Fall Foliage Report - September 24

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The Fall colors are beginning to change in the Enchanted Mountains, especially in the higher elevations. You will see mostly green but with a few pops of color. We estimate the change will be about 20% by the weekend of September 24th.

The fall foliage report this week was taken at Cottage Orchard, located in South Dayton, NY. The trees were still mostly green with a little bit of yellow throughout. Luckily, the bright red apples added just the right amount of color for our trip. They will be hosting their Annual Open House on Saturday, September 25th. There are 567 apple trees for your apple picking pleasure along with barrels of apples for sale that have been picked for you. It is worth the drive to breathe in a deep breath of the fresh, apple air.

This time of year is lovely with so many things to do but we have put together this blog of autumn Activities You'll Fall in Love With.

Family bicycling on the Allegheny River Valley Trail

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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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