View from hiking at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Go Hiking!

Take a breath and find some great views along our trails! Read more

10th Annual WILMA

10th Annual WILMA

Come shop local arts, crafts, and products! Read more

We have a favorite fishing spot waiting for you!

Fishing

We have a favorite fishing spot waiting for you! Read more

Mountain Biking through Little Rock City

Mountain Bike

Mountain bike your way through the Enchanted Mountains! Read more

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

Welcome to the Enchanted Mountains!

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

2022 Guide Cover

It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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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