ON THE LIBRARY
October is a great month to take a day trip and enjoy the fall
foliage. The library has hundreds of travel guides, brochures and maps
for regional tourist attractions. Thanks to the Allegany County Tourism
Center, the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce and various websites in
New York and Pennsylvania, all the material is free.
As the New York State Travel Guide 2004 says, "From the
majestic mountains to the shining sea, spectacular vistas will amaze you
throughout the State. The marvelous diversity of our landscape also
includes cascading waterfalls, mighty rivers, abundant lakes and
streams, peaceful valleys, lush green forests and sun-kissed
Go to www.nysparks.state.ny.us
for complete details of all the State parks. Unmatched in beauty, are
the "Grand Canyon of the East" - Letchworth State Park and the
65,000 acres of rolling hills and meadows of Allegany State Park. They
both offer hiking trails, camping and year round activities. Unique rock
formations of deposits of quartz conglomerate are found in Rock City
Park near Olean. There is a sense of prehistoric times with the toppled
giant boulders looming in the landscape.
"Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Mary Jacobs,
the David A. Howe Public Library director. Articles are written and published monthly in the
Wellsville Daily Reporter.
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|One of many hiking
trails in the region is The Finger Lakes Trail. It begins on the border
of Allegany State Park. The 875 miles of trails are located almost
equally on private and public lands. Visit www.fingerlakestrail.org.
Geocaches are listed within 25 miles of Olean. Check the links on www.oleaninfo.com.
Geocaching is an adventure game. You need a Global Positioning Systems
(GPS) device. A GPS can determine your location within 20 feet anywhere
on the planet. Anyone can set up a hidden cache, many times in a remote
area, and put a logbook and prizes in it. The person then posts the
location on the Internet. Game etiquette says visitors should sign in,
take something from the cache and leave an appropriate gift. The game is
If you visit Niagara Falls, be sure to see the Botanical Gardens and
Butterfly Conservatory in Ontario. A serene and surreal environment
surrounds you with 2,000 incredibly colorful and beautiful butterflies.
Visit www.niagaraparks.com for
more information and attractions.
Perhaps one of the lesser-known museums in the area is the World War
II Museum in Eldred, PA. See www.eldredwwiimuseum.org.
Eldred was the site of a munitions plant. Fifteen hundred people worked
24 hours a day during the wartime effort. The exhibits include a
Sheridan tank, workable submarine periscope, helmets and uniforms of the
armed service and various other displays.
Celebrate the fall and visit a favorite attraction or discover
here to search STARCAT for more New York State travel resources
This page was last updated
December 22, 2005.