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

Rocket Camp Poster
Mon, 07/18/2022 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th-8th graders! 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.

Poster
Mon, 07/25/2022 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/27/2022 - 3:00pm

Would you rather visit the Man on the Moon or a Martian? Would you like to take a space voyage that lats a few days or several months? There is so much to think about when planning the next NASA mission. Come join us as we explore all the challanges before aastronauts as they try to live in other extraterrestrial environments.

Poster
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta

Places

What a view!

As you head out of Olean, South on Rt. 16 towards Knapp Creek, you will come upon a pull-over spot where you can see a spectacular view above the trees! 

Allegany NY launch into Allegheny River

Launch your canoe or kayak.  Facilities available.  Plenty of parking.  This is located by the Allegany Transfer Station.  Take 1st Street off of Main St.  Then from 1st St. turn on Union St. and go past the Transfer Station. 

Snickerdoodle Ice cream at Simply Sinful

Simply Sinful Homemade Ice Cream is a family owned and operated business. They make their own ice cream on the premises and always have a fun, new flavor to try. Their homemade flavors will vary weekly and include many seasonal flavors.

Open Daily from 3pm until 9pm

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

2022 Guide Cover

It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Largest Covered Aviaries in the World

2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.

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