Follow the Niagara River north and you will discover the enchanting village of Lewiston, located at the bottom of the Niagara Escarpment. Ranked as one of the “Top Ten Small Towns in America”, Lewiston is rich in history, local food, shopping and entertainment. Located between Niagara Falls and Youngstown, Lewiston’s waterfront features a wide stretch of the Niagara River.
The Lewiston Museum focuses on the rich history of the Town and Village of Lewiston.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument
The Tuscarora Heroes Monument will be a permanent symbol of thanksgiving to the Tuscarora Nation from a grateful nation for heroically saving the lives of dozens of white settlers from a British attack during the War of 1812.
Freedom Crossing Monument
Freedom Crossing Monument is located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York, and honors the courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and to the local volunteers who protected and helped them on their journey across the Niagara River.
Center Street is full of small shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Ask any local and they will be sure to direct you to great local cuisine. From homemade custard to the perfect latte, you will be sure to find it on Center Street.
The Niagara River
Take a seat on a park bench by Niagara River and enjoy it’s ever changing beauty. At the Lewiston Landing, you can sit in the park by the Freedom Crossing Monument and overlook the lower Niagara River. Stroll along the docks and watch the fisherman cast a line from shore or on their boats as they drift down the river.
Artpark is home to a renowned summer season of music and theater overlooking the Niagara River and Gorge. Its outdoor amphitheater offers the perfect lawn seat to experience music, theater and the beauty of a summer evening in Niagara.
So Many Festivals
A festival in Lewiston. Whether it is the Smelt Festival, the Art Festival or the Peach Festival, attending a festival in Lewiston is a great way to spend a day.
Go for a wild ride on the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour which will take you into the heart of the Niagara Gorge. For the adventuresome, go ahead, grab a seat in the front. Your heart beat will be racing long after the boat has docked.
Go Back In Time
Be inspired by a Marble Orchard Living History Walking Tour performed by actors of the Lewiston Council of the Arts. This tour will introduce you to the fascinating history of Lewiston in a fun, family oriented way.
Explore the Niagara River and Escarpment
Explore the trails and surrounding natural setting of Artpark State Park. The trails in Artpark State Park offer outdoor enthusiasts a panoramic vista of the Niagara River and the Niagara Escarpment.
A Short Drive
The Village of Lewiston is only 10 miles from the falls.
Shhh… Best Kept Secret
There is an old train tunnel that runs underneath Center St.
Did you know?
A now famous book was written about Lewiston's role in the Underground Railroad, called Freedom Crossing, by Margaret Goff Clark, and is read by thousands of grade school students across the United States every year. The Freedom Crossing Monument commemorates the Underground Railroad movement in Lewiston and was dedicated on October 14, 2009.