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

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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