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

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Roots & Boots at Seneca Allegany Casino

Seneca Allegany Casino presents "Roots & Boots" Tour

Hear THREE County Music superstars together in stage! Read more

WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville 2018

WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville

Two days of Maple bliss, pancake breakfast, parades and so much more! Read more

Harmonia Chamber Singer perform at St. Bonaventure

Harmonia Chamber Singers perform at the Regina A. Quick Center

Enjoy an evening of A Capella with this highly regarded choir from Buffalo Read more

2018 I Love My Park Day at Allegany State Park

Registration now open for "I Love My Park Day" at Allegany State Park

Sign up to volunteer to help further beautify the Park we love! Read more

2018 Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby

2018 Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby Schedule

Watch these fierce women in any of their home bouts! Read more

Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville NY

Volunteer Clean Up days for the Nannen Arboretum

Winter storms left their damage at the Arboretum - you can help! Read more

Spring attraction openings in Cattaraugus County

Spring Openings happening May!

Great Attractions open their doors in the beginning of May! 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 2017It'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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