Allegany County is mostly rural countryside interspersed with charming and unique villages and hamlets set amidst a stunning landscape of rolling hills, deep valleys, and picturesque streams all connected to the historic Genesee River. Dense state and county forest lands and open fields beckon those who wish to experience the outdoors which showcases our spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Allegany County offers a wide variety of activities appealing to all visitors. We have a relaxed, unhurried way of life with a full menu of seasonal activities including hunting and fishing, fairs, holiday celebrations, outdoor sports, and special interest events such as a Trout Derby, an Artisans Tour, a Hot Air Balloon Rally, Heritage Days, and a Garlic Festival to name a few. Accommodations for visitors include a wide range of choices including motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and rental cabins.
Large and small game hunting, fishing, hiking, back-packing, skiing, birding, photography, canoeing and swimming can all be enjoyed in the wonderful outdoors of Allegany County. For others, we have a full range of cultural activities, shopping, dining and sightseeing. Enjoy the special ambiance of small towns and the welcoming spirit of friendly people.