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Lewiston is a town north of Niagara Falls in Western New York.


Although most people come to the region to see the Niagara Falls, or to go to Buffalo, but the small town of Lewiston is a town worth stopping to see. The town was burned to the ground during the war of 1812. When rebuilt, Lewiston was the final stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves on the freedom train to Canada. Today, Lewiston is home to shopping, festivals, and a scenic view of the Niagara River.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The easiest way to get to Lewiston is by taking the Niagara Thruway from Niagara Falls and Buffalo. From the west, taking I90 east will lead straight to Buffalo, as will taking the New York Thruway from the east. There are several different routes available from the south, including driving on I79 North from Pittsburgh and transferring onto I90 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

By bus[edit]

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority provides bus service throughout all of Erie and Niagara Counties. The number 50B from Niagara Falls will take you straight to Lewiston (Monday thru Friday only).

By train[edit]

The closest train station to Lewiston is Amtrak Station NFL in Niagara Falls, which provides trains going west to Cleveland, north to Toronto, and east to Albany and New York City.

By plane[edit]

  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF IATA), in Cheektowaga, is the main airport for the region. It provides flights nationwide, and is a 35 minute drive from Lewiston.
  • Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG IATA), east of Niagara Falls, is only a 20 minute drive from Lewiston. It provides flights to several different cities in Florida as well as seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

Driving is by far the easiest way to get around. Niagara Falls has an abundance of rental car services available.

On foot[edit]

Although it will take longer, most of Lewiston has sidewalks and is very walkable.


  • Niagara River Waterfront overlooks the Niagara River and into Canada. The waterfront is home to The Silo and Water Street Landing, two unique restaurants, river tours, and beautiful scenery.
  • 1 Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park (locally known as The Artpark), 450 S 4th St, +1 716 754-7766. has an archaeological site, picnicking, and cross country skiing. $10/car. Does Not accept Empire Pass or Golden Park Pass. Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park (Q5326140) on Wikidata Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park on Wikipedia
  • Center Street hosts seasonal festivals, and is home to lots of shops and restaurants, as well as The Frontier House.
  • 2 Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd, +1 716 286-6661. Daily 9AM-5PM except Thnksgvng, 24-25 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan. This gleaming glass-enclosed visitor's center is just south of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, at the hydroelectric dam and reservoir. Its free exhibits (many of them hands-on) make for a fascinating and inexpensive side-trip from either Lewiston or Niagara Falls. Free.
  • 3 Reservoir State Park, 5777 Witmer, +1 716 284-5778. Overlooks the Reservoir; visitors can enjoy picnicking, sports fields, fishing in the Reservoir, and what might be the most intimidating sledding hill in Western New York. Reservoir State Park (Q7315323) on Wikidata Reservoir State Park on Wikipedia
  • 4 Joseph Davis State Park, 4143 Lower River Rd, +1 716-745-7273. Fishing, nature trail, and a 27-hole Frisbee disc golf course. Joseph Davis State Park (Q14706717) on Wikidata Joseph Davis State Park on Wikipedia


  • Whirlpool Tours provide tours of the Niagara River and its rapids during the summer. It is on South Water Street, and costs in between $40-$60 per person
  • The Spa at Barton Hotel on South Water street. Does require a reservation.






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Routes through Lewiston
Niagara Falls, ON ← becomes  N  S  Niagara Falls, NYBuffalo
END  W  E  YoungstownRochester
ENDNiagara Falls  W  E  LockportRochester

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