Spring

Spring time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Spring Events

The Paranormal in WNY by John Koerner

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

John Koerner will be doing a presentation on "The Paranormal in WNY" at the Stone House (Cattaraugus County Museum) on June 22, 2017.

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Nashville Nights Concert Series at Good Times Olean presents Sunny Sweeney

Sunny Sweeney
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Good Times of Olean brings you the Nashville Nights Concert Series.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

fly fishing
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Our Own History Show & Tell by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the history of Ellicottville NY.  Guests who come to the presentation can ring their own bit of history and talk about it!  Or get an answer to a question you have always had!  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Who was Erastus Granger? by Tom Schobert

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Tom Schobert will be doing a presentation on "Erastus Granger" at the Stone House (Cattaraugus County Museum) on July 13, 2017.

See the full schedule of presentations and performances for 2017's Summer at the Stone House 2017.

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

Spring Game Show
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

kayak
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Para Expeditions

Old picture of the haunted house in Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York!

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Traditional Music of Western New York with Dave Ruch

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dave Ruch will be doing a presentation and performances on "Traditional Music of Western New York" at the Summer at the Stone House on July 27, 2017.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

mountain biking
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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"Why the CIA Killed JFK and Malcolm X" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

JFK presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to hear John Koerner speak on "Why The CIA killed John F Kennedy and Malcolm X".  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Irish-American Music presentation by Allen Hopkins

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Allen Hopkins will be doing a presentation and performances about "Irish American Music" at the Stone House on August 10, 2017.

Learn more about Allen Hopkins at AllenHopkins.org

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Music of WWI with Jim Kimball

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Jim Kimball will be giving a presentation and performances on "Music of WWI" at the Cattaraugus County Museum on August 24, 2017.

This is a free event that is part of 2017's Summer at the Stone House Event Series at the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16, Machias, NY.

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Nashville Nights Concert Series at Good Times Olean presents Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Good Times of Olean brings you the Nashville Nights Concert Series.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

camping
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Presentation on Joseph Ellicott at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Joseph Ellicott presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Katy Sergel who is from the Holland Land Museum.  She will be speaking on "Joseph Ellicott and the Museum".  Ellicottville was named in honor of Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent for the Holland Land Co.  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

photography
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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"Railroads of the Area" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Salamanca Railroad
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Stan Carlson from the Salamanca Rail Museum.  He will be talking about the different railroads of the area and the roles they played in the development of the area.  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

hiking boots
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the last in the series of the Park's "How To" series

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Spring Places

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!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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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