Old Forge region sits within the boundaries of Hamilton and Herkimer counties and once held a record for the lowest winter temperatures in New York State (-52°F (-46°C) in 1979). Apparently the weather is significantly milder nowadays and the region is a renowned summer and winter destination alike.
Great Camp Sagamore is one of the several historic Great Camps of the Adirondacks, and a wilderness estate of the Vanderbilt family for many years. This was a place where the richest families in America could relax, party, and get a feeling of returning to nature. Get a flair of history with interpretive tours, or vacation in style in the very luxurious compound of Camp Sagamore (they do offer accommodations from May to October).
Arts Guild of Old Forge hosts multiple workshops and crafts classes for kids, public performances, lectures, and many more activities for personal enrichment and enjoyment. It is also a space for artists and performers to network, refine their skills and share their talents.
Hop on Adirondack Scenic Railroad from its depot at Thendara for a fun-filled ride over beautiful scenery. Spend a day of carefree splashing at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari – New York’s largest water theme park of 50 rides and attractions, including 32 fun water slides.