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Snowshoeing at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowshoeing is a great winter-time hiking activity and a terrific cardio workout.  There are dozens of areas filled with trails to enjoy snowshoeing. 

Check out a couple of Enchanted Mountains more popular places to snowshoe:

Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center offers snowshoes for rent to those that want to walk the trails at Pfeiffer Nature Center.  Miles of trails surround the area just waiting to be explored.  The trails are well-groomed and kept clean all winter long. 

They do have a limited number of snowshoes to rent at any time. It’s $8 a pair for adults, $5 for 10yr and under and $5 for members. So if you come in on Friday before we close @ noon, then you get to rent them until we’re back Tuesday beginning @ 8am. Very good deal!

SnowPine Village

If you're tired of the tradition skiing and snowboarding activities at Holiday Valley Resort, try some snowshoeing at the resort's SnowPine Village. Located near one of the more well known slopes at the resort, the Wall, SnowPine Village offers well-lit and groomed trails to snowshoe on any time of the day or night.

Snowshoe Rentals at Holiday Valley

Snowshoe Rentals at Holiday Valley Resort are available for 4 and 8 hour periods. Visit HV's Rental Equipment page for pricing.

Allegany State Park

Snowshoe rentals are available at two locations in the park:  Red House Gift Shop at the Administration Building and Summit Warming Hut located at the Art Roscoe X-Country Ski area.  Subject to weather and trail conditions, the Summit location is generally open Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-5pm.

Est. Rental Prices for Snowshoes

Rentals at the Gift Shop location are generally available Friday-Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm.  Please call in advance for prices and to be certain the rental locations will be open.

Gift Shop: 716-354-9163 or 354-9282. Warming Hut: 716-945-0523. (please call for changes)

Rentals for Adults and Children

  • $17.75 Snowshoes & Boots
  • $14.00 Snowshoes Only
  • $7.75 Boots Only

A Drivers license is required for deposit.

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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