Old Forge, NY is a tiny (population under 1,000 residents) Adirondack Mountain hamlet, but it offers a full, fun, and exciting three-day weekend of things to do, taste, enjoy, and attend.  And, yes, it is adorable.....

Old Forge (Herkimer County) is a gateway community to the Adirondacks, with NYS Rt. 28 acting as its Main Street.  In fact, almost all of the places mentioned in this gallery are on Rt. 28, and an easy walk from each other.  There is a real "Mayberry" feel to this little map dot, and it is just that which attracts thousands here each year.

Things to Do in Old Forge, NY

The population swells 5-fold every summer with vacationing families, campers, youth groups, and more coming to the massive water park, and those who just have to get a look inside what has been called "the most famous hardware store in Upstate New York."  See the list below for details.

If I had to pick one favorite from this gallery (and this writer and his family have visited Old Forge numerous times) it would be the old movie house in the downtown district.  Now a century old, the theatre has a stunning Art Deco overhanging movie marquee out front which shimmers on movie night all year long.  The interior is a marvel.  And a camera museum inside the theatre?  Check it out below.

Old Forge is the quintessential Adirondack Mountain community, set tight against one of the region's most beautiful lakes.  So, feel free to put it on your summer bucket list this year.  You won't be disappointed!

10 Not-to-be Missed Places in Old Forge, NY

Old Forge, deep in the Adirondack Mountains, is a mecca for fun seekers, vacationers, water park aficionados, campers, skiers, and just those seeking a slice of Americana like it once was. A massive old time hardware store, a "Mayberry-type" Main Street diner, a 100-year-old Art Deco movie theatre, a kid's amusement park, and so much more. Here is a quick list of 10 places to visit the next time you come to the mountains and come to beautiful Old Forge, NY.

Eight Delicious Lake Ontario Restaurants From Niagara County All the Way Up to Sackets Harbor

With nearly 300 miles of shoreline in New York State, Lake Ontario is a prime location for a waterfront restaurant. And there are dozens to choose from.

This is a list of eight great places to dine while enjoying Lake Ontario. Most are directly on the water, others are a block or two away, but all share the same bonus of lakefront dining....spectacular sunsets. You will visit elegant restaurants, some family owned restaurants that are now several generations into same family ownership, a restaurant located on an ancient U.S. military ground, a "drive-in" that sells one ton of fish a week, and a lakefront destination that opened over 150 years ago.

Each entry has a link to the restaurant. Enjoy!