Zoar Valley Destination, Travel Guide, and Vacation Rental Accommodations
Zoar Valley Hiking, Fishing, Cabin Rentals, and Rafting Destination and Travel Guide. In Western New York and even in the United States Zoar Valley is a fishermen and hiker's little piece of paradise. The Cattaraugus Creek is approximately 70 miles long draining down into Lake Erie. The Cattaraugus runs through Zoar Valley from Springville, New York below the scoby dam to Gowanda extending approximately 11 miles long. Hiking through the valley your notice all the wonderful colors of the land and stream, waterfalls, bald eagles, and breathtaking scenery. Fishing each year around October to November, fishermen descend on the lower course of Cattaraugus to take advantage of the annual steelhead trout runs. Rafting at Zoar Valley when rapids are strong and fast is ashort lived season as its based on the creek's water level which is why as the snow melts in March, April, and May ... usually at the end of April is best time for whitewater rafting... dress in wet suit and rent from 2 outfits - rafting in June when slower BUT also warmer still lends to a grand outdoor adventure.