A couple at old forge
A couple at old forge

Summer Weekends in Old Forge (for the Lovebirds)

Romantic Weekend

Looking for a romantic weekend away? Old Forge is more than thrills. With Water’s Edge Inn offering romance packages, it’s a great pick for those who are looking to relax and connect with nature and their loved one.

This custom itinerary is designed for love birds in mind with a sense of adventure and a love for the outdoors.

Friday

Have a date night the Old Forge way. Make reservations at Frankie’s Taste of Italy for an unforgettable romantic dinner for two and then catch a blockbuster film at the picture-perfect historic Strand Theatre.

When the sun goes down in Old Forge, the party starts. There’s plenty of bars and late-night hangout spots to keep you out till the early morning hours. If you’re into craft beer, Fulton Chain Brewery just off Rt 28 is a must go to!

Saturday

Start your Saturday with breakfast at Ozzie’s Coffee Bar for coffee house favorites and delicious locally made food!

Give your morning a different perspective of the Adirondacks with the scenic views on McCauley Mountain’s Scenic Chair Ride. From up there, you can see the historic Fulton Chain of Lakes with the high peaks rising behind it. On a clear day, Whiteface Mountain and Mount Marcy are visible on the horizon.

McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift

Cool off and get in the water with a canoe, kayak or paddleboard rental from Tickner’s. Nick’s Lake is a scenic, peaceful lake where there aren’t any motorized boats. Pack a lunch and find a spot to unwind.

(Moose River)

Get connected with nature with Adirondack Scenic Railbike Adventure. This 6-mile 1.5-hour trip takes you peddling through the untouched parts of the Adirondacks and brings you back to Thendara Station.

For the young at heart, end your day with some friendly competition. Check out Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park for arcade games, go-karts, and other fun actives that will be sure to ignite a spark. Make sure you grab an ice cream cone from Pied Piper across the street before you end your night!

Sunday

With the weekend ending, there’s still plenty to do and see in Old Forge on a Sunday. Grab an Instagram worthy treat from Dough A Deer Bakery and explore all of the shops in downtown filled with different artisan-made goods and other specialty items you can only find in Old Forge.

Looking for something indoors to do? Check out View Arts Center featuring a rotating series of art exhibits. Be sure to check their calendar, they have plenty of events and classes!

Looking for a more family-friendly trip? Check out part one here!

Insider Tips

  • Check out events coming up in Old Forge! With different events and festivals all season long, there’s sure to be one that piques your interest.
  • Make plans very early for popular weekends like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
  • Not a fan of the weekend crowds? Visit during the week!