Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.
Did we mention that this course is hilly?? Train for the hills. The course is on paved roads the entire way. No cut off times!
Enjoy a chairlift ride to Spruce Lake. You may explore Spruce Lake and walk down the trail or ride back down on the chairlift and you can load your mountain bike on the lift to ride the trails at the top of the mountain! Available Saturdays and Sundays from May 21 through October 30, 11AM to 5PM.
Photo credit: Holiday Valley
Come to Cottage Orchard for u-pick or already picked apples this Fall! Apple season is now in full swing and what a great year for them!
Take a fun filled 2 hour round trip, that departs at 5:00pm from our Gowanda Depot and travels through the fall leaves, meadows and valleys to South Dayton.
Learn how to 3D carve a pumpkin with Eric Jones!
Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th. NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.
NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:
A fleet of classic cars will be on full display, Sunday, September 25th at The Wicked Glen.
Registration opens at 11:00am and awards at 3:00pm. $10.00 registration donation.
There will be a live band, food, 50/50, awards and fun!!
Join in at the 44th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long! Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural aspect with d
Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only. Nightmare Hayride is a twenty five minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures.
October 1st & 2nd, Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from
Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk at the Lillibridge Property
Come to Sprague's Maple Farms the first 3 weekends of October for Fall Foliage Fun!
This class is created for beginners, as well as intermediate painters. We will work in the medium of acrylic, learn about elements of art and principles of design, talk about how to mix right colors, create the illusion of depth, present light in your painting, and many more tricks and trades of painting.
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.
Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour.
Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022!
Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek.
The 10th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 15th and 16th, 2022.
Watch Eric Jones demonstrate 3D carving on a pumpkin!
Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 22, 2022. The event will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Half Marathon Relay. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
With Halloween and Fat bike season right around the corner, the Environmental Education and Recreation Department wanted to put a twist on the traditional Halloween party. On Saturday, October 22nd, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to dress up their bikes or wear a bike safe costume at this family fun event.
Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt!
Trunk or Treat 2022!
We want to see your costumes! This roundtrip excursion stops in South Dayton and then continues back to to Gowanda, NY.
Our annual train ride features a costume contest, candy counting contest, prizes & more! We can’t wait for everyone to join the fun in their spooky and creative costumes this Halloween!
Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominated standup comedian AMY SCHUMER announced her first major tour in over 4 years. Amy Schumer’s Whore Tour begins this August and is making a stop in Salamanca at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on October 29.
Buy, Sell, Trade, and Browse 150 tables of merchandise including sporting goods, firearms, accessories, fishing equipment and game calls. This is THE place to be for fishermen, hunters, collectors and trappers.
Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 5th 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, November 6th, from 10:00am–2:00pm.
The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on November 11th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.
If you’re a first responder, enjoy a free roundtrip train ride from Gowanda, NY, to South Dayton and back. A 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton lets you explore the vendors in the area, such as farmers, baked goods, and crafts. All first responders ride for free!
Beer is Back! The 18th annual Beer and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th. With many of the region's best craft brewers, wineries and cideries in attendance you can sample your favorites, plus try out several new and unique flavors. Add live entertainment, food trucks and 1500 of your closest friends, it's an event not to be missed.
Tickets on sale in July!
Air Supply, the duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, has been making memories through their music since 1975. The duo scored seven consecutive Top-Five singles in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, equaling a mark previously set by The Beatles.
Transform an ordinary bar of soap into a unique piece of art! Students will learn the basics of needle and wet felting to create a colorful and functional felted soap. Perfect for a holiday hostess gift or a decorative and functional touch for your own bathroom!
Instructor: Lyn Harris
Date: November 19th, 2022 (Saturday)
Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they officially light the town's holiday decorations! This festive Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the traditional kick-off to the holiday season. Santa will be in attendance and light up thousands of lights in Lincoln Park and downtown Olean when he parades through town in celebration.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.
Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!
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.