Guide to Autumn Adventures in Ellicottville

Adventure, Family Friendly, Things to Do


Written by SOB Creative

Published on September 29, 2021

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

Photo courtesy of Aldrich Aerial Photography

Our favorite season is officially here! If you love this time of year as much as we do, you already know that Ellicottville looks extra beautiful in the fall.

Ellicottville may be a bustling ski town first, but it’s also a major attraction when the leaves start changing colors. When it comes to favorite fall experiences, Ellicottville is at the top of our list. From the heart of the village, to the scenic surroundings, there’s simply so much to see and do here!

Here’s a roundup of places to check out when you visit Ellicottville:


For Shopping 

she shed, he shed

22 Washington Street 

A boutique with gifts for him and her. This store was inspired by shoppers visiting Ellicottville for a weekend getaway.

Daff Dry Goods

17 Washington Street

A local shop for outdoor adventurers! You’ll find outdoor apparel, home goods, sportswear, keepsakes, and more here. 

Ava Grace Fashions

23 Jefferson Street

A women’s fashion boutique with dresses, tops, leggings, lingerie, jewelry, bags, shoes and more!  


Photo courtesy of Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce

For Eating and Drinking


7 Monroe Street

An authentic Italian restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find everything from pasta to sandwiches here. Plus, they have an extensive wine menu.

West Rose

23 Washington Street

This farm-to-table restaurant is seasonally inspired. The menu here changes regularly based on the freshest available ingredients from local producers and farms. 

Steelbound Brewery & Distillery

243 West Main Street 

You’ll find craft beer and locally-made spirits at this place. Plus, their carefully chosen menu features fresh and seasonal items from local purveyors. 

The Ellicottville Distillery

5462 Robbins Road

Located in the heart of the Cattaraugus County mountains just outside of Ellicottville, this distillery uses the finest locally sourced ingredients to create high-quality spirits and flavored liqueurs. You’ll also find hand-crafted cocktails in their tasting room. 

The Ellicottville Winery

14 Monroe Street

All of the wine here is created in small batches with locally grown fruit. They offer wine tastings, wine by the glass, artisan chocolate pairings, and bottles for purchase here.

Silver Fox Steakhouse

23 Hughey Alley

As one of Ellicottville’s oldest restaurants and only steakhouse, Silver Fox Steakhouse has a cozy atmosphere, delicious menu, and an extensive wine list giving all their guests one of Ellicottville’s best dining experiences. 


15 Washington Street

Dina’s is one of Ellicottville’s most distinguished restaurants; a place where you know you can expect delicious food in a great atmosphere. Their motto is simple: It’s All About Friends, Fun and Flavor.  For a truly unique experience, you can book a private event in their wine cellar.


Photo courtesy of Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce

For Fun Times

The Ratchet Hatchet

14 Washington Street

Learn the basics of axe throwing at Ellicottville’s axe throwing lounge. Plus, they have small bites, flatbread pizzas, craft cocktails, housemade sangria, and craft beer cans and bottles. 

Photo courtesy of Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce


4844 Sugartown Road

You can pick a pumpkin, watch apple cider being squeezed, and relax and enjoy a 360-degree panorama view of gorgeous fall foliage at Pumpkinville. This family owned, and operated farm has lots of fun activities for both adults and kids; Corn maze, Pumpkin Patch Fun Zone, Happy Horse Carousel, Farm animals, new this year, Pumpkinville’s Beer Garden- bringing local craft beer, wine slushes and hard cider!

Griffis Sculpture Park

6902 Mill Valley Road

Griffis Sculpture Park is one of the largest sculpture parks in the United States, featuring 250+ large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails. Each sculpture was placed with the natural setting in mind, creating a beautiful blend between art and nature.

Chairlift Rides at Holiday Valley 

6557 Holiday Valley Road 

Take a chairlift to the top for an incredible view of Holiday Valley. From here, you can explore Spruce Lake, rent a kayak, walk down the trail, or ride back down on the chairlift.

Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce 

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

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