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.
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.
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.
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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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.