge. Open dawn to dusk year round, these free trails, offer everything from short level walks to long rugged climbs. Enjoy deep woods and open meadows, creeks and ponds, and lots

of great wildlife habitats. Eshelman is closed snowshoeing adventure on. It will lead you October through December for hunting season. behind the Summit Area and towards Stone Pfeiffer Nature Center: Eshelman Property Tower. 1420 Yubadam Rd., Portville | 716-933-0187 | PfeifferNatureCenter.org

Check out the snowshoeing “Bear Paw” Trail at Allegany State Park, a great trail to start a

Learn about rentals and plan your snowshoe adventure at EMFun.us/Snowshoe.

Ice Fishing Here Fishy Fishy ... Fish On! Allegany State Park’s two lakes, Quaker and Red House, both offer great fishing opportunities and are two of the more popular spots among hard-water enthusiasts. Other hot spots include Lime Lake, Case Lake, New Albion Lake, and Harwood Lake. Each year the DEC Randolph Fish Hatchery stocks the abovementioned lakes: once in the spring and again in the fall with surplus brood stock. Learn more about ice fishing Enchanted Mountains at EMFun.us/Fish.

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Featured Events

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Jan 26

Take the family to watch the twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds of snowmobile racing at the Seneca-Allegany Resort & Casino as 200 of the world’s best snowmobilers race in the AMSOIL Seneca Allegany SNOCROSS National.

Mar 02



Popular music from the silver screen, including Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and other familiar classics will be performed. Enjoy a pre-concert talk by Music Director/Conductor, Benjamin Grow, in addition to light classical music.


Feb 22-23

"Wild About Travel" with Naturalist Barb Busack will take place at the picturesque Pfeiffer Nature Center, home to 648 acres of Mother Nature’s perfection.


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April 27-28

May 11-12

May 31-Jun 02

Sample mouth-watering, freshly-made maple syrup and maple products from local producers. There’s a 5K race, food, crafts, and more fun throughout the weekend.

Treat Mom to a day of hiking and shopping arts & crafts at Rock City Park Mother’s Day Craft Show. Mothers and kids 12 and under get in free.



The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an outdoor learning experience of natural history and outdoor education. It welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner. AlleganyNaturePilgrimage.com


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Jul 13

Jul 30 - Aug 03

Sep 07

“Good old fashioned fun for everyone” Car show, arts, antiques, music, animals, demonstrations, crafts, pancake breakfast, chicken BBQ, and plenty of food!

The Cattaraugus County Fair has been a tradition for over 176 years! Families have experienced all the exciting rides, animal shows, and live entertainment for more than a century!

This canoe and kayak regatta with a campout is a great paddling time in the Ischua Valley. You are likely to see trout, ospreys, herons, the american bald eagle, otter, beaver, and other animals during your trip.




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Pumpkinville opens in the middle of September and runs through Halloween. It’s the perfect, one stop shop for all of your favorite, fall, family activities including a corn maze, pick your own pumpkin patch, hayrides, and so many mouthwatering food options to choose from.

Nov 29

Dec 31

Watch the parade and also the joy on children’s faces as they eagerly await Santa and Mrs. Claus’ big debut! Help Santa with his grand countdown as he lights the city up with Christmas spirit.

Countdown to 2020 with a torch light parade and fireworks to bring in the New Year at one of Ellicottville, NY’s ski resorts, Holiday Valley!



Oct 01-31 (Opens in Sept.)


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Swing of Spring Squishy Squishy

Spring ... it's paddling time! Spring weather in Cattaraugus County means it’s time to get outside and explore the beautiful rolling hills as the trees begin to bud and the wildlife wakes up from a long winter nap. The Enchanted Mountains have so much to offer as it comes alive for spring- from whitewater rafting, and biking- all while getting some fresh air and exercise! In this section: Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Kayaking Bicycling Fishing Golfing Driving Ranges Mini-Golf Sky High Adventure Park

Photo from the annual Great Valley Regatta in 2010 camera Becky Smith


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Whitewater Rafting

Rafters and Kayakers in the Zoar Valley section of the Cattaraugus Creek camera Rick Miller 2009

This is a great water adventure! Cattaraugus Creek offers Class III and IV whitewater for you to whitewater raft and kayak. Peak season is early spring as snow begins to melt and then again in the fall, when the rains raise the water level back up. It is important to wear appropriate safety gear at all times as whitewater sports are very dangerous. Please call the below guide company to help mold a journey to suit your group’s skill level. Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting | 1-800-724-0696 ZoarValleyRafting.com

Whitewater Kayaking Safety First! There's a local group that can help you learn the river sport of whitewater kayaking. Zoar Valley Paddling Club is a whitewater kayaking and paddling non-profit organization that spans from the Buffalo/Western New York to North Western Pennsylvania Regions. Their purpose is promoting and practicing proper paddling and safety, organizing and holding club trips and events, aiding in river protection and conservation, and introducing river sport to new members. Learn more at ZoarValleyPaddlingClub.org.

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Cycling Trail / Road A bicycle ride on a trail is safer than on the road as you don't have to worry about vehicles as often. Be sure to discuss bicycle safety with fellow riders.

Bike on Trails Plan some time with your friends on the following trails: The Allegheny River Valley Trail is 6.2 miles of paved trail that runs along the Allegheny River, through Olean, and around St. Bonaventure University. This is a great option for a family or beginner as there are benches with river views all along the trail. Rentals are available at the Twist 'n Shake. In addition to mountain biking trails, Allegany State Park also offers 5.6 miles of paved trail on the Red House Area with 3.1 miles looping around Red House Lake. Rentals are available at the Red House Lake Boat area. Allegheny River Valley Trail camera Bob Crandall

The Pat McGee Trail, originally a branch of the Erie Railroad line in 1851, was converted into a multi-use trail and offers 12 miles of scenic riding trails. Local bicycle maintenance, tips, and weekly rides: Upcycle Bicycles | 716-375-7778 | 307 W. State St., Olean | UpcycleBicycles.com Ellicottville Bike & Bean | 716-699-BIKE | 30 Washington St., Ellicottville | FB.com/EllicottvilleBikeAndBean

Ladies with cycling rentals at Allegany State Park

Upcycle Bicycles

Road Cycling Routes If you're into longer trips by bicycle then keep Check out some of these routes that start and on reading. The country roads winding through finish from the Inn at Holiday Valley. the rolling hills of Cattaraugus County are great •  Ellicottville-West Valley Loop - a moderate for road biking. 38 mile loop with rolling hills. •  Beaver Meadows - a bit shorter, slightly hilly, 27 miles, 875 feet of climbing.

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•  Beaver Meadows Little Valley - 37 miles with rolling hills with your choice of steep and long uphill finish on Murder Hill, or a gentler Dublin Meadows Road. •  Dutch Hill - a challenging 45 mile ride with three big hills, 2000 feet of climbing. Ride through the countryside camera Holiday Valley


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Mountain bikers cycling into Ellicottville


Fishing is bountiful with miles of glistening waterways, lakes, and the Allegheny Reservoir. Whether you are a fair weather fisherman or an avid angler, we have a perfect fishing spot waiting for you.

