Name: Britta Hennessy
Location: Old Forge NY
Occupation: Business Owner
What are your top 3 interests?: Spending time outside as a family with two young boys; hiking, skiing, and mountain biking
Tell us about yourself! Who are you?: Devlin and I moved to Old Forge from NYC 7 years ago to renovate and rebrand a historical resort property on Fourth Lake. My background is in fashion and aesthetics and Devlin is in marketing. We built Great Pines and own/operate it. In that time we had two boys, Olin who is 4, and Vale who is 2. We are a true outdoors family and spend most of our time exploring the forest behind our house or skiing on McCauley.
Why should we feature you?: We need to show families that they can have the life that they dream of and find happiness in a more rural area. Despite being so “far” from amenities our children are thriving in their small forest town. They have access to nature, ski daily in the winter, and live in a place where everyone knows their name. Especially now with more remote jobs, families have options on where to live.
What do you love about living here?: All reasons above!
What is Upstate, NY to you?: Community. Nature. Home.
Are you originally from here?: No
If no, where are you from?: Saratoga Springs, NY and Devlin is from NJ
How long have you lived here?: 7 years.
Why do YOU choose to live here?: The beauty of nature never gets old. I get asked a lot if it does and it truly does not. On a Monday morning in September when the busy weekend is over and we are the only ones on our lake you feel like the luckiest person in the world.
List some of your favorite, local “must-visit” hot spots:: Of course the lean-to! Dough a Deer, Fulton Chain Craft Brewery, and the Strand Theatre.
List some of your favorite, local “must-do” activities:: Ski McCauley, boat Fourth Lake, Seventh Lake Beach, hike Ferds Bog