Quality of Life

Appreciate All That is Herkimer County

Herkimer County is located in central New York State, northwest of Albany and east of Syracuse, just over an hour to each of these two cities' airports. Old Forge, a popular four season destination, is in the northern part of the county within the Adirondack Park. The Mohawk River and Erie Canal flow across the southern part of the county. Likewise, the NYS Thruway and passenger and freight railroad lines extend across the southern end of the county as well. Nearly 65,000 live in Herkimer County home, a region rich in history, blessed with family oriented communities and abundant recreation.

The Arts

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts
401 Canal Place
Little Falls, New York 13365
(315)823.0808Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts
The mission of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts is to promote and facilitate the arts for residents of the Mohawk Valley. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life by creating opportunities for learning, personal creativity, and artistic expression. Discover their many programs and classes at: http://www.mohawkvalleyarts.org/

Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 797-0000
Founded in 1919, MWPAI continues to evolve while maintaining traditions of fine art and culture. The Museum of Art features a renowned permanent collection, fascinating exhibitions and education for all ages in an International-style gallery building designed by world famous architect Philip Johnson and also in Fountain Elms, a superb Victorian-era Italianate mansion. Visit their website http://www.mwpai.org/

3273 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
View is dedicated to making the visual and performing arts an integral and accessible part of the lives of residents and visitors of the Adirondacks, inspired by and reflecting the beauty of our natural environment.  http://www.viewarts.org/

Health Care

Bassett Health Care - Little Falls Hospital
140 Burwell St, Little Falls, NY 13365
(315) 823-1000
Little Falls Hospital was founded in 1893 and is a voluntary, not-for-profit healthcare institution. Little Falls Hospital, a proud partner of The Bassett Healthcare Network, is Herkimer County's sole provider of 25 acute, swing and special care beds. Little Falls Hospital offers 24/7 Emergency Services with physicians from Bassett providing medical coverage. For more information, visit http://www.bassett.org/little-falls-hospital/

Bassett Health - Care Herkimer
321 East Albany Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 867-2700
This center provides primary and convenient care to our residents. Bassett has just undergone an expansion to this facility offering many new services. Visit their website for details. http://www.bassett.org/community-health-centers/locations/herkimer/

Bassett Health Care - Valley Health Services
690 W German St, Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-3330
Valley Health Services provides long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services. The privately-owned, not-for-profit organization provides care to a largely rural population and strictly adheres to its Vision Statement to be recognized as a premier employer and provider of adult living services, promoting optimal quality of life with regard to mind, body and spirit. More information can be found on their website at http://www.valleyhealthservices.org/

Mohawk Valley Health Care Center
99 Sixth Avenue
Ilion, NY 13357
(315) 895-4050
The mission of Mohawk Valley Health Care Center is to improve the quality of life for our Residents and those in the community through professionalism, wellness programs, innovation, and above all else service to those in our care. http://www.mohawkvalleyhcc.com/

The Mohawk Homestead
62 E Main St, Mohawk, NY 13407
(315) 866-1841
The Mohawk Homestead is an adult care residence for the elderly. They offer care and services for both respite (temporary) and long-term residents. Visit their website http://www.mohawkhomestead.org/2.html

Folts Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
104 N Washington St, Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-6964
Folts Homes offers multiple levels of care for those individuals who require assistance while still maintaining an independent and leisurely lifestyle. This care includes private apartment living in Folts Apartments and residential community living in Folts' Claxton Manor. Learn more about all of their programs at http://www.foltshomes.com

Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
755 E Monroe St. Little Falls, NY 13365
Alpine Rehabilitation & Nursing Center promotes individualized resident/family-centered care, whereby the resident and their families are our partners in providing quality health care through meaningful relationships. http://www.alpinerehab.net/patientCenteredCare.html

Higher Education

Herkimer CollegeHerkimer College
Herkimer College is a two-year unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) offering over 40 two-year associate degree programs and several one-year certificate programs. Many programs can be completed entirely online. The College's academic programs include Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Radio-TV Broadcasting, Business Administration, Music Industry, Medical Coding/Transcriptionist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Website and E-Business Development and more. More than 40 student clubs and organizations and an active student activities calendar provide endless opportunities to be involved on campus. The College's outstanding athletic program has won numerous NJCAA national championship titles and NJCAA Academic Team of the Year awards. Wehrum Stadium features a lighted synthetic grass playing field and the ability to host regional and national tournaments.
For more information, call the Admissions Office: 315-866-0300 or 1-888-GO 4-HCCC, ext. 8278 or visit: www.herkimer.edu


For the sportsman in all of us, Herkimer County offers a wide range of activites. From golfing and fishing to skiing and snowmobiling, there are plenty of ways to relax and unwind in the area!

  • Biking Trails
  • Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking
  • Marinas
  • Boat Launches
  • Fishing
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Bowling
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling


HighwaysNew York State Thruway
Herkimer County's industrial corridor is served by the New York State Thruway (1-90) in an East-West direction. Access to the Thruway, which allows tandem trailer traffic, is available at exits 29A in Little Falls, 30 in Herkimer and exit 31 in nearby Utica. Fourteen state highways and numerous inter and intra city arterials provide quick, uncontested vehicular movement. (View Herkimer County Map).

Commuter bus service is provided at many stops between Little Falls and Utica by Birnie Bus Service
1-800-734-3950 or visit their site for schedule www.birniebus.com. Access to inter and intrastate coach service via Trailways at www.trailways.com, or Greyhound at www.greyhound.com are available at Utica's Union Station (315-797-2550).

Syracuse's Hancock International Airport about an hour West of Herkimer County or Albany International Airport, about an hour east of Herkimer County offer air service to your travel destinations.

WaterErie Canal
The NYS Erie Canal serves as a direct link between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Local harbor points include Little Falls, Ilion, Frankfort, as well as Utica.

Freight service (including piggy back) is provided by CSX at its Utica terminal. Passenger service is available through Amtrak (1-800-377-6914) or http://www.amtrak.com/, also out of Utica. Both services provide direct access to all parts of North America and are within five minutes of the county line. A branch line of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway also runs through West Winfield, which is in the southern part of the county.