Summer at Holiday Valley Resort

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Watch this great video promoting things to do at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, NY.

There is endless fun at Holiday Valley in the summer, come check it out for yourself!

  • Sky High Aerial Park, Climbing Forest and Mountain Coaster
  • Double Black Diamond 18 hole golf course
  • Mountain Biking and Road Biking
  • 3 Pool Swim Complex
  • Ellicottville Oasis Spa

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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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