Little Falls is the site of a narrow gorge where the Mohawk River drops over 40 feet. Four locks provided a route for the old Erie Canal. Today, Lock 17 is the largest lock on the new Erie Canal. It is one of the tallest lift locks in the world.
The East Canada Creek is a major tributary of the Mohawk River and helps form the Mohawk River Watershed.
Named after the village’s founder, Judge William Cooper (the father of James Fenimore Cooper), Cooperstown is today home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum.