2nd Annual Ellicottville Paddle Festival

Forget the bad ties and the car wash coupons, Adventure Bound has an exciting way to spend Father’s Day weekend and get ready for a summer of water-filled thrills. On June 17 and 18, Adventure Bound and Holiday Valley will host a paddle sports weekend featuring free kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) demos, live music…

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Every place on this planet has something unique to offer. A traveler’s work is to find that special “something”. Every once in a while, you discover an area that isn’t simply special or unique… it’s truly magical. Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is one such place. Following in the footsteps of indigenous Mayan civilizations, European colonialists, hippies…

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Columbia Outdry Wins Editors Choice Awards

Best Waterproof Breathable Jacket Backpacker magazine gave Columbia Outdry Ex Diamond its prestigious Backpacker’s Editor’s Choice awards in Spring 2016. What makes the Columbia Outdry Ex Diamond one of the best waterproof breathable jackets on that market? First of all, it never wets out. Unlike Goretex or other proprietary waterproof beatable membranes, Columbia’s Outdry doesn’t…

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Adventure Bound Becomes Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Service

Adventure Bound in Ellicottville joins the ranks of the most exclusive fly fishing guide services in the world with newly acquired Orvis Endorsed guide certification. In addition to solidifying its relationship with the renowned Orvis brand, Adventure Bound’s guides achieve recognition for exemplifying the rigorous standards required to receive Orvis Endorsed designation. Anglers across the globe choose to…

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Snowshoeing in Ellicottville, NY

Winter is declaring its presence in a mighty way in western NY. We have had lots of lake effect snowfalls over the past several days, making conditions perfect for exploring this winter wonderland! Ellicottville is a well-known destination for nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, alpine skiing, and snowboarding.  Snowshoeing provides an opportunity for anybody to get outdoors…

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Steelhead Basics for Fishing in Western NY

In western NY, the air is cooling, we’re getting daily showers and days are shortening. For most folks, these are the familiar harbingers of fall. For the fly fishing crew at Adventure Bound, seasonal weather conditions herald the much-anticipated arrival of the annual steelhead migration; Lake Erie Steelhead are moving into local tributaries. Understanding the life cycle…

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Fly Fishing Film Tour – November 5th

As the calendar year winds down, anglers throughout the region wait with eager anticipation for the arrival of steelhead season, which is arguably the premier fishing opportunity in this part of the world. Adventure Bound and Holiday Valley Ski Resort are celebrating the season by hosting The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Saturday, November 5th. Doors…

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Steelhead Fishing in Western NY

Are you looking for world-class Steelhead fishing in western, NY? Look no further! Adventure Bound in Ellicottville, NY has the guides, the gear and the knowledge to help you live out the fly fishing experience of your dreams. But it’s not just about the fishing. We know how important it is to keep your non-fishing…

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