Go Boating in Cattaraugus County

Boating Events

Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2018

2018 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 6:00pm

This year's 2018 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4-6, 2018.  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.  Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!

This year's theme is "Cinco De Mayo"!

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Onoville Marina opens for 2018 Season

Onoville Marina season opening 2018
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 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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2018 Ischua Valley's Falling Leaves Regatta

2017 Ischua Falling Leaves Regatta
Fri, 09/07/2018 - 8:00am - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 6:00pm

You’re invited to end your summer 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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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

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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