The next time you’re told to “take a hike,” do it in Old Forge!

May 9 2017

Bald Mountain—For adventurous beginners, take a step up to the Bald Mountain /Rondaxe Fire Tower, you can find it on route 28, 4.5 miles north of Old Forge. The trail is intermediate two-mile round-trip, with short, steep sections. Once you get to the top, you have a breathtaking view of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. (photo)

 TOBIE Trail—For a casual short and flat hike, try the TOBIE Trail, connecting Thendara, Old Forge Big Moose, Inlet and Eagle Bay. From Thendara to Old Forge, it’s a paved two mile stretch from the Thendara train station to North Street. Try also the two-mile paved trail from the Eagle Bay Welcome Center to Inlet Arrow Park.

 Moss Lake—Moss Lake, located three miles from Eagle Bay is a 2.5-mile casual hike around the lake, offering great scenery and mostly flat land. 

Black Bear Mountain—Black Bear Mountain near the village of Inlet, offers two starting points from Uncas road and Route 28. The Route 28 entryway offers opportunities to create a loop to lengthen your journey.  Black Bear Mountain from Route 28 is the most popular approach, but a secondary approach can be found leaving from Uncas Road. Using the Route 28 trailhead you have an excellent opportunity to create a loop for a slightly longer outing.

 Cascade Lake—The 6.4-mile loop of trail on Cascade Lake, off Big Moose Road in Eagle Bay, offers 6.4 miles of trail giving an uninterrupted 3.5 hours of natural wonder.

 Nick’s Lake —A very popular hike is located at the Nick’s Lake Campground. Here you’ll find the 4.5-mile Nick’s Lake Loop. Located in the Black River Wild Forest, this pleasant stroll offers a gentle grade except for one steep climb near the bridge at Nick’s Creek.

After your Old Forge hike, the adventures continue at Water Safari Resort featuring Enchanted Forest Water Safari and Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park. Your stay in the Adirondacks will be complete staying at either Old Forge Camping Resort, or if you prefer even more relaxation, then Water’s Edge Inn will be perfect!