Saturday, June 15, 2013

Launching from Old Forge

Old Forge; Adirondack Base Camp... it means different things to different people, and Old Forge appeals to all of them. Arrive, unpack, relax, enjoy. 

Like these folks who were cruising Main Street in the Classic Car Show Parade last evening. The rolling display kicked off the annual Father's Day weekend show, going on right now at the Hiltebrandt Rec Center on North Street.
Phillip Pepper cruises in front of Sisters Bistro
Vintage autos on vintage Main Street

This morning, people enjoyed the Camp Mark VII 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk from the Lakefront to the Moose River.
Runners finish on Old Forge Pond Lakefront

Young runners pass Hemmer's Cottage

Tomorrow, June 16th is Leap Day... happens every year on Fathers Day. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Fathers Day Frog Jumping Contest. Mark Twain would be proud. (He said,"Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to.") The little web-footed athletes are the stars, aided by their young trainers, and the dads share the spotlight in the Ugly Tie Contest. Considered hokey by a few, celebrated as pure small-town fun by most, it's just a goofy good time for all.

Old Forge is a vacation base. From here, enjoy everything the Adirondacks have to offer, both nearby and throughout the Park... it's all within easy reach.

Now that we've launched our blog, we'll focus on the wide variety of things that make up our Adirondack personality, and the operative part of that word is personal. Folks are only strangers here when they first arrive.