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Fall Foliage Report

Check out the photo above of the view behind the Cattaraugus County center building in Little Valley, NY.

Well, we're estimating that Cattaraugus County will be 85% changed by the coming weekend and our leaves will be past peak.

Fall Foliage Report

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!

Fall Foliage Report

This is the fall foliage report for September 28, 2010 and wow are the leaves' colors changing fast!

We predict that leaves will be 65% changed at AT or NEAR PEAK colors this weekend!

Check out some colorful photos from this wet autumn morning we've had.

Fall Foliage Report

It is already September 24, 2010 and the trees' leaves in Western New York are a changing colors quickly ... at least they are around Little Valley, New York.

From Becky's Fall Foilage report from Monday:

Fall Foliage Report

Our leaves are at approximately 10% change with green being the predominate color.  By the upcoming weekend, we expect to be at 20% change with red and yellow colors beginning to emerge.

We expect color to peak around Columbus Day Weekend, but if we have storms with strong winds, those leaves won't last long!

Check back for updates.

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

After 3 days of gloomy, colder weather we now have sunshine, lollipops and rainbows!

An Adventure on the Ellicottville Bike Trails

Arguably one of the best places to mountain bike in the region, Ellicottville, New York was the setting for our latest outdoor adventure in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.  On Monday, August 16, Jeremy and I ventured out with the crew from the Ellicottville Bike Shop on their weekly ride.

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Education in Nature

There are plenty of fun and educational activities to do with the entire family in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.  Men, women and children of any age can spend days learning about natural happenings right in their backyard, regardless of the season.

Visit the Education Barn at the Fair

Walking Horse outlineLearn more about horses at the Education Barn at the 2010 Cattaraugus County Fair.

The Education Barn is now located in the infield of the track! Come watch daily demonstrations! Join in the Daily Activities! Be part of the Fun!

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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