Old Forge is a small community in the town of Webb, with a population of 756. The area was first owned by a family in 1798, who attempted to use it for farming. It then served as a village until 1933, when it dissolved and became an unincorporated community. Today, Old Forge’s proximity to the Adirondack Mountains, as well as its high volume of snowfall each year, make it a great destination for year round outdoor recreation.
The Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the largest water park in New York. It features over 50 rides, as well as a circus show and a barnyard. It’s suitable for visitors of all ages, including parents.
Old Forge, situated in the valley of the Adirondacks, makes it a great destination to enjoy the mountains. Nearby Bald Mountain is a great hike for all skill levels, featuring well-marked trails and panoramic views at the top. In the summer, take a chairlift to the top of McCauley Mountain and take in the views of surrounding lakes and mountain ranges. In the winter, McCauley Mountain is a ski resort with twenty one slopes.
Artistic types will enjoy all of the creativity at View, a multi-arts center full of galleries and shopping opportunities. Many events are hosted here, such as the Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts, that keep the arts relevant in Old Forge.
Two and a half hours away, the Adirondack Mountains are home to a wide variety of activities. There are numerous opportunities for hiking, skiing, and backpacking in this rugged wilderness. However, if outdoor recreation isn’t up your alley, there are many other options. Browse art galleries and try some of the gourmet meals prepared at local restaurants. Drive one of the many Scenic Byways to explore the Adirondacks at your own pace.
Saratoga Springs, two hours from Old Forge, is a historical town with lots to do. Visit the Saratoga Casino Hotel, which features over 1,700 slot machines and a horse racing track. Several museums honor Saratoga Springs’ history as a sacred Mohawk Native American area as well as its significance in the Revolutionary War. Take a stroll through Congress Park for a peaceful afternoon.
Visit the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. The location of the “miracle on ice,” Team USA’s historic defeat of the Soviet Union’s ice hockey team, happened in this town 2 hours from Old Forge. Visit the Olympic Museum, or take in panoramic views at the Olympic Ski Jump Complex. In the summer, you can kayak or swim in the bright, blue lake.
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The nearest airport to Old Forge is Watertown International Airport, which is 75 miles away. Highway 28 runs through this community, allowing drivers to reach this small community in the car.
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