Summer

Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Summer Events

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

Olean Theatre Workshop Never Saw Another Butterfly
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly".  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war.

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Weekend Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 5:00pm

Extended one more weekend to enjoy the fall colors that are still going strong!  View the fall foliage from high above the trees up to Spruce Lake to enjoy the autumn views and take a walk or ride back down!

This is the last weekend folks so get out there and enjoy the predicted nice weather!  Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. $7 per person.  Kids under 2 are free. 

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The Beauty of Bats at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Cute Bat
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

While it is a fact that bats rank very high on the list of most disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood.   Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be.  Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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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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Comedy Night to benefit Rehabilitation Center at Good Times of Olean

Comedy Night to benefit The Rehab Center in Olean
Sat, 11/04/2017 - 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Join us for food, drinks and lots of laughs! The Rehabilitation Foundation is bringing in two award winning, nationally touring comedians, each with a unique background! Proceeds from the event benefit The ReHabilitation Center and people with disabiltiies in the community. 

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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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2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews

 

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 68th Annual Art in the Park and the 27th Annual Taste of Olean.

 

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Summer 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!!

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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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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