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

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Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® Olean, a premier hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels easy and comfortable. With a great location near St.

Canticle Farm Spring Share

Welcome to Canticle Farm!

Photo of outside of New Lantern Motel

The New Lantern Motel is recently renovated and has updated their rooms.  They offer DirecTV, FREE WIFI, complimentary coffee with a public coffee room, flat screen tvs, mini fridges, microwave in room, quality furnishings, 24-hour front desk assistance and even picnic tables if you want to enjoy nature!

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

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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