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.
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.
The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.
The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.
The Association's permanent meeting site and shelter for historical artifacts is in the former United Methodist Church located at 25 N. Second Street in the village of Allegany. The church, a local historical landmark, was constructed in 1855 by the Methodist Episcopal Congregation, one of the earliest religious societies in the village. The Association now owns the building.
Offering a variety of food including daily lunch specials, pizza and wings, dinner salads, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps, pasta and dinners entrees.
Specializing in seafood dinners on Fridays! Choose between fish fries, shrimp dinner, fish sandwich, crab cakes, and more.
Private room available for parties, seats up to 38.
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.
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The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.