• Family at Griffis Sculpture Park
Official site for Tourism & Visitor Information for Cattaraugus County, New York

Welcome to the Enchanted Mountains!

Ghost Tours of the Wildwood Sanitarium

Ghost Tours at the Wildwood Sanitarium

Explore the Wildwood Sanitarium and it's history with public ghost tours Read more

Start Mountain Biking at Allegany State Park

Mountain Biking at Allegany State Park

Go Mountain Biking on the Art Roscoe Trails. Great for beginners to connect with nature Read more

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St. 2018

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays just got a lot spookier! Read more

Pumpkinville 2018


Fall Family Fun remains open until Halloween! Read more

Horror at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater 2018

Gowanda Hollywood Theater's "Horror at the Hollywood"

Explore the dark corners of the Old Theater this Halloween! Read more

Haunted Hinsdale House Ghost Tours 2018

Ghost Tours of the Haunted Hinsdale House

See if you're brave enough to tour this infamous house around Halloween! Read more

2018 Portville Arts, Crafts, Antiques Show

Portville's Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show

Come do your holiday shopping early! Read more

East Otto Country Associates Holiday Open House 2018

East Otto Country Associates Holiday Open House

Beautiful works of art from Hog Shed Studio Pottery and Brookside Watercolors! 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 2018It'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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