Finger Lakes Trail

Finger Lakes Trail runs through Cattaraugus County!  The main Finger Lakes Trail starts at the Pennyslvania-New York border in Allegany State Park and continues on for 575 miles, all the way to the Catskills!  There are also additional branches, loop trails and spur trails that provide an additional 412 miles!  Approximately 80 miles travel through the Enchanted Mountains and the

What's Your Summer Vacation look like?

Beat the Heat and have a Summer Vacation Made in the Shade in the Enchanted Mountains!   

Mountain Biking at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville

A quick video on mountain biking on the trails at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY!

With a 4-5 mile race loop and TONS of single track trails, it's a blast to Mountain Bike at Holiday Valley! And tons more around Ellicottville, NY!

Fireworks in Cattaraugus County

There are many locations to see fireworks in Cattaraugus County!  Here they are in one place!  NO need to search!

July 02, 2015 Fireworks

Fireworks at the Ellicottville Championship Rodeo.

Tips & Tricks: Mountain Trail Snowboard

Check out the latest tips and tricks for the Mountain Trail Snowboard obstacle at Sky High Aerial Adventure Park at Holiday Valley.

Best of the Best in the Enchanted Mountains

Finding a great place to call your home away from home while on vacation is very important.  You want to be within travel distance to great events, attractions and parks, as well as being comfortable and relaxed.  Everyone wants a vacation but also not spend a fortune.  One place in the Enchanted Mountains has earned very prestigious awards from TripAdvisor again this year- the <

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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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

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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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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