welcome to the Town of lewiston  

Proud Past . . . . . Unlimited Future 

Lewiston is a 64-square mile community nestled along the Niagara River on the Canadian border with a population of approximately 16,250 and boasts outstanding views of Toronto, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. It is located in the westernmost portion of Niagara County.  Buffalo is a 20-mile drive to the south, Rochester a 75-mile drive to the east and Toronto, Canada a 80-mile drive to the northwest.  Sixty-two percent of the Canadian population and fifty percent of the U.S. population reside within a 500-mile radius of Lewiston.

The Town of Lewiston was organized in 1818, and incorporated in 1823.  Lewiston was originally controlled by the French, later by the British, and ultimately becoming a part of the United States.  Due to its position as the gateway to westward expansion, Lewiston figured prominently in our County's early development.  Major battles in the War of 1812 were fought in and around Lewiston.  Members of the Tuscarora Indian Nation fought to protect Lewiston in key battles.

Historic character, attractive neighborhoods, working farms, scenic vistas, quaint shops, vineyards contribut to the excellent quality of life for Lewiston residents. Agriculture, development standards and community vision all strive to preserve and enhance the Town's rural character.  Orchards flourish in the unique microclimate created by the escarpment.  Lake Ontario and this bounty are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  Lewiston is the gateway to the Niagara Wine Trail, with many of its vineyards supplying grapes for world-class wines.

Lewiston has a high quality recreational system that includes excellent parks, trails and programs including specialized programs for its senior citizens.  The strong, vibrant Village of Lewiston and the Hamlet of Sanborn are the focus of commercial, service and community cultural activities. 

Residents can choose from public or private educational institutions including the Lewiston-Porter or Niagara-Wheatfield School Districts, Stella Niagara Educational Park, Sacred Heart Villa, St. Peter's R.C. School, Niagara University and Niagara County Community College.  Lewiston libraries include Lewiston Public Library, Sanborn-Pekin Free Library and the Ransomville Free Library.