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Old-Forge is a region of central New York located in Berkshire County. This is where many city dwellers from New York City and Boston have purchased second homes as a restful getaway destination. It is rural and peaceful in nature, yet near many modern conveniences and cultural activities. There are unlimited options for relaxation and fun in the Berkshires; seasonal festivals and fairs, theater and dance, fine dining, shopping, and antique shops galore. Recreational opportunities abound also, and include white water rafting, fishing, biking and hiking, golf, downhill and cross-country skiing. Autumn is one of the most charming times of the year to visit the Berkshires when the lush forests turn gold and crimson and local festivals such as the Apple Squeeze, Founder's Day, Berkshire Crafts Fair, Fall Foliage Festival and Tub Parade attract visitors from far and wide. The Berkshire Botanical Garden is 15 acres of beautiful gardens and landscapes that is open daily May through October, and other nearby places of interest include the Norman Rockwell Museum and Hancock Shaker Village Museum. Lodging in the Berkshires is first class with lovely bed & breakfasts, country estates, cozy cottages and modern hotels and motels from which to choose.

Surrounding areas: Brantingham Lake, New York (15.0 mi), Round Top, New York (19.0 mi), Piseco Lake, New York (29.6 mi), Sacandaga Lake, New York (31.3 mi), Cold Brook, New York (32.6 mi), Lake Bonaparte, New York (35.8 mi), Cranberry Lake, New York (36.1 mi)

Old Forge Vacation Rentals

Old Forge Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Water's Edge Inn And Conference Center1141 Eagle Bay RdOld Forge, NY (315) 369-2484
Van Aukens InneThendara, NY1.5 mi.(315) 369-3033
Wayback InnBig Moose RdEagle Bay, NY8.9 mi.(315) 357-6000
Ridge View Motor Lodge IncRR 1 Box 14MLowville, NY26.4 mi.(315) 376-2252
Ridge View Motor Lodge IncRt 1Lowville, NY26.4 mi.(315) 376-2252
Minnowbrook Conf CtrMaple Lodge RdBlue Mt Lake, NY29.1 mi.(888) 746-4148

Old Forge Weather & Climate

The weather in the Adirondack Mountains is unpredictable. The western Adirondacks can experience lake effect snowstorms as early as October, from Watertown to Old Forge and areas south. Most times, autumn is marked by warm days and crisp, cool nights. Winters are cold, cloudy and snowy, and summer days are warm and pleasant, with evenings of low humidity. In the higher elevations, summer evenings can be quite cool. Generally, there is no rainy season in the Adirondacks, but rather there are both wet and dry spells in every season. Although the weather in the Adirondacks can be variable, historically the area has not been subjected to the devastation of hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes that plague other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 25°F 2°F 4.15 in. -
February 28°F 4°F 2.96 in. -
March 37°F 15°F 3.70 in. -
April 49°F 28°F 3.69 in. -
May 63°F 40°F 4.14 in. -
June 70°F 49°F 4.14 in. -
July 74°F 53°F 4.57 in. -
August 72°F 52°F 4.52 in. -
September 64°F 44°F 5.07 in. -
October 54°F 33°F 4.33 in. -
November 41°F 24°F 4.84 in. -
December 30°F 11°F 4.28 in. -

Old Forge Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Griffiss Airpark airport (RME) located about 39 miles southwest of Old Forge in Rome, New York, the Oneida County airport (UCA) located approximately 44 miles southwest of Old Forge in Utica, New York, the Adirondack Regional airport (SLK) located roughly 60 miles northeast of Old Forge in Saranac Lake, New York, and finally the Syracuse Hancock International airport (SYR) located around 70 miles southwest of Old Forge in Syracuse, New York.

Old Forge Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Enchanted ForestOld ForgeNY 
Sherman's Amusement ParkCaroga LakeNY45.2 mi.
Sylvan BeachSylvan BeachNY51.9 mi.
Great EscapeLake GeorgeNY66.2 mi.
Magic Forest ParkLake GeorgeNY66.2 mi.
Water Parks
Enchanted Forest/Water SafariOld ForgeNY 
Water Slide WorldLake GeorgeNY66.2 mi.
Song Mountain Alpine SlideTullyNY85.0 mi.
Zoom Flume Water ParkDurhamNY99.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Thendara Golf ClubThendaraNY1.4 mi.
Inlet Golf ClubInletNY9.6 mi.
Brantingham Golf ClubBrantinghamNY15.9 mi.
Turin Highlands Golf CourseTurinNY22.6 mi.
Alder Creek Golf Course & Country InnAlder CreekNY23.5 mi.
Woodgate Pines Golf ClubBoonvilleNY23.9 mi.
Cedars Golf CourseLowvilleNY26.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Snow RidgeTurinNY22.6 mi.
Shu-maker MountainLittle FallsNY46.4 mi.
Gore MountainNorth CreekNY55.3 mi.
West MountainGlens FallsNY72.2 mi.
WhitefaceWilmingtonNY74.2 mi.
Willard MountainGreenwichNY85.6 mi.
Scotch ValleyStamfordNY91.8 mi.
Ski PlattekillRoxburyNY100.7 mi.
BromleyManchester CenterVT103.0 mi.
Ski WindhamWindhamNY103.6 mi.
Middlebury CollegeHancockVT107.4 mi.
SugarbushWarrenVT109.1 mi.
KillingtonKillingtonVT109.7 mi.
Hunter MountainHunterNY110.2 mi.
Belleayre MoutainHighmountNY110.9 mi.
StrattonStratton MountainVT111.6 mi.
Mad River GlenWaitsfieldVT112.0 mi.
Bolton Valley ResortBoltonVT113.6 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT115.9 mi.
Brodie MountainNew AshfordMA116.1 mi.
State Parks
Sand Flats State ParkNY16.8 mi. 
Whetstone Gulf State ParkNY25.3 mi. 
Boonville Gorge State ParkNY27.9 mi. 
Adirondack MuseumBlue Mountain LakeNY28.3 mi.(History)
Canajoharie Library and Art GalleryCanajoharieNY59.2 mi.(Art)
Eagle Mills Cider Co.BroadalbinNY59.6 mi.(Technology)
Charles Dickert Memorial Wildlife MuseumSaranac LakeNY59.9 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Utica ZooUticaNY44.0 mi.
Burnet Park ZooSyracuseNY74.6 mi.

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