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Falloween Fun List Day #10

Falloween Fun List idea for the day is to buy a pumpkin! Be it for carving, decorating or baking a pie, buying one is the perfect way to get in the autumn spirit.

Falloween Fun List Day #9

Day #9 of Falloween Fun List is to purchase your tickets for "Witches Brew", a show featuring over 20 original, standard and show tune works.

Picture Yourself in Ellicottville

Grab your camera, aim and shoot! 

Incredibly astethically pleasing, Ellicottville has been photographed numerous times by locals, professionals, visitors and cell phone photographers. 

Falloween Fun List Day #8

Falloween Fun List Day#8 is heading over to Spookum Barn in Pumpkinville.  Okay, so terrifying and heart pounding would not accurately describe the barn, but who doesn't remember being a little bit scared when they were a child?

Fall Foliage Report

Chautauqua Allegheny Region reporting from the Cattaraugus County Tourism Office in Little Valley.

For the upcoming weekend, we are expected to be at 85% changed and Past Peak.

Colors have not been bright this year.

The oaks are still green but beginning to change.

There are also few yellow, rusts and orange colorings left on the trees.

Falloween Fun List

Day #7 of Falloween Fun List is finding a scary new decoration to bring out your inner beast!  These eyeballs found at Tangled Twigs in Ellicottville are some of our favorites.

Eyeballs for sale

Falloween Fun List

To catch you on what was happening for the Falloween Fun List over the weekend here it is:

Day #5:

Face your acrophobia (fear of heights) while riding the chair lift at Holiday Valley Resort, happening Saturdays and Sundays until October 20th. 

Falloween Fun List Day #4

Look out for ghouls, spooks, and creatures of the night while riding the Nightmare Hayride in Ellicottville NY.  The continuing mazes through the fields then barn will be sure to give you more than just the creeps, perhaps some Nightmares!   

Falloween Fun List

If you love Fall and Halloween then you are sure to get a real scream out of our Falloween Fun List we are posting on Facebook.  Each day we will feature a spooky event, fall recipe, or scary item for purchasing to get you in the mood for the Great Month of October. 

You might just fall in love with an Alpaca

For the upcoming National Alpaca Farm Days happening this weekend, I want to encourage others to get out and visit an Alpaca Farm and meet one of these incredible animals.  You may find yourself not wanting to leave without taking one home. 

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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