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.
Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora. Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it. The group will participate in discussions, sharing
Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older! Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center! Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets. Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.
Join in "The Next Giant Leap" celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center! This is a FREE community engagement evening filled with activities related to the moon!
Locals love Brickhouse, and you will too! They have a large selection of burgers and sandwiches, along with pizza, wings, finger foods, and salads. Drive by early Thursday mornings in the summer to catch a wiff of their lip-smackin' chicken BBQ--started early, slow-cooked, and ready just in time for lunch!
Grand Slam Grill specializes in "Sparky's" famous Buffalo wings as well as a NY strip steak and burgers. You'll also find homemade chicken parm, homemade pasta and meatballs as well as homemade salad dressings.
Sit at the bar and enjoy finger foods or sit in the dining room and enjoy a fine meal.
Welcome to Canticle Farm!
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
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be snail mailed to you for FREE!
There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy.
If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.