Getting on the River
Want to paddle on the river but didn’t bring a boat? No worries. Contact Shirley Mae’s Outfitters (61 1st Ave. NE; 320.414.0382) and they can set you up with anything from a quick paddle to an overnight trip in a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard; shuttle service is available.
Guides lead tours through the mansions built for the Charles Weyerhaeuser and Drew Musser families at the Linden Hill Historic Mansions (608 Highland Ave.; 320.616.5580). Tours are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day (W, Th, F at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.).
You can also tour the Burton-Rosenmeier House (606 1st St. SE); the Classical Revival house was built in the early 1900s—with an abundance of porches—and has been home to 2 prominent local families. Today it serves as the home of the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Little Falls has put together a well-documented walking/driving tour around the historic core of the city.
**Little Falls is covered in three book: Small Town Pleasures, the Headwaters Region Guide, and Road Tripping Along the Great River Road, Vol. 1. Click the links above for more. Disclosure: This website may be compensated for linking to other sites or for sales of products we link to.
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A Song for Little Falls
Little Falls by Michael Shynes (2017)