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Welcome to scenic Little Falls, a historic Erie Canal city. Here’s some additional information about our environs, including photographs, services and attractions. Get to know us — extend and enjoy your stay!

Link to Mapquest to see where we are in Central New York and to get directions. Please also consult Directions to Little Falls.

If you have additional questions, please explore the rest of this website (especially FAQs) or feel free to send us an email.

City of Little Falls website.

Shop Little Falls website.

Explore Little Falls website.


Little Falls Historical Society website. While here, stop in the museum at 319 South Ann St. (the corner of Ann and Albany Streets) and have a look around. Be sure to check out their special permanent cheese history exhibit. Special extended hours the day of the Cheese Festival: open 9 am – 5 pm.

General Herkimer Home State Historic Site. Just off Exit 29A. Open dawn till dusk. Guided tours offered on the weekends.


Hidden Gem: An Upstate of Mind visits Little Falls — photographs and commentary.

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts — local nonprofit featuring gallery, gift shop, classes, events, and more.


Main Street First, Inc. is the official sponsor of the Little Falls Cheese Festival. We are a local citizens group “whose interests are to revitalize our city and work constructively towards a better future.” “Friend” us on Facebook!


kayaks in lock_Michael Potter

kayaks in Lock 17 (c) Michael Potter

Little Falls Marina and Rotary Park welcome Erie Canal boat travelers and offers kayaks to rent for a small day fee. Click here for information.


Rock climbers come to Little Falls from all over the state and, indeed, the world, thanks in large part to the unique geology of Moss Island. The best viewing site is a short, pleasant stroll along  the Canal to Lock 17 (a 5-10 minute walk from Canal Place). Picnic tables, benches, and a composting toilet are available. Parking is limited.

rock climbers, Moss Island (c) Michael Potter

rock climbers, Moss Island (c) Michael Potter

Climbers need to check in with City Hall to sign a release and pay a nominal day-use fee. Click here for photos of the climbing site and full information.

Mountain Project page.

PDF of a climbing guide.

Moss Island wikipedia page, including information about our unique local geology.


bicyclist Moss Island_Cliff Oram

(c) Cliff Oram

Information for bicyclists: Little Falls welcomes bicycle tourists from all over the state and the world. (If you’d like to linger here for a snack, meal or overnight stay, please go to the STAY A WHILE tab on this website.)

The Erie Canal bikeway trail.

The nearest bicycle shop (parts, sales, rentals, repair services) is Dick’s Wheel Shop in Herkimer.


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