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Old Forge is a village of about 750 people (2010) in the Adirondacks. As one of the western gateway communities of the Adirondack Park, Old Forge forms an extensive business district, primarily directed at tourism especially during the summer months.


Old Forge souvenir village in 1973

Old Forge is a formerly-incorporated village in the southwestern corner of Adirondack Park, serving as point of entry to the park from a large area of Central New York. An Adirondack ski resort known for its lake-effect snow, the tiny village holds one of the records for the lowest winter temperatures in New York, at -52 °F (-46 °C) on February 17, 1979.

Get in[edit]

Map of Old Forge

  • From Herkimer, take NY 28 northbound.
  • To pick up NY 28 from Utica-Rome use NY 12 northbound (from Utica and I-90) or NY 365 (Rome).

Get around[edit]

A car would be the best way to get around, but there are scenic railroad rides and cruises for seeing the area in depth.

By boat[edit]

By train[edit]

By snowmobile[edit]

  • Towns of Webb & Inlet Snowmobile Trail, 3140 State Route 28 (visitors' info centre). Network of groomed scenic trails open early December to April Fool's Day (weather permitting); permits available at visitor's info (+1-877-OLDFORGE) and other locations. Trails connect to the Central NY regional network. $45-80/snowmobile permit.


  • Goodsell Museum, 2993 Main St, +1 315 369-3838. Tu-Sa 10AM-3PM. Local history museum in listed heritage house; various books and reprints of old maps for sale by the town's historical society.


  • 1 Enchanted Forest Water Safari, 3183 State Route 28, +1 315 369-6145. A major amusement park and water park destination in New York. Calypso's Cove Family Fun Center adjacent; the same company also operates an inn and a campground. $30/person. Enchanted Forest Water Safari (Q5375366) on Wikidata Enchanted Forest Water Safari on Wikipedia
  • 2 Experience Old Forge. - located in Old Forge
  • 3 McCauley Mountain Ski Area, +1 315 369-3225. Alpine ski hill, Last Run Café (+1 315 369-2551, winter only) and ski shop (instruction, rentals) (+1 315 369-3144). McCauley Mountain offers a 633 foot vertical drop, 21 ski trails, one double chairlift, two T-bar and two rope tows. In summer, the chairlifts operate for sightseers daily (except W) 9:30AM-4:30PM mid-June to Labor Day and F-Su until Columbus Day ($5/person, $4 for ages 6-16 and over 65, children age 5 and under free.) McCauley Mountain (Q6800245) on Wikidata McCauley Mountain (New York) on Wikipedia
  • The western terminus of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail is found near Old Forge. The water trail continues on for approximately 700 miles to the eastern terminal in Fort Kent, Maine. The route runs through public and private lands. It is based on routes once used by Native Americans and pioneers and is the longest water trail in the United States.


  • Mountainman Outdoor Gear, 2839 NY State Route 28, +1 315 369-2300. Outdoors clothing and equipment, paddlesports shop (+1 315 369-6672). Moose River trips and boat rentals operate from Clark Avenue (+1 315 369-6670) and there's another set of locations in Saratoga Springs.


Old Forge is known for its unique style of rectangular Pizza.





Go next[edit]

Routes through Old Forge
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