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

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 176th year in 2018!  Each day offers something new and exciting, whether it's an animal competition, demo derby, concert or Monster Truck! 

2017 Sportsmen's Rendezvous
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 35 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and Parking available.

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 6:00pm

This year they will be holding 3 shows at the Showplex in Hamburg, NY and 3 shows at the fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY.

Places

Photo of The Bear Brick

Modern industrial take on the classic American sports bar. Fun burgers, fish fry, pizza, wings, and
more. Frequent live music with dance floor.


Gotta try: Garlic Fries

Hours:

Monday
CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Photo of Cardinal Acre Alpacas

Our Alpaca Farm offers Alpaca Farm visits daily; tours include a little alpaca 101, history of alpacas, daily routine for alpacas and us and features of their fleece.  Our shop also carries an interesting variety of alpaca wear and goods from the Andes.

There are buildings available for conferences, receptions, reunions or meetings at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.  Room capacity is 400 people and there is unlimited parking.  Booking time requirement is 3 months.    Ellicottville and Salamanca would be the nearest lodging for large groups, but both are just 10 minutes away.

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Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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