Lewis County offers vast natural resources that allow for the ideal balance of people, prosperity and the planet. With an abundance of water, timber and land, Lewis County is the perfect location for your business and employees to thrive and grow. The County has a proven track record of support for green energy and energy resources, and is well-positioned for transportation of raw and finished products to national and international destinations.
The total land area in Lewis County is 832,000 acres. Almost all of the land that is suited for agricultural production is utilized for agriculture (20% of Lewis County Land). Much of the remaining land area is forested land associated with the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains or the Tug Hill Plateau.
The Black River Valley separates the types of soils in Lewis County. West of the Black River is the most intensively farmed land in Lewis County and include soils productive for corn, alfalfa and oats. East of the Black River points towards the Adirondack Mountains, which contains sandy soils, mainly used for pasture or wooded areas.