61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

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Event Date(s): Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:30pm
Fairy Houses and Toad Abodes at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience. It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities. This traditional weekend of natural history and outdoor education welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner. It is held at "Camp Allegany" in the Red House area of Allegany State Park.

Brief History

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage began in 1959 and was attended by 70 participants. From those humble beginnings, the event has grown and has been going strong for over 50 years. Now organized by volunteers from four nature-loving organizations, the annual event is held at Allegany State Park on the weekend after Memorial Day and it draws hundreds of participants.

Lodging Options

The window for booking your lodging at Allegany State Park is now open. Get your cabin or campsite now from the Park! You may find more selections of campground and cabin trails if you look now! To reserve a cabin or campsite in Allegany State Park, contact Reserve America at 1-800-456-2267 or see their website.

Not a camper but would still like to attend the pilgrimage weekend? Please view our lodging page.

For more information on this event please visit http://www.AlleganyNaturePilgrimage.com

This event will be held at:

Allegany State Park
ASP Rt. 2, Camp Allegany
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
42° 6' 9.1332" N, 78° 43' 15.348" W
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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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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