Happy spring, friends! We hope that the season finds you safe, healthy, and happy. We know that times have been exceptionally strange lately. With the shuttering of all nonessential businesses statewide, we have had to close our front doors and no longer allow foot traffic in our store. But we are still open! Not only is our hardware section still operating, but we have been fulfilling orders over the phone and internet, shipping nationwide, delivering locally, and providing items for pickup. It’s a strange adjustment to make, but we, like the rest of the country, are finding ways to cope. >> More
An Adirondack August
Hello again, friends! I hope you all enjoyed your Fourth of July festivities as much as this bear did! It’s hard to believe that the first full month of summer has already come to a close! The days and nights have been filled with so many activities that the time has passed so quickly and I for one, am exhausted! But it isn’t over yet, August in Old Forge is sure to be just as exciting and full of fun! For those of you that like to push your physical endurance limits, Enchanted Forest Water Safari will be hosting the >> More
Henry’s 4th of July Plans
Dear Valued Customers, It was a rainy Spring in the Adirondacks and although this may have been an inconvenience for my human counterparts, it meant plenty of good things for this bear to eat! Summer is here and I can feel the buzz of excitement in the air! The rain certainly hasn’t put a damper on all of the wonderful things going on in town! Visitors have been making their way here to enjoy the many activities and events we have to offer. Whether you like shopping, paddling, hiking, the arts, or having fun at the local water park – >> More
Dear Valued Customers, I want to apologize for my recent absence. I took some time to travel within the blue line and the trip was so exhausting that I slept through my alarm. My hibernation was extended by about a year and I can only imagine how many times I hit that snooze button! The good news is… I’m back! I have missed checking in with our wonderful Hardware customers so I’ll do my best to fill you in on my trip. My vacation began with a hike up Mount Marcy which is the highest elevation in New York. The day of my hike the wind was >> More
Christmas: No hibernating… just celebrating!
Dear Valued Customers, Christmas is days away and this bear has been counting down for weeks. To be completely honest, I switch gears into Christmas mode as soon as I see Santa bringing up the rear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I guess I am still a cub at heart when it comes to the holidays. For most bears this time of year is spent hibernating but that is not the case for me. Since I started working year round I phased out my hibernation patterns for the more main-stream approach of working full-time and spending my days off relaxing in my den. >> More