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.
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 31 2021 .
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 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.

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 31 2021 .
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 5:00pm

Take a ride up the Mardi Gras or Spruce Lake chairlifts on Saturdays and Sundays, through October, to view the spectacular fall leaves on the hillsides of Holiday Valley.

$10 per person, kids 6 and under are free. 

EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5k 2019
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 23, 2021. 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! The EVL Halloween Half is going to be one of the most fun Half Marathons you will ever participate in!

Places

Photo of Jefferson Inn

Located on a quiet street in Ellicottville, N.Y., this charming 1800's Victorian Inn is a perfect refuge for memorable moments. Spend an active day hiking the Finger Lakes Trail or Allegany State Park, biking the country roads, golfing at Holiday Valley or Elkdale Country Club or skiing one of the two nearby resorts, Holiday Valley and HoliMont.

display at Slopeside

 

Forgot some gear or looking for something new? Don’t sweat it, because SlopeSide shop’s got it. Choose a large selection of gloves, hats, goggles, turtlenecks and helmets, as well as a great line of HoliMont apparel. SlopeSide is conveniently located in the Main Chalet. Call 716.699.4698 to inquire about their excellent selection.

Kids celebrating Mardi Gras at HoliMont

For nearly 50 years, families and snowsport enthusiasts from miles around, have converged on HoliMont - North America's largest private ski area devoted to family skiing adventures.  Generations of members have been drawn in by the amazing skiing, only to fall in love with the warm community atmosphere in Ellicottville that makes HoliMont the kind of place you never want to leave.  Ho

Videos

  • Promo for #SillySockDay on Tuesday, June 24th and July 8th, 2014! Wear your craziest pair of knee-highs and get $10 off your ticket price and be entered to win a freee trip back! Head to the Holiday Valley Resort page and click through the photo album - if your photo has a gold star ... you win.
  • Check out what it's really like at the Summer Music Festival, where you can listen to fantastic musical performances from the Gin Blossoms and the BPO.  New this year, enjoy an old fashion carnival at the top of the mountain!  For more details go to HolidayValley.com. 
  • Take a tour of the Nannen Arboretum while it's all dressed up with Night Lights! 

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!!

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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.

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