Lewiston (New York)

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

By car

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

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

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

Get around

By car

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

On foot

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




Go next

Routes through Lewiston

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