Spend some time near the water

One of our most popular spots is the Cattaraugus Creek, which is continually listed as one of the Top Steelhead Fishing Sites. Other creeks with great trout fishing include Clear Creek, Ischua Creek, and Mansfield Creek. Our man-made, slightly shallow lakes provide an excellent habitat for many sports fish, including tiger musky in Lime Lake and walleye along the Allegheny River and Reservoir. Throw a line in at New Albion, Case, Harwood, Quaker or Red House Lakes for even more fishing fun! Father and daughter fishing at Allegany State Park camera Paul G. Barretta

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Allegheny River

Bass, Walleye, Northerns, Musky

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Cabic Pond

Bass, Panfish

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Case Lake

Trout, Largemouth, Panfish

All Year, Ice Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek

Steelhead, Trout, Salmon

All Year

Conewango Creek

Bass, Walleye, Northerns, Musky

All Year

Harwood Lake

Trout, Largemouth Bass, Panfish

All Year, Ice Fishing

Lake Flavia

Northern Pike, Largemouth, Trout, Panfish

Special Rules

Lime Lake

Largemouth Bass, Tiger Musky, Walleye, Panfish, Carp

Ice Fishing

New Albion Lake

Trout, Largemouth Bass, Panfish

All Year, Ice Fishing

Quaker Lake

Trout, Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish

All Year, Ice Fishing

Red House Lake

Trout, Largemouth Bass, Panfish

All Year, Ice Fishing

Learn about nearby fishing outfitters, guides and more at EMFun.us/Fishing.

Catching trout with Adventure Bound onthefly camera Sean Carr Photography

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Golf 8 Courses

Double Black Diamond Golf Course camera Bob Crandall

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Golfing with friends at Elkdale Country Club camera Becky Smith

Teeing-off in the Enchanted Mountains can be an adventure in itself at 8 golf courses. Whether you prefer a quick 9-hole game or a relaxed 18-hole afternoon, the region’s golf courses offer premium and public golfing at affordable prices. You can golf on ski slopes, over waterways, and up hillsides. Get the gang together and call one of the courses for a tee time or check our website for Overnight Stay Deals and Golf Packages. EMFun.us/Golf.

Bartlett Country Club | 18 Hole | 32 Euclid Ave., Olean | 716-372-5175 | BartlettCountryClub.com Birch Run Country Club | 9 Hole | 4130 Birch Run Rd., Allegany | 716-373-3113 | BirchRunGolfClub.com Cardinal Hills Golf Course | 18 Hole | 78 Conewango Rd., Randolph | 716-358-5409 | CardinalHillsNY.com Elkdale Country Club | 18 Hole | 4676 NY 353, Salamanca | 716-945-5553 | ElkdaleCC.com Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Course | 18 Hole | 6557 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville | 716-699-2345 | HolidayValley.com

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Get outside, stretch your legs, and challenge your friends and family at any of these 18 hole courses. What better way to bond and reconnect with each other than a rousing game of miniature golf? Good Times of Olean | 800R East State Street, Olean | 716-379-8210 | GTOFood.com Mystic Water Resort Miniature Golf | 620 Parkside Dr., Limestone | 716-925-8553 | MysticWaterResort.com Sprint Speedway | 3353 Rt. 16, Olean | 716-440-0556


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Ischua Valley Country Club | 9 Hole | 8093 Rt.16, Franklinville | 716-676-3630 | FB.com/IschuaValleyCountryClub St. Bonaventure Golf Course | 9 Hole | Approx 269 E. Main St., Allegany | 716-372-7692 | StBonavenue.com/St-Bonaventure-Golf-Course Turkey Run Golf Course | 9 Hole | 11888 Bixby Hill Rd., Arcade | 716-492-2888 | TurkeyRunArcade.com

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Driving Ranges

Check out the driving range at Woodside Tavern on the Range in Olean! Not only can you tee off at their spacious driving range, you can enjoy lunch at the same time. You can also enjoy a drink while driving balls, which makes this range a great place to relax. Woodside Tavern | 3319 West River Rd., Olean | 716-307-6772 | WoodsideTavern.com Elkdale Driving Range | 4676 Route 353, Salamanca | 716-945-5553 | ElkdaleCC.com

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Sky High Adventure Park Are you up for a challenge in the trees?

Located at Holiday Valley Resort is Sky High Aerial Adventure Park, which offers an Aerial Park, a Climbing Forest, a Mountain Coaster, and Gem Mining! The Aerial Adventure Park is a playground in the trees that features a series of platforms and bridges to challenge your strategies, strength, and balance to complete. There are 13 total courses of varying difficulty to choose from. Cross bridges, climb ladders and soar on zip lines to get to the next platform, all while safely harnessed in and with trained staff nearby to help. The Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster is a roller coaster that zig zags and spirals down 2,940 feet of mountain while maneuvering 15 curves, 12 waves, a jump, and a corkscrew spiral. Riders can control the speed of their car to take advantage of this thrilling adventure or slow it down to a slow and steady ride of leisure.

The Climbing Forest is a 3D version of a climbing wall. There are 9 trees outfitted with color coded climbing holds and the difficulty ranges from very easy to very challenging. Each climber is fitted with a harness that is clipped into an Auto Belay system. Mister Happy Gem Mining was added in 2018 so kids can experience old fashioned panning for gold. Except they have a three pound bag of sand containing gems, fossils or sharks teeth. The little miners will dump the contents of their bag into a frame with a screen on the bottom to wash the sand away to see what treasures are left behind. Then they can compare what is left with their identification card and learn more about their gems or fossils. Open May through October, but because they’re weather dependent, we encourage you to call first -- 716-699-HIGH or online at HolidayValley.com/Summer.

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Sweet Summer Fun Fresh Air and No Cares

With the longer days and a bright, blazing sun, the possibilities are endless in Cattaraugus County. From adventures with friends, to family kayaking expeditions, multiple ATV Dice Duns, and exploratory nature hikes. The Enchanted Mountains really are, “Naturally Yours to Enjoy!” Boating Off Roading Motorsports Horseback Riding Mountain Biking Motoring / Touring Drive-Ins Kayaking & Canoeing

"The Observer" and other sculptures at the East Hill Ashford Site (Rohr Hill Road) of Griffis Sculpture Park


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Boating Float your Boat Soak up 91 miles of natural shoreline on the Allegheny Reservoir which is home to Onoville Marina, the largest inland marina in New York State. Located in the southwest corner of the Enchanted Mountains, Onoville Marina features 400 dock slips, 70 campsites, a fuel dock, sanitary facilities, a launch ramp, picnic shelters, camping, a playground, showers, and round the clock staff.

