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Little Valley

Little 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 Great Valley) of the Allegheny River.

The Town of Little Valley is centrally located in the county. There is also a village named Little Valley, the county seat in this town. The town is north of the City of Salamanca.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.9 square miles, of which, 29.9 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.

New York State Route 242 and New York State Route 353 are major trunk roads through the town. They converge at Killborn Corners just east of the Village of Little Valley. County Routes 88 and 96 act as bypasses. County Route 15, which picks up where Route 88 leaves off, continues northeast parallel to Route 242 between Little Valley and Ellicottville. County Routes 5 and 14 start in the northwest corner of the town and head toward New Albion and East Otto, respectively.

The Pat McGee Trail, a hiking and snowmobile trail, runs through the town parallel to Route 353.

The Cattaraugus County Fair has been a tradition in Little Valley for 169 years!!  Families have experienced all the exciting rides, animal shows and live entertainment for more than a century!

Learn more about Little Valley, NY.

Places in Little Valley

Stop at Brookside Studio and begin your visual adventure.
The welcoming committee!
Many annual events to see or book a spot for your own event.
Guest rental in Little Valley, NY.
Offering Horseback Trail Rides and Vacation Cabins Nestled in the Hills
A 101 acre horse farm that sell, train, give lessons and hosts summer camps.
Treat yourself to a trip through the beautiful hills of East Otto Country.
Veteran owned and family operated bar and restaurant.
A local landmark of geologic interest which is located in Rock City State Forest and is accessible in the spring, summer, and fall by vehicle, and during the winter by snowmobile.
The Little Valley Riders Club was started to promote Horsemanship and Family Fun.
Modern industrial take on the classic American sports bar.

The Field House serves soft serve, milkshakes, razzles, sundaes, and Pepsi products.

Try their delicious eclectic menu!
County visitor information and the County Tourism offices

Pat McGee Trail

You can hikebikeride a snowmobile or ride horse on the Pat McGee Trail. This mile multi-purpose 12.2 trail will grow to be a county-wide system but at this time it connects 7 municipalities together (from the Village of Cattaraugus to the City of Salamanca).

Little Valley Riders Club Trails


All levels, from beginner to advanced trail riders.


Varies from easy to moderate to rocky.


There are maps to promote trail riding on your own, in loops of 1, 2, or 3 hours; and for the more adventurous, you can ride all day.


24 camper spots available with hook-ups and 50+ spots without hook-ups, call (716) 969-7390 for reservations.


Large area available for all types of parking.

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!

Cookie Decorating at EBC in Little Valley

Get in the holiday spirit and unleash your creativity as you decorate delicious cookies with a variety of colorful frostings, sprinkles, and edible decorations. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned baker, this hands-on workshop is perfect for all ages and skill levels.

During the workshop, you'll learn tips and tricks from Cupcaked Bakery, who will guide you through different techniques to create beautiful and unique designs. It's a great opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones, make new friends, and take home some scrumptious treats to share.

Christmas Centerpiece Workshop

Get into the festive spirit and learn how to create beautiful holiday centerpieces that will impress your guests. An expert instructor Amy, from Swan Street Florist, will guide you through the process, sharing tips and tricks along the way.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, everyone is welcome to attend. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to unleash your creativity and add a personal touch to your holiday decorations. Grab your friends and family and join them for a memorable workshop!