The Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area is a wildlife-friendly oasis located within the city limits.
Registered with the National Wildlife Federation as a “Backyard Wildlife Habitat Area,” the five-acre area provides an excellent way to observe wild birds, mammals and aquatic creatures. A paved path meanders through meadows and a small forest planted with a variety of trees and shrubs. Deer, coyote, raccoon, rabbit, skunks, amphibians, reptiles and over 115 bird species have been observed here.
The area includes:
- A rock fountain and meandering stream spills into a small pond.
- An underwater viewing window provides a glimpse of crayfish, snails and tiny fish.
- Benches along the trail set amid flowering plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other insects.
- An observation gazebo is outfitted with one-way glass and surrounded by bird feeders, providing up-close wildlife viewing.
The area is handicap accessible and is open anytime to self-guided tours.
Pedestrians and wheelchairs are allowed. No pets, skateboards, joggers or bikes.