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Snow many activities

Plan a snowy outdoor adventure
in Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State!

XC Skiing

Enjoy the pristine winter woods on snowshoes or skis. The Art Roscoe Cross Country Ski system has some of the best XC skiing in Western NYS!

Cross Country Skiing at the Art Roscoe Trail Area

Cross Country Skiing at the Art Roscoe Trail Area

Cross Country Skiing at Holiday Valley Golf Course

Cross Country Skiing at Holiday Valley Golf Course

XC Skiing Loppet (Race) at Art Roscoe Trail Area

XC Skiing Loppet (Race) at Art Roscoe Trail Area

Snowshoe trails at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowshoeing at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Learn more about Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing at Allegany State Park from a cabin

Snowshoeing by a cabin at Allegany State Park

Ski, Snowboard

Ski or snowboard at one of two resorts in the quaint ski resort town of Ellicottville, NY Holiday Valley Resort and Holimont.

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Taking a break from night skiing at Holiday Valley.

Learn more about Ellicottville, NY

Skiing at HoliMont. Photo Credit: Dash Hegeman

Skiing at HoliMont. Photo Credit: Dash Hegeman

Skiers & Snowboarders riding the Tannenbaum Quad Chairlift at Holiday Valley Resort. Photo Credit NYSDED Darren McGee

Skiers & Snowboarders riding the Tannenbaum Quad Chairlift at Holiday Valley Resort. Photo Credit NYSDED Darren McGee

Fat Bike

Fat Bike along the trails at Allegany State Park. Rentals available, contact first as supply is limited.

Sassy Fat Biker

Fat Biker riding along a trail at Allegany State Park.

Snowtube

Tubing

Snowtubing at Holiday Valley Tubing Park.

Snowmobile

Enjoy over 400 miles of trails!

Ice Fishing

Lots of public waters with whatever you want to catch: bluegill, crappie, perch, pike, and more!

Learn more about fishing

Winter Camping & Cabins

Start a fire, sip on some cocoa, and relax after a fun winter day.

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Winter Cabins

Group Camp 5 at Allegany State Park

Rent a Group Camp at Allegany State Park

Holiday Valley Resort

Places to stay at Holiday Valley Resort

View Ski & Snowboard Packages on HolidayValley.com

Winter in Cattaraugus County, the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State.

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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