The Purple Doorknob

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The Purple Doorknob is located in the heart of Ellicottville's business district. The store known for its colorful, texture rich antiques and art has taken a step in a new direction. The Purple Doorknob now sells socks!

They now offer a wide array of fun and fashionable hosiery for the whole family. Reduce your carbon footprint by wearing socks made from recycled cotton. They feature lots of U.S. manufactured socks, and absolutely nothing made in China.

Socks make a great gift - everyone wears them! Stop in and see why The Purple Doorknob is the key to your sock drawer!

Open Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday & Monday 10am - 5pm, Tuesday through Thursday 11am - 5pm,

sock display at Purple Doorknob
The Purple Doorknob
9 Monroe Street
Ellicottville, NY 14731
United States
Phone: 716-699-2084
42° 16' 33.996" N, 78° 40' 18.2496" W

General Information

  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • RV Parking: No
  • Bus Parking: No
  • Pets Allowed: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Internet Access: No
  • Conference / Meeting / Banquet: No
  • Playground: Unknown
  • Indoor Pool: Unknown
  • Outdoor Pool: Unknown
  • Swimming:
  • Boat Launch or Dock: No
  • Fishing Access:
  • 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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