The Region & Natural History
Holiday Valley is located in the Town of Ellicottville, in Cattaraugus County, New York State. In the spring summer and fall you will find the serenity of green rolling hills, farmlands and small towns. Beyond the golf course, the pools and Sky High at Holiday Valley, there's adventure in the 35 miles of mountain biking trails in the State forest and hiking on the Finger Lakes Trail and Conservation Trail. The Village of Ellicottville is known for great dining and shopping, but there are also several galleries and artists' studios nearby. Free tennis courts, a basketball court, baseball diamond, soccer fields, a playground and picnic facilities are found in the Village Park. Ellicottville was once the county seat and several historic homes are mapped in the historical walking tour, available at the historical museum in the Village.
Located in Western New York's scenic uplands, Cattaraugus County's wooded hilltops overlook valleys sculptured by glaciers of the Ice Age. The Allegheny River flows through the southern towns, two cities and the Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation. This river offers recreation to thousands of fishermen, campers, boaters, and others along its banks and tributaries. The Cattaraugus Creek forms a major portion of the northern boundary of Cattaraugus County. This Creek runs through the spectacular "forever wild" Zoar Valley. Both Rock City Park in the Town of Olean, and Little Rock City within the Town of Little Valley, provide majestic geological formations offering a prehistoric experience which attracts geologists, naturalists, rock hounds, and the curious. Boating, fishing, and camping can be experienced on Kinzua Reservoir. For more attractions in Cattaraugus County visit the Enchanted Mountains website.