Adventure Events

Drawing the Basic Bird at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Drawing the Basic Bird at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteer and renowned local artist Jennifer Miller as she describes and demonstrates the basics of drawing birds! Jennifer will explore the basic shapes and anatomy of birds, while explaining how one can break them down into basic forms, and investigating what is really going on under all those feathers, as an artist.

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Winter Snowshoe Treks at Allegany State Park

family hike during winter
Repeats every 7 days until Wed Feb 27 2019 .
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES -4:30 PM-  Join in every Tuesday evening for a trek into the sunset at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 8th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive

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Fat Bikes in Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Tires
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Maybe you have seen them or heard them rolling along the trails. Fat bikes are

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Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor & Rec Show

Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor and Rec Show 2019
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 3:00pm

Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show.  Be sure to stop by our booth at the show to discover what upcoming nature adventures and activities are in store for you this winter season.

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Guided Group Snowshoe Hikes with Adventure Bound onthefly

Adventure Bound Group Snowshoe Hikes
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 6:00pm

Experience the glistening bright white snow while snowshoeing through the forest trails in Ellicottville, where the silence and serenity is breathtaking.  This will be a guided hike with staff from Adventure Bound onthefly.  The guides will share with you some of their knowledge of weather conditions, the local region, and serve hot cocoa.

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Trivia Night at Good Times of Olean Every other Thursday

Trivia Night with Paul Hoefler
Repeats every 14 days until Thu Feb 21 2019 .
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 12/27/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Paul Hoefler (of Dueling Pianos) every other Thursday evening at the HammerBack Bar & Grill as he hosts the funniest, best Trivia Night around.

Teams can sign up at no cost and compete for $125 in prizes! Two rounds of trivia will be conducted and teams must compete in both rounds so make sure to get there early to get your spot.

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7th Annual Southern Tier Curling Tournament 2019

Good Times of Olean Curling Tournament
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

A day for the community to get out of the house and gather to enjoy a day of competition and friendship in a most northernly way.... CURLING! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Portville Football Alumni Association which services a variety of needs within the school district.

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Holiday Mission to Space with the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Holiday Mission to Space 2019
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 1:30pm - 8:30pm

On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Space for adults and teens (5th grade and up).  This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree! 

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Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Shake off the winter blues by spending some time out in nature!  Blue skies and snow covered trails are the perfect setting for a hike about Lillibridge.  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional, wooden bear paw snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland. 

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Group Snowshoe Hike

Adventure Bound Logo
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 6:00pm

Group Snowshoe Hike with Adventure Bound onthefly

Experience the glistening bright white snow while snowshoeing through the forest trails in Ellicottville New York where the silence and serenity is breathtaking.

The guides will share with you some of their knowledge of weather conditions, the local region, and serve hot cocoa.

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

A day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders on Friday February 8th, 2019 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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2019 Art Roscoe Loppet at Allegany State Park

Art Roscoe Loppet 2018
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Allegany State Park- Salamanca, NY

Summit Ski Area

The Annual Art Roscoe XC Ski Weekend is tearing into Allegany state Park for another amazing year of cross-country skiing action! Join in on one of the three different course distances to experience the almost endless thrills and heart-pounding action of the Art Roscoe Trail System inside Allegany State Park.

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross National Series 2019

Racer Tim Tremblay courtesy of AMSOIL at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.

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Holiday Valley's 2019 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.  You don't have to be a skier to have fun here!  So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon!

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Fat Bike Race at Holimont

Fat Bike Race at Holimont
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bring out your fat bikes for an afternoon of racing and fun. Join us for this first ever event. Winter fat biking in a cyclocross format will be a spectacle to see. Come out and cheer on your favorite riders. More information to follow. 

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Allegany Adventure Series

Allegany Sate Park sign
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Allegany Adventure series continues at Summit Warming Hut with "Build a Blue Bird House" day! This program is free to participate in but there is a fee if you would like to take the blue bird house home.

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Ellicottville's Mardi Gras 2019

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 8:00pm

Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend? We can’t think of anything either! Head to their part of the Enchanted Mountains March 8th-10th to be a part of the festivities and fun!

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2019

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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Allegany Adventure Series

Fishing at Allegany State Park
Wed, 04/03/2019 (All day)

Allegany State Park will be hosting this FREE Allegany Adventure Series on Fishing.


Check back for times and more details as they are finalized or follow their Facebook

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Earth and Arbor Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

Red House Admin Building Fog photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

 Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at

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61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

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

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

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2019

2018 Randolph Toymakers 5k Fundraiser
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the third annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming soon;  Saturday, July 27th.  This FUN Fundraiser starts and end at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road. 

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2019 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker logo
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 5:00pm

The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.

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Amish Country Running Festival 2019

Amish Country
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.
This course is certified by USATF and is a Boston qualifier.

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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!!

View the visitor's guide online


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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Largest Covered Aviaries in the World

2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.

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