Lewiston, New York offers a quaint main street filled with boutiques and restaurants, great views of the Niagara River Gorge and a busy schedule of theater, concerts and festivals.
In the summer you can take the Discover Niagara Shuttle to travel between Niagara Falls and Lewiston for free. You can start your day in Lewiston at the Welcome Center.
Dining in and Shopping in Lewiston
There are many great restaurants and shops in Lewiston. Walk up and down Center street and you’ll find a wide selection from Italian, to brick-fired pizza to steak or quaint diners and coffee shops.
Roaming Table Culinary Tours – Come discover what the Village of Lewiston has to offer. Sample food and beverages from restaurants nationally featured on Food Network and The Travel Channel along with other local favorites
Center Street Shops & Restaurants – Take a walk down this beautiful tree-lined street featuring numerous restaurants and shops for all to enjoy. We’ll be adding more information about the stores in Lewiston soon.
Local’s Tip: Lewiston attracts a lot of visitors on Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the summer for concerts. If you’re looking to dine in Lewiston those nights, call ahead for reservations and be flexible on timing.
Entertainment and Activities
Artpark – 108 acre state park and outdoor theater featuring national and international artists, art installations and interactive workshops. Check the park’s site for a full listing of concerts and theater. Free admission for families most Sundays in the summer.
Festivals happen many weekends of the year in Lewiston. The Jazz festival in August and the Peach Festival in September are two of the town’s largest events.
Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum – The numerous exhibits include artifacts from the life and times of early settlers in this area, dating from the early 1800s. In addition, there are one-of-a-kind artifacts not available for viewing in much larger museums. Since its opening, many have visited the museum and school groups and clubs have taken advantage of the special tours offered.
Niagarawinetrail.org – The Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario have created a unique microclimate suitable for the production of exquisite wines. Experience the beautiful countryside of this area as you spend the day traveling from one winery to another.
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course – world class 18-hole golf and driving range.
Niagara Power Vista –virtual reality ride, hands on experiments, science and learning in one of the largest hydro electic plants. Free admission and parking!
Niagara Gorge Trails – Featuring 8 separate trails from easy to difficult. Take a hike for some of the most amazing views of the Niagara region.
Niagara University Purple Eagles – Come watch division 1 sports in hockey, basketball, and other sports.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument – Honoring Native Americans who risked their lives to save ours
Lewiston Museum – Committed to preserving and promoting Lewiston’s rich heritage. A great site to find out about all the activities and offerings of this quaint little town.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours – Prepare to get wet! Take a high-powered boat ride in the Niagara river rapids for the experience of a lifetime.
Freedom Crossing Monument – Come to learn more about the Underground Railroad which was a secret network of trails and homes that helped slaves from the Southern United States escape to Canada in the early to mid-1800s.
Stella Niagara Preserve – With 29-acres and over a quarter-mile of shoreline, the Stella Niagara Preserve is the largest privately-owned, undeveloped tract of land along the entire length of the Niagara River. Stella is incredibly scenic, and is one of our region’s most ecologically and historically important places. A great place to launch a kayak or canoe.
Native American Museum of Art (Sanborn) – Dedicated to strengthen, preserve and revitalize Native American cultural arts, the museum offers innovative and creative Native American art exhibits and collections, featuring the works of Joseph Jacobs, as well as Native American education, research, and language information. Free and open 7 days.