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 at Griffis Sculpture Park 2018
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 10:00pm

For the sixth consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 13th (due to rain it has to open the 13th not the 12th).  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 16 nights for guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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.

one of the sites

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"

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Zoar Valley MUA has the TALLEST Basswood tree in the world!

According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.

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