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Midsummer Fun Activities

Little Falls Marina

125 Southern Ave
7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

The facility offers kayak and canoe rentals, as well as overnight docking, electricity, water, showers, bathrooms, and useful area information. We encourage you to visit area restaurants and shops while visiting the Harbor and Park.

The Harbor is located on Southern Avenue in Little Falls. At the south end of the route 167 bridge in Little Falls, turn onto Bellinger St, which quickly becomes Southern Avenue. The Harbor is about 1/2 mile down, on the right.

Buttermilk Falls

From I-90 W, at Indian Castle, Take exit 29A to the right onto Rt-169 towards Little Falls/Dolgeville and drive for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 167 W and drive for .7 miles. Turn right onto S Ann St and drive for .3 miles. Turn left onto W Monroe St and drive for .4 miles. Turn right onto Sherman St for 385 ft. Turn left onto Burch St for 241 ft.

Moss Island

Located near Lock 17

This unique island in Little Falls, just 15 minutes east of Herkimer, is located between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal. Known for its large 40-foot deep potholes, the island is covered in dwarf oak and glacial striations are visible in some places.

Often referred to as an outdoor gym, Moss Island is a popular place with local rock climbers due to its wide range of very easy to very hard climbs. Admission to parking, the lock and Moss Island is free.

Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs

Veterans Memorial Park
243 Burwell Street

All the fun of major league baseball right here in the Mohawk Valley!

Beginning on Thursday, July 1st, fans and sponsors of the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs will enjoy live music in the 3rd base area from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday night in July by the local band Lower Tolpa.

See the full game schedule at

Erie Canal Bike Trail

The Erie Canalway Trail is a cycling destination for riders of all abilities. Following one of the world’s most famous man-made waterways, it spans New York State between Albany and Buffalo.

Create your own tour or plan a trip to cycle the trail between Little Falls and Albany, also know as the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway, which provides a journey through the Mohawk River valley, an area rich with working farms, vast forests, and historic small towns.

Summer Library Programs

10 Waverly Place
Monday through Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Little Falls Public Library provides the community with access to books, periodicals, DVDs, and ebooks. Offering programs for kids and adults all summer long, including Coffee & Coloring, Lego Club, Storytime for kids aged 4-8, Spanish classes & more!

Ice Cream & Outdoor Seating

Canal Side Inn

395 Canal Place
Hours: T-TH 5pm-9pm | F & Sat 5pm-9:30pm

French and American cuisine. Lounge Grill Menu. Outdoor dining available. Located in historical Canal Place.

Ice Cream on Main

28 W Main Street

Hard and Soft Custard ice Creams, Sundaes, Deep Fried Ice Cream, Soda Fountains, Milkshakes and more! Gluten Free Flavors Available.

The Cafe at Stone Mill

410 Canal Place
Hours: M-TH: 11am-6pm
F & Sat: 11am-7pm | Sun: 11am-4pm

Choose from various flavors of soft & hard ices cream, salted caramel brownies, floats, cereal flurries, ice cream nachos, milkshakes & more!

Think Local Little Falls is a committee of Main Street First.

Think Local Little Falls (TLLF) is a committee of Main Street First.

Our members work together to promote a vibrant and healthy economic climate and thriving and inclusive community that is strong in arts and cultural diversity. Our volunteers strive to help Little Falls reach its full potential.

The TLLF committee meets biweekly Mondays at 5:30 pm right before the regular Main Street First meeting, which begins at 6:30 pm. Both meetings take place at the Little Falls Library.

Facilitates and promotes collaboration and connection among local independent businesses and community organizations in the form of community events. These events strengthen and promote the local economy by attracting and including people of all ages and income levels.

Provides educational and collaboration opportunities for local independent businesses and community organizations that help to strengthen our local economy.

Raises funds through merchant contributions, community donations, and grants to help facilitate our committee’s and our collective community’s efforts to promote Little Falls, create cultural opportunity, support diversity and inclusiveness, and strengthen our local economy.

If you’d like to learn more about how Think Local Little Falls is involved in the Little Falls community, join us! Contact us and we’ll be happy to learn more about how you want to get involved in the city of Little Falls!

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