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

Paranormal Hospitality & Tourism Opportunites Cattaraugus County
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Planning and Tourism in a special speaker discussion with light refreshments on October 19th, 2017 at 7pm in the Legislative Chambers.

Made in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 4:00pm

Want to think and act local?  Invest in your own communities' people and businesses? Show your support by coming to the 5th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) being held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, 2017. 

Places

Bush Bed & Breakfast in winter

Do you enjoy golfing, or hiking and mountain biking the finger-lake trails of western New York, or rafting and kayaking its rivers, lakes and streams, including the Allegany State Park? Maybe you just want to eat, shop and relax in the quaint Village of Ellicottville. Four season activities make The Bush Bed and Breakfast a year-round destination.

Alpacas kissing young lady

Nestled on a hillside in the Enchanted countryside of Western New York, you will find Mager Mountain Alpacas owned by Paul & Suzanne Mager. Their farm is conveniently located only 60 miles south of Buffalo and situated in the heart of ski country (where warm, lightweight, incredibly soft Alpaca clothing is appreciated).

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! 

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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