Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

Bat and Bluebird Nest Box Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Building Bird Boxes with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild friends will soon be looking for a place to roost and raise a family.  Give them a helping hand by building a bat box, a bluebird box OR BOTH!  These can be taken home or left with Pfeiffer Nature Center to be placed at the Lillibridge or Eshelman properties.

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Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe with Allegany Nordic

Art Roscoe Trail System
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come out and explore the Art Roscoe Ski and Snowshoe Area in the dark. Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice to the warming hut. After a ski or snowshoe, let's get together to toast why winter is so great!

PS-dont' forget your headlamp. It gets dark out there!!!!

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Great Sledding “Snow” Down and The S.T.E.M. program

Great Sledding "Snow Down" 2017
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 8:30am - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:30pm

JCC in Olean is hosting a Winter Break S.T.E.M. Program which includes the Great Sledding "Snow" Down where kids will be able to slide on homemade sleds!  Brought to you by Dream It. Do It. and Eaton.  Food is included! 

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Space Dreamers Science Camp at Challenger Learning Center

Space Dreamers Science Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:00pm

Commander Sharon Bushnell is beyond excited for this year's "Space Dreamers" Camp. It is sure to be out of this world with a few favorite activities that have been updated and some all new activities! Don't miss your chance to be a SPACE DREAMER!  This is for students in grades 3-6 and space is limited.  Register before January 31 and save $24! 

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Aviation Club at the Challenger Learning Center

Aviation Club at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come be a part of the new CLC Aviation Club!

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Sugaring at Sprague's with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Sugaring at Sprague's Maple Farms and Restaurant
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Trees are crucial to life on earth for countless reasons.  They create oxygen, purify water, provide shelter and manufacture food.  Most food made by trees is produced when the weather is warm but there is a beloved food that specific trees make when the weather is still cold… maple syrup!  The Creation of maple syrup has been around for some 300 years and has a very interes

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Cattaraugus Allegany Quality Deer Management Association's Annual Banquet

Uncle Petes Birch Bark Turkey Calls
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

The Cattaraugus Allegany Quality Deer Management Association is holding their first annual banquet. It will be Saturday March 4th, in Franklinville at the Woods at Bear Creek!

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Discovering Snowflakes with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowflake up close by Huffington Post
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

It is said that everybody has a double out there in the world somewhere.  But is this true for snowflakes?

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2017 Taste of the Southtowns for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

some of the unusual birds at Gooseneck
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

GREAT FOOD for a great cause!  Taste of the Southtowns - Sunday April 23 from 11:30-5 P.M. - St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville.

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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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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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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

On the Beach
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to the Allegany State Park Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Also starting at 4:00 p.m. and running until 6:00 p.m.

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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

Huge Outdoor Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park is located on over 400 acres and holds over 250 sculptures.

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