Official site for Tourism & Visitor Information for Cattaraugus County, New York

Welcome to the Enchanted Mountains!

Red House Lake Spring Fishing Tournament

Red House Lake Spring Fishing Tournament

Bring the kids to try their hand at fishing! Read more

Don't miss the fun!

Whitewater Rafting Season begins!

Try this exhilarating Spring activity! Read more

Rock City Park Season Opener May 1, Arts & Crafts Show May 9-10

Rock City Park Season Opener May 1, Arts & Crafts Show May 9-10

Hike the trails after checking out the arts/crafts show Read more

Visit this unique museum!

Salamanca Rail Museum

Fully restored passenger depot with artifacts, photos and videos! Read more

Events all summer at the Stone House!

Summer at the Stone House Series

Visit the Museum for their Summer Event Series! Read more

Cattaraugus County is the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York! We are home to Allegany State Park, Amish Trail, Ellicottville, NY, Holiday Valley, Rock City Park, Sculpture Park, Seneca-Allegany Casino and so much more!

Flickr Group photos

sunset moonBW TreeRays of lightAfter the Storm

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2015It'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


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be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

New York's Amish Trail - Immerse yourself in a simpler way of life

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.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

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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