2012 Rock City Park Season Opening

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Event Date(s): Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Hike Rock City Park

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!

You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

Descend the crevice staircases leading to hiking trails strewn with great monolithic rocks of dramatic sizes and shapes.  The city of rocks is a magical adventure you'll want to repeat.

You'll find a souvenir and rock shop where you can purchase many types of gems, minerals, fossils and rocks from all over the world.  There is also a Museum and Fluorescent Light Rock Room!  Picnic facilities are available.  We suggest you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes and allow 1 hour minimum to see Rock City Park............one of the Great Natural Wonders of the United States.

Closed during inclement weather

For more information on this event please visit http://www.RockCityPark.com

This event will be held at:

Rock City Park
505 Rt. 16 South
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-372-7790
42° 5' 6.9432" N, 78° 25' 47.8488" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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