The Town of Wilson was established on April 10, 1818, and is centrally located in the great fruit growing region of Niagara County. The Village of Wilson was incorporated May 11, 1858, and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, just twelve miles east of Old Fort Niagara. This town was erected in the same year with Lewiston. but a little later, the date being April 10, 1818, when it was set off from Porter. It is one of the northern tier of towns in the county and borders the lake shore. It received its name from Reuben Wilson, one of the most prominent pioneers of this locality. Reuben's brother, Luther, also figured in prominently in the settlement.

Located on Lake Ontario with boat launch 
and shore fishing in the famous 12 mile creek!

What do visitors do in Wilson NY? Of course, FISH!

Here's a Start!
Every Memorial Day weekend, the Wilson Historical Society and Museum sponsors as their annual Fund Raiser a huge Flea Market that is attended by vendors from all over the area including the Tonawanda's and Buffalo NY. In conjunction with this huge Flea Market, the Village resident's assemble yard sales which is all within walking distance of the Flea Market. Thousands attend this event every year and has grown to be one of the biggest Flea market events in the entire County and elsewhere. At this flea market there is food, music, shuttles to & from parking lots [all free] 

Fishing: Wilson has been at the hub of fishing activities for a great number of years and was instrumental to providing fishing access to thousands of fishermen since the introduction of salmon in the 1970's. The Wilson-Tuscarora State park is just to the West of the Village and a great launch ramp and fish cleaning facility is maintained by the State Parks. Picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking trails, but no camping in this park. Fishing from shore is another great activity and is available almost year 'round.

Sailing: Wilson is home to the Wilson Yacht Club and there are many docking and rental facilities available not only for locals but for transient visitors also. 

Food & Dining: In Wilson there are many establishments that serve fine food and beverages. Pizza parlors are popular and it's own, locally owned, IGA supermarket that features it's own in-house bakery that serves fresh baked products everyday. If it's Tavern activities that you seek, Wilson has some fine ones with friendly local patrons that will make you feel at home.

Activities: In August there is an Annual Bike Show held complete with a Classic Rock and Blues Band, food vendors and other like vendors. Sponsored by the Wilson Lions Club and the price has not gone up in over 7 years ~ It still remains FREE! .....Information: 751-6585

More Activities: Check the Wilson website for the complete calendar of activities. [link at bottom of this page] Check out the summer weekly car shows! Free.

Wilson has it all!

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Wil-Ran Youth Football     GO HERE
Barracudas ~ Predators ~  Stingrays ~ 

 Every Summer Friday Night .... a Car Show on Main Street!

"Ruben's Motorcycle Run"

Started at Seneca Niagara Casino and moved through Niagara County and back to the Seneca Niagara Casino. Ruben's Run was a major fund raiser for area charities. Over 1,200 bikes were involved and Wilson NY was a major stop and rest point. 

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The Bikes!

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Free music and entertainment 
provided by "Black Star"

Go To Black Star Band Information

Well known, popular, and retired Buffalo Bills Ruben Brown and Youngstown resident Delma Daul met briefly for this photo at the Wilson House in Wilson NY  during  "Rubens Motorcycle Run" The Run was a 1 day fundraiser and raised upwards of $26,000 for charity. 

Thank You Ruben!

For more and greater information 
Visit the Official 
Wilson NY website:


Get Mapquest Map  to Wilson


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