When Snow Falls, Nature Listens

Winter in Old Forge

During the winter months, Old Forge transforms into a winter wonderland filled with so many different activities making for hours of frosty fun. Spend the weekend camping and relaxing around the fire with friends at Old Forge Camping Resort . To the adventure seekers, be sure to take a sled and explore more than 500 miles of groomed trails. There’s a reason why we’re recognized as the “Snowmobile Capital of the East”!

Snowfall & Trail Conditions - It’s that time of year when Old Forge transforms into a winter wonderland! Check out these webcams by clicking the link below. - Web Cams of Old Forge, New York

      • Snowmobiling - Start your sleds! Old Forge, New York is the snowmobile capital of the east! In Old Forge the snowmobile trail system connects with all major snowmobile trail systems in Central and Upstate New York. Enjoy the ride because each day two shifts of paid trail groomers keep the more than 500 miles of trails in top condition. Bring your cameras and take in the beautiful Adirondack mountains as you commandeer your sled through snow-covered forests, along frozen tundra’s and into communities of snow lovers. 
      • If you’re in need of a place to stay during your visit, Old Forge Camping Resort and Water’s Edge Inn are perfect choices! They have direct access to the trails and offer a discount for all NYSSA members come winter into spring. If you need more persuading here are the Top 10 reasons why the Old Forge/Inlet area is the hot spot for winter snowmobiling! 
      • Winter Hiking - Hiking is one of the most well-known activities the Adirondacks offer, and the best part is, it can be enjoyed all year long! With several trails open during the winter, it is a whole new hiking experience. Just remember to dress warm! Here are some Winter Hiking Do's & Don'ts to ensure you’re prepared for your hike! 
      • Snowshoeing - Snowshoeing is another great way to enjoy winter hiking because it can be done anywhere! Being cheaper and easier to learn than skiing and snowboarding, it is a great activity for groups! At Fern Park, you can use their free fully groomed single and double track cross country ski tracks for snowshoeing! 
      • Skiing & Snowboarding - With freshly packed snow, skiing is always a favorite in the Adirondacks! McCauley Mountain Ski Center is a wonderful place for the skiers of all skill levels to get out and enjoy a day on the slopes. 
      • Cross Country Skiing - With nearby access to hundreds of miles of the Adirondacks most pristine trail systems for either the snowshoer or nordic skier, what’s not to love?!
      • Winter Camping - Winter camping is the perfect getaway for a family weekend! At Old Forge Camping Resort, they have heated bathrooms, and kitchen facilities, all to make your camping trip safe and enjoyable all year round! So instead of being stuck in the house this winter, grab the kids and head out to the Adirondacks. Here are some Winter Camping Hacks to get you ready for your next adventure! 
      • Ice Skating - When the lakes freeze and the snow begins to fall, you can be sure to find ice skating on everyone’s ‘winter to do list.’ Whether you go in a group or solo, ice skating is a super fun way to enjoy the cold weather. Go skating at Old Forge Outdoor Ice Skating Rink  or at Inlet’s Fern Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink, if you prefer the added warmth of an indoor rink.
      • Sledding - When you think winter and snow, you think sledding, snowball fights, snow forts, and so much more. The Adirondacks, when covered in snow, are a great place to spend the day outside and bask in all the winter fun! Go sledding at one of the nicest sledding hills around at Fern Park.  
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