East Otto, New York

East Otto is a town in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County, New York.  The population was 1,105 at the 2000 census.

The Town of East Otto is on the northern border of the county.  It was founded in 1854 from part of the Town of Otto. Parts of East Otto were later removed to add to other towns in the county.  Otto was named after Jacob S Otto, an agent of the Holland Land Company.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.4 square miles, of which, 41.2 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it (0.48%) is water.

The north town line is marked by Cattaraugus Creek and is the border of Erie County.

East Otto has a unique group of artists known as East Otto Country Associates.  It is also home to Allegany Mountain Resort, Burdick Blueberries, East Otto Historical Museum and more.

Upcoming Events

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/21/2022 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 9th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.

Places

Sisters racing to giant sculpture at Griffis Sculpture Park

Interact with sculptures in the woods, fields and by ponds on over 400 acres at the Griffis Sculpture Park.

View the gallery of photos of Griffis Sculpture Park

Ulinger's Maple Farms

Family owned since 1982 this Maple Farm is growing!  Right now they are tapping 11,000+ trees and producing more than 4,000 gallons of that delicious maple syrup.  Next year, the Farm hopes to tap an additional 5,000-6,000 trees. 

Photo of East Otto Historical Museum (inside)

The East Otto Historical Museum is located in the old East Otto Town Hall building, which was moved to its present location back in the early 1900's.

Inside you will find local artifacts which include electronic equipment (radio, phonograph), clothing, farm tools and more. Information on genealogy can also be found here as well.

 

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Travel Guide

2022 Guide Cover

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

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Rockin'

The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County is Home to 3 outcroppings of rocks, with the largest outcropping of Quartz Conglomerate Rocks at Rock City Park being the largest in the world; Little Rock City State Park and Thunder Rocks at Allegany State Park

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