Boating & Fishing

The Niagara River Region is home to some top notch boating with the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Boat launches are available in Lewiston and Youngstown.

Fort Niagara State Park

Fort Niagara State Park has two boat launches providing access to the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario, woodland hiking trails, swimming pools, water slide, a view of Lake Ontario, picnic grounds, playgrounds, water fowl hunting, 18 soccer fields. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowshoe, and sled. The park is adjacent to Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site.

Niagara Gorge Trails @ Artpark

  • 450 S 4th St, Lewiston, NY 14092

Enjoy picturesque hikes along the Niagara River on multiple trails for all skill levels, with trailheads at Artpark.


Our region has many playgrounds for families to enjoy! They include Kiwanis Park, Toohey Park, and Pletcher Park in Lewiston, and Falkner Park in Youngstown.

Porter On The Lake Town Park

  • Dietz Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174

Beautiful park on the shores of Lake Ontario with views of Toronto. Home of the annual Summerfest.

Stella Niagara Preserve

  • 4448 Lower River Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092

With 29-acres and over a quarter-mile of shoreline, the Stella Niagara Preserve is the largest privately-owned, undeveloped tract of land along the entire length of the Niagara River. Stella is incredibly scenic, and is one of our region’s most ecologically and historically important places. It is a great place to launch your kayak!