Youngstown (New York)

Youngstown is the northwesternmost community in the state of New York. Its strategic location at the mouth of the Niagara River, on the border with Canada, made it a prime site for fortifications, the last of which has stood just north of the village since 1726.

Get in

From the east, most travelers will come in on New York State Route 18, which hugs the shoreline of Lake Ontario before turning south to head to Lewiston (New York). Route 18 bypasses the village, but Route 18F branches off nearby and enters the village's heart. Visitors coming from Lockport or other more southerly origins may prefer Route 93, Lockport Road, which ends just short of the river at Route 18F.

From the south, Route 18F runs alongside the river from Lewiston, with the Robert Moses Parkway a bit farther inland; the latter interchanges with Route 93 at the village line.


Sightseeing in Youngstown is all about the fort.

The Fort also hosts several special events throughout the year, such as their Candlelight Tours in December ($8 admission).


The Museum Shop at the fort is open at 9AM daily, and you can shop there without paying admission.


From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Old Fort Niagara's Log Cabin offers light grill fare, wraps, hot and cold drinks, and ice cream.

Go next

Routes through Youngstown

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