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Tri-County Trout Derby

fish
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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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

geocache
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Onoville Marina opens for 2017 Season

Onoville Marina
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Boating season is here!  Hooray!  Tucked away in the southwest corner of Cattaraugus County, hidden in the rolling hills of the Allegheny's, is one of our best kept secrets, Onoville Marina Park.

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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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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

goldfinch
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.

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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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Ride for St. Jude at the Crosspatch Horse Ranch

trailride
Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

The Crosspatch has planned their annual Ride for St. Jude on May 7.  Proceeds from this ride go directly to St. Jude's.  $20 for the ride includes lunch on the trail.  The trails will take you through dense forests, through streams and you'll have the opportunity to see abundant wildlife.

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Fun Show at the Crosspatch Horse Ranch

Fun Show
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Bring your horse and show off your skills at this Fun Show hosted by the Crosspatch Horse Ranch.

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Happy Half - Half Marathon and 5k

happy runners image
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 Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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

#1 - May 19-21 @ Little Valley Fairgrounds

#2 - May 26-28 @ Nash Hill Equestrian Center

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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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Horsemanship Camp at The Crosspatch Horse Ranch

horsemanship camp
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:00pm

The Crosspatch Horse Ranch has planned to host a Horsemanship Camp this spring!

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Hospice Walk & Run 2017

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am

Help HomeCare & Hospice raise funds for area patients and families by participating in the 21st annual Hospice Walk & Run. The 2017 walk & run steps off at 10am on Saturday, May 20th on the Allegheny River Trail at St. Bonaventure University. 

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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 Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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

#1 - May 19-21 @ Little Valley Fairgrounds

#2 - May 26-28 @ Nash Hill Equestrian Center

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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

kayak
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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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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Sky High Adventure Park Opens Daily

part of the course
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens daily for the summer.

For hours, videos and more information, click here.

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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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Holiday Valley's Pools OPEN for the Summer

Holliday Valley's pools
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Summer's here and it's going to be Hot!  Bring the gang!

For hours and more info, click here.

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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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Firecracker Trailride at The Crosspatch

Trailride
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:00am

Have you always wanted to have that "cowboy, western" experience?  Now you can!  The Crosspatch invites you to be part of their Firecracker Trailride on Independence Day Weekend!

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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

fly fishing
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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

competitors
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 Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

kayak
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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EVL 4 and EVL 9 Trail Runs

trail run
Sun, 07/23/2017 (All day)

4 mile or 9.7 mile hard core trail runs on the Holiday Valley and nearby wooded winding trails.

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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

mountain biking
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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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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2017 Gus Macker is Back in Olean

Gus Macker
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 5:00pm

Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2017 schedule!  Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 18-20. 

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Olean Outdoor Fest has been moved to Bradner Stadium, War Vets and Forness Parks

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Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:00pm

Date and location for this event have changed since early planning began, so be sure to update your calendar!

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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

camping
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 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 Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2017

faces you may meet along the ride
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

photography
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Fall Festival 5K Run

previous race photo from HeartRateUp.com
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:30am

The Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30am on Holiday Valley Road.   This fun, challenging course draws runners from several surrounding states. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

hiking boots
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the last in the series of the Park's "How To" series

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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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Ranked one of the Best Ski Resorts

Holiday Valley Resort ranked #3 on Ski Magazine's 2015-16 best in the East list!  It has 58 day slopes, 37 night slopes and 13 high tech lifts.  It also has been the training ground for Olympic ski competitors.

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