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Fall Foliage Report, Week of 9/18/18

Cattaraugus county report:
5-10% change noticed.  Birch trees showing some color now also.  Maple trees showing a yellow tinge to their green leaves.  Willow leaves falling. Goldenrod is in full bloom.  Crabapple trees are in full fruit.

Photo shown is from the overlook at the north entrance to Allegany State Park. 

Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report September 12th, 2018

Fall Colors are seen at about 5% at this point.  Most change is noticed in Sumac, Beech & Locust Trees.  Our apple trees have ample amounts!  Need a place to go pick apples?  Cottage Orchard in South Dayton has u-pick apples!  Call 716-532-2960.  They are located at 9960 Nashville Rd.

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!  We are in line for an early but warm fall.  So here are your MUST SEE Fall Foliage Destinations in the beautiful Enchanted Mountains!!  

Route 16 Road Trip

Summer has come and gone but with the hustle and bustle of summer schedules maybe you haven’t had the chance to fit everything in you wanted. Seriously, where did our summer go? Luckily, Route 16, through the entire span of the Enchanted Mountains, will be extra-energized the weekend of Sept 15th and 16th.

New Seneca-Iroquois National Museum Opens

Cultural Center on the Allegany Reservation preserves sacred artifacts, expands Native educational programs, features a 3-D printing lab and the first Longhouse built in two centuries.

Quick Center’s ArtMobile celebrates 10 years of visiting local libraries

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University kicks off its 10-year anniversary this month participating in the National Summer Reading Program, making stops at public libraries across New York and Pennsylvania.

Cattaraugus County Art Council Announces New Name!

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is now officially the Tri-County Arts Council! Currently celebrating 20 years of supporting the arts in Cattaraugus County, it is time for this important step in serving individual artists, arts organizations, and communities in Allegany and Chautauqua counties.

Why Join a CSA? Wait...What is a CSA?

Do you want your family to eat local, healthy foods but do not have the time to plant a garden?  Consider joining a CSA.  But wait....

Valentine's Day Dining in Cattaraugus County

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to eat out, second only to Mother’s Day according to some sources.  Whether you’re one half of a couple or spending it single with friends, Cattaraugus County has great dining options from intimate and romantic to fun and flirty.  Most prepare a special menu and décor for this special occasion to welcome customers in for cele

So Where Can You Buy a Real Christmas Tree Christmas 2017?

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  So where can you buy a real Christmas Tree in Cattaraugus County? 

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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