Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

10,000 Maniacs perform at Griffis Sculpture Park

10,000 Maniacs perform at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

The long-awaited return concert is here!  Benefit concert for Griffis Sculpture Park. 10,000 Maniacs will perform the entire "In My Tribe" album. Rolling Stone magazine named "In My Tribe" one of the "100 greatest albums of the 1980s." Celebrating their 35th year as a band, 10,000 Maniacs continue to make albums and sell out shows throughout the country.

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2017 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Aviary 2
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 5:00pm

Open Sundays July and August 2-5 P.M.. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. 

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Essential Oils at Canticle Farm Market

Essential Oils Basics at Canticle Farm
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Come to this fun and FREE class on Essential Oils Basics.  You will learn how and when to use essential oils, including those for plants, bug removal and for skin care.  For a small fee, there will be Make & Takes for you - tick/mosquito spray, after-sun spray, lavendar roll-on for bug bites or a gardener's hand scrub.  For questions, contact Kristin at education@canticlefarm

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Story Time at Canticle Farm Market

Storytime at Canticle Farm
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Parents bring your kids to Story Time at the Canticle Farm Market!  Not only will a book be read, but there will be a craft and veggie samples!  All of this is FREE for parents and children.  This will be on Tues, July 21st from 3:45pm-4:15pm, right after the kiddos get out of school.

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Girl's Day at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Girl's Day
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Pfeiffer Nature Center and the Girl Scouts of Western New York are hosting an activity packed outdoor experience for girls in grades 2nd-5th at the Lillibridge Preserve Pavilion.  Experience nature first hand as we walk through the woods to explore the plants and animals living there, participate in fun nature games and crafts and earn a Pfeiffer Nature Center ba

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Cooking with Canticle Farm Market

Cooking at Canticle Farm
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

See cooking demonstrations and preparation tips to improve your skills in the kitchen! This will be held with Canticle Farm, where you can take home fresh ingredients to cook at home afterwards!

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Be a "Pfeiffer Fido"!

Dogs at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The dog days of summer are upon us!  The original phrase had nothing to do with our beloved pets.  And it has nothing to do with us lazing about because it’s too hot to do anything else!  For the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” happened when Sirius, the dog-star, appeared to rise just before the sun.  The dates for this celestial occurrence are July 3rd to

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your kindergartner to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk on the moon, will make craters and make some galaxy slime. 

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CSI Spy Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader to the worlds of criminal investiagtion and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercover will be covered

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons and "driving" a Mars rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

This camp is made for kids entering 1st grade and will be held one day, Aug 14th from 9am to 3pm. 

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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader to the wonders of color that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Oven, Color in Nature and more! 

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Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

Golf Tournament to benefit Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30am - 7:00pm

Come to this golf tournament on the lovely Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30am and there will be a lunch prior to the start time of 1:00pm.  Dinner will follow as well.  This is a 2

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Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood

Hellbender Photo by Twan Leenders
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr.

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Allegheny Valley Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Market

Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Presentation
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm for a talk with Steve Howard of the Allegheny Valley Project. Learn about what artifacts Steve and his team has found behind our Market!  You can alos take a self guided tour of the dig site! 

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Yoga at Canticle Farm Market

Yoga at Canticle Farm
Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Sep 06 2017 .
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Experience Yoga in the most calm, relaxing setting, surrounded by nature and freshly grown foods.  Experience Yoga at Canticle Farm!  There will be three upcoming sessions of "Gentle Flow Yoga" by Lisa Yohon that cost just $8 per session!  Bring your mat or blanket, some water and get ready to have some peaceful fun!  

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 13 2017 .
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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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

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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