Allegany, New York

The Town and Village of Allegany, NY are situated along the Allegheny River among the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York.

The Village with its newly renovated downtown area has many restaurants and bars in which to relax and many stores for shopping.  Within the Town there are several parks for play and many hills and forests for hiking and hunting, along with two challenging golf courses.  This setting is enhanced by the presence of St. Bonaventure University, a Franciscan Institution.

The Allegheny River Valley Trail, starting near St. Bonaventure University is a great place to go for a walk, roller blade or bike. Next to Allegany, is the City of Olean which offers many of the amenities of a larger metropolitan area.  In addition, the ski areas of Ellicottville, Allegany State Park and the Seneca  Allegany Casino and Hotel of Salamanca are only a 20 mile drive away.

The origin of the name Allegany is uncertain. It may have come from the name of a tribe called Allegewi that lived along the Allegheny River’s banks. It may also be based on an old Native American word meaning ‘lovely’ or ‘beautiful.’

Come to visit and stay in one the many new hotels while enjoying the many things to do or see.

http://www.allegany.org/

Upcoming Events

Lacto-Fermented Radishes at Canticle Farm
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn the benefits of fermented food. In this class you will learn how to ferment Radishes. The class is $20 and space is limited.  Cost includes radishes, mason jar, recipe and instruction.  To sign up please email education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org.

Allegany Old Home Week 2018
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:00am - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 6:30pm

The Allegany Engine Company's 2018 82nd Annual Old Home Week activities will occur from Tuesday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 7th. The Engine Company welcomes Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment.

Artists Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

Places

The Allegany American Legion, Post #892, offers an Inside Hall as well as an Outdoor Pavillion which are available for baby or bridal showers, receptions, banquets, family reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, graduations, meetings, stag parties, rehearsal dinners, etc., and is available to non-members.

Call 716-372-8238 to book your event.

Photo of outside of New Lantern Motel

The New Lantern Motel is recently renovated and has updated their rooms.  They offer DirecTV, FREE WIFI, complimentary coffee with a public coffee room, flat screen tvs, mini fridges, microwave in room, quality furnishings, 24-hour front desk assistance and even picnic tables if you want to enjoy nature!

Photo of Carmike Cinemas in Allegany, New York

The biggest movie theater in Cattaraugus County.  With eight theaters, your family is certain to find the perfect movie for that rainy afternoon.

Videos

  • Video of Creighster ice fishing and catching a big brook trout on Birch Run Ponds in Allegany, NY.
  • Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone had fun at the 3rd annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of the great outdoors under one roof!

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

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.

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