Little Falls New York

Parks and Recreation

We have beautiful parks and unique recreation opportunities!

Municipal Golf Course

Little Falls is a city of hills, and the Municipal Golf Course rests atop the highest, offering rolling fairways, magnificent greens, beautiful flowers and evergreens, and a stunning view of the valley below. It is the only municipally-owned golf course in the area, which allows us to keep membership and green fees very affordable. 

The signature hole is number five. A par four that funnels into a tight landing area, with out of bounds on either side. Players must lay up and play safe, leaving a long second shot to the green, or opt to drive long and straight, leaving a short approach to the green.

Summer Parks Program

The City has a seven-week, supervised recreation program that uses local parks and playgrounds. Special field trips are held weekly. All programs are free of charge and normally run from the last week of June through the second week of August.

Please contact the City Clerk’s office at 315-574-5246 with any questions and to sign up.

Ice Skating at Monroe Field

Each year, the City plans on having the ice skating rink on Monroe Street in operation by the 1st of January.

The plan is to have the rink open all day long starting on New Year’s Eve, with the lights on from 5 – 9 pm each day. The City has music and skates as well.

As soon as it turns colder, they start spraying the base, which takes a couple of nights to form.

Rock Climbing at Moss Island

Climbers from around the world come to Little Falls. They say, “If you can climb here, you can basically climb anywhere. It’s hard climbing. There are only about six easy climbs.” They rank the difficulty of climbs with numbers on a scale up to 15. Most of the climbs on Moss Island are from 5-8 to 5-10. They are top roped, but some of them are underrated.

One of the most famous female climbers in the world, Lynn Hill, has climbed Moss Island. Hill earned the title of a living legend in 1993 when she became the first person, male or female to free climb what is known as the nose on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Canal Harbor and Rotary Park

The City of Little Falls and the New York State Canal Corporation operate Canal Harbor and Rotary Park. 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. Hours are 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.

Veterans Memorial Park

A beautiful park overlooking the city on Burwell Street, with facilities for a variety of sports and activities. The complex consists of a baseball field, a lighted softball field, a modified field for youth, a little league field, two basketball courts, and four tennis courts. The complex is open to the public May through November, weather permitting. Seasonal night lighting is provided.

Moreland Park

Moreland Park is one of many picturesque parks located in the City of Little Falls. This park, located on the northeast part of Little Falls, has incredible views of the entire city below. Surrounded by woods, the park includes a nature walking trail easily accessible for anyone to enjoy; a large pavilion with a refrigerator, sink, grill, and picnic tables that can accommodate up to 110 people for large parties; a cookhouse with two large fireplaces, a grill, and two picnic tables; restrooms that are handicapped-accessible and have a baby changing station; a playground area with swings, slides and a small basketball court for children to enjoy; numerous picnic tables and cooking grills throughout the park for anyone to enjoy a cookout. Parking is also available.

Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail

The Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail runs right through Little Falls along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. 

It is accessible for all types of bikes, including recumbents and hand cycles. The trail is accessible to people with mobility challenges and meets Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.

Off-road Empire State Trail sections are 10-12 feet wide with a paved asphalt or stonedust surface (stonedust is compacted, finely-ground material that provides a stable trail surface).

Fun & Entertainment

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