Old Forge Travel Guide

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Old Forge Things to Do

  • Strand Theater

    Centrally located on Route 28 the Strand is a throwback to the cinemas of decades ago. The classic facade is apparently on a registry of historic places. Until recently, it had not gone digital and still used film in its four small theaters with total occupancy of about 700. And if one has the time ( we didn't ) the owners have accumulated a small...

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  • Old Forge Activities

    Images 1,2 - The Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the largest theme park in the state of New York, over 60 acres with 50 rides and attractions including 32 water rides, amusement park classics, and a small circus, costumed characters, and of course food. Intended for a multiple hour stay, all inclusive tickets run $35-40 with free parking. I did...

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  • The Lakes

    In a land of lakes and ponds, the Fulton Chain of Lakes is the most famous - but they are all scenic. They are named for Stephen Fulton, inventor of the steamboat, who dreamed of connecting all by a steamboat capable channel. The chain begins at the dam for the Lake at Old Forge and extends east almost all the way to Raquette Lake, 16 miles. They...

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Old Forge Restaurants

  • The Ultimate Jekyll and Hyde Experience

    This upscale restaurant is set in an older house on the main street of Old Forge in the center of the touristic district, street parking. On making a Saturday afternoon reservation for later in the evening, we were informed that the restaurant offered a small plates menu. Despite noting that we were familiar with the concept, we were given a...

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  • Quality Dining in an Old Classic

    Scattered along the highways and back roads of the Adirondacks are large roadside houses converted into masculine-oriented restaurants, the Seventh Lake House among the best and most famous. Offering a view of the eponymous lake from a canopied porch, decor is dark and masculine with a classic old style bar and formal settings. And of course an...

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  • old time favorites

    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...

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  • dieters beware

    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,...

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  • AWSOME FOOOOOOD

    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...

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  • DO NOT GET ANY CHICKEN

    Am a local and have eaten there many times, ok food nothing to rave about. very expensive and everytime i go there somebody complains about the chicken, my Mother got food poisening from the chicken once and is usually not cooked all the way through, everything else is ok though from my knowlege. Duck is VERY good and recomended Duck is very good...

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Old Forge Shopping

  • Best Candy Store in Old Forge

    The Candy Cottage has been owner owned and operated for almost 15 years, turning out homemade fudges, chocolates, candy apples, and other classic candies. Also, they have a machine for fresh donuts in operation. Samples of everything are available. A selection of Old Forge souvenirs lines the walls opposite the candy counter. Reviews can be found...

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  • place to get your memory tokens

    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...

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Old Forge Local Customs

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    fabric art form, quilts 3 more images

    by davecallahan Updated Sep 19, 2007

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    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

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Old Forge Warnings and Dangers

  • very safe place to visit

    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...

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  • LAKES IN WINTER

    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 through

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Old Forge What to Pack

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    something to keep you warm

    by davecallahan Updated Oct 25, 2007

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    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.

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Old Forge Favorites

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    by davecallahan Updated Sep 19, 2007

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    Favorite thing: 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...
    315-357-2622
    LUTHERAN... St. Olafs Chapel... South Shore Road
    PRESBYTERIAN... Niccolls Memorial Church... 228 Crosby Blvd... 315-369-3475

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