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.
Gentlemen, start your engines. The 2019 racing season is here and so is the 27th Annual Olean Mall Stock Car Show!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.
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.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at
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!
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.
The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been
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
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.
The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.
"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.
Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!
The Ischua Valley Historical Society is offering a Unique Field Trip!
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.
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.
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.
Annual Trail Ride. Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.
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.
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.
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.
150 tables of merchandise including sporting goods, firearms, accessories, fishing equipment and game calls. THE place to be for fishermen, hunters, collectors and trappers.
It'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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be snail mailed to you for FREE!
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.