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Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

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Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:00pm

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2017 racing season is here!

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Gary Kell, Fly Fishing Coach at Adventure Bound on the Fly

Gary Kell of Warren PA
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come meet Gary Kell -The Fly Fishing Coach at the Adventure Bound onthefly shop in Ellicottville, New York.

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2017

2014 pond skimming
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Who wouldn't want to race down a ski slope into an icy pond??  Whether you get wet or just watch, it is FUN !

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Signs of Spring Evening Walk

new wetland boardwalk
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

It’s the end of the season. Time to get over the winter blues, and get outside! 

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Clinic with Professional Instructor & Trainer Melissa Henry Shetler of Circle M

Melissa
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This interactive clinic will help you tidy up the loose ends before the 2017 show season.

Come and work with professional trainer and riding instructor Melissa Henry Shetler and get the polishing you need before entering the ring! This unique clinic will be held in a "block" style format and will focus on English and Western pleasure, equitation, trail and flying lead changes!

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Spring Steelhead School with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Trout Fishing with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The guides at Adventure Bound on the Fly are excited to offer decades of experience of guiding and fishing on the Steelhead waters around the Ellicottville, NY area. After many requests through the 2016 season we've decided to have a one day Steelhead school on our home water Cattaraugus Creek, March 25th from 9-4.

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Holiday Valley's Old School Mogul Contest

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Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Dust off those antique skis and dig to the back of the closet for your out dated ski duds and celebrate the spring bumps on the iconic Chute, eat hot dogs and just have a blast!

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Trout Season Opens!

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Sat, 04/01/2017 - 12:00am - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 10:00pm

Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st!  The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek.  No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked!

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Bear Run ATV Park Dice Run

April 2017 ATV Dice Run at Woods at Bear Creek
Sat, 04/01/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Dice Run on April 1.

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2017 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring Sportsmen's Show

display at show
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 3:00pm

Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle.

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Ranch Riding, Western Horsemanship & English Equitation with Jennifer Moshier

Jennifer as judge at previous show
Sun, 04/09/2017 - 9:00am
Show season is just around the corner! Learn with your horse the new HOT Ranch Riding rules and events from Jennifer on this one day clinic.

Tune up your horse for Horsemanship and Equitation and learn the newest 2017 trends. Be ready when you walk in the gate! 

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Orvis 101 Intro to Fly Fishing with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Orvis Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fly Fishing 101.  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.

This is event is free of charge and all equipment is provided.  Advance reservation is required.

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Tri-County Trout Derby

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Sat, 04/22/2017 - 6:30am - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their third annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 22 and 23.  All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.

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How to Successfully Compete at a Training Level Dressage Show

dressage rider
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This clinic will explain the ins and outs of showing dressage.

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Trout Fly Fishing School with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Trout fishing with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Come join us for a day of learning the basics of fly fishing for trout. During the day you will learn how to cast, rig, fish for Trout in WNY. All fishing equipment except waders/boots are provided for this event.

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Ranch Horse Riding & Pleasure Clinic w ARHA Judge Elizabeth Webb Phillips

previous clinic
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Learn the In's and Out's of Ranch Horse Pleasure and Riding with professional American Ranch Horse Association Judge Liz Webb Phillips of Ohio. More Information will be posted as it becomes available. Auditors will be welcome but the class will be limited.

More information forthcoming.

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2017 Rock City Park Season Opening

exploring the rocks
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!

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Centered Riding Clinic with Susan Strong Kelley at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Centered Riding at Nash Hill Equestrian Center
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:00pm

Spend a weekend brushing up on your riding abilities with clinician Susan Strong Kelley.

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Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2017

Fun at previous Regatta
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

This year's 2017 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 6, 2017.  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.

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Intro to SUP Fly Fishing with Adventure Bound on the Fly

SUP Fly Fishing with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Intro to SUP Fly Fishing:  Learn fly-fishing basics utilizing the Stand Up Paddle boards to both access new water but also approach fish in a more stealth manner. Perfect for fly fisherman who is looking for new ways to access new water and or fish existing water more effectively.

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Basic Scuba Lessons with J&D Scuba Shop of Allegany

Scuba lessons with J&D Scuba Shop
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to Scuba Dive?  Exploring the deep water, seeing incredible underwater animals or just being completely surrounded by a different world.  You can get your start with Scuba lessons starting this May with J&D Scuba Shop/Travel Club.  The Instructor has over 40 years of dive experi

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Happy Half - Half Marathon and 5k

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Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley,  you can put the FUN into running.

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Date night with Kids Fishing Clinic at Adventure Bound on the Fly

Kids fishing clinic with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

A fishing class designed for children that provides an ideal opportunity for kids to have fun and learn about a great sport of fly fishing while the parents enjoy some adult time in Ellicottville, New York Each child will enjoy hands-on practice casting, identifying fish food (bugs) & playing, landing and releasing fish in a fun and respectful way.

