11. Catskills Resort
Midge’s family, with Joel visiting on occasion from Manhattan, head to the Catskills’ Borscht Belt, a major holiday destination for New York area Jews from the 1920s to ’60s. The scenes are filmed at Scott’s Family Resort, renamed in the show as the Steiner Mountain Resort, located in Deposit, NY on Oquaga Lake. The Scott’s Family Resort has been in operation since 1873 and the family, which still runs it, has an illustrious history in show business.
Some of the famous Borscht Belt resorts mentioned in the show include Grossinger’s Resort (now abandoned) and the Concord, which was demolished (although this author spent a few days there in her high school years and can attest how large the dining room was, as referenced in the show).