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Explore Back Roads and Small Towns in Greater Allegany County NY

The Western New York Wilds is your headquarters for fun in all seasons. We are proud of our rural heritage and welcome all to explore our back roads and small towns. As autumn ends, the area gears up for a snowy winter. Both indoor and outdoor recreation is our specialty.


Snowmobile on over 400 miles of trails.  Swain Ski Resort offers 30 trails for downhill skiing both day and night along with a terrain park for snowboarding. Many state marked trails throughout the county are perfect for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

For additional outdoor adventure, visit Tall Pines ATV Park in Andover, one of the only ATV parks in western New York. With 90 miles of well-maintained trails (both challenging and smooth) for ATV fun, they also have single track dirt bike trails, hills, lots of mud, a motocross track and an obstacle course. Tall Pines is also a fully functional farm specializing in Christmas Trees, grains, pumpkins, cattle, and much more.

For a bit of indoor fun, shopping in Allegany County is always an adventure. Many of our small towns are known for their antiques and specialty shops. In the 1800s, Cuba was the cheese center of the world. Cuba Cheese is still a famous landmark selling hundreds of varieties of cheese and gourmet food products.

How about a little culture? The Alfred Ceramic Museum is housed on the Alfred University Campus. The Pioneer Oil Museum, in Bolívar, tells the history of the nation’s oldest oil-producing region. Many artists dot our landscape and are featured in several events throughout the year, opening their studios to the public.

Need some excitement?  Try Seneca Gaming and Entertainment. Located on the Seneca’s Oil Spring Territory near Cuba Lake, they are open seven days a week for video gaming action.

Stay in one of our many bed & breakfasts from country manors to modern lodges. Cottage rentals are also available throughout the county. You will go home rejuvenated from your relaxing stay.

For more information on experiencing the winter season in the Western New York Wilds, call the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism at 800-836-1869 or visit us online at

Article written by: Steven Havey, Tourism Specialist ~ Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce

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