Ellicottville Activity Map

Ellicottville Activities

Ellicottville activities are abundant.  Ellicottville is a 4 Season recreational paradise. At its heart, Ellicottville is unashamedly a ski town. Holiday Valley and Holimont offer some of the best skiing in the East. Holiday Valley is open to the public 7 days a week. By contrast, Holimont is North America’s largest private ski club and is members only at the weekend, but it is open to the public during the week.

More Than Just Skiing

If downhill is not your thing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or snow mobiling are all great winter pastimes. However, if that sounds too energetic, Ellicottville’s excellent bars and restaurants await you.  From fine dining, to bar food and some of the best craft brews around.

Mountain Biking and Rafting

As the snows melt, a whole new season of activities begins. Ellicottville’s skiing is awesome, but it’s mountain biking is “epic”.  So says the International Mountain Biking Association. Additionally, white water rafting is close by and National Geographic lists Ellicottville as one of its Top 100 adventure town destinations.

Ellicottville Golf

For golfers, Holiday Valley’s Black Diamond is probably the most well known golf course in Ellicottville, but there are numerous options within a short drive.

Ellicottville Fishing

In addition to great golf, rafting and mountain biking, Ellicottville has great fishing.

Ellicottville Festivals

Festival season is every season! Most weekends you’ll find something going on.  From Mardi Gras, to Summer Fest, Music Fest, Fall Fest, Beer Fest, because you can never have too many festivals.

Check out the 2023 Ellicottville Festival line up.


If you like to gamble, Seneca Alleghany Casino is a short drive or a complimentary shuttle ride away.

In conclusion, whatever you are looking to do, the chances are you will find it in Ellicottville.

Cottage, Chalet and Cabin Rentals

Sometimes, the best activity is doing nothing.  Curl up with a good book in front of the fire.  Alternatively, grab a glass of wine and put on a movie.  42 Degrees North is the perfect place to do nothing!  If you want to do nothing on a more permanent basis, 42 Degrees North is the perfect place to buy Ellicottville Real Estate.