Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Overnight Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Ghost Hunt at the Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side.

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Seafood Fest at The Old Library Restaurant

Rehab Center's Seafood Fest
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Rehabilitation Foundation’s 15th Annual Seafood Fest promises another exciting night on the high seas to benefit the important work of the Rehab Center!  Gourmet food, wine and auctions! This one of a kind dining and auction event is back, planned for April 20th, 2018 at The Old Library Events Center

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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Olean Community Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog...
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"!  The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition.

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The 2018 Spring Sale at the Rusty Rooster!

Rusty Rooster Cattaraugus Spring Sale
Rusty Rooster Cattaraugus Spring Sale 2
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their spectacular Spring creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.  Find them on Facebook to view some of th

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Harmonia Chamber Singers at the Regina A Quick Center

Harmonia Chamber Singers at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Quick Center: Harmonia Chamber Singers: An Evening of A Capella.  A highly regarded regional choir out of Buffalo, this 20-member group presents a variety of modern and Broadway a cappella choral pieces.

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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Clone of Pfeiffer Nature Center Holiday Wreath Sale

Pfeiffer Nature Center Wreath Sale 2018
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00am - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:00pm

Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath.  Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood. 

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Salamanca Christmas Tree Lighting 2018

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Gather up your busy family and head over to Salamanca on November 30 for an evening full of fun holiday festivities. The holiday parade will start at the Historic Dudley Hotel and continue down Main Street, ending at Jefferson Park. Once at Jefferson Park everyone will join Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the lighting of the city's Christmas tree!

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 4:00pm

As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park!  The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!

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Ellicottville's 2018 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2017 Randolph Country Christmas
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2018

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week on the 5, 12 of September until Wed Dec 12 2018 .
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 5th and December 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Leon's 2018 Old Fashion Christmas

Leon's Christmas 2017
Sun, 12/09/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Leon Historical Society presents the 22nd annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon.  See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!

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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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Winter 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

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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