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/

Places

Photo of Carmike Cinemas in Allegany, New York

The biggest movie theater in Cattaraugus County.  With eight theaters, your family is certain to find the perfect movie for that rainy afternoon.

Exterior of Art on Main

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is transforming the Southern Tier of New York State into a better place to live through education, service and community outreach.

Grand Slam Grill specializes in "Sparky's" famous Buffalo wings as well as a NY strip steak and burgers.  You'll also find homemade chicken parm, homemade pasta and meatballs as well as homemade salad dressings. 

Sit at the bar and enjoy finger foods or sit in the dining room and enjoy a fine meal.

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!

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