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Summer Break Is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak Woo hoo! School is out for summer! If you live in Ellicottville, you know there’s plenty of awesome activities to keep kids (and parents!) busy for the next couple months. Now open daily throughout the summer, head to Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park. Sky High is made up of three components: the Aerial Park, the Climbing ... Read More »

Mudslide and Paddlefest June 17

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By Alicia Dziak Competition? Obstacles? Mud? Bring it on! The annual Mudslide makes its way back to Holiday Valley this weekend, June 17. Get ready for some fun! Competitors can choose from two distances—a 3.5 mile or a 5.4 mile course. Both courses start by Spruce Lake and racers even get a ride up the Spruce chairlift to the starting ... Read More »

EVL Yurts and Recreation Opening Soon

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By Alicia Dziak Looking for a unique way to connect to the great outdoors? Want to be close to Ellicottville, Griffis Sculpture Park and nature? Tucked away in the foothills of the Enchanted Mountains, located at 7756 Route 219, adjacent to the old Riley’s restaurant, is EVL Yurts and Recreation, where meandering trails, old willows, a babbling brook and oh ... Read More »

June Means Fun in the Sun in EVL

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By Alicia Dziak It’s June in Ellicottville, which means outdoor fun galore! Golfing, swimming, hiking, biking or even swinging from the trees can all be yours in the month ahead. Holiday Valley is in full swing this time of year. Get your golf on at their 18 hole par 70 “Double Black Diamond” golf course. Looking to improve your game? ... Read More »

Camping Season is Here!

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By Alicia Dziak While summer isn’t quite here, it’s definitely on its way, and with the longer days and warmer temps, it can only mean one thing for all the great outdoorsmen and women out there—camping season is upon us! Whether you prefer roughing it under the stars, being deep in the woods or in a heated cabin near your ... Read More »

Race to the Finish This June and July

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By Alicia Dziak On your mark, get set, go! It’s race season and whether you’re looking to hit the pavement or the trails, on foot or on bike, there’s something for everyone in the upcoming months. Foot Races On June 10, sign up for the 5K fun run/walk to benefit The Elisa B. Hughey Scholarship for the Arts. Start/Finish is ... Read More »

Time for Fun at Allegany State Park!

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By Alicia Dziak Camping! Hiking! Fishing! Biking! Boating! You can do it all at Allegany State Park (ASP), New York’s largest state park with 65,000 sprawling acres to explore. With next weekend as the unofficial start to summer, now’s the time to plan your adventure at ASP. Camping anyone? Choose from hundreds of camp sites, cabins and full service cottages ... Read More »

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Happy Half, 5K, Beer Mile at HV

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By Alicia Dziak Get ready to do your happy dance! The Happy Half and 5K and Beer Mile return to Holiday Valley on Saturday, May 13. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, there are still spots left in both the half marathon and the Beer Mile. (The 5K is sold out). Or come watch all the ... Read More »

Sky High Opens May 5

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By Alicia Dziak If you’re one of many anxiously awaiting to swing from the branches and zip through the treetops of Ellicottville, your wait is over! Holiday Valley’s Sky High Adventure Park opens May 5. Sky High is made up of three components: the Aerial Park, the Climbing Forest and the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. While the coaster doesn’t open ... Read More »

15 Things to Do This May

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By Alicia Dziak It’s May in the Enchanted Mountains, which means loads of fabulous activities to fill your time. Whether you’re looking for adventure, recreation, competition or art, May is all about getting outside and having some fun! Ready to get your adrenaline rush on? On May 5, Sky High Adventure Park opens for the season. The Aerial Park, which ... Read More »

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