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Welcome from the Legislature

Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Orleans County enjoys the peaceful rural life with the advantages of urban centers nearby. Known for competitive sports fishing and agricultural production, our county provides an industrious work force for both manufacturing and commerce. We appreciate your electronic visit to our county and encourage you to visit our tourism site.

Orleans County is blessed with natural beauty, quaint Victorian villages and a rich history. From the Erie Canal and the Seaway Trail, to railroading history and world class sportfishing, Orleans County is a popular destination with small town USA appeal. Set your GPS waypoint to 43° 22.5’N 78° 11.36’W and explore our waterfront restaurants, lodging, marinas, and public parks.


David B. Callard, Chairman of the Orleans County Legislature


  • Apple Harvest
  • Fishing
  • Lighthouse
  • Civil War
  • Erie Canal
  • Cobblestone Museum
  • Point Breeze
  • Culvert Road