Hinsdale, New York

Hinsdale is a town at the eastern border of Cattaraugus County, New York. The town was named after another location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Hinsdale was found by Indians back in the late 18th century. Today it is not uncommon to find archeologists scouring the land in search of Native American relics.

A settler named Zachariah Noble found Hinsdale in the early 19th century.  So in the year of 1820, Hinsdale was formed from the Town of Olean. It was named for Hinsdale, New Hampshire.  The Town of Ischua was made in 1846 from part of Hinsdale.

Around 1840, a developer attempted to make a larger community out of Hinsdale village and Scotts Corners, but nothing ever came of the scheme. In 1860, Hinsdale contained 2 churches and several mills and manufacturing establishments. Its population was 255. It was a canal village and a station on the NY and Erie Railroad. Scotts Corner, in the north part, contained a church and 13 houses.

Maplehurst and Haskell Flatts are also part of Hinsdale.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles, of which, 38.8 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.  Its surface is hilly and broken upland. The hills are 500-600 feet above the valleys. Reservoir Lake is a small body of water near the southeast corner. Ischua and Oil Creeks form a junction near the center, and the united stream then takes the name of Olean Creek, flowing south through town.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes across the town. New York State Route 16 is a major trunk road in the town and partially follows the same path as the Exprssway  The eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Hinsdale House Erik Knapp
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Presents this Exclusive presentation and Ghost Hunt on Friday Sept 29th 2017 @ 7:00 pm, and it will run until midnight. Your experience will include a short Seminar With Erik Knapp and Demonologist James Annitto, on ways to strengthen yourself as a paranormal investigator and then we get to put the techniques into play.

Overnight at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:00am

Hinsdale House Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on Sat Sept 30th 2017 @ 8pm, and it will run until 10am the next day.

Halloween Ghost Tour at Hinsdale House
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism.  Join Proof Paranormal in this three hour ghost hunt before Halloween!

Places

Photo of JD's Smokin' Grille and Bar

No matter what your appetite is, there is something for everyone at JD’s. From salads to steaks and 14 homemade sides in between. Specialties:  roma tomato cheddar cheese soup, chowder, French onion and chicken noodle soups. They even have a hunger scale so you know exactly how many ribs to order.

family of bison

Maple Ridge Bison Ranch, Inc. is located on Gile Hollow Rd. in Hinsdale, N.Y., nestled in the heart of the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York.

bluebereries

Blueberries don't just taste amazing, their also good for you!

This farm prides itself on the fact that they use little or no pesticides on their berries.

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

Home to the Largest New York State Park

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.

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