Summer Destinations: Adirondacks

May 21, 2015

There are many great destinations for summer fun in the Adirondacks, including:

Gallery 3040

Fine art and more in the center of Old Forge.  Specializing in handmade goods, Gallery 3040 has a wide variety of unique gifts and fine art. This family operated gallery and boutique showcases a wide variety of jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, paintings, photography and more. Fun and friendly, the gallery hosts several artist receptions, craft parties, trunk shows and special events every month. Stop and say hello, and browse a curated mix of interesting goods from the Adirondacks and around the world. Something for every price range. The gallery also provides a full-service custom framing shop.

Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns is a family fun destination located in scenic Schoharie County, and the second most-visited natural attraction in the state of New York! The largest show cave in the northeast, Howe Caverns has been in operation since 1842. The main attraction is a living limestone cave, carved  by an underground river over the course of millions of years. It's located 156 feet below the Earth's surface (that's 15 stories). Learn the story of Lester Howe's discovery and experience a boat ride on the underground Lake of Venus. Specialty tours are available with advance reservations. Pan for your own semi-precious gems and fossils in the Gem & Mining Building or sample homemade fudge -- all at Howe Caverns!

Little Falls Cheese Festival

Enjoy the Little Falls Cheese Festival this summer -- New York state's premier gathering of cheesemakers. The festival showcases New York's artisan chesemakers and gourmet food producers and to celebrate the historical roots of Little Falls. It features over 120 different cheeses, gourmet foods, live entertainment and historic tours. Get in on the fun in Little Falls on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old Forge

Old Forge, the southwestern threshold of the Adirondack Park, has served as base camp for central New York travelers since the 1930s. Renowned as the paddling capital of the Adirondacks and snowmobile capital of the east, Old Forge is closely attuned to its natural resources year-round. Whether splashing through the water park, cruising the lakes, paddling the rivers, riding the Adirondack Scenic Railroad or visiting VIEW -- the largest arts center in the Adirondacks -- Old Forge has it all.

Old Forge Hardware

For over a century, Old Forge Hardware has been serving residents and visitors. The locally owned store is open 361 days during the year and carries merchandise to fit the changing seasons. In addition to an extensive hardware selection, they have departments for a variety of interests such as hiking, camping, fishing, cooking, reading, gardening, toys, pets, gourmet foods, clothing and accessories, along with the traditional Adirondack souvenir to create a long lasting memory. There is something for everyone. Located in the heart of Old Forge at the “busy corner,” Old Forge Hardware is The Adirondacks’ most general store.