View of the Allegheny Reservoir from Onoville Marina

Another great place to launch your boat into the Allegheny River is “Friends Boat Launch” in the Quaker area of Allegany State Park. Onoville Marina, Friends Boat Launch, and Highbanks Campground feature paved launch sites that are perfect for pontoons, motorboats or kayaks. Learn more at EMFun.us/Boating. Allegheny River at Highbanks Campground

Off Roading Love the Dirt & Mud

Limestone Dice Run

Friends Boat Launch camera-alt Bob Fischer

Yoderland Mud Park is a new trail area to ride ATVs, SxS, dirt bikes, snowmobiles or ORVs. YoderlandATV.com

Each year, the Enchanted Mountains host two Conquer the landscapes of all the trails and ATV dice runs: the Limestone Volunteer Fire dice runs in the Enchanted Mountains. Dept. Dice Run in August and the Knapp Creek There are 10 miles of well-maintained ATV Volunteer Fire Dept. Dice Run in September. trails at The Woods at Bear Creek’s, Bear Run Both offer 35 miles to ride on, chicken BBQs, ATV Park. This track was designed for riders raffles, and vendors. of all skill levels and hosts at least one dice run EnchantedMountains.com/Events a year. TheWoodsAtBearCreek.com

Racing The Need for Speed

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With an asphalt track, the Chapel Hill Raceway is a racing facility that has specialty events 3-4 From Late Model racing to Go-Karts, race times per year for TQ Midgets, and hosts some to Cattaraugus County for motorsport fun. NYPA Midget Association sanctioned races. Register to race or watch from the sidelines Anyone can come and watch the excitement. at Freedom Motorsports Park. The season 4716 Chapel Hill Rd., Great Valley | 716-342-9844 runs from the end of May to mid-September Drive with the Super Late Model division being the headline class for 2019! Slow it down with a friendly go-kart competition 11099 Marble Springs Rd., Delevan | 716-725-5464 | FreedomMotorsportsPark.com

at Sprint Speedway in Olean, home of the 0.1 mile concrete oval go-kart track that is fast

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and challenging! Sprint Speedway also has miniature golf, Frisbee golf, batting cages, camping, and fishing. Open ThursdaysSundays spring, summer, and fall. 3335 Rt. 16, Olean | 716-440-0556

Skateland of Franklinville has go-karts, indoor roller skating, laser tag, a teen dance club, batting cages, a video arcade, and more. 70 South Main St., Franklinville | 716-676-2655

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We carry 24 flavors of Hard Ice Cream, Char-Broiled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & much more!

PONTOON BOAT RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE 767 West Perimeter Road, Onoville, NY (Across from Onoville Marina)

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Horseback Riding Neigh ... we say yaaay!

On a ride with Cross Patch Riding Stables

The elegance of a horse is beautiful in itself but compliment it with the beauty and serenity of the Enchanted Mountains and it is a perfect match.

Resources for you and your horse are available when you’re here, with local veterinarians, farriers and other equestrian-related businesses to keep you and your horse happy.

The Cattaraugus County Horse Trail Brochure maps out these trail systems and offers Visiting equestrians will find trails of various descriptions of the trails, including footing, lengths, to trailer in and camp overnight, or markings, camping, and parking information. others are designed to show up and roam the If you don’t own your horse, but still want to trails for a few hours. Come compete in shows hop in the saddle while visiting Cattaraugus or take part in trail challenges. County, check out the brochure for guided trail

Horseback riding on the Pat McGee Trail

The locations with the most trails are Allegany rides, kids’ camps, horse sales, chuck wagon State Park (55 miles), The Pat McGee Trail dinners, riding lessons, sleigh rides, and more. (12 miles), Pine Hill State Forest (24 miles), Learn more at EMFun.us/Horse. Franklinville Area (approx. 15 miles), and the Little Valley Horse Park & Trails (over 30 miles).

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking to Little Rock City State Forest camera Sean Carr Photography

Better views than the Road Allegany State Park is among the favorites for mountain biking adventures. Explore unpaved trails scattered throughout the park, with options to rent mountain bikes or take your own. The Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski Trails offers some of the finest mountain bike trails in the Northeast, with views of the surrounding mountains and Red House Lake.

Taking a break at Holiday Valley's Spruce Lake chair lift camera Sean Carr Photography

the “Ellicottville Loop.” These trails are free to use.

Golden Hill State Forest offers two well marked loops that are a little off the beaten Holiday Valley has a 4-5 mile “race loop” path and are less used than the Ellicottville offering wider and more forgiving cross trail system. country trails or skinny winding single track. Some maps can be downloaded from our site Mountain Bike rentals are available at the Inn or you can pick up the WNYMBA Ellicottville at Holiday Valley by calling (716) 699-2345. area map which is available from the Bike and Little Rock City and McCarty Hill State Bean in Ellicottville - 716-699-2453. Forests, located "behind" Holiday Valley and Learn more at EMFun.us/MTB. Holimont, offer over 40 miles of runs, including


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To the Art Roscoe trail head at Allegany State Park

Kayak, Canoe & SUP Float Down Some Cool Calming Waters

Kayakers on the Allegheny River in Olean, NY camera Paul G. Barretta

Kayaking and canoeing are one of our biggest attractions. Due to the abundance of waterways to choose from, where you can admire the breathtaking scenery of the Enchanted Mountains. Explore the coastlines of the lakes, creeks, and rivers from a completely new point of view.

are at sufficient levels, kayakers can paddle on over 50 miles of river from Portville, NY to the Allegheny Reservoir. Cattaraugus Creek is a great place to enjoy a scenic trip. However, it must be approached with caution as sections are very challenging. This includes sections that can be secluded or contain drops and dangerous recirculating currents. Go with an expert or someone who is familiar with the layout, like Adventure Bound onthefly or the Zoar Valley Paddling Club. Look for them on Facebook.

The Allegheny River snakes its way through Cattaraugus County and has so much beauty to offer. It is not uncommon to see deer, bear, or even a bald eagle soaring overhead. There are boat launches, some of which are handicap accessible, set up along the river to Other waterways frequented by paddlers make utilization more enjoyable. When waters include Conewango Creek, Great Valley Creek, Ischua Creek, Oil Creek, and Olean Creek. Quaker Lake and Red House Lake in Allegany State Park remain a favorite of visitors as well.

Detailed information on the conditions or obstacles can be found at EMFun.us/Paddle.

Equipment Rentals & Sales Allegany State Park offers rentals at both Red House Lake and Quaker Lake. Adventure Bound | 16 Washington St., Ellicottville | 716-217-4047 Allegheny Adventures | 210 E. Greene St., Olean | 716-790-9531

Paddle at Spruce Lake with Adventure Bound onthefly camera Holiday Valley Resort

Kayakers about to put-in on the Allegheny River in Olean, NY camera Allegheny Adventures

Eagle on the Allegheny River in Portville, NY camera Syd Evans

Kayakers on the Allegheny River in Olean, NY camera-alt Paul G. Barretta

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Motor Tour The Journey There is nothing quite like the open road under your motorcycle to give you a sense of freedom. Riding a motorcycle doesn’t transport you to a destination-rather it is the destination.

Explore mountain scenery and cool down on the Town & Country Ride. There is plenty more to do and see with three more road trip ideas outlined in the brochure.

Travel our suggested routes throughout the county, as mapped in our Ride Guide brochure. Hit the Blue Highway Ride for rolling scenic two lane highways across the northern edge of our county. The Heritage Ride takes you from Zoar Valley (be sure to stop by Gowanda Harley Davidson) down to the Seneca Nation of Indians, for a taste of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of our region.

