Lewis County is home to four seasons of activities, including a large variety of trails and breathtaking scenery. While thousands of visitors flock to the region every year, for residents, the stunning beauty and outdoor activities are everyday life. Within the county, the terrain varies from the Adirondack Forest Preserve to the Black River Valley to the Tug Hill Plateau. Located between Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks, the county’s Tug Hill sees the most snowfall in the eastern portion of the nation, providing endless adventures for the winter enthusiast.
With 232,000 acres of public land and public conservation easements, 525 miles of public and private snowmobile trails, one of the largest horseback riding trails in the Northeast, including approximately 64 miles of trails, 100 covered tie horse stalls and camping facilities, and 500 miles of ATV trail system, the Adirondacks Tug Hill region is the perfect fit for tourism and recreation businesses. Growing agritourism and local foods movement, and the creation of the Lewis County Cuisine Trail, as well as opportunities for restaurants, food & beverage companies, paddling, guiding, boating, snowmobile and ATV rentals, and more, coupled with thousands of tourist visitors and second home goers a year, Lewis County is the ideal choice to plant your tourism or recreation based business.