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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. 

Must See Fall Foliage Destinations!

Enjoy the beautiful season of Fall in Cattaraugus County and watch the leaves change color in some of our most impressive spots!  The Enchanted Mountains roads will lead to views of hills and valleys covered by glorious miles of treetops, perfect for capturing the fall colors!  While other places boast that they are the best, a drive on the 86 from Randolph to Portville will show that

Fireworks in Cattaraugus County 2019

There are many locations to see fireworks in Cattaraugus County!  Here they are in one place!  NO need to search!

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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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