If you are looking for a break from good old-fashioned relaxing, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Lewiston area.
For the outdoor enthusiast, Lewiston offers horseback riding, river rafting, mountain biking, boating, fishing, hiking and kayaking.
Fishing and boating on Lewiston Lake are available year 'round. Patio boats, canoes and fishing boats can be rented for a day on the lake at Pine Cove Marina (530-778-3878). The Trinity River is well known for its fly fishing and Patty & Herb Burton at the Trinity Fly Shop can provide all you need: equipment, guided trips, lessons and casting demonstrations. You add the fun! For a river rafting trip, call Scott at Old Bridge Rafting and Guide Service - 530-778-0509.
June: The Lewiston Peddlers' Faire is held the first Saturday in June. Over fifty vendors peddle their antiques and hand-crafted wares along the streets of old-town Lewiston.
June: In conjunction with the Peddlers' Faire, across the one-lane historic bridge from old-town Lewiston, the local Moose Lodge hosts a Car Show - a real must for enthusiasts.
November: The Bridge Lighting and Fireworks
happen the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is the best ten minutes of fireworks you'll ever see, followed by the illumination of the holiday lights on the Old Bridge. Santa makes a grand entrance to hear the wishes of every little girl and boy. www.facebook.com/pages/Lewiston-Bridge-Lighting-Fireworks
For history and gold-rush buffs, historic old-town Lewiston is a must-see. Most of it is located near the intersection of Lewiston Turnpike and Deadwood Road.
You'll know you're in the right spot when you see the rustic gas pumps standing tall in front of The Country Peddler. The proprietors here offer a fine collection of antiques and almost-antiques. Once inside, it is easy to see what the store must have looked like when it was Paulson's Store and Post Office in the 1960s. From here you can easily stroll most of town.
One of the star attractions is the one-lane bridge on Lewiston Turnpike which dates back to 1900. The "Old Bridge" provides a stellar vantage point for scoping out the clear waters of the Trinity River and searching for fish lurking in the shadows.
Head up Schoolhouse Road to the original one-room school, currently used as a library and has some great photos of historic Lewiston. You can even ring the Schoolhouse bell. They also have numerous computers for you to use.
And, while there, check out the Little Free Library, modeled after the old Schoolhouse! This is a great project - one you can do in your own town www.littlefreelibrary.org
Further up Schoolhouse Road at the corner of Goose Ranch Road, you can't miss the beautiful, rustic First Congregational Church with its fine view of Old Lewiston. Take a walk through the Pioneer Cemetery located just across the street. The cemetery dates back to 1850 and you can still make out many names and dates on the headstones.