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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 2019 Photo Contest

Photo Contest at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:00pm - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:00pm

Are you ready to create some beautiful images?  You have from now until September 14th to capture the beauty of nature!  The Pfeiffer Nature Center properties are local natural wonders that provide unique and timeless photo opportunities.  We invite photographers of all skill levels and ages to visit one or both of these properties to share their personal visual takeaways in a Ph

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Wild About Nature at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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Stone Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower Tours in Allegany State Park
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover Stone Tower.  These free events are open to the public and weather dependent. Program will continue every weekend until October 13th, 2019.

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Summit Fire Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Fire Tower Tours
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower.  Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower.

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Pie in the Pavilion & Photography Exhibit at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pie in the Pavilion at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for “Pie in the Pavilion” at the 2019 Pfeiffer Nature Center Photo Contest.  While you view the photograph contest entries, treat yourself to refreshments and a slice of homemade pie or cake.  Desserts will be served on a fine china plate that will be yours to keep. 

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Night Lights Dinner Celebration at Griffis Sculpture Park

Come view the Lights!
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park is transformed with creative lighting for a show called Night Lights at the Griffis Sculpture Park.  The Park already beautifully combines art with nature and attracts visitors far and wide, but now you can see it in a whole new light. 

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Forest Bathing at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Forest Meditation at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as "taking in the forest atmosphere" or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join us for the first of our potentially seasonal offering on Monday September 16th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 09/21/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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Summit Fire Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Fire Tower Tours
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower.  Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower.

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Stone Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower Tours in Allegany State Park
Sun, 10/06/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover Stone Tower.  These free events are open to the public and weather dependent. Program will continue every weekend until October 13th, 2019.

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Final Weekend of Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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Travel Guide

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#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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