Allegany, New York

The Town and Village of Allegany, NY are situated along the Allegheny River among the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York.

The Village with its newly renovated downtown area has many restaurants and bars in which to relax and many stores for shopping.  Within the Town there are several parks for play and many hills and forests for hiking and hunting, along with two challenging golf courses.  This setting is enhanced by the presence of St. Bonaventure University, a Franciscan Institution.

The Allegheny River Valley Trail, starting near St. Bonaventure University is a great place to go for a walk, roller blade or bike. Next to Allegany, is the City of Olean which offers many of the amenities of a larger metropolitan area.  In addition, the ski areas of Ellicottville, Allegany State Park and the Seneca  Allegany Casino and Hotel of Salamanca are only a 20 mile drive away.

The origin of the name Allegany is uncertain. It may have come from the name of a tribe called Allegewi that lived along the Allegheny River’s banks. It may also be based on an old Native American word meaning ‘lovely’ or ‘beautiful.’

Come to visit and stay in one the many new hotels while enjoying the many things to do or see.

http://www.allegany.org/

Upcoming Events

Cattaraugus County Arts Council Spring Art Classes
Thu, 02/01/2018 (All day) - Wed, 02/28/2018 (All day)

Come and get creative at Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) art classes for every age.  Check out what is in store for the month of March for those age 14 and older.  Are you looking for an activity to do with friends? CCAC has a creative class that may fit the bill for you.

Challenger Learning Center Space Dreamers Winter Camp
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:00pm

A True "Steam" experience with kids learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Every participant (open to grades 3rd-6th accepted) will participate in activities of Daily Team Building, First Flight, Coding with Sparki, Geodesic Dome Building, Mystery Mission 4.0 and more!  

February Kids Arts Camp at Arts Council
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00pm

​Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative with pour painting. Pour Painting is creating a painting without brushes, by pouring the paint onto the canvas. Each day of this five day course kids will explore a different technique of pour painting. We'll cover Puddle Pour, Slide Cup, Tree Ring, Flip Cup, and Paint Swipe. 

Places

Photo of Gallets House Bed & Breakfast

An 1896 restored historical Victorian home with original family photos and heirlooms displayed throughout the B&B. Located in the picturesque Allegheny foothills in Southwestern NY, just 2 miles from exit 24 on I-86 formerly Rte 17. Near St. Bonaventure University, Olean and Ellicottville.

Photo of their logo

Shamrock Found Farm & Stable was founded after the aspiration of a dream and the need to have a local horse farm where youth and adults can both enjoy the comforts and friendship of horses. Their wish is for everyone to see their highest potential, follow and be successful in all their endeavors.

Photo of Main Street Sweets

Stop in for an exciting treat!   Specialty bakery that offers coffee, teas, scones, pies, cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, muffins, Danish pastries, filled croissants, brownies, bread, soup, quiche and more.  Pre-orders are available for special events including weddings.   

Stop in, taste and smell the goodness!

Videos

  • Video of Creighster ice fishing and catching a big brook trout on Birch Run Ponds in Allegany, NY.
  • Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone had fun at the 3rd annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of the great outdoors under one roof!

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

Miner's Cabin built by Gold Miner

Miner’s Cabin in Franklinville was built by a miner that returned home after making it good during the gold rush era of the west coast. The building is not a cabin either but a three story house of Queen Anne design.

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