Leon Historical Society Museum

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The museum is located in the heart of Amish country. There you can see artifacts from Leon's history dating back to the early 1800's, which include Civil War items, photos, farm equipment, clothing and more.Leon's history includes a milk plant, several cheese factories, saw mills and Penny Royal Race Track which raced thoroughbred horses and then race cars up until the 1950's.

The historcial society sponsors three functions during the year:

  • Leon Fall Festival, which includes craftsman and sportsman tables, chicken bbq, Amish goods for sale and demonstrations in the museum.

Open

May through October, every Saturday from 10am - 4pm or by appointment by calling Pat at 716-296-5709.

Monument dedicated to Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Old desk, outfits and american flag Do you know what these were used for? Old photos, furniture and outfits

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Leon Historical Society Museum
62 Main Street
Leon, NY 14751
United States
Phone: 716-296-5709
42° 14' 25.854" N, 79° 3' 38.6172" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Unknown
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  • Pets Allowed: Unknown
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
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  • Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown
  • Hiking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

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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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