In Summer, The Song Writes Itself

Summer in Old Forge

Whether you’re looking to reconnect with friends or family through a few laps around the go kart track, a game of mini golf, or a SPLASH - tastic day at NY’s largest water theme park, Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Old Forge is ready to make your summer one you’ll never forget. 

During your visit take a stroll down Main Street! From gift shops to small town restaurants, Main Street is sure to provide you with hours of enjoyment. 

      • Biking - Grab your bike, a light snack, and a bottle of water, because it’s time to hit the trails! If you’re looking to get some sightseeing while biking, the TOBIE trail is a great option. This 14 mile round trip trail connects the communities of Thendara, Old Forge, Big Moose, Inlet, and Eagle Bay, making for a well rounded and adventurous ride.
      • Fishing - From the many amounts of ponds and rivers scattering the backcountry of Old Forge, there is also the picture perfect Fulton Chain of Lakes!
      • Birding - With more than more than 100 species of bird, including boreal birds, birds of prey, perching birds, and waterfowl call located in the Adirondacks, you’re sure to see (or hear) something beautiful. Here are some tips on Birding and Exploring in Old Forge to get you started! 
      • McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift - Take in all the beauty the area has to offer with a trip on the McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift. Enjoy the incredibly beautiful view of the historic Fulton Chain of Lakes as it stretches to the east with the line of High Peaks rising beyond. On a clear day, Whiteface Mountain and Mount Marcy are visible on the horizon. Gray Lake lies to the north between McCauley Mountain and the village of Old Forge. Riding the chairlift allows you and your family to view the mountain scenery, magnificent foliage and gorgeous views without the trouble of hiking to find the best location.
      • Enchanted Forest Water Safari - New York’s Largest Water Theme Park! If you are looking for a great escape, and a great adventure… then you are going to love Enchanted Forest Water Safari for great family amusement! Located in Old Forge, NY, the Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s Largest Water Theme Park with over 50 rides & attractions including 32 of the wettest and wildest water rides!
      • Calypso’s Cove - Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park, located right next door to Enchanted Forest Water Safari, offers the area afternoon and evening entertainment at an affordable price. With something for everyone, your adventure to Calypso’s Cove is sure to be a memorable one! Admission to Calypso’s Cove is free. Each attraction requires one ticket.  Go-Karts, Kiddie Go-Karts, Zip Line, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Mini Golf, Rock Climbing Wall, Arcade, Food and more!
      • Old Forge Camping Resort - There’s nothing like a family camping trip during the summer to make for memories that’ll last a lifetime! With log camping cabins, cottages, RV sites, and tent sites, they have accommodations suitable for everyone’s needs. While you visit the campgrounds be sure to check out their many amenities including, the camping kitchens, camper’s cafe, and camp store for all your camping needs. 
      • Whitewater Rafting - Churning waters and picturesque landscape make a perfect combination for white water rafting in the Adirondacks. With several levels of excitement available, common trips include the Black River and Moose River. The Black River Gorge offers seven miles of whitewater rafting from Watertown to Brownville and offers a challenge for rafters of all levels.  In the spring, experienced rafters can thrill to Class IV-V rapids. In the summer, after the water level drops, the rapids become accessible Class III, making it ideal for families. Slower water means more time for relaxing and water horseplay.  Enjoy also the impressive scenery within the 100-foot-deep canyon.
      • Shopping - From gifts & souvenirs to clothes and sporting goods there’s everything to suit your shopping needs while walking from shop to shop in the village of Old Forge.
      • Fishing - From the many amounts of ponds and rivers scattering the backcountry of Old Forge, there is also the picture perfect Fulton Chain of Lakes! 
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