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.
The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. They are hosting their 5h annual Allegany Garden Club event on June 6th, 2020. They bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,
With 10,000 square feet and room for 860 people the year-old Daniel Carter Event Center and Auction building is the second largest facility in the area to hold weddings, receptions, anniversaries or whatever, and offers a little more class than the local fire hall according to Daniel Carter.
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!
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The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet. This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking. Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.