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Gowanda is a town and village that is in Cattaraugus County and Erie County.

Gowanda was settled in 1810 by Turner Aldrich and incorporated as Gowanda in 1848. The name "Gowanda" came from the Seneca Indian phrase of "a valley among the hills" or "under the cliffs." 

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Places in Gowanda

Springtime rafting on the Cattaraugus Creek.
Bee farm that naturally produces honey.
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When you drive a car you look out through glass at a picture. When you ride a motorcycle you are in the picture. 

Historic Hollywood Theater in Gowanda.
Flowers and gift shop in Gowanda, NY.
Quaint gift shop in the heart of Gowanda.
Bring the family and bowl a few games! 
You will find one of the most up to date maple syrup productions in New York State here!
If you're looking for expert horse care or training in a state-of-the-art facility, Nash Hill Equestrian Center is the place for you. 
Family restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine favorites with quality, homemade soups daily, homestyle meals featuring Greek dishes.
A pub style restaurant.

Zoar Valley is 2,297 acres of beautiful and dangerous canyon river valley for fishinghikingrafting

Valentine Flats parking area offers a trail to an overlook or a steep trail down into the gorge of Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area
If you're searching for adventure, Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting can help provide some outdoor fun for both Spring and Summer.
A historic railroad depot in Gowanda, NY.
Visitor information for Gowanda and Persia, NY