Gowanda's Zoar Valley Fest 2014

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Event Date(s): Sat, 05/10/2014 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Rafting in Zoar Valley

All day festival at Gateway Park in Gowanda to celebrate Zoar Valley with kayaking, rafting, hiking and bus tours!

Come hang out and have some fun on the water or join in one of the three races that will be held.  Puts your paddling skills to the test in the raft race, the kayak race or the canoe race.  Peruse the vendors and enjoy the music provided by Fingers X'd (crossed) as well as other local talent. 

Take a ride down the famous Cattaraugus Creek with the Zoar Valley Paddling Club or sign up to join the group!  

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please go to GowandaChamber.com for application.

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

This event will be held at:

Cattaraugus Creek
Gateway Park
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
Phone: 716-532-2834
42° 27' 11.6424" N, 78° 56' 5.28" 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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