The Pat McGee Trail

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Video about the Pat McGee Trail, a multi-use trail, from Salamanca to Cattaraugus, New York.

Thank you to Don Veith, The Cattaraugus Local Development Corporation, and Memories In Motion Video.

For more information on trailheads, parking, etc. please call 1-800-331-0543 (Cattaraugus County Tourism).

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I have gone to this trail going on three times now,i just love it.I have found a turtle sitting along the edge and birds.Its the nicest trails ive been to so far.I just wish they had restrooms along the way cause when you have to go you have to go.At least if there was one bathroom or outhouse would be nice.Planning on going tomorrow but starting at the albian side now.Its just beautiful out there and so quiet.Thank you for such a wonderful job at keeping the trails so nice.deborah

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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.

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