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, home of the greatest snow fall in the eastern United States, providing endless adventures for the winter enthusiast.
In a short drive you will find over 500 miles of snowmobile trails, the only permitted ATV trail system in the state, and ample places to ski, horseback ride, bike, canoe, kayak, fish, and hunt.
We invite you to stray a little from the beaten path and visit us here in the Adirondacks Tug Hill Region. We know that breaks from your busy life are rare, so our innkeepers, restaurateurs, and guides strive to provide you with everything you need to leave your daily world behind.
Averaging about 200 inches of snow annually, Lewis County is the place for winter enthusiasts! Lake-effect snowstorms cover this area in a canvas of white, waiting to capture the traces of your winter adventure.
There are few places as rich in agriculture as Lewis County, from the fresh dairy production to the sweet maple nectar boiled to amber perfection. Agriculture has always been an important part of Lewis County and sharing the farming way of-life with visitors is a longstanding tradition.
Beyond the wet muddy springs are warm, breezy summers, and crisp, fresh autumns - making Lewis County a great place to ride! Hundreds of miles of trails and off-season roads offer a different terrain for every preference.
The Adirondack Park is a lush area of about six million acres of constitutionally protected state park. On the western edge of the Adirondack Park are two public forest areas that are managed by the State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Each year there are five weekends of water releases on the Beaver River to provide stage 5 white water kayaking. The rest of the year you can visit the Moose River in Lyons Falls for stage 4–5 kayaking.