Spring time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens mid-March with the spring runoff and lasts until May as the water level becomes too low.
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.
The Nannen Arboretum Society is pleased to present a program about Africa for the young and old alike.
The St. Bonaventure University theater program will present "Dead Man's Cell Phone," a contemporary comedy, next week at the university's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together! Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!
Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019! This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean. Scene you will be painting is called "Spring Thistles". She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of fr
The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride on March 22, 2019 at the Red House Administration Building at 6:30 pm, with the ride starting at 7:00pm. Check in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building.
What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association.
Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra clarinetist and saxophonist Sal Andolina will be accompanied by six of his BPO colleagues when he returns to St. Bonaventure University Monday, March 25, for an evening performance as part of the university's Martine Performing Arts Series.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.
Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.
Earth Hour is an international event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about climate change and what we can do to help our planet. To celebrate, join educator Jill Schwab for a children’s story hour at the Portville Library. Jill will share stories that focus on the environment and fun children’s crafts will be included. This program is a great way
Meet the Jamestown Paranormal Investigators. Watch Videos of their investigations - including the Hollywood! Learn what equipment they use and hear stories of their explorations. The team will investigate portions of the theater while participants witness their findings.
Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st! The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek. No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked! Don't have your license?
The Environmental Education Department in Allegany State Park will have an Outdoor Adventure Series program that will focus on the fundamentals of fishing. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the sport or have been fishing for years this Adventure Series is sure to be informative.
Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, and fishing tackle.
The South Dayton Daffodil Festival and craft show will be held Saturday, April 6th. A craft show will be held from 10am - 3pm. There will also be a dessert contest held. The categories for entry are adults and children (age 12 and under). Registration for the contest is from 10 to 11am, with judging at 11am. Enter your dessert in a non-returnable container with a c
Join Tri-County Arts on Saturday, April 6th at the Bartlett Country Club for our annual Celebration of the Arts! This year the event is a Black and White Ball with a live band to dance the night away.
The Allegheny River Aquarium Society (ARVAS) will present its Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at the Olean Public Library from Monday, April 8th through April 13th. Library and show hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-5:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend the show, admission is FREE.
The 8th annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2014 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding. Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O.
Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"! They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults (21+ and over) to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food catered by Angee's Restaurant, drinks (cash bar hosted by Four Mile Brewing), an escape experience, STEM activities and more!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Janoska Ensemble.
The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 13 and 14. All New York State fishing regulations must be followed. Register online at the Arcade Chamber's website. There is also a printable applicat
If you’ve ever thought about making and selling food products, but don’t know where to start?
Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.
Learn by doing! Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting. Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors. In April's class, you will learn how to make a Log Cabin Wall Hanging and learn the significance of the different colors.
Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 20th from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 1600 eggs are placed and ready to be found with special prizes awarded! Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear! Egg hunt starts at 1:00pm sharp!
HAPPY EASTER!! We hope you can join us. Call 716-379-8210 before April 1st and save $2.00 off each Adult brunch at your table! We are putting out a fantastic spread in our banquet center and spilling over into The Point restaurant for this event. Over 25 items offered including desserts, full breakfast options, lunch options and carving stations with roast turk
The coming of Easter means the end of Lent. Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called "Dyngus Day". Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N.
While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood. Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be. Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception.
Olean Community Theatre presents "The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less". The Gods walk the Red Carpet. The Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractors job. Man and Pandora try settling down despite an ominous wedding gift.
On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment.
Join us for our 2019 Arbor Day celebration. We will plant a tree, hoist the Tree City USA flag, and celebrate in an Arboretum, which is a sanctuary for trees! Refreshments will be served to complete the celebration! This is FREE and open to the public. More details to come soon.
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities
Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day at Allegany State Park on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at
Hosted by Granny's Boot Antiques, home of the Grevpode Gallery, the first of the Country Gathering Festivals will take place Saturday, April 27th. Stroll the outodor artisan vendors that will be selling unique hand made products as well as a few market place vendors with produce and home made goods. Then peruse the antiques, walk through the art maze, t
GREAT FOOD for a great cause! Taste of the Southtowns to benefit the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - Sunday April 28 from 12-5 P.M. - St.
This year's 2019 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4th, 2019. Registration is open! Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants. Prizes for best costume, group and fire department. Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Manhattan Piano Trio.
Learn by doing! Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting. Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors. In May's class, you will learn how to make a Trapunto Pillow, choosing from various designs.
The 2019 Allegany Adventure Run kicks off the trail running season in beautiful and challenging Allegany State Park in Salamanca, New York. The Summit Ski Area in Red House is home base for this annual wild and challenging experience covering one of three course distances that suit your fitness level.
The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am to 1pm.
Follow https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAlleganyStatePark/ for updated information
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar! Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019! This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean. Scene you will be painting will be announced soon. She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of friends
Get yourself ready for race #2 in this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals or relay teams of two are welcome.
The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more. Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them.
Celebrate Mothers at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Mother's Day. The Seneca are a matrilineal society so taking Mom to see the new Cultural Center is the perfect way to celebrate her. There will be a special tour of influential women in Iroquois history.
The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been
The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 18th, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning. For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433.
Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at their first home bout of the season this Saturday! The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us! This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010. These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of local charities
The Southern Tier will be ready to dance when Billy Ray Cyrus performs at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, May 18th at 7pm.
Ischua Valley Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea on Sunday May 20th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Miner’s Cabin on 9 Pine Street in Franklinville, New York. The cost is $20 and since seating is limited, reservations and payment are due by May 10th. Please call (716) 353-2355 for reserv
Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts. Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.
What are we offering? Friday night – Soup, Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Ride, Dinner & Dance, Sunday – Breakfast,Ride, Lunch and Leftover Dinner. There will be fun activities after lunch.
Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!
Girls, have you been looking for a reason to get together and have an amazing experience? Well, the Ellicottville Girls Getaway Weekend is exactly what you’ve been looking for May 31st- June 2nd 2019. Head out to the village for a welcome reception on Friday night at the
The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.
"The Happening" - a motorcycle and live music weekend! Gowanda's largest party weekend of the year continues to happen! Save the dates - May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019.
The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage! Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor
Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY! Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun! We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop! Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you!
Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Annual ChamberFest 3.0!
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 76th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Over 60 vendors will be participating! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Some featured events are:
Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!
Brian J Cano, Dan Klaes and "Coyote" Chris Sutton, are returning to the Hinsdale House!
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
View the visitor's guide online
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.