East Otto is a town in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, New York. The population was 1,105 at the 2000 census.
The Town of East Otto is on the northern border of the county. It was founded in 1854 from part of the Town of Otto. Parts of East Otto were later removed to add to other towns in the county. Otto was named after Jacob S Otto, an agent of the Holland Land Company.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.4 square miles, of which, 41.2 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it (0.48%) is water.
The north town line is marked by Cattaraugus Creek and is the border of Erie County.
East Otto has a unique group of artists known as East Otto Country Associates. It is also home to Allegany Mountain Resort, Burdick Blueberries, East Otto Historical Museum and more.
The long-awaited return concert is here! Benefit concert for Griffis Sculpture Park. 10,000 Maniacs will perform the entire "In My Tribe" album.
Interact with sculptures in the woods, fields and by ponds on over 400 acres at the Griffis Sculpture Park.
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The 40 acres of blueberries, seasonal flowers, the weigh station, and of course the "surrey" that takes you to the fields all add to the charm. Fortunately, you don't have to step on a scale before picking, so tasting these huge, delectable berries while picking is another plus for the experience.
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The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet. This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking. Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.