Nature

Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2018

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 12 2018 .
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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Saturday Activities at Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park Saturday activities schedule
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 25 2018 .
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.

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Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!&nb

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Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 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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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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2018 Rubber Ducky Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Rubber Ducky Fest
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Gooseneck Hill will unfortunately NOT be OPEN EVERY SUNDAY in July and August this year due to the damage to the aviary fencing and netting.

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older!  Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center!  Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets.  Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.

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Executive Leadership Retreat with Adventure Bound on the Fly and Groove Fitness

Executive Leader Retreat in Ellicottville
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This leadership retreat will engage each leader in the development of their strengths. The Strengths Finder assessment will be used as the foundation.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Mania Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk on the moon, will make craters and make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut por

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CSI Spy Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investiagtion and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Meet the Artist at the Miner's Cabin in Franklinville

Bernadette Keleher at the Miner's Cabin in Franklinville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Local artist, Bernadette Keleher, will be on hand to show some of her work and talk with guests, at the Miner's Cabin on August 11th from 1pm-4pm.  Bernadette specializes in watercolors, and botanical paintings.  She has taught plein air (outdoor) drawing through the Adirondacks Art Center, and botanical painting through the Springville Art Center.  Come see her works and tour th

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and science that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Power, C

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

2018 Summer Music Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food!  The headlining band will be Driftwood!  Driftwood is from Binghamton, NY.

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Great Valley Creek Clean- Up with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Great Valley Creek Clean Up
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

ADVENTURE BOUND would like to collaborate with local volunteers to host a Clean-Up through the Great Valley Creek, between The Quackenbush Bridge to the HV Pond on Sugartown Rd.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Clone of Pfeiffer Nature Center Holiday Wreath Sale

Pfeiffer Nature Center Wreath Sale 2018
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00am - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:00pm

Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath.  Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood. 

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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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

#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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