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Springtime has Sprung!

The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in Western New York!

Spring is the best time to get out of the house, get on the road and try something exciting!  Perhaps you spent too much time indoors over the winter and need to get back in touch with nature! 

Maple in the Mountains 2016!

Start to Thaw Out in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York with the Annual Maple Weekends March 19-20th and April 2-3rd, 2016.

Happy New Year 2016!

Making your yearly resolutions?  Not sure if you even want to because you are afraid you won't keep them?  Ring in the New Year in the Enchanted Mountains and see why the most popular resolutions can be held all year long.  Where Do You Want To Play?

So Where Can You Buy a Christmas Tree?

So where can you buy a real Christmas Tree in Cattaraugus County? 

Recent Hunting Rule Changes from the DEC

Regular season opens November 21st this year and the DEC has what you need to be ready.  This is a summary of recent significant changes. Check the annual Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide for other changes such as season dates.

What goes Bump in the Nights of the Enchanted Mountains?

Now that it is getting darker earlier and the nights are getting just a little bit chillier, you know what's hiding around the corner getting ready to sneak up on you!   Halloween of course!  Here are the ghosts and goblins that await you in the Enchanted Mountains.   

Holiday Valley ranks an astonishing #3 in SKI Magazine

Holiday Valley 3rd in the East

SKI Magazine Reader Rankings

Photo Contest for the 2016 Activities Guide Cover

We've got a photo contest for the next activities guide cover! The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism invite local photographers to enter its 2016 Cattaraugus County Activities Guide Cover Photo Contest. This contest is open to ALL photographers, professional or amateur.

Even More Must See Fall Foliage Destinations!

The list has been added to so you can enjoy even more great spots (8 additional) in Cattaraugus County to watch the leaves change color!  We are in line for an early but warm fall.  So here are your MUST SEE Fall Foliage Destinations in the beautiful Enchanted Mountains!!  

What's Your Summer Vacation look like?

Beat the Heat and have a Summer Vacation Made in the Shade in the Enchanted Mountains!   

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!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

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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