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Area Attractions

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The Old Forge Region has no shortage of attractions. Cruise the scenic lakes, take a splash in the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, ride the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, take a camping trip on horseback, ride the chairlift to the top of McCauley Mountain- the attractions are endless fun for the entire family.

With over 500 miles of groomed packed trails, Old Forge is the perfect snowmobiling destination. With trail-side dining, fuel, entertainment and accommodations, you can enjoy a sage fun-packed snowmobiling vacation in the great outdoors. Enjoy some of the finest riding in the east on professionally groomed and maintained trails.

The Old Forge Region has water- LOTS OF WATER! From hundreds of remote lakes, ponds and streams to raging whitewater rivers. And in the center of the Old Forge Region is the Fulton Chain of Lakes. A series of 13 connected lakes. Old Forge Lake through Fourth Lake has a combined shoreline well in excess of 200 miles and are each accessible to one another. There are several boat launches, marinas, fuel stops and lakeside restaurants. Excellent fishing and water sports of every nature.

The Old Forge Region abounds with hundreds of State Hiking Trails. No matter what your level of ability, there is a trail to suite you. From the breathtaking views and vistas of Bald Mountain, Rocky Point, and Castle Rock, to the slow, level meandering strolls in the woods to Moss Lake, it is an experience one should not miss.

Whether downhill or cross country is your style, Old Forge has a trail to suit you. With McCauley Mountain at our doorstep, downhill skiers can ski a challenging and unique mountain resort with trails from expert to beginners. McCauley also has numerous cross country trails groomed with a set track for classic skiing and also wide packed areas for cross country skate skiing. McCauley is equipped with a full pro shop and rentals. In addition to McCauley Mountain, this region is also blessed with endless miles of packed, groomed cross country ski trails. Many of the State hiking trails are also available to the cross country enthusiasts.

Rent a motor boat or party barge in Old Forge, Big Moose, Inlet and Eagle Bay or rent a sailboat in Eagle Bay for 4th Lake. Boat Launches are available at many of the area lakes to put in your own powerboat, canoe, kayak, and sailboat…

Camping in the Old Forge can vary from a primitive, backcountry site to a full-featured camping cabin. Family camping can create a lifetime of memories and is a great way to learn about nature

Old Forge is the western terminus of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The historic trail begins in Old Forge and travels along the Fulton Chain of Lakes, following the ancient path of Iroquois trappers who in their birch bark canoes traveled the beautiful, tranquil Adirondack lakes and streams. A trail of 740 miles ending in Fort Kent Maine with flatwater lake paddling, with the exception of the Raquette River, where there are some rapids, all of which can be carried. Several short to moderate portages between lakes and around rapids.

The airport’s private runway is 9 and 27 which runs parallel to the mountains and allows for clear approaches from both directions. Winds are typically light and out of the West. Nearby Griffiss Airport provides approach control for the area and is reachable by radio minutes after take-off. Griffiss is just 35 road miles from Old Forge and will accommodate larger aircraft on its 10,000-foot runway. Seaplanes can fly into many locations along the Fulton Chain of Lakes and service is available at Payne’s Seaplane base just to the north of town.

Fish for bass, pike, trout or pan fish on the Moose River or the Fulton Chain of Lakes.


Play 18 holes of golf at The Thendara Golf Club or The Inlet Golf Club.


A unique way to explore wilderness trails, with adventures customized for the novice to experienced rider. Flatrock Mountain Ranch - Old Forge (315) 369-2657

The Old Forge area has thousands of acres of state owned land that is open to hunting. Seasons are open for Bear, Deer, Rabbit, Duck, Goose, Turkey….

The area has a multitude of biking options. From great country roads to technical off road, you will find a trail that meets your skill level. The Tobi Bike path winds through the Old Forge area and includes paved areas as well as trail riding.

Come and enjoy the many tastes Old Forge has to offer. From family style to a romantic dinner on the lake, you will find the perfect Adirondack meal to please your palate.

McCauley Mountain is located 2.5 miles from Old Forge and offers something to do all seasons of the year. During summer and fall, ride the chair lift to the top and enjoy the view. In the winter ski our 633 foot vertical drop, 14 - 21 trails, 3,000 to 5,000 feet in length and be zipped back to the top on our double chair lift, T-bar lifts or by a rope tow. It may not be the largest of ski areas, but it will offer a challenge to the best of skiers.

Ride your snowmobile from motel room to shopping to dining (community streets are open to snowmobiles and snowmobilers). The Old Forge trail system connects with all major trail systems in Central and Upstate New York with two shifts of paid trail-grooming daily. The trails feature Mountain trails and open powder riding. Since 1965, Old Forge has been know as the "The Snowmobile Capital of the East" with hundreds of miles of groomed trails. Ride your snowmobile from motel room to shopping to dining (community streets are open to snowmobiles and snowmobilers). The Old Forge trail system connects with all major trail systems in Central and Upstate New York with two shifts of paid trail-grooming daily. The trails feature Mountain trails and open powder riding.

Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm with Lifeguards on duty. No admission fee.


Water Park
New York’s Largest Water Theme Park; it’s a perennial family-favorite vacation destination. Open mid-June through Labor Day. Admission includes unlimited access to 31 water rides, all shows and over 50 rides and attractions in all! Group rates, company picnics and package prices

Old Forge Activities

Activity Distance Activity Distance
Arts Center < 1 Mile Play Ground < 1 Mile
ATV Riding < 1 Mile Power Boating < 1 Mile
Basketball Courts < 1 Mile Public Beach < 1 Mile
Bike Trail < 1 Mile Radio Controlled Aircraft < 1 Mile
Boat Livery < 1 Mile Rafting < 10 Miles
Camping < 1 Mile Restaurants < 1 Mile
Canoeing < 1 Mile Road Biking < 1 Mile
Exposition Center < 1 Mile Sailing, Wind Surfing < 1 Mile
Fishing < 1 Mile Seaplane Flying < 1 Mile
Fly Fishing < 1 Mile Shooting < 1 Mile
Flying, Airport < 1 Mile Skiing , Cross Country < 1 Mile
Furniture Shopping < 1 Mile Skiing Downhill < 2 Miles
Go-carts < 1 Mile Snow Shoeing < 1 Mile
Golfing < 1 Mile Snowmobiling < 1 Mile
Grocery Shopping < 1 Mile Soccer Field < 1 Mile
Hangars < 1 Mile Swimming < 1 Mile
Hiking < 1 Mile Tennis Courts < 1 Mile
Horse Back Riding < 3 Miles Tour Boats < 1 Mile
Hotels < 1 Mile Trail Running < 1 Mile
Hunting < 1 Mile VFW / American Legion < 1 Mile
Ice Skating < 1 Mile Water Park < 1 Mile
Kayaking < 1 Mile Water Skiing < 1 Mile
Mini Golf < 1 Mile Wild Life Viewing < 1 Mile
Mountain Biking < 1 Mile    

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