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Whitewater Rafting Season Begins

Rafting on Cattaraugus Creek
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 5:00pm

The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens mid-March with the spring runoff and lasts until May as the water level becomes too low.

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Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

Olean Mall Stock Car Show 2019
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 5:00pm

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2019 racing season is here and so is the 27th Annual Olean Mall Stock Car Show!

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Wizards Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center

Wizard STEM Family Night Flyer at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together!  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!

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Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride at Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Ride at Allegany State Park
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride on March 22, 2019 at the Red House Administration Building at 6:30 pm, with the ride starting at 7:00pm. Check in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

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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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Spirits of the Hollywood Theater

Historic Photo of the Hollywood Theater
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Meet the Jamestown Paranormal Investigators. Watch Videos of their investigations - including the Hollywood! Learn what equipment they use and hear stories of their explorations.  The team will investigate portions of the theater while participants witness their findings.

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Trout Season Opens!

Trout Season in Cattaraugus County
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:00am - 11:00pm

Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st!  The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek.  No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked! Don't have your license?

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Allegany Adventure Series: Learn About Fishing

Fishing at Allegany State Park
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Environmental Education Department in Allegany State Park will have an Outdoor Adventure Series program that will focus on the fundamentals of fishing. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the sport or have been fishing for years this Adventure Series is sure to be informative.

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2019 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring Sportsmen's Show

2019 Little Valley Sportsman Show
Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 3:00pm

Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, and fishing tackle.

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Challenger After Dark FUNdraiser at The Challenger Learning Center

Challenger after Dark event at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"!  They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults (21+ and over) to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food catered by Angee's Restaurant, drinks (cash bar hosted by Four Mile Brewing), an escape experience, STEM activities and more!

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Tri-County Trout Derby

2019 Tri-County Trout Derby
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 6:30am - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 5:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 13 and 14.  All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.  Register online at the Arcade Chamber's website.  There is also a printable applicat

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Pfeiffer Fido Easter Egg Hunt for Doggies

Fido Easter Egg Hunt at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Easter Bunny hiding Easter Eggs for children is a tradition that has been around for generations.  Snoopy, the Easter Beagle, delivering Easter Eggs is a much more recent occurrence.  On April 13th, Lillibridge will be visited by the Easter Beagle to hide Easter Eggs not for children, but for his fellow four legged furry friends.

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Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.

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New York Duathlon Series - #1 Southern Tier

NY Duathlon Series Running Events
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for the season with this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals or relay teams of two are welcome.

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The Beauty of Bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Beauty of bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood.   Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be.  Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. 

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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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Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2019

2019 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00am

This year's 2019 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4th, 2019.  Registration is open!  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.  Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!

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New York Duathlon Series - #2 Southern Tier

NY Duathlon Series Running Events
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for race #2 in this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals or relay teams of two are welcome.

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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2019

Geobash 2019 logo
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been

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EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers First Home Bout 2019

2019 EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at their first home bout of the season this Saturday!  The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us!  This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010.  These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of local charities

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2019

Memorial Day Trail Ride
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 5:00pm

Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.  Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.

What are we offering? Friday night – Soup,
Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Ride, Dinner & Dance,
Sunday – Breakfast,Ride, Lunch and Leftover Dinner. There will be fun activities after lunch.

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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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The Happening - a motorcycle and live music weekend!

The Happening motorcycle event 2019
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 6:00pm

"The Happening" - a motorcycle and live music weekend!  Gowanda's largest party weekend of the year continues to happen!  Save the dates - May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019. 

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run 2019

2019 Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

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Tall Ships Field Trip with the IVHS

Tall Ships Field Trip with the IVHS
Sat, 07/06/2019 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

The Ischua Valley Historical Society is offering a Unique Field Trip! 

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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 Saturday, July 27th.  This FUN Fundraiser starts and ends at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road. 

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2019 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2019 Sportsmen's Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 36 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday.  Camping and a lot of parking is available.

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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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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail Ride 2019

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

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New York Duathlon Series - #3 Southern Tier

NY Duathlon Series Running Events
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for race #3 in this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals or relay teams of two are welcome.

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Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival 2019

2019 Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 5:00pm

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!

Our goal for this tournament is to focus on Fall Lacrosse FUN and showcasing our beautiful sport in the greatest light! This is a must-attend Lacrosse Festival for youth thru Ultra-Masters lacrosse players and their families.

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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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2019 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Fall Sportsmen's Show

Fall Sportsmen's Show in Little Valley
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/03/2019 - 3:00pm

150 tables of merchandise including sporting goods, firearms, accessories, fishing equipment and game calls. THE place to be for fishermen, hunters, collectors and trappers.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

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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