Rock City Park in Autumn

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Rock City Park has the largest outcropping of quartz conglomerate in the world! What a rockin' place!

As you can see from this video, Rock City Park has beautiful fall colors and offers visitors a great short hiking experience.

Rock City Park is a majestic geological spectacle of enormous rock formations and is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. This prehistoric ocean floor is the World’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate (also called ocean spar or puddingstone) and attracts thousands of visitors yearly.
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Rock City Park is part of the Cattaraugus County Geology Trail. http://EMFun.us/Geology

Video recorded in October 2016 by Eyes in the Sky Productions https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC60mROTVVpJJH2sAowERf4Q

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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