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Drive-ins new-release films, is typically open from May through September, weather permitting. Both Drive-ins are an authentic and nostalgic part offer a snack bar with reasonable prices and of American life; There are now less than 350 unobstructed views from any position. left in the country. Luckily the Enchanted Delevan Twin Drive-In | 716-496-5660 Mountains is still home to two of them, 11771 NY-16, Delevan | FB.com/DelevanDrive Portville Drive-In and Delevan Twin Drive- Portville Drive-In | 716-933-8750 In. This quality family entertainment, with 1060 Olean Portville Rd., Portville | PortvilleDriveIn.com

Watch a movie under the stars!

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Waterfowl Sanctuary

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary protects waterfowl in a natural habitat and fosters the preservation of endangered species. They open their doors to the public the last Sundays of June 30 (2-5pm), July 28 (2-5pm) and August 25 (12-5pm) for guided tours of the largest covered aviaries in the US. You can observe the many species of birds from all over the world, including singing and dancing swans. You will also have access to rock gardens, the gift shop, and can hand feed one of the 700 birds. Private tours are available any day by appointment. GooseneckHillWaterfowlFarm.com

Kid’s Fun Play

Arcades Looking for a place to simply play and be a kid? Head to one of the arcades to challenge your family in an exciting game of air hockey, ski ball, or basketball challenge at one of the following arcades: Cyberstation (inside Olean Center Mall) | 400 Union St # 38, Olean | 716-372-6758 Good Times of Olean | 800R E State St., Olean |716-379-8210 Tim & Bonnies Pizza | 8 Bristol Lane, Ellicottville | 716-699-9021

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Quaker Lake Bath House | Quaker Run, Salamanca | 716-354-2182

There are plenty of places to swim in the Enchanted Mountains. Here are a few places to Sit back, relax, enjoy popcorn, and a movie at splash around and cool off. As always, be sure the theater with your family. to only swim when there are lifeguards on duty! New, reclining, heated seats at the AMC! Allegany State Park is the home of Quaker AMC Classic Allegany 8 | 1875 Cinema Dr., Allegany Lake and Red House Lake where you can |716-373-6690 | AMCTheatres.com enjoy a beach day, have a picnic or splash and play. Request a map at 800-331-0543. Red House Area | 2373 ASP, Rte 1, Suite 3, Salamanca | 716-354-9121

Holiday Valley boasts a 3-pool complex featuring a toddler pool, a lap pool, and an activity pool with a slide and diving board, along with several multi-tiered sun decks. Holiday Valley Resort | 6557 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville | 716-699-2345 | HolidayValley.com

William O. Smith Rec Center is home to two pools. One larger with a deep end and water slide, and a smaller wading pool with a fountain. William O. Smith Rec Center | 551 E State St., Olean | 716-373-7465

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Autumn Splendor Crunchy Crunch Crunch

In the Fall, Cattaraugus County definitely earns its nickname, the Enchanted Mountains! If you’re looking for amazing views, our roads will lead you to spectacular sights of the colors we all love! We are loaded with a spectacular array of trees that are packed with leaves that all begin to turn to color in September, with our peak generally being in early to mid-October. Get the most of the weather with these favorite fall activities or visit EnchantedMountains.com/blog for the list each year of the must see Fall Foliage Destinations! Leaf Crunching / Hiking Fall Experiences Hunting Trip into Spaaace! Grown & Raised Alpacas Visit EMFun.us/Fall

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Leaf Crunching! Hiking Around Catt. County Hiking in Fall awakens all the senses. Crunch through the leaves, feeling them under your feet, hearing and smelling them as you go along. The explosion of color makes our State Forests a delightful way to spend an afternoon or a whole weekend. We have 18 State Forests/ Multi-Use Forests, so you’re never really far away from this experience. If our State Forests are just a little too secluded for you, try these other spots for hiking: Allegany State Park offers 18 hiking trails, three of which have been developed as selfguided nature trails. An easy stroll can be found on the 3.1 miles of paved trail around Red House Lake. Stop by the Park Restaurant and enjoy a meal after you hike! 2373 ASP Route 1, Suite 3, Salamanca | 716-354-9282 | FB.com/AlleganyStatePark

The Allegheny River Valley Trail, a naturefilled 6-mile loop along the Allegheny River and around the St. Bonaventure University campus, offers a smooth paved path for feet and wheels.

Rock City Park camera-alt Paul G. Barretta

The Pat McGee Trail stretches 12.1 miles from Salamanca to Cattaraugus. This multi-use trail was converted from an unused railroad bed. Hikers catch sight of a medley of wildlife, native plants, and old railroad bridges, with informational kiosks set up along the way.

view from the top of the rocks makes it worth visiting year after year. Check out their annual events: Mother’s Day Craft Show and Fall Gem, Mineral & Fossil show.

Trail Heads & Ends: 9714 Leon Rd., Cattaraugus 4037 Center St. Extension, Salamanca | EMFun.us/McGee

If you prefer to go into more uncharted areas, head over to Little Rock City, another Cattaraugus County geological mecca. This great spot in Rock City State Forest invites hikers to take a self-guided tour through its outcroppings of gigantic rocks. Best of all— admission is FREE! Call 1-800-331-0543 for directions!

Allegany River Valley Trail Parking - West Entrance of St. Bonaventure University to East Union St. to Bonaventure Rd. to Parking Lot. | 716-301-2723 | EMFun.us/ARVT

Griffis Sculpture Park

For a different adventure, hike on over to Griffis Sculpture Park with its outdoor gallery of over 200 sculptures on a 400-acre “canvas”. Take a walk through the woods to discover smaller sculptures lining your path, then be amazed as the forest opens to a field of large castles, insects, and Amazonian women. Make the short drive to say hello to the Giants located on the Rohr Hill Site. Feel free to climb on the steel sculptures, warmed by the golden sun. There are two parts to explore, make sure you check out both! Griffis Sculpture Park | 6902 Mill Valley Rd., East Otto | 716-667-2808 | GriffisPark.org

Rock City Park | 505 Route 16, Olean, NY | 866-404-ROCK | RockCityPark.com

Rock City State Forest | 7263 Hungry Hollow Rd., Salamanca | 1-800-331-0543 | EMFun.us/LRC

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At Nannen Arboretum, you may wander around the lake (home to some huge carp), smell fresh herbs, and observe an assortment of native trees. Open year-round from dawn to dusk, daily admission is FREE. Nannen Arboretum | 28 Parkside Dr., Ellicottville | 716-699-5046 | NannenArboretum.com

The “Eighth Wonder of the World”, Rock City Park, contains the world’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate. Hike under, around, and even through rocks that are as big as a house! Open daily from May 1 to October 31, 9am-6pm. The ancient feel of this amazing site and the

Watch out for that tree! Hiking on Bee Hunter Trail at Allegany State Park camera-alt Ellicottville/Great Valley Scout Troop 652

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cross country skiing. Check their website for one of the many guided hikes or educational programs. Lillibridge Property | 1974 Lillibridge Rd., Portville Eshelmen Property | 1420 Yubadam Rd., Portville 716-933-0187 | PfeifferNatureCenter.org

Trail at Pfeiffer Nature Center's Lillibridge Property

North Country Trail in Allegany State Park

The Finger Lakes Trail is a 558-mile trail that travels through New York State from the Allegheny Mountains to the Catskills. Approximately 80 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail, which merges with the North Country Trail, runs through Cattaraugus County. Starting in Allegany State Park, at the New York State border in Red House, it twists and turns north beyond Franklinville. The North Country Trail is a much longer undertaking, stretching approximately 4,600 miles from North Dakota to New York. Both of these trails are renowned and the sections that pass through our county are absolutely breathtaking.

