A FEW FACTS ...
The Black River flows 42 miles through Lewis County and only drops 6 inches to 12 feet in elevation over this 42 miles.
Tug Hill receives and average snow fall of 230 inches (about 19 feet of snow) Heaviest snowfall in the eastern United States
Lewis County Ranks #1 in NY State for Maple Syrup Production (Approximately 29,000 gallons)
One of the Largest Wind Farm East of the Mississippi.
Get your picture taken with Lady Luwinda Milksalot.
Taste the largest cheesecake at the Cream Cheese Festival.
Lewis County has the only water-driven sawmill in the USA.
The only kite skiing on snow event East of the Rockies.
Lewis County has as many cows as people, producing 500,000,000 pounds of milk per year.
The Tug Hill Lewis County region holds the North American record for most snowfall in a 24 hour period -- 77 inches of snow (6.4 feet of snow in one day)
Lewis County offers 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
With a long standing focus on renewable energy, 410 megawatts of power per year is generated in this one county of the Adirondacks (enough to power 130,000 homes -- Lewis County has about 16,000 home).
The Black River Watershed contains approximately 500 lakes and ponds, about 1.2 million acres, about 4,000 miles of streams and rivers, and 19 sub-watersheds with 40% being owned by the NYSDEC. (lewiscountysoilandwater.com)
Lewis County farmers produce over 39 million gallons of milk, with about 95% being manufactured (in the county) into creamcheese and other dairy products for world wide distribution.