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Easter Dinner Takeout in Cattaraugus County!

Easter is almost here and many of us are trying to find a fun way to celebrate the holiday in these unprecedented times. There are so many traditions that will need to be altered this year but there is no need to skip over the holiday.

2019 Small Business Saturday in Cattaraugus County

Small Business Saturday is almost here!  It’s easy to get caught up in the big store advertisements and deals, but this Holiday Season make sure you show your support to your community and #ShopSmall on #SmallBusinessSaturday.  Small Business Saturday always happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this year falling on November 30th. 

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of October 26-27, 2019

We are on the back side of Peak. Rain on Tuesday has changed the colors to 80-85%. We still have brilliant colors of oranges and reds, but there are now browns and a lot more leaves are falling to the ground. 

Photos were taken on October 22nd, 2019 during the rain. 

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of October 19-20, 2019

Peak has arrived and we are edging out of it, but the colors are still beautiful.  Rain throughout the week has changed the colors to 70-80%.

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of October 12-13, 2019

The Fall Colors are here!  We are in peak!  Percent of trees changed are at 60-70% and they are wonderful.  We have moved into more orange and have had an explosion of reds!  Stop by the Ellicottville Fall Festival to check all the Fall colors out! 

It's not just a bunch of Hocus Pocus - Halloween is almost here!

Don't get caught in a spell!  The nights are getting longer, the air is getting cooler, and there is a strange feeling lurking inside.  It's NOT just a bunch of Hocus Pocus - It's Halloween! 

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of October 5-6, 2019

The Fall Colors are here!  We are arriving at peak this weekend and the next!  Fall Colors are seen at about 50%-60% for the weekend.  There is a lot of yellow, bright oranges and now reds are being seen.  Overall it does seem like it's going to be a great year for colors!

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of September 27-29, 2019

The Fall Colors are here!  This weekend and the next will be a great weekend for a trip to the Enchanted Mountains!  Fall Colors are seen at about 35% - 50% for the weekend of September 27-29, 2019.  The colors are coming on fast and the majority of trees are starting to show what color they will be.  There is a lot of orange becoming prominent! 

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of September 21-22, 2019

Autumn is slowly sneaking it's way into our sight with an estimate of about 15% color change by the weekend. The base color is still a beautiful green with hints of yellow and orange. In some locations, you will even find some vibrant reds playing peek-a-boo.

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of September 14-15, 2019

Fall Colors are seen at about 5% at this point. There is just starting to be a hint of color as things are turning from bright green to a having a tint of yellow.  Many of the dead branches on trees are showing a bright orange color!  Hopefully that's a sign of things to come. 

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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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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