Pfeiffer Nature Center is comprised of two properties. One is home to a rustic American Chestnut Log Cabin, which is listed in the National & State Registers of Historic Places, 20 acres of old growth forest, a timber frame pavilion available for picnics and reunions, and Start - There is a nice parking spot just over the NY/PA six miles of trails to enjoy. The other property border on Rt. 346 just past the Willow Bay Campground. has an active sugar bush, on-going scientific Or in the other corner of Cattaraugus County, there is research projects, and a small farm. There a parking spot on Huyck Rd. in the Farmersville State are an additional three miles of trails here and Forest. | FingerLakesTrail.org more are being developed for snowshoeing and For more trail info and hikes to try, check out EMFun.us/Hike.

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Experiences in Fall! Delicious Fresh Sweet Cider, Pumpkins and Fun Activities You can pick up delicious, fresh cider from Cummins Cider Mill and Pumpkinville starting in September. Cummins Cider Mill is committed to producing the most delicious, freshly-pressed, apple cider, warm apple fritters (and approx. 17 varieties of donuts), maple syrup, honey, and cheese in this cute, farm-market-style establishment. Located in Portville, they open daily mid-September and run through October. No preservatives are used in the production of the Cider. Our most popular fall opening is Pumpkinville in Great Valley. Opening mid-September, make sure you plan your annual visit before Halloween. Make your way through a 6-acre corn maze and who could forget the Pumpkin


Cummins Cider Mill

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Jumpin' Pillows that are always a hit? Kids will love playing in the Pumpkin Patch Playground, taking a hayride around the farm, finding their way through the corn maze, or riding the Pumpkinville Express train. Watch apple cider being squeezed in their cidery, pick out the perfect pumpkin, or shoot off a corn cannon! As the temperatures drop, it seems certain that Halloween and the spookiest creatures are sure to come out! Try not to get too scared as you ride along a spooky hayride at NIGHTMARE HAYRIDES on Sommerville St. Walk through the maze, barn, and gothic chamber as live scary

creatures all around you go bump in the night. Running weekends in October, and located just outside of the Village of Ellicottville, dare your group to make it through to the end.

The slopes of Holiday Valley aren’t just enjoyed in the winter! View the fall foliage from the ski lift, high above the trees, up to Spruce Lake to enjoy the autumn views. Choose if you would like to walk leisurely down the slopes or take the ride back down! Cost is minimal and this runs most weekends in Fall, including Ellicottville Fall Festival weekend.

The mix of art and nature at Griffis Sculpture Park encourages creativity, play and inspiration at anytime of the year. It turns magical in the Fall when Night Lights takes over and illuminates the trails and sculptures Learn more at EMFun.us/Fall. with theatrical lighting, soundscapes, and interactive elements. Look for this midSeptember through Columbus Day weekend and explore the Park in a whole new light!

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

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Hunting Stewards of the Land Cattaraugus County is one of the most popular Visit EMFun.us/Hunting for these rules, hunting areas in Western New York. The lush, regulations, season dates, sporting goods thick landscape is home to some of the largest stores and places to hunt. bucks in the area, and twelve percent (99,500 acres) of the county is state and county lands, including Wildlife Management Areas, State Auge’s Archery | 716-945-7286 | 6121 Peth Rd., Great Valley Forests, Multiple Use Areas, and Allegany Blue Collar Workwear | 716-375-2875 State Park. Each year, Cattaraugus County 2380 Constitution Ave., Olean | BlueCollarWorkwear.com ranks in the top counties of New York State for Fin, Fur & Feather | 716-489-1060 harvesting of deer and turkeys.

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Sunday hunting is now allowed in certain areas of Allegany State Park. As with all hunting, there are safety rules and regulations that MUST be followed to ensure you and others are safe each season.

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Machias Outdoors | 716-353-8700 9703 McKinstry Rd., Machias | GunStores.net/MachiasOutdoors Mansfield Arms & Ammo | 716-391-0044 7654 Hinman Hollow, Little Valley | GunStores.net/MansfieldArmsAmmo Red Barn Guns | 716-676-3828 6160 Pierce Rd., Franklinville | FB.com/RedBarnGuns S&S Archery | 716-925-7106 883 Parkside Dr., Limestone Whitetail Country Sports World | 716-373-2144 1102 West State St., Olean | WhiteTailSportsWorld.com

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Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center Simulated Space Adventure One outstanding resource is the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center. Our Challenger Center, and its global network of Challenger Learning Centers, use space-themed, simulated learning, and role-playing strategies to help students bring their classroom studies to life. It cultivates skills needed for future success, such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork. We are fortunate enough to have one located here. But it’s not just for kids! Annually, they host several events that are open to the public 48

such as the Holiday Mission to Space, an open house, summer camps, adult missions, and even special themed parent and child activities. DRCLC.org

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Grown & Raised Living Off from the Land

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Cattaraugus County, with its vast amount of countryside, has many working farms. Our warm summers and cold winters makes our area perfect for growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and greenery. Farmers’ Markets offer tasty and nutritious foods, harvested at the peak of the growing season, grown locally, and often sustainably.

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ingredients, and enjoy having the advantage of eating incredibly fresh produce, consider becoming a part of a Community-Supported Agriculture farm. There are three in the county, and each offers a variety of in-season, fresh produce that you can pick up weekly.

Canticle Farm CSA | 3835 S. 9 Mile Rd., Allegany Canticle Farm Public Market | 3809 Old State Rd., Allegany | 716-373-0200 | CanticleFarm.org Native Offerings Farm | 8501 Maples Rd., Little Valley | 716-257-3006 | NativeOfferings.com BackPorch Produce | 10260 Fairview Rd., Farmersville Station | 716-946-8308 | BackPorchProduce.com

Visit our Ag website to look for a u-pick farm, tour a farm, or Farmer’s Markets, please see If you are seeking out local flavors and AgCatt.com.

Warm Alpacas

Alpacas are adorable animals with coats of exceptionally soft fleece that most farms spin to make warm, hypo-allergenic clothing. Enjoy the entire alpaca experience by learning how the clothes are made, interacting with the alpacas, then shopping the apparel which includes socks, hats, gloves, and much more. Learn more at EMFun.us/Alpaca.

