Dolgeville and Little Falls, in Herkimer County. Dolgeville and Little Falls offer charm, amenities and recreational opportunities. Within 2 hours are Thousand Island Seaway, Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Lake Champlain and much more! Dolgeville and Little Falls, in Herkimer County. Dolgeville is served by State Highways 29, 83, 120 and 148, and I-90. Little Falls is served by State Highways 5 and 170.
The beauty and bounty of Herkimer County's natural resources have been central to its unique place in American history. Herkimer County and the Mohawk Valley are steeped in history echoing back to the early French, English and Palatine German settlers. The Erie Canal, the State's oldest man-made trade route, winds through the valley and offers numerous locks worth visiting. Many towns and valleys have historical societies and buildings, including the Herkimer County Historical Society in Herkimer, preserving the past.
This community is itself a medley of smaller, individual communities with the shared mission of maintaining a high quality of life for its citizens and visitors. Diamond hunting is a great family activity in Herkimer County. Herkimer County is known for producing extremely clear quartz crystals, shipped all over as Herkimer diamonds. World famous "Herkimer diamonds" are beautifully doubly terminated quartz crystals already faceted by nature.
Agriculture forms the leading pursuit. The hilly character of the surface particularly adapts this county to pasturage; and dairying has long been the leading branch of industry. At Little Falls, and a few other localities, considerable manufacturing takes place.
Regional activities include boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping, biking, golfing, white water rafting and snow sports. The Fulton Chain of Lakes has over 12 miles of continuous lake travel. Canoeing, kayaking and rafting are also part of the many water sports. Lakes, streams and rivers abound with native fish. West Canada Creek is considered to be one of the best trout fishing streams in the state. Brook and lake trout, bullheads, whitefish, large and small bass, perch and sunfish are plentiful. Deer, bear, rabbit, fox, beaver, wild turkey, pheasant and grouse provide hunters a challenge. There are 40+ area golf courses, more than 6 driving ranges and around 15 miniature golf courses.
Nearby attractions include Remington Arms Gun Museum, Salisbury Covered Bridge, Erie Canal Locks 17 and 18 and Hinckley Reservoir. Within an hour are Turning Stone Casino, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Boxing Hall of Fame, FX Matt Brewery, Fort Stanwix, Erie Canal Village, Adirondack Scenic Railroad, NY State Fairgrounds, Vernon Downs and more. The Enchanted Forest/Water Safari is New York's largest water theme park with numerous water rides, petting zoo, circus shows and more.