In this 1-hour Make and Take class you will learn how to make your own natural deodorant from items you can find in your kitchen! The class is $12 per person. Please RSVP to education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org so that we make sure we have enough supplies and for location of the class.
The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.
Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families. If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a squirrel corn cob feeder or BOTH! Birding expert Tim Baird will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals. Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead th
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
Every Tuesday in January and February, Starting at the Summit Warming Hut on the Red House side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs (as long as they are leashed). The 2.4 trail is easy - moderate with some slight elevation changes.
A day of peace, love and telemark skiing. Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low and the City Garage.
The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag. You don't have to be a skier to have fun here! So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon!
The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again! Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!
What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. Chef Steve Young will show us how to use every edible piece of our food in order to stretch your food budget and cut down on waste. Farm Manager Mark Printz will lead a discussion on the importance of sustainable farming.
The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens in March with the spring runoff and lasts until late May or early June as the water level becomes too low. The best white water action can normally be had from right now through April, depending of course on the amount of rainfall.
Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York. They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments.
Don’t Miss Foreigner on their 40th Anniversary Tour on March 3, 2018 at 7PM With 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 40 hits, and a musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million – Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world!
Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.
It's the biggest winter event of the season with fun activities and events for the whole family. Highlights include the Snowbar at Yodeler with music and fun, the Village Parade in Ellicottville on Saturday night, the costume parade on Sunday where the winner gets a season pass for next year, and everyone's favorite, the Dummy Downhill!
Join the folks at Bear Creek for their Inaugural Wing Extravaganza. Held in their beautiful Rec Center, they will be featuring 25 Varieties of wings, drink specials, a Reaper challenge at 4pm and live music by Ambush from 2pm - 6pm.
What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 22nd Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 17-18 and March 24-25, 2018 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association.
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park launches a new series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.
Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna. Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.
Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st! The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek. No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked! Don't have your license?
Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 1st from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 1500 eggs are placed to be found and special prizes to be awarded! Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear!
The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding. Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O.
The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 14 and 15. All New York State fishing regulations must be followed. Register online at the Arcade Chamber's website. There is also a printable application available online
Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, and fishing tackle.
Feel like winter will never end? Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit, and quilt at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world.&nbs
The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Dice Run on April 14.
2018 marks the Great Valley's Bicentennial celebration. Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year:
Presentation of Pioneer Certificates. Tour of the Evergreen Tea Room, former Plank Rd. House. Call or appointment or tours will be available on a First come, first serve basis.
National Earth Day was founded in 1970 to support and promote environmental awareness and protection. Engaging in Earth Day activities has been an annual tradition ever since. You can show appreciation for nature by assisting Pfeiffer Nature Center at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event. It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our trails well
GREAT FOOD for a great cause! Taste of the Southtowns - Sunday April 22 from 11:30-5 P.M. - St.
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancake breakfast starting at 7:30am, demonstrations and a craft show. There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a PARADE, a library
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will present a blockbuster evening of Country Music when the Roots & Boots tour featuring superstars Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye rolls into the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm!
Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet! You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.
The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park! The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.
This year's 2018 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4-6, 2018. Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants. Prizes for best costume, group and fire department. Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!
This year's theme is "Cinco De Mayo"!
Boating season is here! Hooray! Tucked away in the southwest corner of Cattaraugus County, hidden in the rolling hills of the Allegheny's, is one of our best kept secrets, Onoville Marina Park.
Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on Friday May 4th! They will be open from 9am to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 10. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 716-699-4444 or reserve online! Start the summer and warm season off right wit
Feel like winter will never end? Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn a new craft at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world. Learn how to make a basket;
The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 5. 2018 from 10am to 1pm. We will be meeting at the Red House Picnic Shelter and registration starts at 9am. A Sahlen's hot dog lunch will be served afterwards for a nominal fee.
The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more. Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them.
At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley, you can put the FUN into running. Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. Entertainment, great food and beer are part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong?
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!
The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience. It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. This traditional weekend of natural history and outdoor education welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner. It is held at "Camp Allegany" in the Red House area of Allegany State Park.
Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.
The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Not only will you find everything horseradish, you'll find vendors with wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, country crafts, candles, paintings and more! The festival will be held June 2, 2018, at the Hinsdale Memorial Park, at 1547 Gile Hollow Road in the Town of Hinsdale. The venue is ideal!
With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.
Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017. We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days! Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000
Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 16th!
Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out). Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach!
Yeeehaw!! An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.
See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 7-8, 2018. The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY.
The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to one to remember. With Live music by DJ Gilroy and amazing beers from all over the map, you won't want to miss this. Join us! We will also have Leonard Oakes Estate Winery & Cider Creek Hard Cider joining us for a little variety. DJ Gilroy will bless us with his musical talents.
Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places. The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction. The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!
Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.
It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 7th year! This year’s event takes place on July 20th at its home at the Quaker Beach area.
This FUNdraiser event is held each year to raise funds for this non-profit group that makes small wooden toys that are given to children in need around the world.
Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
"The Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.
Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 176th year in 2018! Each day offers something new and exciting, whether it's an animal competition, demo derby, concert or Monster Truck!
Celebrating over 35 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars. This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and Parking available.
August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.
The Bikes are back in town! Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 16th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 15-19 in Allegany's Firemans Park.
Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.
Stay tuned for more details.
Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area. Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party ! All followed up by a fireworks display!
The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 18th, starting at 9am. There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details.
Last Call to see all the birds! The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.
Annual Trail Ride. Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.
You’re invited to end your summer by participating in this amateur dice run regatta. Any form of motor-less craft may be entered for a fun trip down the beautiful Ischua Creek.
Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,
A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY.
Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!
Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show! There are four categories for entries: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer! This contest is open to all ages.
Looking for a fun and unusual outing? National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public. This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,
Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.
Columbus Day Weekend! September 29 - 30. Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.
Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn a new craft at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world. Learn how to make a basket; applique; or sew a hanging, pie carrie
The Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30am on Holiday Valley Road. This fun, challenging course draws runners from several surrounding states.
Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities. Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail. Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun!
These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!
For more information call 716-949-8295
Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle.
Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath. Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood.
As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.
Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!
Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!
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Over 450 Miles of state funded snowmobile trails, including 69 miles within Allegany State Park.