Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.
Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 20th from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 1600 eggs are placed and ready to be found with special prizes awarded! Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear! Egg hunt starts at 1:00pm sharp!
While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood. Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be. Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception.
Please join the Nannen Arboretum for our Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 26, 2019, 11:00 am, at the Nannen Arboretum in the Town Center building. The Town of Ellicottville Supervisor, Matt McAndrew, and the Village of Ellicottville Mayor, John Burrell, will make a proclamation declaring April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day in Ellicottville, NY.
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities
The Nannen Arboretum, located at 28 Parkside Drive in Ellicottville, is known as “The Jewel in the Crown of Ellicottville”. It is a sanctuary for hundreds of trees, shrubs, perennial flowers, herbs and nature walks. It is managed by the Nannen Arboretum Society a not-for-profit organization which relies on voluntary support for maintenance and improvement of the facility.
Saturday, April 27th, Earth Day, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm have chosen to host a grand celebration with Family-orientated Earth Day Activities.
GREAT FOOD for a great cause! Taste of the Southtowns to benefit the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - Sunday April 28 from 12-5 P.M. - St.
Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet! You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.
The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park! The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.
Boating season is here! Hooray! Tucked away in the southwest corner of Cattaraugus County, hidden in the rolling hills of the Allegheny's, is one of our best kept secrets, Onoville Marina Park.
Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on Friday May 3rd! They will be open from 9am to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 14 when they open daily. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 716-699-4444 or reserve online! Start the summer and warm
This year's 2019 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4th, 2019. Registration is open! Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants. Prizes for best costume, group and fire department. Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!
If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.
The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am to 1pm. Registration is now open! Registration can be made at the Parks & trails website. Plan to meet at the Red House Picni
The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting their first Spring Dice Run of the season on May 4th. It's the perfect time of year to get muddy and get the ATV out of the garage to ride on the 13 miles of trails on location at Woods at Bear Creek.
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar! Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.
The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more. Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them.
You can put the FUN into running. Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. We will have fun distractions on course (we aren’t talking bubbles and Unicorns – but you never know), entertainment, great food and beer as part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done.
Spring is here and we are ready to do some spring cleaning at Pfeiffer Nature Center! You can show appreciation for nature by assisting at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event. It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our grounds and trails well maintained and accessible.
The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been
"When a flower isn’t just a flower: Have you ever felt powerless to make positive ecological change? Have you ever thought about how powerful our native plants can be?
Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts. Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.
What are we offering? Friday night – Soup, Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Ride, Dinner & Dance, Sunday – Breakfast,Ride, Lunch and Leftover Dinner. There will be fun activities after lunch.
Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!
The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.
"The Happening" - a motorcycle and live music weekend! Gowanda's largest party weekend of the year continues to happen! Save the dates - May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019.
The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY! Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun! We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop! Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you!
Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk! The 11th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 15, 2019 at our Lillibridge Property, located at 1974 Lillibridge Rd. in Portville, NY.
Being held at Weeden Park in 2019, Randolph’s 76th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Over 60 vendors will be participating! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Some featured events are:
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.
The annual Raccoon Rally: The longest running Mountain Bike Race in the region in the demanding hills of Allegany State Park is back this June. Get there!
Join the fun at the Annual OGH Auxiliary Strawberry Festival (10 a.m.. - 6 p.m.) and Health Fair (10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)! Featuring: strawberry shortcakes, sausage sandwiches, popcorn, sloppy joes, nachos, hot dogs, texas hots, drinks, baked goods, craft items and entertainment!
Come join the fun in the sun for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join Adventure Bound onthefly at Spruce Lake run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.
The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing weekend on June 29-30th! There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.
Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July. Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm.
Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out). Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach!
See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 6-7, 2019. The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY.
The Blueberries are back! Most u-pick blueberry farms are almost ready for u-pick!! And boy are they delicious! All the rain we have had has been good for something - producing plump and juicy berries!
The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to another one to remember! Celebrate Western New York's exciting craft beer scene, meet fellow beer enthusiasts, and see what's new in brewing.
Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center! Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 9am.
Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are
Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the third annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming Saturday, July 27th. This FUN Fundraiser starts and ends at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road.
Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
On Saturday July 27st from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the Second annual Dog Days of Summer event!
The 3rd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 27th this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park. All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans. Live music on stage throughout the day Featuring Montgomery Gentry!
Make plans to attend the 2019 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 177th year in 2019, this is a real down home country Fair. Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket
Celebrating over 36 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars. This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and a lot of parking is available.
August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.
Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival! Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food!
Check back as the event gets closer to find out what bands will be performing!
Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations.
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
Annual Trail Ride. Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.
Don't miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto, that kicks off Friday, September, 13th 2019 in the evening with a ton of live entertainment in all of
Griffis Sculpture Park is transformed with creative lighting for a show called Night Lights at the Griffis Sculpture Park. The Park already beautifully combines art with nature and attracts visitors far and wide, but now you can see it in a whole new light.
Looking for that special bargain? Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day. Hungry? Enjoy one of the roadside barbecues or restaurants along the way.
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event
October 5 & 6, Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from
The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,
It'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
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
Did you know that the very first NASCAR points champion began his career at the Penny Royal Race Track in Leon?