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Challenge Learning Center "Space Dreamers" Winter Camp

Challenger Learning Center Space Dreamers Winter Camp
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:00pm

A True "Steam" experience with kids learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Every participant (open to grades 3rd-6th accepted) will participate in activities of Daily Team Building, First Flight, Coding with Sparki, Geodesic Dome Building, Mystery Mission 4.0 and more!  

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Allegany State Park Sunset Snowshoe or Evening Hike on Tuesdays

Bear Paw Tuesday Night hikes at Allegany State Park
Repeats every week on January, February every Tuesday until Tue Feb 27 2018 .
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/06/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Every Tuesday in January and February, Starting at the Summit Warming Hut on the Red House side of the park, we will be hiking the new trail called Bear Paw dedicated to snowshoe use and hiking with dogs (as long as they are leashed). The 2.4 trail is easy - moderate with some slight elevation changes.

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2018

Telestock at Holiday Valley
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing. Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low and the City Garage.

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Holiday Valley's 2018 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.  You don't have to be a skier to have fun here!  So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon!

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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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Whitewater Rafting Season Begins

Rafting on Cattaraugus Creek
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 4:00pm

The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens in March with the spring runoff and lasts until late May or early June as the water level becomes too low. The best white water action can normally be had from right now through April, depending of course on the amount of rainfall.

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WNY Frogs and the Hellbender Salamander

WNY Frogs at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amphibian enthusiasts Holly Fischer and Tami Attwell as they present on the awesomeness of the 10 species of frogs that inhabit Western New York. They will share information on the calls and common characteristics which help to identify the toads and frogs in their natural environments.

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2018 Moonlight Snowshoe Tour at Griffis Sculpture Park

Moonlight Snowshoe Tour Griffis Park 2018
Sat, 03/03/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Showshoeing under the moonlight, eating great food and jamming out to some fine live music.  $50 covers snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a moonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward by DangerBird.  During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn who created them, who installed them, and a little h

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Repeats every month on March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December on the first Wednesday until Wed Dec 05 2018 .
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 05/02/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Ellicottville's Mardi Gras 2018

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade
Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:00pm

It's the biggest winter event of the season with fun activities and events for the whole family. Highlights include the Snowbar at Yodeler with music and fun, the Village Parade in Ellicottville on Saturday night, the costume parade on Sunday where the winner gets a season pass for next year, and everyone's favorite, the Dummy Downhill!

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Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

Olean Mall Stock Car Show
Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 5:00pm

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2018 racing season is here and so is the 26th Anuual Olean Mall Stock Car Show!

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3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park 3rd Saturday Trek
Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September on the third Saturday until Sat Dec 15 2018 .
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park launches a new series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2018

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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The Importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability

The importance of Native Plants for Future Sustainability
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Habitat loss from destruction, fragmentation and degradation is a threat the native flora and fauna.  Gardeners in urban, suburban and rural residential communities are uniquely suited to create pockets of biodiversity to produce long term environmental sustainability.  

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Trout Season Opens!

Trout Season in Cattaraugus County
Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:00am - 11:00pm

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! Don't have your license?

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Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond Golf Course Anticipated Opening

Golfing on the slopes at Holiday Valley
Sun, 04/08/2018 (All day)

Weather permitting, at least of few holes of the Double Black Diamond Golf Course will open on April 8 so you can ski and golf on the same day! More holes will open as spring arrives. For tee times call 716-699-2345.

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Tri-County Trout Derby

2018 Tri-County Trout Derby
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:30am - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 5:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 14 and 15.  All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.  Register online at the Arcade Chamber's website.  There is also a printable application available online

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2018 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring Sportsmen's Show

2018 Little Valley Sportsman Show
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 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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Bear Run ATV Park Dice Run

Woods at Bear Creek Dice Run April
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Dice Run on April 14.

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Earth and Arbor Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

Earth and Arbor Day at Allegany State Park 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Come join the fun and celebrate 2 things we can’t live without - Mother Earth and Trees! Saturday, April 22, 2018 from 10am – 1pm at the Red House Administration Building Lobby.

