History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Allegany Region

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History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Allegany Region

Allegany Region:Salamance, New York United States

Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace

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Features key places of historic, cultural, and environmental interest near the Allegany region of the main Finger Lakes Trail, a 586-mile long-distance walking path across New York State.

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Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and established in 1921, Allegany is the largest in the New York State Parks system. Its 65,000 acres features primitive forested valleys, un-glaciated landscape, fall foliage, wildlife and extensiv... Read more
The Seneca Iroquois National Museum houses an extensive collection of Hodinöhsö:ni’ historical and traditionally designed decorative and every-day-use items and archaeological artifacts. The museum, along with the Seneca Nation Archive... Read more
The Salamanca Historical Society and Museum is housed in the restored Salamanca Trust Company bank building. Built in 1882, it became the home of the Historical Society and Museum in 2002. The museum complements the town's Seneca-Iroquois ... Read more
The Salamanca Rail Museum is a fully restored passenger depot constructed in 1912 by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway. Artifacts, photographs and video offer a glimpse into an era over 90 years ago, when rail was the primary m... Read more
Old forestry records show that the 2,248-acre Bucktooth State Forest featured timber when the state purchased the property, unlike most old farms purchased during that era. Stands appear to be even aged so most of this forest was cleared... Read more
The area around "Little Rock City" tells the geologic history of Western New York. The conglomerate rock is younger and very different than the bedrock in Western New York. During the late Devonian period (circa 370 million years ago) this ... Read more
The 794-acre McCarthy Hill State Forest focuses on rustic experiences with a limited amount of development. Today, McCarthy Hill and all state forests in New York are managed for multiple benefits to serve the needs of the people of New Yor... Read more
The Holiday Valley ski area opened during the winter of 1957-58 and today has grown into a resort with 60 slopes and trails as well as base lodges, hotels and more Doc Northrup and Karl Fahrner started the first organized skiing in Ellico... Read more
The Ellicottville Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 and includes some 63 structures related to public and private village life from 1817 to 1935. The district features Queen Anne, federal, and... Read more
This historic marker indicates the site of the first frame house in Ellicottville, dating back to 1817. It was the site of early county court hearings and meetings of the board of supervisors. FLT Map M3
The 971-acre Boyce Hill State Forest was mostly farmland and open fields. A house and barn was located at the end of Jackson Forest Road, near the present turn around. An adjacent homestead was located near a natural spring lined with ston... Read more
The 547-acre Bear Creek State Forest is a popular hunting, hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding destination. Because there were a number of stream crossings on Bear Creek Road that were difficult to maintain, that road was replaced by ... Read more


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