Alpacas and girls playing at Cardinal Acre Alpacas

Baby and mother alpaca

A Slice of Heaven Alpacas & Alpaca Gift Shop 11144 Pope Rd., Randolph | 716-499-0494 BearKat Alpacas 4685 Route 98, Humphrey | 716-699-6682 Cardinal Acre Alpacas 9759 Manley Hill Rd., Little Valley | 716-307-4582 Countyline Alpacas 12946 W. Main St., Randolph | 716-720-8323 Cozy Cabin Alpaca Farm 9254 Route 353, Gowanda | 716-258-1680 Lady Song Farm 2473 Bunker Hill Rd., Randolph | 716-499-0383

Alpaca Flock at Mager Mountain Alpacas

Lakeview Farm Alpacas 1789 David Dr., Olean | 716-490-1142 Mager Mountain Alpacas 69 Mountain View Dr., Little Valley | 716-938-9077 Never Ending Alpaca Farm 1285 Lillibridge Rd., Portville | 716-933-8561 Patriot Pacas 881 Otto/East Otto Rd., Cattaraugus 716-257-9580 or 716-949-2429 Sugartown Farms 6277 Sugartown Rd., Ellicottville 716-699-2902 or 716-307-2634

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History Legends & Lore History means many things to different people. Cattaraugus County has been around a long time, having celebrated its bicentennial in 2008, with Little Valley and Great Valley celebrating their own in 2018. Leon also celebrated the 200th anniversary of their first settler in 2018. Many towns and villages are growing excited with anticipation of their 200th year. Stepping into one of our many museums will take you on a journey from discovering the countless individuals and situations that made us who we are today, where we are today. Our museums will help you discover what that architecturally unique building once was, or why we have a vast amount of cultures and diversity for such a small County.

Cutco cutlery history at the Cutco Visitors Center


Hinsdale Historical Society

Artifacts to Learn About Most of our museums have excellent genealogical information and historians who have a vast knowledge of family histories in their respective area. Hours of the museums vary. Appointments may be made by phone. Learn more at HistoricPath.com/Museums.

The Cattaraugus County Museum, housed in a historical location itself, is home to a research library you can visit and staff who will help you find what you are looking for. They have rotating exhibits and admission is Free! Check out their yearly series called "Summer at the Stone House". These FREE events are held at 7:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from June to August, and feature a wide array of topics, scope, and presenters.

Making knives camera American Cutlery Museum

Catt. Co. Museum | 9824 Route 16, Machias | 716-353-8200 | www.CattCo.org/Museum

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2019 "Summer at the Stone House" Schedule: •  June 13 - Jim Kimball: Fiddle Tunes of New York State •  June 27 - Linda Hunter: Quilts Past and Present •  July 11 - Kathy Slade: Cemetery Symbolism •  July 25 - Dave Ruch: Music of Buffalo’s Waterfront •  Aug. 8 - Bent Brass Ensemble: Music of the WWI Era •  Aug. 22 - Allen Hopkins: Cowboy Songs 50

A grassroots group, Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (CAMP), has assumed ownership of a historic site in the heart of Little Valley. The former Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building, at the corner of Court and Seventh streets, was dedicated in 1914 to the county’s Civil War soldiers and sailors. As such, it is the county’s most noteworthy Civil War monument. Attached to the Memorial, and also part of CAMP’s property, is the former Board of Elections building, which dates from the mid-twentieth century. Having saved the Memorial complex from demolition, CAMP is now raising funds to restore the two structures and find appropriate uses for them. Visit CattCoMemorial.com

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Treasure Hunting Cattaraugus County is full of antique shops ranging from the Salamanca Mall Antiques, with 1,000 individual vendors and 60,000 square feet, to the small collectible antique shops. Scouring these shops will unearth all sorts of treasures, from furniture and tools to dolls and that special toy from your childhood. For a listing, please see EMFun.us/Antiques. Do you like yard sales? Visit the Eastern side of Cattaraugus County during the Rt. 16 Garage sales and BBQ stops weekend! Being held September 14-15, 2019 there are over 40 miles of sales as you make your way following Rt. 16 from Knapp Creek up to Yorkshire. If that wasn’t enough, there will be roadside BBQ spots! Many of the local volunteer fire departments host Chicken BBQs. The map of both the sales and BBQs can be found on EMFun.us/RT16 each year.

GeoTrails on History Geocache & Learn Check out the Cattaraugus County History Geotrails! It is a three-part series that will have you visiting sites that have local historical value to it. The trails will take you on a time travel journey from some of our earliest beginning to more recent history. Topics will be fun, fascinating, and have you diving into stories of early industry, transportation changes, everyday heroes, settlement into our county, and more. Exploring historical sites (some well-known, some obscure) and reading an enticing bit of history at each geocache location will spark more interest in exploring our past. Look into joining one of our Historical Societies or attending our historically classic events! View these and more county history on HistoricPath.com.

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Haunted? The Haunted History Trail

The Haunted History Trail of New York State is a collection of creepy, spooky, and downright haunted locations, spanning over 400 miles and invites the paranormal-curious to participate Haunted Hinsdale House camera Amity Photos Historical Routes, Tours & More in guided ghost tours and special events. Two The infamous Haunted Hinsdale House has The Heritage Brochure and Map, features four spots in the Enchanted Mountains: historical driving tours that follow the main The Wildwood Sanitarium has been featured been also featured on “The Ghost Finders”, routes through the county. Journey along Route on “The Ghost Finders”, “America’s Most “America’s Most Terrifying Locations” (Travel 62, Route 219, Route 16, and Old Chautauqua Road, Terrifying Locations” on the Travel Channel Channel), and two times on “Paranormal (the first road through the County) to discover and most recently on Season 3 of “Paranormal Lockdown” (Destination America) but also has been shown on “A Haunting” (Discovery the history that remains. These tours will lead Lockdown” on Destination America. Channel). The house has a long history you into the history of Cattaraugus County and It was a holistic healing center and the only and all the elements of a good ghost story; as you travel them, each will conjure up images one of its kind in NYS when it opened. Officially a mysterious history, strange sightings, of our towns and villages in their heyday and opened in 1906 as a Sanitarium and Bath unexplainable events, and even a couple of help you to discover changes that occurred House, Dr. Henderson and Dr. Perry specialized exorcisms. Current owner of the house, Daniel over time. This brochure also includes the St. in Osteopathy Therapy and also welcomed Klaes, uses the house as a research facility for Bonaventure University Walking Tour, a list of patients seeking a cure for alcoholism, drug paranormal investigators. our museums, societies, and Historic Registry addiction, and any condition except infectious sites. For your free copy, please request and contagious diseases. Later, in 1923, it Ghost hunt with paranormal celebrities! online at HistoricPath.com/Request or call became a Tuberculosis Clinic, and then it Numerous celebrities of the Paranormal 1-800-331-0543. was owned by several different families and World will be host to or attend public events. later used as apartments. Over the years it Past appearances have included Ed Bowden, has been known to have paranormal activity Louise Tabone, Psychic Chelsea Gill, High including shadow figures, orbs, Electronic Priest Psychic Medium Kristen Lee, Coyote Voice Phenomenon, and people have reported Chris Sutton, Chuck Banks, “The Demon Files”, Exorcist Jeffery Leeper, Reverend Tim Shaw, being touched or pushed. Brian Cano, and Dustin Pari. 71 Prospect Ave., Salamanca | 716-801-5270 | FB.com/TheWildwoodRestorationProject

