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.