The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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It’s time to get into the Christmas Spirit! The Enchanted Mountains has many fun events that are perfect for friends and family of all ages, which start the day after Thanksgiving. Start planning your trip!

November 25th

Christmas in Ellicottville

Victorian Christmas at the Fannie Bartlett House

Santa Claus Lane Parade in Olean

November 26th

Prancing Down Portville

Christmas in Allegany

November 29th

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Seneca Allegany Casino

December 2nd

Jingle Bell Jubilee

Randolph’s Country Christmas

December 3rd

Santa Express Train Ride

Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Christmas in Gowanda

Ellicottville’s Christmas Stroll

Silver Bells Santa Parade

Visit Santa at the Fannie Bartlett House

December 7th

Visit Santa’s Cottage

December 9th

Jingle Bell Jubilee

December 10th

Breakfast with Santa at Myers Steakhouse

December 14th

Visit Santa’s Cottage


Along with single day events there are a couple others that reoccur through the month of December:

Hop on the Santa Express Train Ride the first 3 weekends of December.

Skate for free during the 12 Ice Skating Days of Christmas beginning December 19th. There will be a special appearance by Santa on December 24th!


For more information and events visit

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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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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