Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
GREAT FOOD for a great cause! Taste of the Southtowns to benefit the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - April 18th, from 12-5 P.M. - St. Aloysius Hall, 190 Franklin St., Springville.
Check back as the event gets closer for more information.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
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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.