Fall Foliage Report | October 5, 2017

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Our leaves are still just beginning to turn, with approximately 25% changed by this weekend.  The Enchanted Mountains are still predominatly green, with subtle accents of gold, rust and crimson. Although a beautiful stage of the Autumn transition, the "brilliance" is still considered average

Enjoy this beautiful transition phase while you can--the trees will be bare before you know it!

View this week's I Love NY Foliage Report in brilliance here!

About Kate

Cattaraugus County-native Kate comes to Enchanted Mountains Tourism by way of somewhere between 3 and 10 careers in everything from food service to CSA farming to sportsman education. Kate has a penchant for all things dairy, summer bonfires, the banjo, and her Shepherds, Rush & Ida.

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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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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