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

Vendor Show poster
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Vendor Show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 9th from 10am-3pm.

This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.

There are over 30 registered vendors including, but not limited to:

Places

Front of Perry-Dice Family Feeds

Perry-Dice Family Feeds is a newly opened store offering all natural, organic pet and livestock feeds. Go check out the top of the line horse feed.

Photo of room

Travel with confidence by checking into Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott® Olean, a premier hotel with outstanding service to make all of your travels easy and comfortable. With a great location near St.

Photo of Gallets House Bed & Breakfast

An 1896 restored historical Victorian home with original family photos and heirlooms displayed throughout the B&B. Located in the picturesque Allegheny foothills in Southwestern NY, just 2 miles from exit 24 on I-86 formerly Rte 17. Near St. Bonaventure University, Olean and Ellicottville.

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 2019It'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

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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