Gowanda’s Harley Davidson events raise money for charities.
Gowanda is a New York State village 20 miles from the shore of Lake Erie. Derived from Iroquoian, Gowanda means “almost surrounded by hills.” The village lies in a valley straddling Cattaraugus and Erie Counties. The surrounding hills are popular with snowboarders and skiers, and the town hosts several annual events. Pioneer Days is held at the end of May and celebrates the towns heritage, Harley Happening brings bikers to Gowanda in June and the Harvest Heritage Festival is held in September.
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Dunkirk, NY
Relax on the shore of Lake Erie
The Clarion Hotel overlooks Lake Erie, and is 23 miles from Gowanda. There are indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, sauna and fitness room. Windjammer’s restaurant provides casual dining, and during the summer the Dockside Cafe and Bar offers light meals and cocktails with live entertainment on weekends. Dunkirk has a number of restaurants and tourist attractions, including Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum.
Microtel Hotel and Suites, Springville
The Microtel at Springville is 16 miles from Gowanda and convenient for local ski resorts. The hotel is more business oriented with free local and long distance calls and a business center in the lobby. Guests have complimentary continental breakfast, or there are three adjacent fast food outlets. Pets are welcome for a fee. Parking for trucks and buses is available.
Wingate by Wyndham Ellicottville
Ellicottville is 23 miles from Gowanda, further from the lake, closer to the ski resorts. Close to a variety of other activities, including archery, hunting, fishing, golf, horseback riding, hiking and biking. There is a 24 hour business center, a fitness center, pool and whirlpool and a storage area for your skis. Breakfast is hot and cold buffet style.
Oasis Bed & Breakfast
Oasis B&B is 18 miles from Gowanda, in Springville. There are four rooms, each with private baths and queen beds. The Oasis’ rooms have African, German, India and Middle Eastern themes, and each has it’s own unique style. Guests have a choice of a full gourmet breakfast downstairs, or may have it delivered to their room. The Oasis is 20 minutes from five ski areas, close to eight public golf courses and available for wedding parties and special events.