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

Adventure Park at Holiday Valley
Repeats every week until Mon Jun 13 2022 .
Fri, 05/27/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 05/29/2022 - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on May 6th!

Adventure Park at Holiday Valley
Fri, 06/03/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on May 6th!

Sat, 06/04/2022 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

The Nannen Arboretum Society, Inc. is pleased to present a Tree and Shrub Workshop on Saturday, June 4, 2022.  Registration will begin at 9:30 am at the Town Center, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY.  At 10:00 am participants may choose to listen to Bruce Robinson’s presentation on birds and their relationship with trees or to Andrew Lance speak about the WNY Land Conservancy.

Places

People getting ready to slide down the big hill at Holiday Valley Tubing Company

Grab your friends and family and head over to the Holiday Valley Tubing Company. Tubing is fun for all ages. All you have to do is sit down, hang on and experience the exhilaration of pure winter fun!

Photo of storefront

This sweet little shop is a unique, high-end consignment store for men, women and children.  Visa and Discover accepted.

Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Louisville Slugger baseball bat was solely manufactured in Ellicottville for years. Learn about that and more at this quaint museum.  Open June -September, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm.

Videos

Travel Guide

2022 Guide Cover

It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to 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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