Established in 1850, the Village of Holley is a friendly and picturesque village by the Erie Canal with a rich history and a bright future.
This canal port village was settled in 1812 and named in honor of Major Myron Holley, Canal Commissioner from 1816-1824. It became a local trading center on the canal and railroad, servicing the surrounding agricultural communities.
A main attraction is Holley Falls, a 35' classic cascade of red Medina Sandstone surrounded on each side by lush wooded landscape. Overflow water from the Erie Canal empties into the East Branch of Sandy Creek, which eventually makes its way to Lake Ontario. The park has a picnic pavilion, picturesque bridge and hiking trail to Holley Canal Park.
The Holley Canal Park is a port to both boaters and cyclists exploring the Erie Canal trails. It's replete with a gazebo, picnic benches, restrooms and hiking trails to Holley Falls. It's a beautiful setting for the Friday night summer concert series and the annual June Fest held the first Saturday of June.