Geotrails in the Enchanted Mountains

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We maintain 5 geotrails that have over 60 geocaches in Cattaraugus County.

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New York's Amish GeoTrail (NYAGT)

New York Amish GeoTrail Parts 1 & 2

Geocaches: 24 | Difficulty: Easy

Started in September 2011.

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Enchanted Mountain History GeoTrails (EMHGT)

Showing front and back of all 3 parts of the EMHGT flyers

Geocaches: 42 | Difficulty: Easy

Started in 2015

Part 1: Released in June of 2015. View the EMHGT Part 1 geotrail on our history website.

Part 2: Released in June of 2016. View the EMHGT Part 2 geotrail on our history website.

Part 3: Released in June of 2017. View the EMHGT Part 3 geotrail on our history website.

Enchanted Mountain GeoTrail (EMGT)

Geocaches: 32 | Difficulty: Varied. Most were easy.

Started in 2010 | Status: Archived in October of 2013.

The Enchanted Mountains GeoTrail (EMGT) was our first geotrail which was archived in 2013. We'd like to thank all of the geocachers that helped us to setup the EMGT. We may bring EMGT back with new geocaches in the next 2 years.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It'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

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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