Olean, New York: Parade of Squirrels

Over 30 colorfully painted squirrel statues, with names such as Florence Squirrelingale, stand around the downtown of a tree-proud city.
N. Union St., Olean, NY
Many of the statues are along a north-south two-block stretch of N. Union St./Hwy 16 from Sullivan to State St., where a second group can be found.
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Woodland in the City

In order to see all the squirrel statues, go to the chamber of commerce office on Union Street, near the intersection of State Street and Lincoln Park (there is a Santa Squirrel out front). The chamber is happy to provide you with a map.

[Holly, 09/03/2012]

Squirrel completists appreciate the tip.

Ronald McSquirrel.

Parade of Squirrels

Colorfully painted squirrel statues can be found throughout the town. I spotted ten, and when I researched once I got home I found a lot more that I missed. I plan on returning to find more. There's a knight, a soldier, a squirrel in sequins, and a Ronald McDonald squirrel, just to name a few.

[Traci, 08/29/2012]

Olean is proud of its many trees (and squirrels). The statues -- there are over 30 -- are officially titled "Woodland in the City," and have names such as Florence Squirrelingale and Ronald McSquirrel. They've been in the city since at least 2010.

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