welcome to the Town of lewiston
Proud Past . . . . . Unlimited Future
The Town of Lewiston was organized in 1818, originally controlled by the French, later by the British, and ultimately becoming a part of the United States. The Town of Lewiston was incorporated in 1823. Due to its position as the gateway to westward expansion, Lewiston figured prominently in our county's early development.
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 30-mile drive to the south, Rochester a 90-mile drive to the east and Toronto, Canada a 80-mile drive to the north. Sixty-two percent of the Canadian population and fifty percent of the U.S. population reside within a 500-mile radius of Lewiston.
With historic character, attractive neighborhoods, working farms and scenic vistas, the Town of Lewiston is an appealing location and contributes to an excellent quality of life for its 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.