Shopping and Antiquing, Baseball, Prospecting for Diamonds, Museums and New York’s Largest Water Park, there’s something for everyone in Herkimer County!
Canal Place, Little Falls
The quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and inns situated in the old mill buildings and storefronts along the waterfront of Canal Place have become known as the happening place for the arts in the Mohawk Valley. Not so long ago, many of these buildings were working mills serving the garment industry. Even today, after conversion to serve as retail space, many of these rugged but lovely structures speak to our great regional manufacturing heritage. If you are looking for fine arts, entertainment or antiques, you simply must pay a visit to Canal Place!
You never know who (or what!) you’re going to run into when you “experience” a night at Veteran’s Memorial Park! The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs strives ﬁrst and foremost to be an affordable, family friendly entertainment option for our community. Our Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League team plays at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Little Falls and strives to deliver an “authentic” experience; bringing you as close to the players and the action on the ﬁeld as possible and allowing your family to spend quality time with one another in a fun and safe environment. Get all the details at www.mydiamonddawgs.com.
Enchanted Forest Water Safari
If you are looking for a great escape, and a thrilling adventure… then you are going to love Enchanted Forest Water Safari for entertaining family amusement! Located in New York’s Adirondack State Park in Old Forge, NY, the Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s Largest Water Theme Park with over 50 rides & attractions including 32 of the wettest and wildest water rides. For more information visit www.watersafari.com.
Herkimer Diamond Mines
World Famous “Herkimer Diamonds” are beautifully doubly terminated quartz crystals already faceted by nature. Herkimer Diamond hunting is a great family activity.
Remington Arms Gun Museum
Remington Arms Company in Ilion, NY was established in the year 1816 and will soon celebrate 200 years of operation. It is the oldest continuously operating manufacturer in the Unites States. It all began when Eliphalet Remington left Suffield, Connecticut to venture westward in pursuit of a new life for his family. In 1814, Eliphalet’s father built a small stone forge on Barringer Road, where Eliphalet began his conquest in forging a suitable gun that would meet his standards. Thus began his research into designing what would become America’s best known rifle.
At one time, Remington also manufactured bicycles, sewing machines, typewriters, cash registers, bridges & cutlery, some of which are displayed in the Remington Museum. Visitors are welcome to tour the museum and shop the Remington Country Store, located in the first block of Catherine St. at the east end of the manufacturing facility. The hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, closed 12-12:30pm daily for lunch. The museum and store are closed on all major holidays and will also be closed the first two weeks of July for their annual plant shutdown.
Other Area Attractions:
Russian History Museum
The Russian History Museum exhibits materials relating to the history and culture of Imperial Russia and the Russian diaspora. It has an impressive collection of historical artifacts, art, books, and documents from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The museum is located on the grounds of Holy Trinity Monastery, a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Old Forge and Cooperstown
From Southern Herkimer County and the NYS Thruway, it is about 45 minutes in either direction to the Adirondack community of Old Forge or to Cooperstown, the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Southern Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway stretches from LIttle Falls and Herkimer to Old Forge and points beyond and makes for an enjoyable, scenic automobile ride, and for the more fit and adventurous, a great bike ride.