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Gowanda Events

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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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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2018 Harvest Heritage Fall Festival in Gowanda

Gowanda's Fall Festival 2018
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:00am - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Gowanda is having a Fall Festival at the end of September to start the Colorful season off!  Join in the scarecrow contest, stop to smell the mums at the Library sale, or take a tour of the Historic Hollywood Theater!

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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.

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