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Go Where the Locals Go!

Go Where the Locals Go!

Ever wonder where the people go who experience living in the Adirondacks year-round? Here are our top tips on where locals go! Check out these spots, and say “hello” to our hometown folks:

For food, locals love everything from fast to fancy:

Adirondack Pizzeria – Locals favorite pizza in town, also known as the “Arcade“. You can catch all of the local kids, families, parents, and even town cops stopping here to eat on their lunch breaks! The Arcade has the best-tasting pizza in town! People wait all year long for the summer season to go get a slice of Arcade pizza.

ADK PizzaADK Pizza

Benny’s Ice Cream – Great for outdoor seating to watch the cars go by. Benny’s is also conveniently located next to the best miniature golf course in town! Find the locals stopping by here with family and friends for Benny’s famous flavor blasters and razzles!


Slickers – Best known for their famous French Dips a local favorite. Also, try their alcoholic beverage “Bush Wackers”. The locals love them. Many claim that Slickers also has the best wings in town!


Frankie’s Taste of Italy – Fine Italian dining! You can catch the locals there for any birthday or special event dinner.

Frankie's Taste of Italy - Old Forge, NYFrankie's Taste Of Italy

Ozzie’s Coffee Bar – Perfect place for a coffee and latte with nice outdoor seating.

Ozzie's Coffee

For leisurely recreation, come and hang out at:

Mountainman Outdoor Supply – Where you can find local groups traveling together down the moose river. Stop and tan, eat and hang out at all of the available sandy beaches.

Mountain Outdoor Supply

Second Lake – The best lake for swimming and linking up boats with friends!

It has the least amount of wind and waves and is great for sunbathing! Second Lake is also great to try out any water sport! The best time you can find the locals Waterskiing is early in the morning or late afternoon when the water is glass. Learn from the locals!

Second Lake Adirondacks

The Strand Theatre – Old Forge’s hometown movie theatre – showing first run, family friendly movies! The Strand Theatre is the best place to go on a rainy day! They have great ticket prices for new movies, amazing buttery popcorn, and all the candy you can think of!

Strand Theatre - Old Forge, NY

It’s summer, it’s hot, here’s where locals take a dip:

Green Bridge – Great swimming and fishing can be found at Green Bridge.

Green Bridge - Old Forge, NY

Second Lake Treasure Island – Park your boat on the sandbar and jump in! This Island is great for a day with the whole family! Come park your boat and take a swing of the rope swing!

Lock and Dam – Grab your friends and take a walk down this mile-long trail. Go for a dip at the end or have a campfire!

Rocky or Bald Mountain – Out two most popular mountains! They are both great for a quick hike with friends. If you’ve lived here all your life, you can basically walk these paths in your sleep. There is no way of getting lost with a local around.

Bald Mountain Top ADK

Come, sit and have a beer with the locals, you’ll no doubt hear some great stories:

Fulton Chain Craft Brewery – Old Forge’s local Brewery featuring delicious local beers!

Fulton Chain Craft Brewery

Daiker’s Inn – Conveniently located right on the lake! Pull up by boat and have lunch or a drink with friends.

Daiker's Inn

Back Door Bar –  Good drinks, great tunes, and delicious food! This is a local favorite- insider tip- try the Mac & Cheese Bites!

Back Door Bar - Old Forge, NY

Screamin’ Eagle/Matt’s Draft House in Inlet – With over 50 drafts to choose from including domestics and craft beers the variety is almost endless! Top that off with a delicious pizza and “Better than Buffalo” wings and you can see why this is a local favorite! 

Matt's Drafthouse or Screamin' Eagle - Inlet, NY

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