Spotlight on Ellicottville
With more than two dozen shops, bars and restaurants and several annual festivals and events, Ellicottville is a city filled with space for everyone to play.
If pizza, burgers and wings are your thing, you belong at the Ellicottville Depot, known for its hip atmosphere, cheap eats and live entertainment. On the opposite end, Dina’s (dinas.com) offers a more upscale environment and extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. At 12 Gates of EVL (12gatesbrewing.com), indulge in the city’s craft beer scene with 18 rotating taps.
See if you have what it takes to conquer the third-largest aerial park in the United States at Holiday Valley's Sky High Aerial Adventure Park (holidayvalley.com), where ziplining, a roller coaster ride through the forest and mining for hidden treasure are just the beginning. While you’re there, rent an e-bike to boost your cruise around the resort’s tough terrain.
Keep the cozy charm of Ellicottville alive during a stay at the Jefferson Inn (thejeffersoninn.com), an 1800's Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast minutes from popular hot spots, including gift shops, clothing boutiques, breweries, wineries, coffee shops and an ice cream bar. The inn makes an ideal base for exploring the region, including hiking trails and Amish country.
From the Summer Music Festival (June 30 to July 2) and Jazz & Blues Weekend (July 29 to 30) to A Taste of Ellicottville (Aug. 12 to 13) and Rock N’ Roll Weekend (Sept. 15 to 17), Ellicottville has no shortage of ways to keep residents and visitors busy throughout the summer, regardless of whether you’re a music lover or foodie. ellicottvilleny.com