Little Valley, New York

Little 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 Great Valley) of the Allegheny River.

The Town of Little Valley is centrally located in the county. There is also a village named Little Valley, the county seat in this town. The town is north of the City of Salamanca

The first permanent settlement was made around 1816.  The "Town of Elkdale," as it was originally called, was formed in 1818 from the "Town of Perry" (now Perrysburg). Little Valley was once an important rail station on the Erie Railroad and notable for its cheese and dairy industry. The location of the railroad resulted in moving the county seat to the Village of Little Valley, which was also later connected to Salamanca by a streetcar line.

The Towns of Conewango (1823), Napoli (1823), Mansfield (1930), New Albion (1930), and Bucktooth (1855, renamed Salamanca in 1864) were all formed from Little Valley. The Little Valley Creek flows through the town, as does a small tributary named Lees Hollow.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.9 square miles, of which, 29.9 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.

New York State Route 242 and New York State Route 353 are major trunk roads through the town. They converge at Killborn Corners just east of the Village of Little Valley. County Routes 88 and 96 act as bypasses. County Route 15, which picks up where Route 88 leaves off, continues northeast parallel to Route 242 between Little Valley and Ellicottville. County Routes 5 and 14 start in the northwest corner of the town and head toward New Albion and East Otto, respectively.

The Pat McGee Trail, a hiking and snowmobile trail, runs through the town parallel to Route 353.

The Cattaraugus County Fair has been a tradition in Little Valley for 169 years!!  Families have experienced all the exciting rides, animal shows and live entertainment for more than a century!

Upcoming Events

A portion of the line of riders
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

competitors
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fifth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

Speedway
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Stop in tonight to see the WNY Super Late Model and 358 Modified Double Header.

Super Late Model, 358 Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks and Emods.

Gates open at 3pm and races begin at 6:30pm.

Places

Photo of one of their pick up sites

Native Offerings Farm, LLC is Certified Naturally Grown; a certification program only available to farmers that support and supply local markets and have demonstrated a history of environmentally sound farming practices. They use the publicly available USDA National Organic Standards as the basis of their growing practices.

Photo of The Bear Brick

The Bear Brick is a modern industrial take on the classic American sports bar located in downtown Little Valley.  Completely redone and on the corner of Main St., it is conveniently located close to the other quaint businesses that are popping up in this area.  Enjoy any of their takes on classic burgers, fish fry on Friday or late night drink specials and LIVE Entertainment! 

Photo of Hughes Hotel

Where the locals go for a quick lunch or a hearty dinner.

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Travel Guide

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Ranked one of the Best Ski Resorts

Holiday Valley Resort ranked #3 on Ski Magazine's 2015-16 best in the East list!  It has 58 day slopes, 37 night slopes and 13 high tech lifts.  It also has been the training ground for Olympic ski competitors.

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