Sunny weather brings tourism to Old Forge

The rain clouds seemed to have temporarily parted ways with the Mohawk Valley. Old Forge saw an influx of tourists as the area saw warm sunny weather.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 7:23 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2019 10:52 AM

OLD FORGE, N.Y - The rain clouds seemed to have temporarily parted ways with the Mohawk Valley. Old Forge saw an influx of tourists as the area saw warm sunny weather.

The Water Safari parking lot was filled today as tourists cooled off at the water park. One of those people was Kevin Hasselwander, who was visiting the area with his friends. He said Old Forge gave him the break that he needed.

"We are here for my best friend's daughter's birthday, It's so nice to be able to get out of the office for a while and be in the sun. And especially for the price, you can't beat it," said Hasselwander.

Tourism Director Mike Farmer said that the level of tourism in the area has been pretty steady. Farmer says the steady flow of tourists makes a big impact on the area's economy.

"It is our economy, everything that we do here is aimed at customer service for our visiting public. But they now realize that this is their backyard. We're an hour away and its a regular, frequent, visiting spot for all of our neighbors in the Mohawk Valley," said Farmer.

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