Welcome to Little Falls, NY

Little Falls is located in Herkimer County, New York, on both north and south of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. Little Falls was first settled by Europeans in 1723 when Palatine Germans were granted land in the Burnetsfield Patent. It was incorporated as a city in 1896. The 2020 population was recorded at 4,673.

The City of Little Falls, NY

Located along the north and south sides of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, Little Falls is a wonderfully scenic city with so much to offer both residents and visitors alike. The Little Falls Historical Society Museum is a great place to start getting to know Little Falls and its rich history.

Historic Little Falls

The city has a number of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places including Little Falls City Hall, Little Falls Historic District, The Little Falls Historical Society Museum, James Sanders House, Italian Community Bake Oven, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, South Ann Street-Mill Street Historic District, the Overlook (Burrell) House, and the United States Post Office.

Explore Little Falls

Click on the items below to go to additional resources.

  • City of Little Falls

    The City of Little Falls website with information on City Hall along with city services, parks and recreation, police and fire departments, and so much more.

    Police: 911 or non-emergency (315) 823-1123
    Fire: 911 or (315) 823-2233 

  • Town of Little Falls

    As of the 2010 Census, the Town’s population was 1,544, with 580 households and 454 families residing in the Town. Surrounded by hills, the Town of Little Falls offers a relaxed lifestyle with opportunities for a variety of recreational activities for all four seasons, including easy access to the Erie Canal at Little Falls’ Canal Lock 17.

  • Little Falls Hospital

    Little Falls Hospital is Herkimer County’s only provider of a 25-bed acute inpatient and emergency care, short-term inpatient rehabilitation, and many other diagnostic and therapeutic services. (315) 823-1000

  • Little Falls City School District

    The Little Falls City School District strives to inspire and empower our students to reach their full academic, physical, and emotional potential in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Little Falls Public Library

    The Little Falls Public Library provides resources and services to fulfill individual informational needs for daily living and pleasure, and for cultural, educational and leisurely pursuits.

  • Little Falls Historical Society

    The Little Falls Historical Society is a group of dedicated citizens that work hard to collect and preserve the rich history of Little Falls.

  • Think Local Little Falls

    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.

Canal Place and Moss Island in Little Falls, NY

Along the Mohawk River and the historic Erie Canal, you’ll find Canal Place and Moss Island in Little Falls. If you’re lucky, you may see a boat or two waiting for passage at Lock 17.

While Canal Place is enjoyed by antique hunters, Moss Island is the place for outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists, boaters enjoying the Great American Loop, rock climbers, joggers or folks just enjoying an afternoon stroll by the canal.

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