Exploration Awaits in Lewis County, NY


© All Images Courtesy of Lewis County

Home to many state forests and wilderness areas, Lewis County, New York, has an abundance of beautiful places to explore. Whether your kind of outdoor adventure includes spending time on the water, taking an off-road trip, or hiking through lush forests, Lewis County has options for every type of expedition. Explore, play, eat, and experience all that the region has to offer.



As an area with naturally beautiful places, Lewis County is home to many State Forests and Wilderness areas. There are many beautiful local parks and state parks with trails for hiking.

These areas offer plenty of opportunities to hike with beautiful scenery year-round.

Enjoying the hiking trails in Lewis County, the Adirondacks Tug Hill Region? Join the LC33 Hiking Challenge today and record your adventure!

Canoeing & Kayaking

The waterways located in Lewis County have been in use for hundreds of years for a variety of reasons. From floating lumberyards to power dams, they have always been an integral part of life for residents and tourists alike. Whether you like calm waters for paddling your canoe or class five rapids, we have it.

Foliage Harvest

Lewis County is truly beautiful in the fall, with great views of fall foliage! Not to forget the annual Rocky Fawcett Fall Foliage Tour that happens the first weekend in October. Each year a new route is mapped through a different section of the county. Enjoy the fall foliage while visiting interesting local businesses, historic sites, and landmarks!

new york
Photo © Courtesy of Lewis County


OHV Trails

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. Many businesses located along the trails cater to the OHV enthusiast. You can take short afternoon rides or, better yet, plan a weekend. One of our local guides can help you plan the perfect trip.


With a long hunting season and more than 175,000 acres of public land with a mix of woodlands and open fields, Lewis County is perfect for hunting. Black powder, archery and regular seasons offer hunters an excellent chance to enjoy the region’s natural beauty.

Snowmobile Trails

Averaging about 200 inches of snow annually, Tug Hill is known for some of the best snowmobiling in the Northeast. Lake-effect snowstorms cover this area in a canvas of white, perfect for you and your winter adventure. There are approximately 500 miles of groomed trails. Snowmobile trails are free with no permit required.


The Lewis County Cuisine Trail travels through back roads to the Villages of Lowville, Croghan, Castorland and Copenhagen and showcases locally sourced and produced foods unique to the area. From goat farms, cow dairies, farmer-owned cooperatives, the International Maple Museum, famous Croghan Bologna, and restaurants carrying local products, the Lewis County Cuisine Trail offers a little bit
for everyone.


With all it has to offer, the best way to experience Lewis County is to stay close to the action. From camping and rustic cabins to lodges and comfy bed and breakfasts, there is an option to suit your needs. Don’t forget to check online booking websites to find houses or cabin rentals.

Your Lewis County adventure is waiting for you. With beautiful places to be explored and exciting outdoor activities to be experienced, there’s no better time to visit. Book your trip at adirondackstughill.com.

Get your free copy of Global Heroes, jam-packed with positive news, straight in your inbox.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

The mission of the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is to nurture and promote commercial, recreational and community activities, which enhance the quality of life and general prosperity of the people of Lewis County.


Subscribe to our Newsletter and Access all issues of Global Heroes News straight in your inbox. 100% free, no purchase necessary, for life. Uplifting stories, highlighting the inspirational efforts of everyday people, celebrities, and organizations, who are diligently working together towards practical solutions to global problems.