Nature

Nature Activities in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Nature Events

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

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join Adventure Bound onthefly on the banks of Cattaraugus Creek or the Allegheny River for an introduction and river SUP float. Throughout the course of the river you will be taught various techniques to safely maneuver through moving water.

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2019

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on May, June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Thu Sep 12 2019 .
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 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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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Roger Tory Peterson President to speak at Nannen Arboretum

Flyer for RTP President talk at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us on Wednesday June 12, 2019, 6:00 at the Nannen Arboretum to hear Twan Leenders, President of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI), speak about the institute and their activities. Roger Tory Peterson, born in Jamestown NY in 1908, was respected worldwide as an ornithologist, artist, writer, and wildlife photographer.

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A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We are very fortunate to live in a part of New York State that is filled with beautiful hills and valleys.  Have you ever given much thought to the glaciers which helped to create our natural scenery?   Whether you have or have not, here is an opportunity to learn more! 

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Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Poster for Woods Walk 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk!  The 11th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 15, 2019 at our Lillibridge Property, located at 1974 Lillibridge Rd. in Portville, NY.

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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling 2019

2019 Raccoon Rally at Allegany State Park
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The annual Raccoon Rally: The longest running Mountain Bike Race in the region in the demanding hills of Allegany State Park is back this June. Get there!

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival with Adventure Bound on the Fly

2019 Ellicottville Paddlefest
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come join the fun in the sun for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join Adventure Bound onthefly at Spruce Lake run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip - A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County Field Trip
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to the western part of Cattaraugus County to examine unique glacier areas with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to visit some of the county’s land forms which were created by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode.

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Aviary 2
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out).  Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach! 

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House and Sunset Celebration

Sunset at the Historic Cabin at Pfeifer Nature Center
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for our Chestnut Cabin open house and sunset celebration!  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. 

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 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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3rd Annual Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

3rd Annual Ashford Cup Flyer
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 9am.

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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand 50th anniversary of Moon Landing
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join in "The Next Giant Leap" celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center!  This is a FREE community engagement evening filled with activities related to the moon! 

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Native Plant and Green House tour at Southern Tier Consulting

Hummingbird at Bee Balm native Plant
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The conversation surrounding the power of native plants is really taking root!  Join us as Southern Tier Consulting hosts a guided tour of their green houses as they share information about a wide selection of native wetland and field plants that help promote healthy pollination, cleaner rivers and wetland waters and healthier wild life

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Gooseneck Hill Geese and Ducks
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Camp at Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 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 and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta

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CSI Spies Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation 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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2019 Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 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! 

Check back as the event gets closer to find out what bands will be performing!

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Camp at the Dresser Rand Challenger Center 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 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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The Science of Color and Light Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Challenger Center' Color Camp 2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:00pm

The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light 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,

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.

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