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176th Cattaraugus County Fair Begins July 30


By Rick Miller Opening day of the 176th annual Cattaraugus County Fair is less than a week away. The “big guns” this year are Tuesday and Wednesday night when Kane Brown on Tuesday and The Charlie Daniels Band on Wednesday are set to country rock the fairgrounds. Brown sold out the track seats and bleachers in a record 15 minutes, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo Coming July 5-8


By Rich Place It’s almost time for the rodeo to come into town for the 30th consecutive year on Sommerville Valley Road just south of the village of Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo is scheduled to take place right after the July 4 holiday, with four shows scheduled from July 5 to 8. Fireworks are scheduled for the three evening ... Read More »

Plan Your June Adventure in Ellicottville


By Alicia Dziak It’s June in Ellicottville, which means anything you want it to mean! Golf, music, pool time, runs and so much more can all be yours this month. Read on for some ideas, and be sure to have your pen handy to mark those calendars! Holiday Valley is in full swing this time of year. Get your golf ... Read More »

Sky High Premieres New ‘Tarzan Swing’ Obstacle


By Alicia Dziak On Friday, May 18, Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park celebrated the opening of their new obstacle, the Tarzan Swing. “Tarzan and Jane” played by Mike Paterniti and Quincy Widger, demonstrated the element, which involved swinging on a rope that launched from one platform, and landing on a giant cargo net. The obstacle was added onto the end ... Read More »

60th Allegany Nature Pilgrimage June 1-3


By Alicia Dziak As summertime fast approaches, so do the long days of being outside and exploring nature. As New York’s largest state park, Allegany State Park beckons guests to enjoys its 65,000 sprawling acres, and the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is a great way to see much of what the park has to offer. The Pilgrimage includes numerous nature-inspired workshops ... Read More »

Two Bike Path Projects Planned for Allegany State Park


A new singletrack mountain biking trail will be constructed in the Summit area of the park, with the trailhead along Stone Tower Rd. Photo by Alicia Dziak By Alicia Dziak In a recent press release, New York State and Parks & Trails New York announced $450,000 in state grants to 21 organizations dedicated to the stewardship and promotion of New ... Read More »

Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Return March 9-11


By Alicia Dziak It’s almost that time of year again where king and queen reign supreme, dummies grace the slopes and the only thing more fun than throwing beads is collecting them! Yes, Ellicottville’s Mardi Gras and Winter Carnival Weekend will be here March 9-11, and the honor of your presence—or the honor of whoever or whatever you feel like ... Read More »

Winter Bucket List: Ice Skating in WNY

By Alicia Dziak Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to get out there and take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way this time of year! If ice skating is your thing, or even if you just want to give it a whirl for the first time, there are plenty of cool rinks to choose from. ... Read More »

Your Winter Adventure Starts Here

By Alicia Dziak If it’s wintertime adventure you’re after this January, look no further than practically in your own backyard. With almost unlimited opportunities to explore the great outdoors in and around Springville, it’s time to bundle up, get out there and have some fun! Sprague Brook Park, located at 9674 Foote Road in Glenwood, is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. ... Read More »

Winter Fun at Byrncliff


Following two warm winters, it looks like this one’s staged to be a memorable one considering the cold start, making Byrncliff Golf Resort & Banquets, a great place to make winter fun and get outdoors. You may know Byrncliff as one of Western New York best public golf resort, with its Route 20A landmark with a Buffalo and flags about ... Read More »

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