515 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-4511
Fax: (814) 362-2810
Dedicated in 1921, Allegany State Park is the largest park in the New York State park system, spanning just about 65,000 acres. The park is comprised mostly of primitive woodland, as well as mountains, meadows, and streams. Two sand beaches can be found in the park, in the Quaker and Red House areas. There are 375 cabins—150 are winterized for year-round camping—along with 424 campsites. There are also a number of fully equipped, modern rental cottages. The park has 18 hiking and nature trails, along with 35 miles of cross-country ski trails in the Art Roscoe Ski touring area, which can be used for hiking and biking in the summer. There are also 90 miles of snowmobile trails that are used for horseback riding in the warmer months. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Pumpkinville is said to be the one of the oldest continually operating pumpkin farm in New York State. Pumpkinville started out in the 1960s as a roadside pumpkin stand and has grown to a 200-acre farm; one of the area's largest fall tourist destinations. More than 80,000 people visit the attraction during its six week season. It features pumpkins in a 10 acre pumpkin patch, a six-acre corn maze, pony rides, crafts by local artisans and lots of delicious foods. Several themed festivals are planed for some of the weekends, including an apple cider weekend, fall festival weekend and a great pumpkin weigh-off. -Christine Smyczynski
Situated in the sleepy town of Ellicottville, lies the Holiday Valley Ski Resort a heaven of activity and snow fun. Best suited for family fun, the resorts caters to families, snow board enthusiasts and foreign travelers who love the snow. The Holiday Village is well equipped with 13 lifts and a 750-foot vertical drop and a 18 hole Black Diamond Golf Course. For accommodation at the slope of the hill, lies the Inn and the recently built Tamarack Club - a condo hotel with well-appointed and well-furnished rooms. Besides this, one could also embark on a gastronomic experience with restaurants located nearby, there are also shopping destinations to go to as well attractions to discover. Check website for prices and reservation procedures.