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There's no time to Hibernate!

There has been a lot of talk about giving up on winter and dreaming of greener pastures during this part of the cold season.  Temperatures are bitter, you're sick of putting on 5 layers of clothing just to stay warm and the lack of sunshine make this one of the most dreary times of the year, for some!  If you are not a cold weather enthusiast, here are 30 suggestions to get you throug

Love Is In The Air of the Enchanted Mountains!

This Valentine's Day celebrate the things you love!  TheRead more

The Newest Way to Experience Camping at Allegany State Park!

The new UPSCALE cottages are available for rent starting RIGHT NOW!  Allegany State Park has recently added "full-service" cottages which include all you could need to enjoy the Park, but not necessarily be "roughing" it.  The high-end cabins include bathrooms with shower facilities, a kitchen, a dining room, bedrooms and heat!   Perfect for your getaway, no matter what the

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! Ring in the New Year with some fun that won't ruin those Resolutions in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York.  Where Do You Want To Play?

Last minute Shopping? Try Local!

Are you struggling to find a gift for someone for the upcoming holidays?  With so much pressure to be at the mall at this time, with that coupon, to get these deals why stress yourself out?  Shopping local is great for the economy and not to mention great for your pockets!  Here are some places to check out Holiday season gifts or anytime of year gifts!

Winter is "Snow" Much Fun in the Enchanted Mountains!

A Flurry of Fun awaits you in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County!  Here we may have, what some people may call, harsh winters, but we sure know how to enjoy them!  The pace doesn’t slow down here, unless you want it to, during the winter months with continuing festivals, winter activities, and indoor fun.  Discover wi

List of Recent Hunting Rule Changes from the DEC

Recent Hunting Rules Changes from the DEC.  Another very helpful link for charts of NY hunting and dates see:
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntingseasons14.pdf

Oh what Talent you have Cattaraugus County

Consider yourself informed.  Cattaraugus County is full of amazingly talented artists.  Take for instance, Olean resident, Jennifer Miller.  Her acrylic painting of a pair of ruddy ducks was the top choice for the 2015-16 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or commonly known as the Duck Stamp.

Holiday Valley Ranked #5 by Ski Magazine Again!

Another year has gone by and another ranking has been done by Ski Magazine.  Once again, Holiday Valley Earns High Ranking in Ski Magazine's Best Ski Resorts in the East!

Must See Fall Foliage Destinations

These are your MUST SEE Fall Foliage Destinations in the beautiful Enchanted Mountains!!  

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!!

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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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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