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A display at the Cattaraugus County Museum in Machias, NY

Cattaraugus County has a lot of art galleries and museums to visit.  View all Galleries & Museums in Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of Western NY.

A lot of the history of Cattaraugus County may be found at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum in Machias, New York.

The Regina A. Quick Center in Allegany, NY.

Explore a longhouse and the culture of Native American's in Western New York at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, NY.

Photo of men working on cutlery from American Cutlery Museum

This area of Western New York is a knife making hub as may be seen at the American Museum of Cutlery in Cattaraugus, NY or Cutco / Ka-Bar Visitors Center in Olean, NY.

Front of Art on Main in Allegany, NY

Art on Main Gallery and Store in Allegany, NY.

Rail Museum in Salamanca, NY

One of the largest outdoor sculpture parks in the world is at Griffis Sculpture Park in Ashford, NY.

View hundreds of antlers at the Antler Shed Whitetail Museum in West Valley, NY

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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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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.

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