Ellicottville, New York

Ellicottville, New York is a charming little ski town in Western New York with two ski resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Historic Ellicottville isn't just for the Winter Season as it is a year-round destination with boutiques, restaurants and great shops!

References:

  • The Cattaraugus County Bicentennial History Book
  • Ellicottville Historical Museum

Sites about Ellicottville, New York

Upcoming Events

faces you may meet along the ride
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.

previous race photo from HeartRateUp.com
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:30am

The Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30am on Holiday Valley Road.   This fun, challenging course draws runners from several surrounding states. 

Ellicottville's Fall Festival
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 5:00pm

On October 7th and 8th, 2017, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

Places

Golden Stride Walker Ranch

Breeders of Tennessee Walking Horses, miniature donkeys, and llamas. 

Entrance at Dom's Butcher Block

Dom's Butcher Block specialty is fresh cut meats processed in house daily. They offer USDA Choice beef and USD certified Angus beef and USDA Prime on request. No prepackaged or frozen beef cuts to be had here! Custom cuts available.

Inside the Gin Mill

The Gin Mill has been an Ellicottville tradition since 1976. They offer a full bar, 18 domestic and imported draughts along with a wide assortment of bottled beers.

Videos

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

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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