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

Kayaks and Paddleboards on Cattaraugus Creek

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Video of images of kayakers and paddleboarders on the "Catt" (Cattaraugus Creek) by Rick Miller.

Video slideshow of kayaks and paddleboards — yes, paddleboards — on Cattaraugus Creek whitewater. Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Step Into Spring!

Step into Spring in the Enchanted Mountains!

Finger Lakes Trail

Finger Lakes Trail runs through Cattaraugus County!

Get a map and more at http://www.fltconference.org/trail/

Lillibridge Tract at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Lillibridge Tract is loaded with trails!

Wendy’s Trail

Taking you from the kiosk to deep in the woods, Wendy’s Trail is a relatively flat & easy walk with lots to see. Easy walk - one way 0.2 mi

Eshelman Tract at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Eshelman Tract is composed of the main Eshelman Loop and 5 connecting trails.

Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival

Find out all the hip happenings at Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival, March 14 and 15th!

From cookouts to face painging and snow bars to dummy downhill, Holiday Valley has you lined up for a fun-filled weekend during their Winter Carnival March 14th and 15th.  Head downtown Ellicottville for the Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday night!  See the full schedule of events at Holiday Valley's Website.&n

Snowmobiling in the Enchanted mountains/Allegany state Park-2015

Follow pafirecat8 as he and his buddies ride around on the beautiful trails in Cattaraugus County!

Follow pafirecat8 as he and his buddies ride around on the beautiful trails in Cattaraugus County!  Right now the trails are at their best, so don't wish winter away!  Go enjoy it and ride the trails!

There's no time to Hibernate!

There has been a lot of talk about giving up on winter and dreaming of greener pastures during this part of the cold season.  Temperatures are bitter, you're sick of putting on 5 layers of clothing just to stay warm and the lack of sunshine make this one of the most dreary times of the year, for some!  If you are not a cold weather enthusiast, here are 30 suggestions to get you throug

Love Is In The Air of the Enchanted Mountains!

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Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2015It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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New York's Amish Trail - Immerse yourself in a simpler way of life

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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