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Rockclimbers Paradise
2 reviews
· Little Falls, New York
25 acres
8 sites
8 Tent
This scenic land in the historic Mohawk Valley was once home to the Dolgeville Branch Railroad which ran from Little Falls to Dolgeville and was a light-gauge rail line which ran its last ride in the 1960's and is also home to the only lake in the City of Little Falls, Green Lake which abounds with bullhead, small rockbass, turtles and wild fowl of all kinds. Learn more about this land: Camping with a mile-long nature trail that follows the course of the old Dolgeville/LIttle Falls Railroad Line. Parking available, firewood is on property for foraging and streams with cool water and a few waterfalls to soak under after a hot day. Best rock-climbing from the Gunks to Albany with renowned climbs such as The Wind Wall and the Diehidrals, a sheer face with bolts and runs already set up by pros from our area. Bicycling and bushwacking road and trail. Historic rockcuts form the 1800's through beautiful wooded trail and an antique Rock-crusher with works of art inside.
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Little Falls, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mike L.Joined in September 2017
2 ratings · 2 reviews
William S.recommends
October 27, 2021
Rockcrusher Heaven
Simple place, perfect for what i was looking for. Mike was helpful.
Tom C.recommends
August 4, 2019
Rockcrusher Heaven
Trains, zero-frills camping (+/- ?)
Mike has a long, narrow stretch of property, with high and low portions and a sizable cliff in between. My criteria were having a place to plop down near Little Falls, and to be able to watch trains from my campsite. Mike's property borders the CSX main line across central New York, and there are easily 50+ trains through Little Falls daily. For me, that's a plus. There is a small, narrow lake in the lower section, and going up the old railroad grade (which required some bushwhacking) to the old rock crusher was interesting. Lock 17, the greatest lift lock on the Erie Canal, is nearby and a fun place to check out, especially if boats are locking through. The Erie Canalway Trail across New York state runs through Little Falls; I took the opportunity to explore this east to Canajoharie. For those people interested in rock climbing, Moss Island has some nice routes, as well as a few sites on Mike's land. As far as camping, it's exactly zero frills, which was fine with me. It can take some time to find a good spot to pitch a tent as the woods were rather thick in most areas. A small tent (backpacking tent) was OK, but I didn't see a spot suitable for a larger tent with area to spread out. There are no established campsites yet, but it wasn't too tough to find a spot. For those who want a drive-up site, or a larger site, this probably isn't the spot for you. If you're solo, and happen to like trains, it fits the bill. Town (and grocery store / restaurants) is two minutes away. Clearing a couple of established sites would be a big improvement, and the old railroad grade to the rock crusher (very cool) could be kept up. Granted, this was in the middle of summer when greenery goes crazy - other seasons may be better. The Little Falls water treatment plant is nearby, but there weren't really any unpleasant notes in the breeze during my stay. All in all, if you don't mind a no-frills, primitive campsite where you can watch the trains go by all day, this can work for you.
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