New Albion, New York

New Albion is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York. The town is named after Albion in Orleans County, New York, the source of some early settlers.

The Town of New Albion is in the northwest quadrant of the county, northwest of the City of Salamanca.

The area was in the domain of the Seneca tribe and was first settled by outsiders around 1818. The Town of New Albion was established in 1880 from part of the Town of Little Valley. The oldest business community in the town was New Albion with its first store opening in 1833. Later the Village of Cattaraugus surpassed New Albion.

Note that New Albion is also a name once applied to the east coast of North America.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.4 square miles, of which, 36.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.22%) is water.

New York State Route 353 is an important north-south highway in the town.

Conewango Creek flows out of the west part of the town.

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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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