Winter is "Snow" Much Fun in the Enchanted Mountains!

A Flurry of Fun awaits you in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County!  Here we may have, what some people may call, harsh winters, but we sure know how to enjoy them!  The pace doesn’t slow down here, unless you want it to, during the winter months with continuing festivals, winter activities, and indoor fun.  Discover wi

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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