Education in Nature

There are plenty of fun and educational activities to do with the entire family in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.  Men, women and children of any age can spend days learning about natural happenings right in their backyard, regardless of the season.

Visit the Education Barn at the Fair

Walking Horse outlineLearn more about horses at the Education Barn at the 2010 Cattaraugus County Fair.

The Education Barn is now located in the infield of the track! Come watch daily demonstrations! Join in the Daily Activities! Be part of the Fun!

Musical Events in the County

Looking for some musical entertainment in the area?  There's no need to look any further.  Plenty of fun and enjoyable concerts are going on right in your backyard. 

Wagon Train Expedition at the Crosspatch

From Thursday, July 22nd until Sunday, July 25th a wagon train and stagecoach run will be held at the Crosspatch Horse Ranch.

So Much Diversity this Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? We know summer in Western New York is busy for everyone but if you are looking for something a little different this is the weekend of options! This weekend (July 17-18, 2010) is packed full of a variety of diverse events.

Twin Tiers Theater Festival

A marvelous opportunity has come to the Enchanted Mountains in Olean with the advent of the Twin Tier Theater Festival on June 24, 2010.  The opening show was “Crimes of the Heart” a black comedy by Beth Henley.  From the moment it began until its closing lines, the cast from NYC held your attention and drew you into the drama as it unfolded in the sleepy, little town.

A Weekend of Equestrian Adventures and Family Fun

Looking for something fun and entertaining to do with the family on the weekend of June 25th through the 26th?  For starters, you can take a bicycle or go horseback riding along the Pat McGee Trail or other equestrian trails at The Crosspatch Hor

Swimming in Cattaraugus County

Swimming without the fish

New Pools at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley has opened their 3 new pools for weekends and they will be open every day starting June 18 at the Summer Public Pools Grand Opening Ceremony. Holiday Valley's 3-pool complex offers a toddler pool, a lap pool and an activity pool with a big curly slide and diving board.

The Start of Packed Weekends

It begins in the month of June. Weekends packed with a plethora of events. As a visitor, you have many more choices when visiting Cattaraugus County during the summer months.

This is not a normal informational post as we are giving a brief run down of the variety of events for this weekend.

GeoCoin for the EM GeoTrail

We just received the GeoCoin for the EMGT (Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail)!

GeoCoin for the Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail
Back of EMGT GeoCoin/Challenge Coin

The EMGT coin is 1.5" wide by 1.5" tall. To get the EMGT GeoCoin/Challenge Coin you must retrieve the keywords from the 32 EMGT town geocaches. Each keyword earns you 1 wooden nickel! For each EMGT geocache keyword you turn in, we'll mail you the corresponding wooden nickel.

UPDATE: Please note that the EMGT GeoCoin is not trackable (we did not have the funding to pay for tracking too) so the EMGT Coin may be considered a challenge coin.

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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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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