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Visit the Cave of the Winds pavilion, located on Goat Island, to learn how Nikola Tesla and Niagara Falls changed the way we live. Through hands on, interactive experiences and dramatic storytelling, the history of the Niagara Falls comes alive. The pavilion is open year-round. Visitor Center | 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 |

(716) 278-1796 | NiagaraFallsStatePark.com Allegany County is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and offers a wide Letchworth State Park variety of activities appealing to all visitors. It has a relaxed, unhurried way of life with a Called the “Grand Canyon of the East,” it is simply beautiful, unspoiled landscape. magnificent. This park is one of the most aweThere’s something fun for all seasons in inspiring areas in the Eastern United States. Allegany County: a summer full of fairs and The Genesee River roars through the gorge festivals; 55 miles of river, 6 lakes and ponds and over three major waterfalls. The sheer for fishing and almost 50,000 acres of state cliffs that border these waterfalls are as high as 600 feet in some places and surrounded by and county forests to hunt. lush forests. Hikers can choose from 66 miles Plus, you can snowmobile for almost 400 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for ANF camera-alt Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau across farm land, state land, and rolling hills, horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling, and stopping only when you need a good meal. Allegheny National Forest cross-country skiing. 1 Letchworth State Park Rd., Castile, NY 14427 | Come Discover Allegany County! Established in 1923, Allegheny National 585-493-3600 | NYSParks.com/parks/79 Allegany County Tourism Office | 585-268-5500 | Forest (ANF) is Pennsylvania’s only National DiscoverAlleganyCounty.com Forest. Located on the eastern edge of the Appalachians, and directly below Cattaraugus Chautauqua County County and Chautauqua County, the ANF is Experience the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region’s composed of plateau tops with elevations up five amazing lakes; boat, fish, or hike area to approximately 2,300 feet and valleys down waterways, wetlands and forests. to approximately 1,000 feet above sea level. The forest is approximately 517,000 acres The story of comedy lives at the new National Niagara Falls camera-alt Niagara Falls State Park and includes land in Elk, Forest, McKean, and Comedy Center in Jamestown. Guests will Warren. enjoy more than 50 state-of-the-art exhibits Niagara Falls that feature incredible personalization The motto "Land of Many Uses" captures the technology. Niagara Falls is more than just an iconic global National Forest’s goal of a healthy, vigorous

destination-- it is where beauty and power collided to change our world! (And it’s just a short drive from Cattaraugus County!) Plan a day trip up north to encounter the splendor of the American Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls Savor the taste of the region in Lake Erie Wine State Park, home to jaw-dropping natural Country, where more than 20 wineries and the beauty, miles of trails and fascinating historical Grape Discovery Center are open year-round. sites just waiting to be explored. Niagara Falls Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau | 866-908-4569 | State Park is situated on 400 acres of lush TourChautauqua.com terrain, where you'll find protected wildlife and an array of exciting activities and fantastic attractions. Explore cultural attractions like Chautauqua Institution, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Lucille Ball – Desi Arnaz Museum, and Robert H. Jackson Center.

forest that provides wood products, watershed protection, a variety of wildlife habitats, and recreational opportunities. The ANF offers a wide variety of recreational activities including: boating, camping, hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and snowmobiling. These activities draw in about 4 million recreation visitors annually. Bradford Ranger Station | 29 Forest Service Dr., Bradford, PA 16701 | (814) 362-4613 | www.fs.usda.gov/Main/Allegheny/Home

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Lodging & Camping Where would you like to stay? Legend Location has Cabins Location has RV Campsites Location has Tent Campsites Location is Pet-Friendly Telephone Area Code is 716


Bed & Breakfasts Bush Bed & Breakfast | 938-6106 5286 Rt. 353, Little Valley | BushBedandBreakfast.com Enchanted Valley Inn | 378-4094 35 Temple St., Portville | EnchantedValleyInn.com Evergreen Tea Room & Guest House | 945-3731 5997 Rt. 98, Great Valley | EvergreenTeaRoomGuestHouse.com The Gallets House Bed & Breakfast | 373-7493 |  1759 Four Mile Rd., Allegany | GalletsHouse.com Ilex Inn | 699-9004 6416 Rt. 242 East, Ellicottville | IlexInn.com

Old Library Inn | 373-9804 |  120 S. Union St., Olean | OldLibraryInnNY.com The Jefferson Inn | 699-5869 |  3 Jefferson St., Ellicottville | TheJeffersonInn.com Manor House Bed & Breakfast | 938-6315 6864 Sodum Rd., Little Valley | ManorHouseMCC.com Tarry Here Bed & Breakfast | 945-3123 141 Broad St., Salamanca | TarryHere.com

Hotel, Motels & Inns Best Western University Inn | 372-1300 3051 W. State St., Olean | BestWestern.com/UniversityInn Edelweiss Lodge | 699-2734 27 Jefferson St., Ellicottville | EdelweissSkiLodge.com Ellicottville Wingate by Wyndham | 699-6000 |  11 Mill St., Ellicottville | EllicottvilleWingateInn.com EVL Lodge | 949-7474 |  39 E. Washington St., Ellicottville | EVLLodge.com Fairfield Inn & Suites by Mariott | 372-7500 3270 West State St., Olean | Marriott.com

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Holiday Inn Express Olean | 375-1000 101 Main St., Olean | ihg.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Salamanca | 945-7600 |  779 Broad St., Salamanca | HIExpress.com Hotel Westgate Salamanca | 945-1807 |  734 Broad St., Salamanca | HotelWestgateSalamanca.com Inn at Holiday Valley | 699-2336 |   6081 Rt. 219, Ellicottville | HolidayValley.com/lodging Inn at One Bank Street | 228-0695 |  1 Bank St., Randolph | TheInnAtOneBankStreet.com Microtel Inn and Suites | 584-1823 |  3234 NYS Rt. 417, Olean | MicrotelInn.com Moonlight Motel | 372-9999 |  3363 Rt. 16, Olean Myers Steak House & Inn | 945-3153 | 460 Wildwood Ave., Salamanca | MyersSteakhouse.com New Lantern Motel | 373-1672 |  4004 NYS Rt. 417, Allegany | TheNewLanternMotel.com Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino | 1-800-111-1111 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca | SenecaAlleganyCasino.com Telemark Motel | 699-4193 6089 Rt. 219, Ellicottville | TelemarkMotel.com

Cherry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

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Luxurious accommodations on 31.5 acres of rolling farm land dedicated to providing sanctuary for travelers. Located in Amish Country along NY’s Amish Trail. Three rooms with private baths & a two-bedroom suite with living room & private bath. Comforts include a spa pavilion, fire pit, pub & mystery tower.

