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

Welcome to the Enchanted Mountains!

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill

Tour the birds, eat some great food and listen to The Rustic Ramblers! Read more

Ischua Valley Falling Leaves Regatta

Ischua Valley Falling Leaves Regatta

One last chance to Regatta down the River! Read more

Olean Airport Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

Fall Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast at the Olean Airport

However you get there, get there for a delicious breakfast and tours! Read more

Relax on our Waters!

Relax on open water!

Get out on the water to try canoeing, kayaking or SUP-ing Read more

IMBA Epic Ellicottville Loop

IMBA Epic Ellicottville Loop

The challenging Ellicottville Loop Read more

Immerse Yourself in a Simpler Way of Life along NY's Amish Trail

NY's Amish Trail

Immerse Yourself in a Simpler Way of Life 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!

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2016It'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.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

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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