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Hinsdale is a town at the eastern border of Cattaraugus County, New York. The town was named after another location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire.

Hinsdale was found by Native Americans back in the late 18th century. Today it is not uncommon to find archeologists scouring the land in search of Native American relics.

A settler named Zachariah Noble found Hinsdale in the early 19th century.  So in the year of 1820, Hinsdale was formed from the Town of Olean. It was named for Hinsdale, New Hampshire.  The Town of Ischua was made in 1846 from part of Hinsdale.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.8 square miles, of which, 38.8 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.  Its surface is hilly and broken upland. The hills are 500-600 feet above the valleys. Reservoir Lake is a small body of water near the southeast corner. Ischua and Oil Creeks form a junction near the center, and the united stream then takes the name of Olean Creek, flowing south through town.

The Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86 and New York State Route 17) passes across the town. New York State Route 16 is a major trunk road in the town and partially follows the same path as the Expressway  The eastern town line is the border of Allegany County, New York.

Learn more about Hinsdale, NY.

Places in Hinsdale

Blueberries don't just taste amazing, they're also good for you!

Launch your canoe or kayak into the Olean Creek at the Hinsdale Launch.

Fire department in Hinsdale with a meeting room available for the public.
A rural family farm with multiple fields of sunflowers that you can hike to!
Bison ranch located on Gile Hollow Rd. in Hinsdale, N.Y.
The Haunted Hinsdale House has a long history of ghost stories!

Public Overnight Ghost Hunt

The Haunted Hinsdale House presents this exclusive Overnight Ghost Hunt at 8pm and it will run until 9am the next day. Your all inclusive experience will include a tour of the grounds and inside the historic building. You will get history and stories from your guide, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment they highly recommend that you bring it. 

Get your exclusive limited tickets for only $109. 

Snacks, water and soda provided.

Free Fishing Day in NY!

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on February 17-18, June 29-30, September 28, and November 11th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day. We especially encourage those with more experience to bring along the young people in your life to show them the value of patience, the anticipation of the bite and the exhilaration of the catch!