The Town of Lewis, incorporated in 1805, was named for the third Governor of New York, Morgan Lewis. Located in northern central Essex County, Lewis is a small community known more for its peaceful ambiance than for its industry or tourism. It is located in the Adirondack Mountains, providing many recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, trapping, camping, and cross-country skiing.
Lewis is easily accessed from Exit 32 of the Adirondack Northway, or scenic Route 9 which runs through he center of town. (Click Here for a map of the Lewis area.)
Summer in Lewis can be spent swimming, both locally and in nearby Lake Champlain, kayaking, canoeing, and berry picking. In the fall, our spectacular Fall Foliage is second to none. Winter in Lewis brings snowmobiling, ice skating, and ice fishing on Lake Champlain.
Community spirit and neighborliness are the major attributes of Lewis. There are many organizations to join; The Lewis Volunteer Fire Department, The Elizabethtown-Lewis Ambulance Squad, 4-H, Scouts, Senior Circle, Fish & Game Club. There is a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and Caroling in December. Santa Claus comes to visit children in Lewis every year at the Fire House.
United Way ADK wants to remind you that we are here to be a resource for the community. If we can help or be a source of information to you and your community members, we encourage you to call on us to serve.
Ways United Way ADK can help families and individuals in our community:
North Country Chamber of Commerce Link
Town Board Meeting will be on March 12, 2024 at 7PM
Please feel free to follow this link to the page on the Essex County website so you can see what they're doing to support expanding our workforce in Essex County. https://essexcountyny.gov/BRIEF/careers/
Town of Lewis residents, the Town has received a grant from NYSERDA for implementing four energy saving ideas. We have partnered with NYSEG to offer a light bulb exchange. Bring in your burnt out household light bulbs and exchange them for energy efficient LED light bulbs. Each household can receive up to four lightbulbs. Stop by the Town Hall to pick up your LED bulbs.
The Lewis Townhall has a receptacle for any non-perishable food items to be donated to the Food Shelf.
Hometown Hero Banner application can be found on the Hometown Hero Tab to the left.