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New York Duathlon Series - #1 Southern Tier

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for the season with this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals or relay teams of two are welcome.

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2018 Rock City Park Season Opening

2018 Rock City Park opening
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 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!  You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

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2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Opening

Griffis Sculpture Park opens 2018
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park!  The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.

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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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Sky High Adventure Park Opens for Weekends 2018

Sky High Adventure Park 2018
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on Friday May 4th!  They will be open from 9am to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 10.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 716-699-4444 or reserve online!  Start the summer and warm season off right wit

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2018 Bonanza Horse Show Sponsored by Cattaraugus County 4-H

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 5:00pm

Come support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse Program at the 2018 Bonanza Horse Show. Friday events start at 7 pm with Gymkhana classes. Sat morning preformance classes to start at 9 am. Sat evening Gymkhana starts at 6pm. Sunday morning preformance classes start at 9 am. This is the 1st of a 3 show series to support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse program.

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New York Duathlon Series - #2 Southern Tier

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for the season with this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals or relay teams of two are welcome.

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2018 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2018
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley, you can put the FUN into running.  Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. Entertainment, great food and beer are part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong?

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60th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

2018 Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:30pm

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience.  It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities.  This traditional weekend of natural history and outdoor education welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner.  It is held at "Camp Allegany" in the Red House area of Allegany State Park. 

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2018 - A Motorcycle Event

2018 Hollywood Happening
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 6:00pm

Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run 2018

2018 Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 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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2018 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge

2017 Winners - Bysiek CPA, PLLC
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Come join in a 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk at Jamestown Community College in Olean from 4:30 to 8:30 on June 21!

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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2018 Chamber Golf Classic

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm

The Classic features corporate and community teams playing for bragging rights and the traveling trophy. This scramble format golf tourney features a 2 putt rule, no handicaps, no mulligans and a putting contest on hole #17. Shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

 

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2018

2016 race
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am

This FUNdraiser event is held each year to raise funds for this non-profit group that makes small wooden toys that are given to children in need around the world.

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2018 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2017 Sportsmen's Rendezvous
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 35 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and Parking available.

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Rally in the Valley 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 16th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 15-19 in Allegany's Firemans Park.

Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

 

Stay tuned for more details.

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2018 Gus Macker is Back in Olean

Gus Macker
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 5:00pm

Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2018 schedule!  Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 17-19.

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The Battle Series Horse Show

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 6:00pm

This year they will be holding 3 shows at the Showplex in Hamburg, NY and 3 shows at the fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2018

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 4:00pm

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

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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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2018 Fall Classic Horse Show Sponsored by Cattaraugus County 4-H

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 5:00pm

Come support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse Program at the 2018 Bonanza Horse Show. Friday events start at 7 pm with Gymkhana classes. Sat morning preformance classes to start at 9 am. Sat evening Gymkhana starts at 6pm. Sunday morning preformance classes start at 9 am. This is the 3rd of a 3 show series to support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse program.

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Creekside Roundup 2018 Fall Trail Ride

Fall Trail Ride
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!

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Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 5:00pm

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!

The 1st Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival was a huge success! The second year will be even better!

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2018

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 9:30pm

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

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Amish Country Running Festival 2018

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.
This course is certified by USATF and is a Boston qualifier.

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2018 Fall Festival 5K Run

previous race photo from HeartRateUp.com
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

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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2018 Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race

Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race
Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race
Sun, 10/07/2018 - 10:00am

Beginners to Experts, there's room for every cyclist at the 2018 Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race held during Ellicottville's annual Fall Festival weekend.

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New York Duathlon Series - #3 Southern Tier

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Start & End your season with this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals and relay teams are welcome.

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2018 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Fall Sportsmen's Show

2017 Little Valley Fall Sportmen's Show
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 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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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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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

Clare Mark is the highest elevation in Cattaraugus County

The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet.  This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking.  Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.

 

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