Ellicottville, New York

Ellicottville, New York is a charming little ski town in Western New York with two ski resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont. Historic Ellicottville isn't just for the Winter Season as it is a year-round destination with boutiques, restaurants and great shops!

References:

  • The Cattaraugus County Bicentennial History Book
  • Ellicottville Historical Museum

Sites about Ellicottville, New York

Upcoming Events

Skiers going down a slope
Thu, 01/06/2022 - 9:00am - Mon, 01/31/2022 - 11:00pm

Weekdays during the entire month of January Holiday Valley is offering half priced learn to ski or snowboard packages!

Winter Blues in Ellicottville Singer
Fri, 01/21/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 01/23/2022 - 11:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 21 - 23rd during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/20/2022 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

Places

Photo of Gin Mill

The Gin Mill has been an Ellicottville tradition since 1976. They offer a full bar, 26 domestic and imported beers on tap along with a wide assortment of bottled beers.

Photo of front of Library

Books and audiobooks, periodicals and reference material, DVD's and videos, free high speed internet access.

Hours:

Sunday            Closed

Monday           10am - 5pm 

Tuesday          10am - 8pm

Work on your golf swing all year long!

Get your regular foursome together for PGA private and/or group golf instruction.  You can also make a tee time for 9 or 18 holes.

1 to 4 players pick from 88 courses from around the world.

Tip:  try to make plans in advance as they don't have conventional "store hours".

Videos

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

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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