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.
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
Maybe you have seen them or heard them rolling along the trails. Fat bikes are
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Allegany State Park will be hosting this FREE Allegany Adventure Series on Fishing.
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Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at
The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
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.