Just south of the border in Western New York lies the family-friendly resort of Holiday Valley. The “Green Season” at Holiday Valley gives Canadians a chance to get out of the city and relax in the fresh air and uncrowded hills around Ellicottville. Visitors can golf the Double Black Diamond Course with 18 challenging and scenic holes, climb in the treetops at Sky High Adventure Park, zip down the mountain on the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster, pan for crystal treasures at Mr. Happy Gem Mining Company, cool off and relax at the pools, Cabana Bar and Game Deck, and mountain bike and hike the trails at the resort and in the adjacent state forest.
But that’s not all! Several festivals and events are planned for the Village of Ellicottville and Holiday Valley throughout the summer starting with Holiday Valley’s 8th annual Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run on June 15th. The Mudslide is muddy fun for the whole family with the option of a 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile course, 13 obstacles and a rousing after-party. The Ellicottville Paddlefest on June 22nd and 23rd kicks off the summer paddling season at Spruce Lake with kayak, SUP and fly fishing demos, plus music and a cookout. The Summer Music Festival from July 5th to 7th presents Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, live on stage at the base of the slopes on Saturday night and the Buffalo Philharmonic and a grand fireworks show on Sunday night. July 26th to 28th is the Jazz and Blues Weekend and the weekend of August 10th and 11th is the popular Taste of Ellicottville.
Lodging packages with golf, Sky High or music festival tickets are available at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club and Holiday Valley Rental Properties. For reservations or additional information on these attractions and events visit holidayvalley.com or call 716-699-2345.