Welcome to Squahamish: Where was The Half of It filmed? Filming Location Guide

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The Netflix romantic comedy revolves around a secondary school smart girl, Ellie, helping a stubborn fellow student, Paul, win over his crush, who she also fancies.

The movie is set in the fictional Chinook County small town of Squahamish, although The Half of It was primarily filmed in several small villages in the Upper New York estate.

The Half of It cast poster

Charmed actress Leah Lewis stars as teenager Ellie Chu. Daniel Diemer plays Paul Munsky and Alexxis Lemire as the beauty Aster Flores completes the starring trio of this LGBT-friendly movie directed by Alice Wu.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of The Half of It in order of appearance:

Train station featured in The Half of It
The exteriors of the cute railway station were filmed in the hamlet of Thendara near Old Forge. This station forms part of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad between Utica and Lake Placid.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The real town of Squahamish

Squahamish
It's happening in Squahamish! The town sign and bridge used in several shoots as a background for Ellie's bike rides is the Moodna Viaduct.

Located in the village of Salisbury Mills near Cornwall, this about 3,200 feet long railroad trestle was erected between 1904 and 1908. It was also featured in the 2007 movie Michael Clayton.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


The Half of It coordinates
Have you checked where are pointing the coordinates that Ellie gives Aster for the wall painting scene?

The filmmakers wrote the same latitude and longitude GPS coordinates (41°24'12.2"N 2°10'26.5"E), that Google Maps Help uses as an example in its support page when you ask how to enter the coordinates to find a place.

It is pointing to (drum roll)... the world-famous Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia. How well do you really know Squahamish?


Sparky's Diner film location
Sparky's Diner is a real restaurant at 129 Ramapo Rd in Garnerville. The Journal News reported that several productions have used this eatery as a filming location before, including Ben is Back with Julia Roberts, Billions, NBC's Rise, and True Story with Jonah Hill. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Cinema auditorium scene
The horror fest movie theater is the Strand Theatre at 3093 State Route 28 in Old Forge. A few establishing shots were also filmed in the town.

The scene where Ellie and Paul go shopping was shot in the vintage clothing shop Style on Lafayette in Suffern. Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Cinema / Store


Nur die halbe Geschichte drehort
The last scene with Ellie and Aster was shot outside the Turning Point Restaurant in Piermont downtown (Orangetown).
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Church and high school
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4 comments
  1. The show is set in the town of "Squahamish", not Squamish.

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  2. Where is the spa/hot spring?

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  3. Its placed in Washington. Fake town name, but all neighboring towns are real.

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  4. The high school is Pearl River High School in Pearl River, NY.

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