Fall Foliage Report

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It is finally Friday! This weekend the leaves will be at 70% change and they are expected to be AT PEAK color.  Cattaraugus County is predicted to have some beautiful autumn weather; crisp, cool and sunny, so get out there and enjoy!

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley

We have some ideas for what you could do this weekend:

  • Have some fun at the Ellicottville Fall Festival and be sure to ride the chairlifts at Holiday Valley!
  • Take a hike, bike ride or just relax and enjoy the view at Allegany State Park.
  • Have some family fun at Pumpkinville! Try one of Di's fresh-baked goods, some fresh apple cider, or explore the bootique! The kids love the petting zoo, ducky derby and the corn cannon. Have fun making funny faces at the different cut-outs around Pumpkinville. You can also get a meal at Pumpkinville!

You could have dinner at:

Some of the monsters at a past Nightmare Hayrides

Then go out for a frightful night at Nightmare Hayride!

At Nightmare Hayride, you'll be riding in a hay wagon pulled by a tractor that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures. From the ride you will exit off into a haunted maze then into the haunted barn! If you withstood the scares then the whole experience takes about 40 minutes. No reservations needed!

Part of the 2011 garden

About Becky S

I love riding horse, gardening and walking my dog.

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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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