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Some sculptures in the Rohr Hill Road section of Griffis Sculpture Park

The Town of Ashford, NY is the northern gateway on Route 219 to the beautiful Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State. Ashford is located in Western New York State in the north-middle of Cattaraugus County.

The northern border of Ashford is the Cattaraugus Creek which is most of the northern border of Cattaraugus County. The hamlet of West Valley is located in the town of Ashford. Learn more about the Town of Ashford, NY.

Known For

Ashford is known for being home to Griffis Sculpture Park, a 400 acre park which holds the distinction of being America’s largest and oldest sculpture park. This park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.

Ashford is also known for its abundance of snowmobile trails which link to Erie County snowmobile trails to the north.

Brief History


Places in Ashford

Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters can take you on a great fishing trip on Cattaraugus Creek.
A seasonal greenhouse open to the public - May 15 to July 1.
The Two Largest Covered Aviaries in the U.S.
Interact with sculptures in the woods, fields and by ponds on over 400 acres at America's largest and oldest sculpture park
A unique and unusual gift shop containing iron sculptures, stained glass and jewelry located in rural western New York.
Scoby Dam is most commonly known because of its trail and of course the dam but it is also has a lot of geological elements that have built the area.
They are ready to share the world of falconry with you and your family, friends or event!
Plan a visit to this unique museum!
The Ashford Historical Society Museum is full of memorabilia from the Ashford, West Valley and surrounding areas.

Free Fishing Day in NY!

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on February 17-18, June 29-30, September 28, and 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. We especially encourage those with more experience to bring along the young people in your life to show them the value of patience, the anticipation of the bite and the exhilaration of the catch!