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

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Sat, 06/04/2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Enchanted Mountain Garden Club of Allegany is holding their 5th annual Allegany Garden Festival on June 4th from 10am - 4pm, following a two year hiatus due to Covid-19. The festival will feature high quality vendors of flowers and plants, vegetables and herbs, gardening supplies, outdoor garden art, and other garden-related items, as well as landscapers, artists and entrepreneurs.

Goat on back of Yogi at Canticle Farms
Sat, 06/04/2022 - 10:00am - 12:15pm

Join Lisa and Brittany for Goat Yoga at Canicle Farms! There will be two classes available on this day: 

  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • 11:15am-12:15pm

The cost is $25 per person with $5 from each registration going directly to Canticle Farm. You can message Lisa on her FB (Lavender Lotus Yoga) or email at: lavenderlotusolean [at] yahoo [dot] com

Reserve your space today!!
Vendors set up at a craft show
Sat, 06/11/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 3:00pm

Join in for a two day craft show! There will be over 30 different vendors to shop from, where you can find a little bit of everything. It is always a great time to attend a craft and vendor show!

There will be Vendors, Chinese Auction, money board and a big ticket summer raffle.

Places

Photo of course

The 9-hole St. Bonaventure Golf Club in Allegany, NY is a public golf course that opened in 1921. St. Bonaventure Golf Club measures 2900 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 109 and a 35 USGA rating. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are bluegrass.

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.

Photo of Brickhouse Bar & Grill

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!

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

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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