Mountain Biking at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville

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A quick video on mountain biking on the trails at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY!

With a 4-5 mile race loop and TONS of single track trails, it's a blast to Mountain Bike at Holiday Valley! And tons more around Ellicottville, NY!

Learn more about mountain biking at Holiday Valley and other MTB trails in the EM.

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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