The village consists of a centre of farms and houses situated along the main road of Terschelling.
To the northeast of Lies, bordering on the village of Hoorn, you will find a small alder cutting forest, called ‘Lergerbos’.
On Terschelling, a habitant of Lies, is called a ‘Lerger’. In the dunes to the north of Lies, you will find the vast nature reserve ‘De Koegelwieck’. The lake called ‘Liesinger’ or ‘Liesterplak’ situated to the southwest of this reserve serves as an ice skating rink to the habitants of Lies during the winter.