Recreation in the Tug Hill Region

Lewis County is a smorgasbord of activities: action-packed sports like mountain bike racing, whitewater kayaking, snowboarding, downhill and cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, and ATVing. Or, perhaps you prefer some moderately paced activities like a family bike ride along a peaceful country road, canoeing down a gentle stretch of river, snowshoeing through the new fallen snow, golfing on a beautiful course or horseback riding down a secluded path.

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If you prefer something a little quieter, Lewis County still has much to offer, including shopping at one of our many unique hometown stores, fishing a serene pond or stream, hunting the perfect buck, sunbathing in the warm summer rays, wandering through a museum rich with local culture and character, or hiking through the woods where only the sounds of nature keep you company.

Tug Hill averages the highest snowfall in the state. Lowville, Croghan, Lyons Falls and surrounding areas offer many winter, summer, spring and fall activities. The unspoiled America of an earlier age awaits the traveler who is willing to stray a little from the beaten path. You will find incredible snowmobiling and many other outdoor recreation.

ATV Riding
As one may expect, as the snow decreases and leaves for another year, ATV riders move in on the extensive trail way. The snow covered and buffered terrain turns into a sometimes ruff and muddy mess in some areas, just what some ATV enthusiast would strive for to learn more.

Canoeing, Kayaking or Row Boating
Try a relaxing canoe trip down one of the calm or more exciting water ways in the Tug Hill region. The Black River Canoe Trail Guide and the Beaver River Canoe Route are just two of the many options.

Lewis County gets 200 to 300" of snow annually -- that's up to 25 feet! Hundreds of miles of groomed trails are cut through it every Winter, making Lewis County an ideal place for snowmobilers to learn more. Snowmobile Trail Reports...

Other Sports include: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Biking/Cycling, Golfing, Kite Skiing, Fishing, Hunting, Downhill Skiing, Snow Boarding, Birding, Rock Climbing and more.

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