Old Forge is the perfect summer destination, no matter what you and your family enjoy doing. Situated in the heart of the Adirondacks, Old Forge blends the breathtaking outdoor appeal of the Adirondacks with all the charm and amenities that small, rustic hamlets have to offer. What makes the Adirondacks different from other mountain regions is the abundance of lakes and rivers. Old Forge, situated at the start of the Fulton Chain of Lakes and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, is the perfect place to enjoy the water. Boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or swimming – whatever your favorite water sport is you can enjoy it here. If you don’t have your own boat you can buy or rent everything from canoes to motor boats at local outfitters and marinas. And if you’re looking for adventure Whitewater Challengers and ARO offer guided whitewater trips on the the Moose River. On the land, Old Forge is home to a wide variety of hiking trails that take you to remote ponds, quiet forests and mountain tops. If your feet want to take a vacation, look into a mountain biking excursion for a fun twist on exploring the great outdoors—rentals are available at Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company for those who didn’t bring their own bike.
New this summer, Montezuma Winery is opening a gift shop and will feature tastings of their award winning wines. Local eateries offer everything from ice cream and burgers to cafes, bistros, full service restaurants. New this summer, Montezuma Winery features tastings of their award winning wines and a gift shop. Entertainment is on the agenda with special events, concerts, and Enchanted Forest/Water Safari. Over 30 water rides, plus a dry-land amusement park complete with a daily circus will keep you smiling all day. With a setting like this, you’ll find sightseeing is a must. Hop aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, but be careful – the Loomis Gang and Bonnie & Clyde rob the train twice a week. Cruise the Fulton Chain with Old Forge Lake Cruises. They offer sightseeing, dining, and specialty cruises. If that isn’t enough you can also ride along on the Old Forge mail boat’s delivery route. It’s the longest running fresh water mail route in the country. And if trains and boats don’t move you, try the scenic chair lift at McCauley Mountain. To round out your Old Forge experience, visit the public tennis court and beach, the Thendara Golf Course, and the new arts center View, which features gallery exhibits, workshops, art shows, and theater. Rainy days aren’t a problem either: there is a four-screen movie theater in town, as well as history and art museums. With all of these things do see and do you’ll need to stay awhile. Luckily, Old Forge has all types of lodging. Motels, cabins, cottages, bed and breakfasts, house rentals, or tent and trailer sites await your call. What are you waiting for? It’s time to visit Old Forge for some real summer fun!
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