Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Take a Hike with Pfeiffer Nature Center

hiking at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Repeats every 2 weeks until Sat Dec 31 2016 .
Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Fri, 12/30/2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”- John Muir

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Friends of Good Music presents Andreas Ottensamer

Andreas Ottensamer
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Austrian clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument.  Since March 2011, he has been the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic, arguably one of the world's leading orchestras.  He is the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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St. Bonaventure's Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure
Thu, 11/24/2016 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

FEEL GOOD this Thanksgiving by starting your day with a non-timed 5K at SBU with over 200 other runners & walkers. This annual event is FREE to everyone, but we do ask that you bring healthy snacks/foods (see note below) to donate to the Olean Food Pantry.

Check in at SBU’s Murphy Auditorium from 8-8:45 AM, and the 5K begins at 9:00 AM.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2016

winter street scene
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/27/2016 - 7:00pm

Who needs all the hustle and bustle and stress of spending Black Friday at the Mall when the whole family can enjoy Christmas in Ellicottville.

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Friends of Good Music presents Thomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas"

Celtic Christmas
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

For the past 13 years, with a world-class ensemble of musicians, dancers and singers from both sides of the Atlantic, Tomáseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas" has played to packed concert halls and critical acclaim from Los Angeles to New York to Chicago to Palm Beach and beyond.

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Holiday Valley's 2016/2017 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade from years past
Sat, 12/31/2016 - 11:00pm - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 12:00am

Celebrate New Year's eve at Holiday Valley!  The New Year will start off with a bang – literally – as the family friendly New Year’s Eve party ends with a midnight fireworks grand finale. 

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Peter Cetera

Peter Cetera
Sat, 01/07/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera comes to the Seneca Allegany Event Center January 7, 2017 at 7pm! 

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Friends of Good Music presents "Murder on the Nile"

Murder on the Nile
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages “Murder on the Nile,” by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature — Agatha Christie. This brilliant new production features a masterful whodunit and Aquila's clever signature style.

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2017

from 2016 show
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show will be held January 21st & 22nd, 2017 at Good Times of Olean.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Singer/Songwriter/Actor Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson
Sat, 01/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Grammy award-winning Kris Kristofferson visits Seneca Allegany Event Center to entertain all his fans. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Kremlin Chamber Orchestra

The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Founded in 1991, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra comprises some of Russia's finest young string players.  The orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Odd Couple"

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:00pm

When their respective marriages fall apart, endearing slob Oscar Madison invites his former college friend Felix Unger to move in with him.

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2017 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 4:00pm

The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again!  Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!

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Friends of Good Music presents Music from India: Aditya Verma

Aditya Verma
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sarod player Aditya Verma is one of Canada’s premier forces on the international world music scene.  A charismatic sarod player based in Montreal, he has won the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India. His electrifying performances reveal his virtuosity, passionate energy and an intensely emotional approach to music.

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Jazz Concert Series presents Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band

jazz series
Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The third event in the 2016-17 Clare College Jazz Concert Series is Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band.

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Friends of Good Music presents Madrigalia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Now in its 41st concert season, Madrigalia, A Rochester-based vocal ensemble,  delights audiences of all ages with diverse choral repertoire spanning the centuries and exploring many styles.

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Winter Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2016It'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


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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