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Old Forge

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Old Forge is a hamlet (and census-designated place) on New York State Route 28 in the town of Webb in Herkimer County, New York. Old Forge was formerly a village that dissolved its incorporation, but it remains the principal community in the region. Old Forge forms an extensive business district, primarily directed at tourism especially during the summer months. The local school is the Town of Webb UFSD, a K-12 institution with the Eskimo as their mascot. Old Forge often records the lowest winter temperatures in New York. On February 17, 1979, the record low temperature for New York was set in Old Forge at -52 °F (-46 °C).AttractionsEnchanted Forest Water Safari is New York's largest water theme park. It has 50 rides and attractions, including 32 water slides, as well as shops, restaurants, photographers, and a circus show.The Goodsell House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.Many peaks can be seen from the village, including McCauley Mountain, home of McCauley Mountain Ski Resort. With a 633 foot vertical drop, McCauley also boasts 21 ski trails of 3,000-5,000 ft, one double chairlift, two T-bar and two rope tows. As Old Forge is frequently affected by lake effect snow, and with 65% snowmaking capabilities, McCauley averages a base of 120+ inches and 105 days of skiing.
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