Sept 30: Little Falls
The warmth and friendliness of Little Falls met us at the marina. Shortly after docking we were greeted by a very enthusiastic woman named Wendy, the president of the local Rotary which sponsors the upkeep of the lovely marina. As former Rotarians, it wasn't long before we became friends and she was offering us bountiful pizza and donuts brought for the volunteer work crew busy prepping the facilities for winter.
Little Falls is described as one of the cruisers favorite sites to visit. The town has restored many of the historic buildings, carefully hiding HVac units in pergolas and renovating interiors into modern facilities with amenities. The Harbour Front Historic and Art Society has maintained walking paths with art installations, and historical areas complete with antique stores, summer concert series and Farmers market.
Once a vital port of production and manufacturing, Little Falls was one of the largest cheese producers and distributors for much of the Eastern US until refrigerated train cars were created. Over the years the town has adapted to change, switching to the production of leather works and weaving for gloves, textiles, car interiors and other products. It still hosts the major factory for Salada Teas, a Redco Foods company which also owns Red Rose Tea.
Town was beautiful with quaint shops like the family run White's bakery where massive donuts are still 25¢ each, an interesting variety of restaurants and historic buildings everywhere. There was just too much to see . . . another day was definitely in order!