Nannen Arboretum

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The Nannen Arboretum is a non-profit, volunteered based organization dedicated to providing home garden and natural resource education, test plots for research, and an opportunity for nature appreciation and leisure.

  • A place to meander, perhaps with a dog or two.
  • A place to teach a son or grandchild to fish.
  • A place to cross country ski or snowshoe when it’s a winter wonderland.
  • A place to walk under an arbor of flowering crab apple trees and to take time to smell the fragrance that envelops you.
  • A place just to sit and embrace the silence.
  • A place that has over 200 trees and shrubs, an herb garden with 13 beds showing off a variety of herbs not seen anywhere else in this region known as The Enchanted Mountains.
  • A place that has a replica of a 500 year old Japanese Stone Garden, a perennial flower garden, two nature study halls ideal for weddings and other celebrations.
  • A place for strolling; stroll around Lake Nipponica and see how many huge grass eating carp are sunning themselves or swimming just below the surface of the lake.
  • A place for all seasons.
  • A place for you to discover.
  • A place open year round, every day from dawn to dusk, and it costs not a single penny!

 So visit 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY, 14731, behind the new Town Center and you will have found Ellicottville’s best kept secret, a place called the “Jewel in the Crown of Ellicottville”, The Nannen Arboretum.

The Arboretum also offers outdoor classrooms & meeting places.  One accommodates 50 people, the other accommodates 90 people.  30 days advance notice is requested.  Plenty of parking is available and lodging is available within 1 mile.

Tree in bloom at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, NY
Nannen Arboretum
28 Parkside Drive
Ellicottville, NY 14731
United States
Phone: 716-699-2100
42° 17' 0.4416" N, 78° 40' 9.6852" W

Conference / Reception / Meeting Information

  • Max Capacity: 90
  • Room Fee?: Yes
  • Booking Time Requirement: 1 month advance notice
  • Are Tables & Chairs included in room fee?: Yes
  • AV Equipment?: No
  • Wireless Access: No

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: Yes
  • Bus Parking: Yes
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Unknown
  • Internet Access: Unknown
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Yes
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock: No
  • Fishing Access: None
  • Equestrian Trail Access: Yes
  • Bicycle Trail Access: Yes
  • Hiking Trail Access: Yes
  • Mountain Biking Trail Access: Yes
  • Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown

Please note

Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect

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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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