Official site for Tourism & Visitor Information for Cattaraugus County, New York

Welcome to the Enchanted Mountains!

Randolph's Country Christmas 2019

Randolph's Country Christmas 2019

Watch the Parade, shop the local businesses, or attend the Bazaar Read more

Holiday Valley Open 2019

Holiday Valley is open!

Snowmakers and Mother Nature have allowed an early start! Read more

2019 Salamanca Silver Bells Celebration

Silver Bells in the City of Salamanca

Enjoy festive celebrations throughout the City and Season! Read more

Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farms

Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farms

The big guy always make time for breakfast at Sprague's! Read more

12 Skating Days of Christmas in Olean

The 12 Skating Days of Christmas at the Rec Center

Admission Fees are waived these 12 days! Read more

Go Bowling in Cattaraugus County

Enjoy some indoor fun with bowling

Surely a strike with the whole family this winter! Read more

Cattaraugus County is the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York! We are home to Allegany State Park, Amish Trail, Ellicottville, NY, Holiday Valley, Rock City Park, Sculpture Park, Seneca-Allegany Casino and so much more!

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

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request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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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