The Chautauqua / Allegheny Region forms the
south-east corner of the Southern Tier of New York State from Olean to the Pennsylvania
border. This is a land of rolling foothills of the Allegheny Mountains leading
to the fertile plains of Lake Erie. The area is primarily farms and forest.
at Allegany State Park is one of the major summer attractions
while skiing at Holiday Valley and other resorts near Ellicotville is popular
Note:For purposes of this travel
guide, the Chautauqua - Allegheny region is considered to comprise the counties
of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus. Under the New York State
"Vacationland" scheme, the next county to the east, Allegany is included in this region.