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Summer Destinations: Adirondacks


Old Forge

Old Forge is your nearby gateway to the Adirondacks. Whether you’re relaxing by a lakeshore campfire, hiking family-friendly woodland and mountain trails, paddling lakes and rivers, or exploring by mountain bike, rail bike, or horseback, Old Forge has your adventure. Old Forge is also home to VIEW, the largest arts center in the Adirondacks, and lots of unique galleries, shops and restaurants.

View Center for Arts and Culture

View is a dynamic Center for Arts and Culture based in the Adirondack region. Throughout the year, four galleries host dozens of exhibitions ranging from local artists to international shows such as View’s signature exhibit, the "Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors." Gould Hall is a "jewel" of a performance space, with excellent acoustics and retractable stadium seats, making it ideal for concerts and theatrical productions while also accommodating major events, conferences, and weddings. In the workshop and pottery studio, skilled artisans teach a variety of classes and pass on their knowledge to everyone from experienced artists to people who just want to learn a new hobby. During the summer, View hosts "Family Drop-ins" Monday through Friday, where everyone can make a memory by working on quick artistic projects together. With year-round exhibitions, events, performances, and workshops, View has something for everyone to love.