Great Valley, New York

Great Valley is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The town is named after its local geographical setting, a relative comparison of two tributaries (the other being the neighboring Little Valley) of the Allegheny River.

The town was first settled around 1812. The Town of Great Valley was formed in 1818, taken from part of the Town of Olean. In 1831, the Town of Allegany was made from the southeast part of Great Valley, and in 1842 the Town of Carrollton was made from the southwest part of Great Valley.  Part of the Allegany Reservation was annexed in 1847.

It is an interior town, lying just a little south of the center of Cattaraugus County. Its surface is mountainous and hilly upland. The highest summit, near the southwest corner, is 1300 feet above the river. The Allegany River flows through the southwest corner, receiving the Great Valley Creek as tributary.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.2 square miles, of which, 50.2 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.06%) is water.

The Allegheny River flows through the southeast corner of the town, and the Great Valley Creek is an important stream in the town.

US Route 219 is a major north-south highway in the town and intersects New York State Route 98 in Great Valley village.

Great Valley Station, Killbuck post office, is a hamlet , in the south, on the mouth of Great Valley Creek. Peth is another small named area.

Upcoming Events

Great Valley Bicentennial
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:00pm

2018 marks the Great Valley's Bicentennial celebration.  Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year:

Town Birthday Party

April 15, 3-5 PM

Presentation of Pioneer Certificates. Tour of the Evergreen Tea Room, former Plank Rd. House. Call or appointment or tours will be available on a First come, first serve basis.

2018 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 6:00pm

This year's 2018 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4-6, 2018.  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.  Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!

This year's theme is "Cinco De Mayo"!

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY. 

Places

Photo of display in shop

Check out this eclectic mix of unusual, classic, trendy, fun furniture and home accessories in a 4,000 square foot multi-dealer shop.

Thursdays through Monday 11am - 5pm.  Also by chance or appointment.

Photo of Great Valley Antique Center

You'll find antiques, artwork, vintage toys, Christmas decor, railroad items, giftware, unique home decor, candles, handbags and much, much more!

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday noon - 5pm.  Closed Mondays and holidays.

Check their facebook page for the most up-to-date info!

Christian Hollow Lodge

This chalet has 2 queen bedrooms, queen sized sofa sleeper, 2 bathrooms on the main floor and a loft with queen, 3 twins and a full bed plus 1/2 bath which sleeps 9.

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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Largest Private Ski Resort in North America

HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.

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