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Great Valley

Great Valley is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York.  The town is named after its local geographical setting, a relative comparison of two tributaries (the other being the neighboring Little Valley) of the Allegheny River.

The town was first settled around 1812. The Town of Great Valley was formed in 1818, taken from part of the Town of Olean. In 1831, the Town of Allegany was made from the southeast part of Great Valley, and in 1842 the Town of Carrollton was made from the southwest part of Great Valley.  Part of the Allegany Reservation was annexed in 1847.

It is an interior town, lying just a little south of the center of Cattaraugus County. Its surface is mountainous and hilly upland. The highest summit, near the southwest corner, is 1300 feet above the river. The Allegany River flows through the southwest corner, receiving the Great Valley Creek as tributary.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 50.2 square miles, of which, 50.2 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it (0.06%) is water.

The Allegheny River flows through the southeast corner of the town, and the Great Valley Creek is an important stream in the town.

US Route 219 is a major north-south highway in the town and intersects New York State Route 98 in Great Valley village.

Learn more about Great Valley, NY.

Places in Great Valley

An idyllic Allegheny Mountain retreat awaits at this 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath vacation rental house.
A family owned and operated "hobby" shop.
Go-Kart racing on a paved track.
Great Deli Food!

This victorian home sleeps 8+ and has all the amenities you would require.

Seasonal produce and you-pick fruit!
A restaurant directly across from Great Valley Airport so local pilots have plenty of room to land and park for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A pumpkin farm that opens seasonally with fun, food, and excitement!
A little shop that offers stained Glass Windows, Hand Crafted Quilts, Garden Decorations and much, MUCH more!
Vacation rentals of chalet-style homes, suites and modern summer cottages that are completely furnished.
A cute storefront bakery, offering custom orders for every holiday and occasion!
Small-town bar outside of Ellicottville.
Greenhouse of locally-grown, healthy, bedding plants, flowers and garden accessories.
Roadside produce stand in Great Valley.
Do you want ice cream all year long?
The clubhouse is available to the public to rent for an event.
Looking for a venue?
4,000 square feet of antiques!

Spring Music Jamboree

Enjoy live music at the Spring Music Jamboree!

  • 1:00pm-2:15pm Squish Kitty
  • 2:30pm-3:45pm Wild Fire
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Chillbillys
  • 5:45pm-7:00pm Interstate Daydream
  • 7:15pm-8:30pm Bob Hartle Band
  • 8:45pm-10:pm IT

Cover changed of $5 per person at the door (children under 12 free)

Basket/Chinese auction

Special raffle item from the Fire Department

50/50 tickets

Larry's Food Wagon will be available to the public.

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!