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Enjoy Randolph

Spend the weekend in historic Randolph, NY ... in any season!

Located just twenty miles from Ellicottville, the historic village of Randolph, New York is a great place to spend the weekend this season! Unique shops, delicious restaurants, and a full schedule of winter events will not only fill your weekend calendar, but will leave you wanting to come back for more!

Visitors can start their day or pause for refreshments at one of several restaurants downtown, such as BB’s Family Restaurant at 143 Main Street, which now serves breakfast daily and features a delicious fish fry on Saturday nights. Looking for a quick bite? Pete’s Place on Main Street has the best burgers in town (and is a favorite spot of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly!) A popular spot for snowmobilers is Randolph’s newest restaurant, MJ’s Tavern, which is located just a couple miles from downtown Randolph at 10933 Mace Road. Whether you’re stepping inside to warm up or to take in a football game on the big screen, MJ’s Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a good meal with friends.

The wearied traveler should book a massage at Senn-Sations Salon and Day Spa in one of Randolph’s most beautiful Greek Revival historic buildings. This full-service salon, located at 150 Main Street, features monthly massage, manicure, and pedicure specials. Visit the salon in October to get your pink hair streak for breast cancer awareness, and don’t forget the salon’s gift packages and certificates, which make great Christmas gifts!

Discover different shopping opportunities on Main Street by starting with Randolph Retail Company, home of unique gifts, home décor, and beautiful ladies clothing. There, you will find a variety of seasonal gifts and holiday décor, as well as American-made clothing to wear at your holiday events! Venture next door to Yarn for Ewe, located at 129 Main Street.  Knitters and crocheters will be delighted to find all types and colors of yarns - from wool to cotton to acrylic, sock yarn, lace yarn, crochet thread, and much more! Get cozy inside this winter at one of Yarn for Ewe’s knitting classes, which are held three days / week; call 716-267-2070 for more details. Not a knitter? Yarn for Ewe also has antiques and collectables, as well as 18” doll clothing and accessories.

Venture beyond downtown Randolph to 11144 Pope Road, where A Slice of Heaven Alpacas and their Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop awaits! Though the temperatures may be freezing outside, inside the cozy gift shop you will find a variety of items to help you stay warm. Shop their selection of alpaca socks, including hand-knitted socks and accessories, alpaca throws, alpaca slippers, sweaters, and so much more! Discover “felted soap,” nesting ornaments, and their American-made stoneware just in time for the holidays. Find A Slice of Heaven Alpacas / Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop on Facebook to see their latest gift items, as well as photos of their alpaca herd including the babies that arrived this summer.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Consider visiting Randolph during one of their exciting holiday events this winter! On Sunday, Nov. 29, the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation (RACDC) is hosting My Doll and Me: A Christmas Tea at the Randolph Library. Children ages 5-12 are invited to bring their American Girl doll for a lovely afternoon of tea, treats, and fun! The afternoon will include refreshments, crafts, drawings, prizes, and an 18” doll boutique. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for each girl and her doll. For more information and to reserve your seat, email the RACDC at racdc@randolphny.net or call 716-358-9701 ext. 208.

Just one week later, Randolph will be celebrating its Country Christmas weekend Dec. 4-5.  On Friday night, the Memory Tree Ceremony will take place to remember and honor friends and family who have passed away. Saturday morning, Randolph’s Christmas parade, sponsored by Expressions Performing Arts Center, will march down Main Street at 11am - don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will be riding in the fire truck! Also on Saturday, Randolph Central School will be hosting a Christmas craft show all day in their two gymnasiums - this is the perfect opportunity to shop for that unique gift!

 

RANDOLPH IN THE SUMMER

Be sure to return to Randolph this summer and explore a range of outdoor activities. Located at 78 Conewango Road, Cardinal Hills is an 18-hole course that provides a relaxing but challenging experience for golfers of all levels. Golfers can shop the pro shop for gear and equipment and take a break inside the Clubhouse. With a full bar and restaurant, the Clubhouse truly is the “pause that refreshes,” and is open to non-golfers to dine too.

Pope Haven Campground, located at 11948 Pope Road, is another great place to spend the weekend or the whole summer! Pope Haven has pull-through and full hook-up sites for campers with 30 and 50 amp electrical service, plus free Wi-fi and newly renovated bathrooms and showers. Primitive tent camping sites are also available, as is a beautiful pavilion for family reunions and picnics.

Visitors can also spend a beautiful afternoon exploring New York’s Amish Trail, which begins in Randolph and continues throughout Cattaraugus County. Explore Amish shops, bake stands, and produce stands along the way.  Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous handmade quilt, sturdy furniture, or a delicious, homemade pie, you’re sure to find it along the Amish Trail. Visit Randolph’s Welcome Center at 72 Main Street to pick up an Amish Trail map and start your self-guided tour!

Want to know more about the beautiful village of Randolph? Visit www.EnjoyRandolph.org, find Enjoy Randolph on Facebook, or call 716-358-9701 ext. 208 to plan your visit!