Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers Events

Cooking Demonstration at Canticle Farm Market

Cooking at Canticle Farm
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

See cooking demonstrations and preparation tips to improve your skills in the kitchen! This will be held with Canticle Farm, where you can take home fresh ingredients to cook at home afterwards! Gail Beyer will show you how to make Tabouli!

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Rally in the Valley 2017

Rally in the Valley 2017
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 15th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 16-20 in Allegany's Firemans Park.  Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

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Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

Golf Tournament to benefit Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30am - 7:00pm

Come to this golf tournament on the lovely Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30am and there will be a lunch prior to the start time of 1:00pm.  Dinner will follow as well.  This is a 2

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2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

2017 Family Beach Party on Quaker Lake at Allegany State Park
Family Beach Party with Kevin McCarthy at Quaker Lake
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm

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 to hear Keith James, Sean Patrick McGraw and Kevin McCarthy!  All followed up by a fireworks display! 

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StrOlean

Strolean In Olean NY
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 10:30pm

With the dust now settled after two long years of 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.

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Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood

Hellbender Photo by Twan Leenders
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr.

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3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park

Take a hike at Allegany State Park Wetland Boardwalk
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

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 from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff and summer interns.

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Grevpode Gallery's Vintage Vehicles Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Save the date!

More information forthcoming.

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Yoga at Canticle Farm Market

Yoga at Canticle Farm
Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Sep 06 2017 .
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Experience Yoga in the most calm, relaxing setting, surrounded by nature and freshly grown foods.  Experience Yoga at Canticle Farm!  There will be three upcoming sessions of "Gentle Flow Yoga" by Lisa Yohon that cost just $8 per session!  Bring your mat or blanket, some water and get ready to have some peaceful fun!  

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Olean Outdoor Fest

Olean Outdoor Fest
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event.

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Allegheny Valley Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Market

Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Presentation
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm for a talk with Steve Howard of the Allegheny Valley Project. Learn about what artifacts Steve and his team has found behind our Market!  You can alos take a self guided tour of the dig site! 

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2017 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WILD WING FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday August 27, 2017 from 12-5PM at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY.

Last Call to see all the birds.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2017

A portion of the line of riders
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

camping
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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2017 Ischua Valley's Falling Leaves Regatta

2017 Ischua Falling Leaves Regatta
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 6:00pm

You’re invited to end your “Summer 2017” 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.

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#5 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

competitors
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fifth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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Fields of Gold, Getting to Know Goldenrod at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Get to know Goldenrod with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

When Sting released his classic “Fields of Gold” he was referring to fields of ripening barley. But if he were here in Western New York late summer, it would be hard not to apply that phrase to the expansive lush bounty of yellow gracing the roadsides and fields. 

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9th Annual Heavenly Harvest at Canticle Farm

2017 Farm to Table Dinner Canticle Farm
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

9th Annual Heavenly Harvest Farm to Table dinner and educational event. Chef-prepared, locally sourced four-course dinner, accompanied by live music, farm tours, sustainable-living educational booths, raffle baskets, chair massages, a bonfire, and more.

New this year, beer from Four Mile Brewing Company and wine from Savage Winery.

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 13 2017 .
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights at Griffis
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00pm

Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture park are back!!

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2017 4-H Fall Classic Horse Show at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

previous show
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:00pm

For more information or to register, please call 716-532-4295 or 716-699-2377.

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Ellicottville's 2017 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 10:00pm

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock 'N Roll Weekend that kicks off Friday, September 15th, with lots of live entertainment in all of the local hot spots. 

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2017 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Stops

Shoppers at the garage sale
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:00pm

Looking for that special bargain?  Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day.  Hungry?  Enjoy one of the roadside barbecues or restaurants along the way. 

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Season Opening for Pumpkinville 2017

picking out pumpkin photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in this area. 

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Knapp Creek VFD ATV Dice Run

Join in the fun!
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

All riders are welcome for a fun 35 mile ATV Dice Run!  Back by popular demand is our Annual ATV Dice Run.  Bigger and better than ever this year, there are plans to raffle off a Brand New Bad Boy Buggy Onslaught 550 in Camo, provided by major sponsor Bobcat of Olean. 

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4 Season Photo Contest and Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Photo Contest Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

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Grand Finale!! #7 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the FINAL show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 7, please call 716-257-5257.

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2017

faces you may meet along the ride
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

photography
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Fall Festival 5K Run

previous race photo from HeartRateUp.com
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:30am

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. 

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Legendary Loretta Lynn Cancelled

Loretta Lynn Cancelled
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

hiking boots
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2018

First Day Hike
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

First Day Hikes originated over 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a  state park in Milton, Massachusetts. The program was launched to promote both  healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year round recreation at state  parks.

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2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:00pm

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!

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Nature Lovers Places

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

Huge Outdoor Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park is located on over 400 acres and holds over 250 sculptures.

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