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

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 7:00pm

Voted Western New York's Best Pumpkin Patch for Family Fun, Pumpkinville is a fantastic fall tradition for most families in all of WNY and beyond. They are open for the 2022 season from September 17th-October 31st. 

Pumpkinville offers a varity of fun for kids: the carousel, jumpin' pillows, cow train, fun zone, corn maze, and hay ride. Your kid's will have a blast!

Places

Photo of Halls Produce

Hall's sells fresh, home-grown produce seasonally, including great sweet corn, beautiful pumpkins and fall mums.  They also sell freshly cut Christmas trees for the holidays!

inside one of the chalets

Their country chalet style homes feature Express and Deluxe suites along  with like new modern summer cottages that are completely furnished and outfitted. The kitchens are supplied with cookware, stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, and small appliances. You just bring the food and beverages for entertaining your group!

Burger Special at Katy's Fly-In Restaurant

Katy's Fly-in Restaurant is directly across from Great Valley Airport so local pilots have plenty of room to land and park for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Serving homey classics like Country Fried chicken, fresh salands, hand-pressed burgers, and more

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Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Equestrian Trails throughout

Miles of equestrian trails meander throughout our county.

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