Places To Ride and Visit Near Olean, NY

Places To Ride and Visit Near Olean, NY

Located near the state border between New York and Pennsylvania, Olean is a principal city of the Southern Tier region and the largest city in Cattaraugus County. Several smaller towns are nearby Olean, including Allegany and Portville. The Southern Tier Expressway also connects Olean to other cities in the region including Cuba and Salamanca.

The City of Olean

Rising in importance due to proximity to the Allegany River, Olean remains a significant transportation hub in the region with a varied confluence of industrial sectors. The town contains historic sites including the Union and State Streets Historic District that has buildings of Olean’s downtown core from the post Civil War. Also, there are several nearby natural destinations to visit, including Rock City Park, Allegany State Park, and Holiday Valley Resort all within a thirty-minute drive away. If you’re passing through the area, here are some suggested routes to explore.

Forest Road Near Olean NY

Routes To Ride On

Route 305: This route begins at Portville, just six miles southeast of Olean. Going up Route 305 you will wind through rolling hills and pass by farms on your way to ending near Belfast, NY. The town of Cuba is also about halfway through where you can loop around Lake Cuba too.

US-219: This route runs northwards toward Allegany State Park and crosses over the New York State lines. Entering into Pennsylvania, you can go to the Allegheny National Forest and continue downward passing through numerous towns. Near the end of the route, you can also reach Kinzua Bridge State Park.

PA-59: Going south along US-219, entering into Pennsylvania, you can pass through Bradford and eventually connect to Route 59. This route extends west into the Allegheny National Forest, ending all the way at the state lines between Pennsylvania and Ohio. Additionally, it goes far east to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania state lines at the Delaware River.

Find Your Ride:

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