We are suckers for these little museums that have all the towns' memorabilia and trinkets and try to make interesting displays from stuff that happened locally many years ago. This old Victorian mansion on Main Street in Old Forge opened its doors and welcomed us.This museum is an old restored home with several rooms of stuff. It is called the...more
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Route 28, Old Forge, New York, 13420, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
The motel was in the process of renovating so there were some unusual smells like paint and cleaners...more
4920 NYS Rt 28, Fourth Lake, Old Forge, New York, 13420, United States
Good for: Families
This is a regular stop for people visiting the Old Forge area. It is cozy, friendly, family-oriented. Comfortable seating (tables and booths) with simple, rustic decorations and a staff that is genuinely pleased to have you there. It is very Adirondackish.The prime rib is delicious and they cook it medium well on the outside with crispy fats and...more
You should not enter this store if you are on a diet or if you are hungry. In the first case you will be paying Weight Watchers when you get home, in the second case you will way overspend.If it is a product with candy or sugar in the name then you'll find it in this friendly little shop.Jelly beans, caramel corn, suckers, gum, lick-em-sticks,...more
AWSOME food, great staff, friendly locals. Durring the winter there are many specials, monday night spagattie for 2.99, free taco tuesdays, 15cent wing night wendsdays (Many local's and high schoolers and returning college students there, kind of a after school gathering.) All the locals there are really nice and will answer all questions unless...more
Tee shirts, pens, flags, coffee mugs (and fresh roast coffee in the bag), etched glasses, refrigerator magnets, table cozies, and much more all with emblems of Old Forge area sights.
This little store has all the memorabilia you could ever want to help you remember your trip up route 28 or as a gift to please someone you left back home. The prices aren't too cheap but it is just about the only all-in-one souvenir shop in the area. Besides you are on vacation and this is no time to be a penny pincher.
The staff is great and they do not mind if you handle the merchandise (but you buy what you break). The store policy is "a fun place to shop". Come on in and you'll enjoy yourself for an hour or so.
In September and October, for four or five Saturdays during those months, the craft guilds of the Herkimer County have a show of local and state talent in various art forms. The handcrafted items are judged for value and some items are put on sale. You can see all the crafts and talk to the budding artisans. Two people from the Rochester, NY (my home city) area have been at these events in the past.
The venue is the Park Avenue Building and the time is 10am to 4pm. There is a fee of $2 (which goes to a local charity) to gain admission and then you can spend as little or as much as you wish on the items for sale. The art forms include fabrics (like quilts), jewelry, glass pieces, wood-working, paintings and sculptures, metal art forms, handmade musical instruments.
To find out which Saturdays this year will be the ones on which the craft show occurs, use the website below and go to the calendar sections of September and October.
to get there:
Park Avenue Building
Park Avenue just south of the Crosby Blvd intersection
There are no sex offenders registered for anywhere in the Old Forge vicinity. Old Forge itself rates an "extremely low risk" on the crime statistics chart. There have been no murders in five years on record. Minor crimes (public disturbance, speeding, shoplifting) occur infrequently and generally have no direct effect on tourists.My wife and I, my...more
DO NOT go on any lakes during the winter until about the end of january early february they are not fully frozen until about then, ask around to the locals and see what they say, the lakes can be alot of fun but several people a year fall through, make sure you have self rescue equipment and know what to do if oyu do fall throughmore
Luggage and bags:
Even in the middle of the summer when nearby temperatures are in the 80s, the mountain areas near the lakes can still get chilly in the late evening and early morning hours.
So if you like taking an early walk, be sure to bring along a sweater or light jacket. You can always tie it around your waist after you have had your morning warmup.
When you are out in the boondocks for a family vacation it is sometimes difficult to locate places of worship on the weekends.
Hopefully these locations will serve you well.
CATHOLIC... St. Bartholemew... Park Ave at Crosby Blvd... 315-369-3554
CATHOLIC... St. Anthony... 189 Park Avenue(route 28)... 315-369-3554
EPISCOPAL... Church of Transfiguration...
INTERDENOMINATIONAL... Big Moose Chapel... Big Moose Road...
LUTHERAN... St. Olafs Chapel... South Shore Road
PRESBYTERIAN... Niccolls Memorial Church... 228 Crosby Blvd... 315-369-3475