life in lewis.
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Exploring the Outdoors
Located in the scenic Black River Valley with the Adirondack park to the East and Tug Hill Plateau to the West, Lewis County offers ample opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, snowmobiling, ATV riding, picnics, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and hunting. Lewis County is home to 6 parks with spacious camping opportunities, 4 major rivers, 2 large lakes, and ample site seeing and exploring destinations. Lewis County provides you with everything you need to leave your busy world behind.
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.
- 232,000 acres of either public land or public conservation easements
- Abundant cold water and warm water fisheries that support a variety of species, including trout, walleye, pike and smallmouth bass
- 525 miles of public and private snowmobile trails and a regional, commercial downhill ski area
- One of the largest horseback riding trail networks in the northeast, including approximately 64 miles of trails, 100 covered tie horse stalls, and camping facilities.
Lewis County’s growing culinary scene offers a variety of restaurants ranging from small “mom & pop” style restaurants to fine dining in the scenic Adirondacks to family-friendly casual dining.
Local Sites of Interest
American Maple Museum http://www.americanmaplemuseum.org/
Lewis County Historical Society http://www.lewiscountyhistory.org/
Barkeater Craft Brewery http://www.barkeaterbrew.com/
Tug Hill Vineyards http://www.tughillvineyards.com/
Snow Ridge Ski Resort https://snowridge.com/
Maple Ridge Center http://www.mapleridgecenter.com/