Youngstown, New York is rich in history. The town was a key military holding during the Colonial Wars. Today Youngstown is also a busy boating and fishing community with plenty of public park land.
Old Fort Niagara – This 18th century military site and public museum features artifacts, exhibits and demonstrations. A ‘can’t miss experience’. Fort Niagara once controlled access to the Great Lakes. The fort and museum is open every day to visitors, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days. The lighthouse is open from mid July to mid October.
Locals Tip: Time your visit for the kids to be walking the grounds during musket demonstrations at 10:15 or 4:15.
Fort Niagara State Park – Offers picnic areas overlooking Lake Ontario, public boat launches, a swimming pool, hiking trails and soccer fields.
Town of Porter Historic Society – Explore area history through a wide range of research and educational programs, exhibits and collections.
Joseph Davis State Park – Nearly 400-acre park featuring nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing, hunting, disc golf and more. Fee required to enter the park.
4-mile creek state park – 250-acre park featuring campground, hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, and recreation programs.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine – Basilica and National Shrine of the Roman Catholic Church on 16 acres with unique buildings and grounds. Seasonal light show evenings in December and January.
Sanger Farms – Family farm with bakery, hiking trails, orchards, hayrides, and farm shop.
Niagara Jet Adventures – Niagara Jet Adventures is the must-do thrilling experience. These boats skim just above the swift waters of the Niagara River. They follow the swirling torrent of the legendary Niagara Gorge Devil’s Hole class 5 white water rapids. Expect to get soaked, or choose to stay dry in a covered boat.
Ransomville Speedway (Ransomville) – Weekly action-packed car racing for the entire family to enjoy!