Imagine fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking and navigating New York State’s largest Aerial Park… all in one weekend. Now you can, thanks to the Ellicottville Outdoor Expo, an exciting new family experience that showcases all the area has to offer during the “Green Season.”
The interactive event, which takes place June 4 and 5, is designed to give visitors a taste of the diverse activities and experiences available to them.
Booths and venues will be located in and around the village and visitors will be able to try their hand at everything from soft-adventures, such as local hiking and Fly Fishing 101 by Orvis, to more challenging pursuits, like kayaking or local mountain and road biking. In addition, they will be able to find out more about their current interest, or discover a new passion through informative exhibits, demonstrations and discussions with experts and other sports enthusiasts, as well as take advantage of pre-season sales on the latest gear and special discounts offered for future adventures.
“This area is about so much more than skiing,” observes Brian McFadden, executive director of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. “Ellicottville and Cattaraugus County are true four-season adventure destinations and we have something for every age, interest and ability level.”
McFadden adds that, “Ellicottville is the trailhead of the Enchanted Mountains. Visitors can make it their home base, go off and experience incredible green season activities and then come back and enjoy the ultimate après everything – shopping, dining, nightlife and spas, as well as a fantastic line up of festivals and events in a quaint, historic setting. We have one of the best combinations of adventure, experiences and après you’ll find anywhere in the northeast and it just keeps getting better.”