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, 08/15/2021 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm
The Griffis Sculpture Park will host their annual summer festival on Sunday, August 15, 2021. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more. Several social distancing practices and rules will be in place to safely protect attendees. More information to come! 
Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/15/2021 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 8th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more. Tickets are $20. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Places

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. 

Maple products

Stop by to pick up some of their home made maple syrup!

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.

 

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It'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

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.

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