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2017 4H Bonanza Horse Show at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

previous show
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 4:00pm

For more information or to register, please call 716-532-4295 or 716-699-2377.

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#1 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

competitors
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the first show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 1, please call 716-481-7242.

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Allegany State Park GeoBash XII

Allegany State Park Geobash XII
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm

The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XII will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8AM to 8PM.

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Creekside Round-up's 2017 Spring Carriage & Wagon Drive

wagon ride
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

The location for the ride has yet to be determined.  Please check back for updates.

For more information or to pre-register, please call 716-676-3534.

Registration begins at 10am.

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2017

group of riders
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 5:00pm

Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.  Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.

Camping available.

More information forthcoming.

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#2 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the second show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 2, please call 716-257-5257.

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SUP & Kayak River Trip with Adventure Bound on the Fly

SUP and Kayaking down the Catt Creek with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come join us for a beautiful flat water paddle on the Cattaurgus creek. This paddle meet up will meet at the Adventure Bound onthefly shop in Ellicottville at 10:00 a.m. and then depart for the put in. Wear synthetic apparel that is quick drying and bring a snack to enjoy on the river shore.

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59th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Magnolia Warbler by Bonnie Bowen
Fri, 06/02/2017 (All day) - Sun, 06/04/2017 (All day)

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage began in 1959 and was attended by 70 participants. From those humble beginnings, the event has grown and has been going strong for over 50 years.

Now organized by volunteers from four nature-loving organizations, the annual event is held at Allegany State Park on the weekend after Memorial Day and it draws hundreds of participants.

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2017 - A Motorcycle Event

photo from previous Hollywood Happening
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 6:00pm

Join in on one of the area's largest 3 day motorcycle events with a stunt show, Tattoo Contest and Charity Ride! The 19th annual Hollywood Happening has live bands, contests, motorcycle related vendors and fun!  

Schedule and more information forthcoming.

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Ellicottville Outdoor Expo 2017

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Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Come and see what fun activities you can enjoy during this weekend of outdoor expos in Ellicottville.

Schedule and more information forthcoming. 

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Lou Eibl Corral's Spring Trail Ride at Allegany State Park

Trail Ride
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 8:00pm

Join the equine enthusiasts of Lou Eibl Corral on their annual Spring Ride in beautiful Allegany State Park!

More information forthcoming.  Please check back

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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend 2017

Racers in the Raccoon Rally
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 9:00pm

Allegany State Park plays host to one of the longest standing traditions in cycling in Western New York drawing competitors from several surrounding states. 

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run 2017

getting muddy
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival

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Sat, 06/17/2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Adventure Bound OnTheFly is bringing back the Ellicottville Paddle Festival for it's 2nd year!

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#3 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

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Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the third show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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Obstacle & Trail Clinic with Heather Payne at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Anna and Deacon
Sun, 07/02/2017 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Put this event on your summer calendar and save the date!!

More information forthcoming.

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#4 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at D&A Performance Horses

show at D&A Performance Horses
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fourth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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Randolph ToyMaker 5K Run/Walk

2016 race
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00am

The Randolph ToyMakers began this 5K as a fundraiser to purchase supplies and pay shipping costs for toys that go to underpriviledged children locally and in other countries.

$15 pre-registration, $20 raceday

Food, t-shirts, age group prizes.

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2017 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

vendor at rendezvous
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 3:00pm

Join us this weekend for the Sportsman Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, August 11, 12 & 13.

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Rally in the Valley 2017

Dice Run at previous Rally
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 15th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 16-20 in Allegany's Firemans Park.  Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

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Olean Outdoor Fest at Gargoyle Park

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Fri, 09/01/2017 (All day) - Sun, 09/03/2017 (All day)

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  A Portion of The Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event held over Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1-3). 

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2017

A portion of the line of riders
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

Camping available by reservation. 

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2017 Ischua Valley's Falling Leaves Regatta

Participants enjoying an autumn float
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 6:00pm

You’re invited to end your “Summer 2017” by participating in this amateur dice run regatta. Any form of motor-less craft may be entered for a fun trip down the beautiful Ischua Creek.

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#5 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

competitors
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fifth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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2017 4-H Fall Classic Horse Show at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

previous show
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:00pm

For more information or to register, please call 716-532-4295 or 716-699-2377.

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#6 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at D&A Performance Horses

show at D&A Performance Horses
Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the sixth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 6, please call 716-481-7242.

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Grand Finale!! #7 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the FINAL show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at D & A Performance Horses and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 7, please call 716-257-5257.

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2018

First Day Hike
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

First Day Hikes originated over 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a  state park in Milton, Massachusetts. The program was launched to promote both  healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year round recreation at state  parks.

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2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:00pm

The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again!  Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!

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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!!

View the visitor's guide online

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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