Seniors Seek Fun In Tiny Forestport

Unknown Seniors traveling in upstate of New York will find Forestport in the northeast corner of Oneida County. The northern part of the town is in the Adirondack Park. Forestport was created from the Town of Remsen in 1869. The Black River adds beautiful scenery with many places to shoot great photos, so bring along extra memory chips for your camera.

TripAdvisor finds that there are a few attractions that senior visitors will find of interest. They include a couple of bars: The Wigwam Tavern and Scooter’s.  So you will be able to be “refreshed” locally. Actually, there are 8 restaurants to choose from, so you won’t go away hungry.


There is lots of great scenery surrounding Forestport including the local dam, the Kayata Lake Campground and great Adirondack scenic views. Otter Lake, White Lake and Little Long Lake are popular and senior visitors can enjoy boating and fishing on the lakes.

Seniors Snag Adirondack Air

The North Country Trail runs from Booneville to Forestport. Senior hikers, it makes for a great hike and for some good Adirondack fresh air. Mohawk Valley is always popular with visitors in Upstate New York.


Senior visitors can enjoy shopping at Griffiths Antiques where the owners have been actively selling antiques for the past 15 years. They are continually searching for 18th and 19th century antiques at affordable prices.

In the past, logging was a main source of revenue with the ready supply of huge trees. Me, I’d pack a picnic and find a spot close to Black River Dam to enjoy the fresh Adirondack air and sound of the water pouring over the dam.


So pack your bags and drop by Forestport. Take in some of the local events like the Forestport Triathlon, Old Forestport Days,  Sink-A-Boat Fundraiser and Annual Slow Pitch Softball Games.

The Woodgate Library can update you on activities such as the restoration of the Woodgate Train Station.

Enjoy your stop and the amenities of this small Upstate New York town. -jeb

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