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

Great Valley Bicentennial
Sun, 04/15/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:00pm

2018 marks the Great Valley's Bicentennial celebration.  Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year

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. 

Places

Photo of Go-Karts racing around the track at Chapel Hill Raceway

Go-Kart racing on a paved track featuring TQ Midgets/INEX Legends/Karts.  Formerly, this was a go-kart track but was converted with fencing put up.  It is now a racing facility that has speciality events.  They do races 3-4x per year, usually in May, June and October around Ellicottville's Fall Festival.  Anyone can come watch the action and there is a full concession stand

Photo of Grace Depot House

This victorian home sleeps 8+ and has all the amenities you would require.  Check out their website for more information and availability.

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

Videos

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It'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

Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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