This Months Feature Story

Head to Old Forge for a glimpse of the Adirondacks

By Linda Lowen

Just northeast of Central New York lies a natural wonderland of 6 million acres, 3,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of streams and rivers, and more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails. It’s the Adirondack Park, and our nearest gateway is the resort village of Old Forge, about a two-hour drive from Syracuse.



Kids (and parents) can enjoy a fun, not scary, Halloween-themed event at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo on Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Zoo Boo takes place during the zoo’s regular hours (the zoo closes at 4:30, however). Kids can wear costumes and explore imaginative sets, meet dressed-up characters and take part in Halloween activities. Admission is included with Zoo Boo festivities. Adults pay $8 (for admission only); kids pay $12 for age 3 and older, $8 for age 2 and younger. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is located in Burnet Park at 1 Conservation Place in Syracuse. For more information, call 435-8511.


For other Central New York events taking place in October, visit the calendar!




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