Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers Events

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

competitors
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fourth 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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Blueberry Season is Here!

Blueberries in Cattaraugus County
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:00am - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:00pm

The Blueberries are back!  Most u-pick blueberry farms are almost ready for u-pick!!  And boy are they delicious!  All the rain we have had has been good for something - producing plump and juicy berries!

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2017

2017 Seneca Pow Wow
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.  This is North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

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! 

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Grevpode Gallery's Country Gatherings Weekend Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 3:00pm

Saturday and Sunday morning will feature from 9am - 11am Mid Morning Snack with a local group serving Coffee, Tea, Juice and Baked Goods. The Vendor area will open at 11am for your shopping pleasures.

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2017 Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest at Four Mile Brewing Company

Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest 2017
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Get ready to be enchanted by NY State brews, wines, and ciders. This year will be just like last year's, a time to remember on the banks of the Allegheny River in the Four Mile Brewing Beer Garden!  Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest. We have a fun day planned with awesome New York State breweries, smooth music, and delicious foods in our beer garden.

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

Spring Game Show
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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10,000 Maniacs perform at Griffis Sculpture Park

10,000 Maniacs perform at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

The long-awaited return concert is here!  Benefit concert for Griffis Sculpture Park. 10,000 Maniacs will perform the entire "In My Tribe" album. Rolling Stone magazine named "In My Tribe" one of the "100 greatest albums of the 1980s." Celebrating their 35th year as a band, 10,000 Maniacs continue to make albums and sell out shows throughout the country.

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2017 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Aviary 2
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 5:00pm

Open Sundays July and August 2-5 P.M.. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. 

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Essential Oils at Canticle Farm Market

Essential Oils Basics at Canticle Farm
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come to this fun and FREE class on Essential Oils Basics.  You will learn how and when to use essential oils, including those for plants, bug removal and for skin care.  For a small fee, there will be Make & Takes for you - tick/mosquito spray, after-sun spray, lavendar roll-on for bug bites or a gardener's hand scrub.  For questions, contact Kristin at education@canticlefarm

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

kayak
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

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2017 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

Quaker Bathhouse in Allegany State Park
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 6th year! This year’s event takes place on July 21st at its new home at the Quaker Beach area.

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Story Time at Canticle Farm Market

Storytime at Canticle Farm
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Parents bring your kids to Story Time at the Canticle Farm Market!  Not only will a book be read, but there will be a craft and veggie samples!  All of this is FREE for parents and children.  This will be on Tues, July 21st from 3:45pm-4:15pm, right after the kiddos get out of school.

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OnoFest 2017

OnoFest July 22, 2017
Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
vendors at OnoFest
Vendors and pavilion at 2010 OnoFest
View inland from the shore of Onoville Marina
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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!

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EVL 4 and EVL 9 Trail Runs

trail run
Sun, 07/23/2017 (All day)

4 mile or 9.7 mile hard core trail runs on the Holiday Valley and nearby wooded winding trails.

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Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

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Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:00pm

All money raised at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.

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Randolph ToyMaker 5K Run/Walk

2016 race
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00am

The Randolph ToyMakers began this 5K as a fundraiser to purchase supplies and pay shipping costs for toys that go to underpriviledged children locally and in other countries.

$15 pre-registration, $20 raceday

Food, t-shirts, age group prizes.

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Girl's Day at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Girl's Day
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Pfeiffer Nature Center and the Girl Scouts of Western New York are hosting an activity packed outdoor experience for girls in grades 2nd-5th at the Lillibridge Preserve Pavilion.  Experience nature first hand as we walk through the woods to explore the plants and animals living there, participate in fun nature games and crafts and earn a Pfeiffer Nature Center ba

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2017 Cattaraugus County Fair

photo from 2016 Fair
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 175th year in 2017!

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

mountain biking
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

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Weekend Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley

chairlift rides
Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:00pm

View the fall foliage from high above the trees!

Weekends only.

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Be a "Pfeiffer Fido"!

Dogs at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The dog days of summer are upon us!  The original phrase had nothing to do with our beloved pets.  And it has nothing to do with us lazing about because it’s too hot to do anything else!  For the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” happened when Sirius, the dog-star, appeared to rise just before the sun.  The dates for this celestial occurrence are July 3rd to

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26th Annual Street Classics Car Show 2017

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Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings.  

Great food available:  chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Hinsdale Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.

Face painting, games and live music will entertain the young ones.

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2017 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

vendor at rendezvous
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 3:00pm

Join us this weekend for the Sportsman Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, August 11, 12 & 13.

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Humphrey Blueberry Day 2017

blueberries
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:00am - 11:30am

Celebrate all things blueberry at the annual Humphrey Blueberry Day!

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2017 Limestone Volunteer Fire Department ATV Dice Run

group waiting to begin
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 12th, starting at 9am.  There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details. 

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Taste of Ellicottville 2017

Taste of Ellicottville
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:00pm

Taste of Ellicottville is a weekend where everyone can sample the best that Ellicottville’s fine restaurants have to offer as they set up “Cafe Style” on the streets. Tickets are $1 each and items are between $1-$4. You can purchase tickets at the main ticket booth centrally located in the village.

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Rally in the Valley 2017

Dice Run at previous Rally
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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StrOlean

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:29am

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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2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Items up for auction at the 2012 ASP Full Moon Beach Party
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!

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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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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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Olean Outdoor Fest

Olean Outdoor Fest
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 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 Rider's 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.

Camping available by reservation. 

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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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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

Participants enjoying an autumn float
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 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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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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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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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

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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 Heading to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

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

Experience a living legend of country music Saturday, October 28th at 7pm at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.

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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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

This is the last in the series of the Park's "How To" series

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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

Clare Mark is the highest elevation in Cattaraugus County

The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet.  This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking.  Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.

 

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