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

View from Allegany State Park

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

Snowboarding Dudes at Holiday Valley Resort

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Great video work by Dustin and his friends snowboarding at Holiday Valley Resort.

Iccanui Snowboarding at Holiday Valley

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Video of Iccanui snowboarding at Holiday Valley Resort on January 14, 2015 in Ellicottville, NY.

18in Birch Run Brook Trout Ice Fishing

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Video of Creighster ice fishing and catching a big brook trout on Birch Run Ponds in Allegany, NY.

The Newest Way to Experience Camping at Allegany State Park!

Lap of Luxury!

The new UPSCALE cottages are available for rent starting RIGHT NOW!  Allegany State Park has recently added "full-service" cottages which include all you could need to enjoy the Park, but not necessarily be "roughing" it.  The high-end cabins include bathrooms with shower facilities, a kitchen, a dining room, bedrooms and heat!   Perfect for your getaway, no matter what the

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

New Year Begins!

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! Ring in the New Year with some fun that won't ruin those Resolutions in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York.  Where Do You Want To Play?

Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley

See the chilly fun to be had on the Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley!

Thank you to Christina M for showing us what fun the Mountain Coaster is, even in the winter time!

Fishing for Steelhead Autumn 2014 with Catt. Creek Outfitters

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Watch this steelhead fishing video of highlights from the Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters Fall 2014 season of guided fishing along the Cattaraugus Creek.

2014-2015 Opening Day at Holiday Valley

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One of Holiday Valley's earliest openings in years, November 21, 2014!

AMSOIL Snocross returns to

GoPro: Kody Kamm Final 2014 Amsoil

Check out the thrills of the twists, turns, and jumps along the track at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino last year as they hosted the AMSOIL Snocross Regional Championships.  View is from one of the riders as they are competing with a Go Pro!  Coming back this year on February 6 and 7th!  Tickets are on sale now! 

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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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