Tea ParTies & amish Dinners available Close by: Wine Trail Amish Trail Horse Trails Snowmobile Trails Skiing (716) 296-5105 CherryCreekInn.net

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Rentals Alden’s Acres B&B | 216-316-1189 |  4706 Porter Hollow Rd., Great Valley | AldensAcres.com Beauty View Farm | 474-3942 |  7356 Snyder Hill Rd., Cattaraugus | BeautyViewFarm.com Brickstone Suites | 983-4763 26-28 Washington St., Ellicottville | BrickstoneSuites.com Creekside Escape 8229 Maples Rd., Little Valley | VRBO.com/492012 ERA Vacation Properties | 1-800-680-0863 12 Washington St., Ellicottville | MyTeamVP.com Grace Depot House | 914-245-2970 |  5065 Grace Ave., Great Valley | GraceDepotHouse.com Holiday Valley Rental Management | 699-2912 6084 Rt. 219, Ellicottville | HolidayValley.com Log Chalet in the Woods | 989-4443 7233 Kent Rd., Ellicottville | VRBO.com/334561 SnowPine Village | 699-2912 6677 Holiday Valley Rd., Ellicottville | SnowPineVillage.com Stone Mountain Chalet Lodging | 945-0882 |  6893 Stone Rd., Great Valley | StoneMountainChalet.com Ellicottville Vacation Rentals | 905-635-2970 |  Ellicottville | EVLPurplePalace.com Willow Creek Cottage | 532-3868 |  9811 Mosher Rd., South Dayton

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Cabins & Campgrounds Aim High Cabins | 296-5246 11969 Ruckh Hill Rd., Leon | AimHighCabins.com HOME Allegany Mountain Resort at Rainbow Lake | 699-2352 6694 Plato Rd., East Otto | AlleganyMTResort.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Allegany State Park | 1-800-456-2267 2373 ASP Rt. 1, Ste. 3, Salamanca | NYSParks.com/parks/1 HOME  CAMPGROUND  Arboretum on Blue Hill | 652-4206 10745 Hilliker Road, Delevan | ArboretumOnTheBlueHill.org HOME  Arrowhead Campground | 492-3715 10487 Rt. 16, Delevan | ArrowheadCamping.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  (No pets in cabins) Camp Emerald Acres | 676-3225 6629 Abbotts Rd., Franklinville | CampEmeraldAcres.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Casino View RV Park | 945-1807 47 Hetzel Street, Salamanca | HotelWestGateSalamanca.com  Elkdale RV Resort & Guest House | 938-6136 4768 Rt. 353, Salamanca | HOME   Great View Cabins | 541-8632 3780 Halsaver Rd., Great Valley | GreatViewCabins.com HOME Harwood Haven Cabin Resort & Camping | 676-3737 8764 Rt. 98 S., Farmersville | HarwoodHaven.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Highbanks Campground | 1-877-SNI-CAMP 1370 W. Perimeter Rd, Steamburg | CampHighbanks.com HOME  CAMPGROUND 

Kinzua Lake Campground | 354-2335 569 West Perimeter Rd., Frewsburg  CAMPGROUND  Lake Lane Fishing & Camping Getaway | 373-2080 1339 Windfall Rd., Olean | LakeLaneFishingandCampingGetaway.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Lucky Day Homestead | 353-0193 5111 Roszyk Hill Rd., Machias | FB.com/LuckyDayHomestead  Mystic Water Resort | 925-8553 620 Parkside Dr., Limestone | MysticWaterResort.com HOME  Onoville Marina | 354-2615 704 W. Perimeter Rd., Steamburg | OnovilleMarina.org  CAMPGROUND  Pope Haven Campground | 358-4900 11948 Pope Rd., Randolph | PopeHaven.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Riverhurst Park Campground | 378-7837 1269 Olean/Portville Rd., Olean | RiverhurstPark.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Shamrock Pines Campground | 676-2776 3900 Jarecki Rd., Franklinville | ShamrockPines.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  Triple R Camping Resort & Trailer Sales | 676-3856 3491 Bryant Hill Rd., Franklinville | TripleRCamp.com HOME  CAMPGROUND  The Woods at Bear Creek | 676-2327 3510 Bear Creek Rd., Franklinville | TheWoodsAtBearCreek.com HOME  CAMPGROUND Valley View Campground | 498-4961 5811 Route 16, Ischua | EMFun.us/place/valley-view-campground  CAMPGROUND 

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Page 33 & 27 | EMFun.us/Fishing Adventure Bound onthefly | Outfitter, Guide Cattaraugus Creek Outfitter | Guide Machias Outdoors | Outfitter Sweetwater Fly Fishing | Guide Whitetail Country Sports | Outfitter

Page 41 | EMFun.us/Paddle Allegany State Park | Rentals Adventure Bound onthefly | Outfitter, Rentals, Guide Allegheny Adventures | Kayak Rentals

Page 23 | EMFun.us/XCSki Allegany State Park | Rentals Mud Sweat n' Gears | Rentals Holiday Valley Resort | Rentals HoliMont | Rentals


Arts & Cultural

Horsin' Around

Page 24 | EMFun.us/Winter The Boardroom Snowboard Shop | Rentals The City Garage | Rentals Holiday Valley Resort | Rentals HoliMont | Rentals Mud Sweat n' Gears | Rentals

African American - Page 16 | Tour Amish Country - Page 17 | Tour Quick Center - Page 8 | Tour Seneca-Iroquois National Museum - Page 12 | Tour

Page 38 | EMFun.us/Horse The Crosspatch Horse Ranch | Trail Rides

Cross Country Ski


Page 43 | EMFun.us/Hike Adventure Bound onthefly | Guide Lucky Day Homestead | Guide

Mountain Bike Page 38 | EMFun.us/MTB Allegany State Park | Rentals Ellicottville Bike and Bean | Shop Rides Inn at Holiday Valley Resort | Rentals

Ski / Snowboard

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Snowshoe Page 27 | EMFun.us/Snowshoe Allegany State Park | Tours Adventure Bound onthefly | Rentals, Lessons, Guides The City Garage | Rentals Holiday Valley Resort | Rentals HoliMont | Rentals Mud Sweat n' Gears | Rentals Pfeiffer Nature Center | Rentals

Fab Freebies

Allegany State Park camera Paul J. Crawford Photography

Allegany State Park: Admission booths close from Mid-October to the weekend after Memorial Day. Enjoy some great winter photography, XC Skiing at its finest, or an early spring bike ride, no admission fee! Shakespeare in the Park: Live theatre in an outdoor setting! Grab the lawn chairs or a blanket, some snacks and friends to experience a relaxing and enchanting performance each August!

Quick Center camera Chuck Jaquith Photography

Entrance to Nannen Arboretum

feature European & American paintings, as well as Modern & Contemporary Art and John Rogers Groups. Tours are available. Nannen Arboretum: Take some time to appreciate nature by meandering the path over Amano Hashidate Bridge and around Lake Nipponica, passing the Ryoanji Temple Stone Garden and Chapman Nature Sanctuary. See over 200 trees and shrubs, an herb garden with Little Rock City 13 beds in the summertime or bring your XC Skis or snowshoes for an exhilarating winter City Forest near Little Valley and Ellicottville. trek. Open year ‘round! Remember "carry in, carry out".

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University: Discover world-class art and antiquities in traveling and rotating Little Rock City: Hike or mountain bike the View a bigger list of places to visit for free at exhibits, as well as permanent ones which vast and wild “Little Rock City” located in Rock EMFun.us/Freebies 56

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