Official site for Tourism & Visitor Information for Cattaraugus County, New York

Welcome to the Enchanted Mountains!

Good Times offers plenty of activities!

Good Times of Olean for summer fun!

There's always something to do and always a Good Time! Read more

Fall Watery Fun!

Falling Leaves Regatta

Paddle in the last regatta of the Year! Read more

Pumpkinville Season opens!

Pumpkinville opens soon!

Great food, fun rides, family photos and tons of pumpkins! Read more

SALES!

Hinsdale Community Sale Days

Hinsdale participates in the Rt. 16 Sale Days! Read more

Yummy!

Rt. 16 Garage Sale and BBQ Stops

Search for treasure on a full stomach! Read more

Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park

Interact with sculptures in the woods, fields and by ponds on over 400 acres at the Griffis Sculpture Park Read more

Cattaraugus County is the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York! We are home to Allegany State Park, Amish Trail, Ellicottville, NY, Holiday Valley, Rock City Park, Sculpture Park, Seneca-Allegany Casino and so much more!

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2015It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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