|You won't be disappointed. From the many attractions, fine dining, hiking, skiing, antiquing, horse back riding, snowmobiling we have it all. Outdoor fun is great for all ages. The wide variety of activities is sure to please whether you like to participate in the sports and activities or simply relax and watch others , the choice is up to you. Check out the website www.embba.com the Enchanted Mountains Bed & Breakfast association in Cattaraugus County for the prefect lodging.|
Bike, hike, swim, paddleboat, horseback ride, cross-country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile at Allegany State park-it is the largest State Park in the New York Park system at 65,000 acres. Snowmobile on the groomed trails in the winter that double as horseback riding trails in the summer.
Visit one of the great natural scenic wonders in the U.S. at Rock City Park, Olean NY. You will enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of the thousand square miles of Enchanted Mountains from Signal Rock, once a long range signaling point for Indians. Descending crevice staircases lead to levels strewn with great monolithic rocks of dramatic sizes and shapes.
The village of Ellicottville is referred to the "Aspen of the East". Enjoy the feeling of a ski resort and a quaint village all rolled into a unique setting that is for the consummate skier and non-skier alike. Holiday Valley is the largest ski resort in New York State. In the summer you can golf on the slopes and even mountain bike. There are many festivals held year round in the Village of Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Rodeo is an IPRA & APRA co-sanctioned professional rodeo This 3 day event takes place every 4th of July weekend.
Saint Bonaventure University in the Town of Allegany NY, has many scheduled concerts, art exhibits, basketball games, as well as other sports to enjoy.
The citizens of the Enchanted Mountains delight in honoring their past. There are many museums that help preserve and protect out heritage. The Gallets House in Allegany, NY has been restored by the descendants of the original owners. It is an 1800ís Victorian Bed & Breakfast that features historic tours and Victorian teas. Check out the website www.galletshouse.com . In Franklinville NY is the Miners Cabin [ not a cabin at all but a grand mansion] which was built in the 1860ís by a successful miner upon his return from the Alaskan gold mines. The Fannie Bartlett house in Olean NY is an 1800ís Victorian House that is now a museum.
The Seneca Nation of Indians has a National Museum and the Seneca Nation Library in Salamanca, NY. Learn about the culture and heritage of the nation. The Seneca Nation is one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida and Mohawk. It was later expanded to be Six Nations when the Tuscarora tribe was included. Try your luck at the Seneca-Allegany Casino.
Tour the hillsides of the western portion of the Enchanted Mountains and you will find the Old Order Amish Community. You can stop at their shops and purchase quilts, furniture or baked goods any day except Sunday.
For more information and to get a visitors guide book go to www.enchantedmountains.info
Article submitted by: Joan Boser, Gallets House B & B , Allegany NY 716-373-7493
Chautauqua- Allegheny Regional director of ESBBA -Empire State Bed & Breakfast Association www.esbba.com
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