Great Valley, New York

Great Valley is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The town is named after its local geographical setting, a relative comparison of two tributaries (the other being the neighboring Little Valley) of the Allegheny River.

The town was first settled around 1812. The Town of Great Valley was formed in 1818, taken from part of the Town of Olean. In 1831, the Town of Allegany was made from the southeast part of Great Valley, and in 1842 the Town of Carrollton was made from the southwest part of Great Valley.  Part of the Allegany Reservation was annexed in 1847.

It is an interior town, lying just a little south of the center of Cattaraugus County. Its surface is mountainous and hilly upland. The highest summit, near the southwest corner, is 1300 feet above the river. The Allegany River flows through the southwest corner, receiving the Great Valley Creek as tributary.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.2 square miles, of which, 50.2 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.06%) is water.

The Allegheny River flows through the southeast corner of the town, and the Great Valley Creek is an important stream in the town.

US Route 219 is a major north-south highway in the town and intersects New York State Route 98 in Great Valley village.

Great Valley Station, Killbuck post office, is a hamlet , in the south, on the mouth of Great Valley Creek. Peth is another small named area.

Upcoming Events

King of the Hill at Chapel Hill Raceway
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please note per the Chapel Hill Raceway's Facebook:

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY. 

King of the Hill at Chapel Hill Raceway
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Chapel hill Raceway presents and evening of racing featuring the NYPA tq midgets 30 lap feature race, as well as time trials, heats, and dashes. Kyle Hutchinson has won 5 in a row at the Hill, can someone knock him down and become KING OF THE HILL or will it be 6 in a row?

Places

pie

Di's Pies and Bake Shoppe features home-made old fashion baked goods. Their specialties for the fall season are fresh made pumpkin pies and apple pies made from local grown New York State apples. These pies are huge and delicious!

They also make pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin donuts in their bakery. These taste just like grandma used to make!

Pumpkinville in Cattaraugus County

From mid-September through October, Pumpkinville is open for fun, food and excitement.

Humphrey Volunteer Fire Department has conference/meeting capacity for 184 people.  This facility has wireless access, a fully equipped kitchen, and parking for 100 cars.  Lodging can be easily accessed in 10 miles.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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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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