Allegany State Park Bear Paw Snowshoe Trail

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Group at the First Day Hike on Bear Paw 2016

This file shows the trail map for Allegany State Park's new snowshoe trail, Bear Paw.  Released January 1st, 2016 this trail will lead you behind the Summit Area and towards Stone Tower.  Included is some interesting animals you will see along the way!  See how many you can spot!

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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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