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.

Cooking Sustainably with Canticle Farm
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

What we eat as well as the methods we choose to cook and harvest our food, affects our individual health and that of our planet. Chef Steve Young will show us how to use every edible piece of our food in order to stretch your food budget and cut down on waste.  Farm Manager Mark Printz will lead a discussion on the importance of sustainable farming.

Allegany Heritage Center presents businesses of Main St.
Sun, 03/11/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.

Places

Allegany NY launch into Allegheny River

Launch your canoe or kayak.  Facilities available.  Plenty of parking.

Canticle Farm Spring Share

Welcome to Canticle Farm!

Photo of Randy's Up the River

Built in 1860 as a stage coach stop/hotel turned speakeasy, bar and restaurant.

Randy's is famous for steak dinners, jumbo wings, half-pound burgers, real steak hoagies and Randy's mom's secret beer battered fish fry (Friday Only).

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!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Zoar Valley MUA has the TALLEST Basswood tree in the world!

According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.

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