Profile for Old Forge, New York, NY
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Known as the souvenir capital of the Adirondacks
Old Forge is in Herkimer County, in the Utica-Rome metro area.
The latitude of Old Forge is 43.71N. The longitude is -74.974W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,736 feet.
Local festivals include:
- Adirondack Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
- Winter Carnival & Snowflake Derby - Feb. 9-11, 2007
- Fox Family Bluegrass Festival - Aug. 9-12, 2007
- Adirondack Polka Festival - May 26-27, 2007
- Moose River Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
- Snodeo - Dec. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Old Forge web sites and events links in the sections below.
Old Forge attractions: Enchanted Forest, long snowmobile trails
Historic sites and museums: Forest Industries Exhibit Hall, Goodsell Memorial Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Record low: The state's lowest temperature on record was reported here on Feb. 18, 1979, at -52 degrees
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- Winter Carnival & Snowflake Derby - F
- Moose River Festival - O
- Fox Family Bluegrass Festival - A
- Snodeo - D
- Adirondack Polka Festival - M
- Adirondack Oktoberfest - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Libraries in Old Forge include Old Forge Library ... View libraries
Herkimer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Old Forge political report.
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