When you think of New York, you probably envision tall buildings, bright lights and cement or the bustling crowds of people and noisy traffic, Madison Avenue or Wall Street…
We are the other side of New York. We are the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County in Southwestern New York; where beautiful scenery displays forested, rolling hills and clean, sparkling lakes, rivers and streams; quaint villages and friendly people, with events and activities for all interests.
Unwind in the tranquil setting of Allegany State Park. Rent a winterized cabin and spend your time by the fireside or go for a trek while snowshoeing or cross country skiing; rentals are available. And for those of you that snowmobile, there are over 70 miles of trails in the Park, including a new one that leads to the Seneca Allegany Casino. So enjoy your afternoon of cruising in the Park then slide on down to the Casino for an evening of games!
Enjoy the winter wonderland as you hike, snowshoe or cross country ski on our trails such as the Pat McGee Trail, that is a 12 mile multi-use trail that connects Salamanca and Cattaraugus or the Allegheny River Valley Trail, which travels around Allegany and Olean. Visit our nature centers such as Pfeiffer Nature Center where you can take a nature walk, learn to snowshoe, make recyclable bird feeders and learn about the environment in our area.
Not so fond of the winter??? Then enjoy our museums, galleries and stage productions. Theater performances are available through Olean Community Theater or Olean Theater Workshop; enjoy the amazing talent when you see one of their productions. You can visit Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, a world class museum, located on the campus of St. Bonaventure University. The museum is free, open to the public and in addition to its vast and changing exhibits, hosts performances throughout the year for your pleasure. Take in a Bonnie’s Basket ballgame while you are in the area, you can root for the Atlantic 10 Conference’s men or women’s teams.
Do you want a faster pace?
Take a chance at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel where you can choose your favorite slot game or table game to win that lucky pot of money. When you are ready for relaxation, visit their spa for a time of refreshing and rejuvenating. Then choose the cuisine you are hungry for as you dine in one of the three restaurants.
Then come to Ellicottville, Holiday Valley and HoliMont where wintertime is an experience you’ll enjoy – skiing, boarding, tubing… après skiing experience – it’s all here in the location voted #4 by Ski Magazine readers. Experience the Mountain Coaster at Holiday Valley for a chilling thrill of a ride, this coaster is open all year round and travels 4,805 feet up and down the hillside beside the slopes.
Want more? Then try our snowmobile trails, there are over 350 miles of trails that crisscross our county, giving you many opportunities to explore the areas as you ride your sled. Call 1-800-331-0543 to learn of the current conditions for the snowmobile trails.
Maybe you enjoy ice fishing? This sport can be enjoyed at Allegany State Park, Case Lake in Franklinville, Harwood Lake in Farmersville and many other locations in the county. How about ice skating at the indoor rink in Olean? Or sledding down the hillsides? You can participate in a number of winter activities all around the area.
Come for a day; come for a stay! We have a wide variety of accommodations to please the most discriminating tastes as well as a diversity of restaurants and plenty of attractions to round out your stay.
So no matter what you choose for your relaxation, come find it in the Enchanted Mountains, the Other Side of New York! Contact us at 1-800-331-0543, firstname.lastname@example.org or our website www.EnchantedMountains.com for more information.