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

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Oct 15 2022 .
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 (CANCELLED)
  • September 23 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 (CANCELLED)
  • September 23 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 (CANCELLED)
  • September 23 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

Places

Preztel-Crusted Haddock at Zoar Valley Tavern & Restaurant

Zoar Valley Tavern & Restaurant is located in the heart of the breath-taking Zoar Valley, "one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse environmental areas in Western New York." Relax and refuel on their lovely patio after a day of hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or swimming.

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If you own a RV/Camper, then word “fun” should be part of your life. If not, then you haven't discovered Allegany Mountain Resort at Rainbow Lake.

Watch a brief introductory video showing the resort grounds:
Video on Allegany Mountain Resort

Photo of Mitch's General Store

Fast food and necessities in a rural setting.

Customers can't stop talking about Mitch's tacos—better try one!

Google Reviews:

"...Amazing tacos"

Videos

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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