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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities.
More...Things to do in the area of Holiday Valley Ski Resort
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and ...
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and outs of some of the most fun and interesting places -- giving you, the traveler, those little tidbits of info to get the most from your travels.
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Allegany State Park is located just a few miles south of Ellicottville, New York, home to Holiday Valley Ski Resort.
This park is the third largest in the US and offers visitors 65,000 acres to explore. With plenty of excellent facilities for recreation there is a lot of fun to be had year round. Take in some swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, or camping. And...in the winter, there is cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
Along with the snow activities, this country side has much more to offer visitors.

The area is known for its alpaca farms. Join in the adventure and learn more at the oldest alpaca farm in the area. At this farm you can get up close and personal with alpaca, watch the babies play and shop for special gifts in the So-Soft Gift Shop. The farm is located in Rt. 242 in Little Valley at Manger Mountain Alpacas. Visit www.alpacaadventure.netor www.magermountainalpacas.com.
Also, close by to Ellicottville, you will find Bradley Alpaca Farm, which sells yarn, hand crafted alpaca wear and a variety of gift items. It is located at 4898 Route 219, Great Valley, NY 14741

A great fun fall adventure is Pumpkinville. The kids will love the acres of pumpkins, pony rides, hayrides, farm animals and the corn maze. As parents you will enjoy the baked goods and pastries, shops, BBQ and cider mill. It is located at 4844 Sugartown Rd. in Great Valley, NY call 716-699-2205.



For the artists in the family, there is the country's first and largest sculpture park, Griffis Sculpture Park. It features natural habitats that includes forests, ponds and wetlands. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the alpine meadows.



Throughout this beautiful scenic area visitors will find over 225 monumental sculptures. The artwork is done by local, national and international artists. With miles of trails, it is a great place for hikers. Visit the park at 6902 Mill Valley Rd.

East Otto, NY 14729




Travelers won't want to miss Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary. The opportunity to observe more than 350 waterfowl with over 24 exotic species that will eat from your hand.  Don't miss the dancing, singing swans. These graceful creatures fly 100 m.p.h. Check out the website for hours. The park is located at 5067 Townline Rd., Delevan, NY 14042. They are open just part of the year http://gooseneckhillwaterfowlfarm.com/



After hiking, fishing, biking, skiing or whatever you like to do take in a relaxing evening at the Seneca Allegheny Casino and Hotel. It is just 15 minutes from Ellicottville and is a Allegany Mountain resort. You will find more than 2,000 slot machines and 33 tables. There are also plenty of choices when it comes to dinning. Try your luck at 777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca, NY 14779.



There is plenty of things to do for the whole family anytime of the year in the area of Ellicottville, New York.
 

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