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

2019 Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St.
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.  Nightmare Hayride is a twenty five minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures.

EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5k 2019
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 26, 2019. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us! Grab your friends pick out your Costumes and get ready to run!

EVL 80s Flashback Vol 2 TV Screens
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

We are back so dress to impress!  The Ellicottville 80s Flashback Vol. 2 returns Saturday, Ocrtober 26th and will be held at Finnerty's Tap Room!  If you were there last year, you know you're not going to want to miss this amazing event! We did sell out, so get your tickets fast! Space is limited!

Places

Photo of Watson's Chocolates

In 2017, Watson's Sponge Candy was voted “WNY BEST SPONGE CANDY” by Buffalos Spree Magazine“Buffalo’s Best” by listeners of

Find something for everyone on your list while at this gift store that carries items such as pottery, toys, lamps, books, jewelry, candles, baskets, mirrors, chimes, hand blown glass, baby gifts, American Indian art, and much more.

Photo of Finnerty's Tap Room

Finnerty's Tap Room is the place for everyone! Theyare steps away from town, located on Mill St across from the Wingate Hotel. With a perfect view of the slopes, Finnerty's Tap Room is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat before a day in the outdoors or unwind with a drink afterwards. 

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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