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.

Upcoming Events

How to Make Water Kefir with Canticle Farm
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet kvass. Similar in flavor to a dry, slightly fizzy lemonade, water kefir is pleasant and even small children can enjoy it.

Challenger after Dark event at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"!  They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food, drinks, an escape experience, STEM activities and more! They hope you can join in!  They are pairing up with Xphobia to create an out of this world experience!

Celebrate Earth Day with Canticle Farm 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 21st, Earth Day, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm have chosen to host a grand celebration with Family-orientated Earth Day Activities. 


Front of Perry-Dice Family Feeds

Perry-Dice Family Feeds is a newly opened store offering all natural, organic pet and livestock feeds. Go check out the top of the line horse feed.

Photo of store front

Selling Groceries and goods that are Organic, Natural, Local and NON-GMO! Items will include fresh produce, dairy, meats, eggs, cheese, baking supplies, pet foods and goods, coffee and teas, cleaning and recycled paper products and even deli soups and sandwiches to take with you! 

Locally owned and operated!

printed T shirt

Shirt Printing For Any and All Occasions

Team Hoodies, Senior Shirts, Championships, Reunions, School Fundraisers, Businesses, Races and Runs, Theater Groups, Clubs and Organizations and Car Shows

Printing shirts for 30 years


  • 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!!

View the visitor's guide online


request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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