So Much to Explore for Locals & Visitors!
History comes to life!
Old Fort Niagara
welcomes over 100,000 visitors to the oldest continuously
occupied military site in North America. Its picturesque French
castle on the shores of the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake
Ontario dates back to the 18th century.
The Great Outdoors
is located in downtown Youngstown. The playground and splashpad
keep Youngstown kids playing happily. On summer Fridays, free
concerts are held outdoors at 7 pm. Bring your own lawn chairs.
Porter on the
is located on the shores of Lake Ontario,
just east of Youngstown. Kids can enjoy the playground, and
shelters can be reserved through the Town of Porter.
Fort Niagara State Park
surrounds Old Fort Niagara. This park is a joy to walk in,
surrounded by handsome old trees and its views of the Niagara
River and Lake Ontario! For families, there is a sledding hill,
swimming pools, playgrounds, nature activities, and more.
Shelters can be reserved through New York State.
Get to the Water!
is on the Niagara River between
Niagara Jet Adventures and the Youngstown Yacht Club. It's a
great place to put in your canoe or kayak!
Fort Niagara State Park
the Niagara River close to Lake Ontario. It has two boat
launches that are easily accessible for larger boats. Parking is
available for trailers.
Find a complete list of boat launch sites
in Niagara County.
Art & Music
is located in Lewiston. Its concert schedule runs all
summer, bringing thousands of visitors to the area of
world-famous music and theater experiences.
Castellani Art Museum
part of Niagara University. Their art collection is well worth
Learn About the World
is an interactive and educational look
behind the major hydroelectric plant that is powered by the
force of the Niagara River. Great for a family visit, admission
and parking are totally free.
Town of Porter Historical Museum
is open on
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm. It is located in the
Youngstown Village Center. Explore a classroom from the 19th
century and treasures from Youngstown's history donated by
locals. Talk to local curators about your family history or the
history of your house!
Niagara Lighthouse & Webcam
is at the gates
of Old Fort Niagara. The lighthouse is open for self-guided
tours in the summer and fall from noon to 3 pm. But you can
watch the view of the beautiful Niagara River all year!
Yacht Club Webcam
is located at
the Youngstown Yacht Club on the banks of the Niagara River.
They offer a full menu of services to members. They even offer a
Junior Sailing Camp to local children and teens every summer!
Crossing Monument & Webcam
is located in
Lewiston on the banks of the Niagara River. It honors the
courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in
Canada, and to the local volunteers who protected and helped
them on their journey across the Niagara River. Its sculptor,
Susan Geissler, works out of her studio in downdown Youngstown.
2020 Calendar of Events
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