Historical Places in the Lewis County NY
In a quiet corner of New York's Adirondack Region, the unspoiled America of an earlier age awaits the traveler willing to stray a little from the beaten path. The Lewis County landscape, hills, valleys, rivers, and lakes are the perfect relaxation setting for visitors and residents alike.

Ours is the land of the great outdoors. We have something for everyone: scenic nature settings, fishing, camping, hunting, bicycling, backpacking and hiking, ATV riding, skiing, snowmobiling, and much, much more. Lewis County offers solace from the hectic pace of the surrounding world.

Halfway between the St. Lawrence River and the New York State Thruway, Lewis County is bordered on the west by the Tug Hill Plateau and on the east by the Adirondack Mountains. It is a land of prosperous dairy farms, quiet woodlands, clear streams and lakes, and clean air. It is a place where friendly, honest people go about their business with a cheerful word for the passing stranger.

Lewis County still maintains the spirit of the early settlers. Many of their original dwellings still stand, and our people proudly remain close to our past.

Historic Sites
Early History of Lewis County
Hemlock Bark & Leather Tanning
Black River Historic Trail
Cream Cheese
Underground Railroad
Early Cash Crops
Maple Syrup

Historic Tour of the Village of Lowville, NY - Guide Flier (7mb pdf) - Google Map

Northern New York Historical Newspapers by Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN).
A History of Lewis County in New York State by Franklin Benjamin (1860) (30mb pdf) - digital copy by Google & searchable via Acrobat.
The Growth of A Century
Lyons Falls History Association

Attractions Events History Lodging Recreation Learn More Home

I Love New York is a registered trademark and service mark of the New York State Department of Economic Development; used with permission. Site Maintained by the Lewis County Chamber