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Winter break causes tourism to skyrocket in Old Forge

Tourism in Old Forge expected to skyrocket as many school winter breaks begin in the Mohawk Valley.

Posted: Feb. 17, 2019 6:15 PM

OLD FORGE, N.Y - As many schools in the Mohawks Valley begin their winter break. Tourism in Old Forge skyrockets.

Mccauley mountain was filled with skiers. The lines to the chair lifts were long and the ski lodge was packed.

One of the many families on the mountain were the McCarthy's. Their family has been coming to the mountain during winter break for years.

"It's a generational thing, it's a tradition, and we love that they can just ski and we don't have to worry," said Ursula McCarthy.

"Every year we come skiing for winter vacation, its very fun, they've got nice trails here and our family gets together every year and comes here," said Robert Conklin.

It wasn't just the ski slopes that were busy. The snowmobile trails were packed with riders taking advantage of the fresh snow and sunny weather.

No matter what your plans are for winter break, Tourism Director Mike Farmer says Old Forge has something for everybody.

"We've got plenty of snow, its an hour from the Mohawk valley. We're the Mohawk Valley's back yard for recreation. We invite all the folks up here because that's what we do, we treat folks to a great time," says Farmer. 

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