Youngstown, New York is a quaint and historic village located in the Town of Porter where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario. We are located just 11 miles north of Niagara Falls, New York along the Canadian border.
Youngstown is home to Old Fort Niagara and one of the first settlements to grow outside of Fort Niagara in the late 1700’s.
We boast an abundance of waterfront parks where the splendor of the Lower Niagara River can be seen from nearly every vantage point. Here you’ll witness sunsets that will take your breath away.
The village offers the very best of small town America. The annual Labor Day Parade and Firemen’s Field Days have been an anticipated event for nearly a century. Every Friday evening from June through August, Falkner Park, located in the heart of village, comes to life with a free concert series. Here the Village Mayor Neil Riordan, hardily greets the crowds with “Welcome to Mayberry”.
In the summer, Youngstown takes on a resort-like persona as hundreds of yachts flock to the harbor for the Level Regatta, one of the largest freshwater sailing competitions in the world. We are also noted for our world class fishing opportunities.
A wide variety of small, independently owned businesses line our main streets. Throughout our village, you’ll discover restaurants that offer the gamut from home cooked comfort food to gourmet fare. The membership of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association stand ready to provide you with personal and business services that are second to none.
The village offers quaint accommodations for those who wish to extend their visit by a day and real estate services for those who want to stay a lifetime. We aren’t the only ones who think our village is special!!!
Youngstown was voted by Business First – Buffalo as the best village in the eight county Western New York Region!!!
Standing on a bluff above Lake Ontario is Old Fort Niagara, one of our main attractions. This fort which is a national historic landmark, has stood watch over our village since 1726. The colorful history of the site began even earlier, and continues to the present day. The fort, which really put Youngstown on the map, played an important role in the struggles of France, Great Britain, and the United States to control the Great Lakes region of North America, and also helped shape the destinies of the Iroquois (Six Nations) peoples and the nation of Canada.
It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Niagara area, featuring the oldest buildings in the Great Lakes, spectacular scenery, and exciting special events.