Memorial Day weekend is coming up fast and there's plenty do to in Old Forge! This weekend tends to be the kick-off for the start of the hustle & bustle that is our Summer season; Summer residents come to open up camps, there's the Annual Adirondack Polka Fest and of course the Town Wide Garage Sale shouldn't be missed! The weather forecast says it's going to be in the mid to high 50s and after the last few muggy days, it'll be a nice change. Calypso's Cove will be debuting the brand new Zipline this weekend and then will open for the season in late June. The long weekend is also a great time to start thinking about your Summer vacation plans and our Summer Stay 'N Play is the perfect option without breaking the bank!
March 15th, 2011
It's a brisk, but sunny 13 degrees outside with the trails in Fair to Good condition and up to a 10 inch base. The winter season is coming to an end with warmer temps on the horizon. This weekend's Snofest was certainly a hit even with the warmer weather and ocassional rain. And although our NYSSA promotion of 20% off Sunday - Thursday has come to a close, we have now entered our value season with even bigger discounts! With our lowest rates of the year available now until the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari open on June 14th! For those interested in saving even more, look no farther than our Spring Packages and if you haven't already signed up for our E-Newsletter you receive a coupon for our current promotion of Stay 2 nights (Sunday - Thursday) and get the 3rd Free which is valid until June 9, when you Sign-Up.
February 22nd, 2011
It's a brisk, but sunny -11 outside this morning and the trails are in GOOD condition making for an excellent President's week. Right now it looks like there's a very likely chance of riding straight through til the trails close on April 1st.
As you may know in an effort to constantly improve our hotel, we have finished the renovation of another 14 rooms this year. Which means that next year's renovation will mark the finish of the remodeling for all of our double rooms. This year in addition to the rooms and the hallway of the 1st floor we have started the first part of the facelift of our front desk area, and are working on extending the hardwood floors for the Great Room straight to the lobby extrance.
Don't forget: All NYSSA members can save 20% off our Mid-week (Sunday - Thursday) rates when you show us your NYSSA card.
Snofest 2011 is only a few weeks away. It's the end of the season event that should not be missed! Here's an excerpt from the Snofest Website:
"By mid-March many snowmobilers start putting away their sleds and start thinking about summer. Not in Old Forge, NY!
The four major dealers: Ski Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat will premier their 2012 models, offering demo rides, weather permitting. Thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts take advantage of this opportunity to be the first to preview next year’s line of sleds and gear."
So set your calendars for March 11 - 13, and as of now we have plenty of rooms available. Book today!
February 11th, 2011
Looks like Winter is here to stay! We haven't had a thaw since the 1st of the year; temperatures have been cold with snow accumulations almost everyday. It's currently about 8 degrees and sunny, but it feels much colder with the wind chill. The trails are in good shape for the weekend. Come out and support the Pink Ribbon Riders.
We are currently offering a mid-week (Sunday - Thursday) discount for all NYSSA members. Bring your membership card when you check in and save 20% per night!!
January 10th, 2011
Wishing everyone a Safe & Happy 2011!! We started off the new year with a warm front and then plunged back into the cold. We've gotten some new snow over the past few days and more is slated for Tuesday night into Wednesday. It's currently 7 degrees with light flurries.
Snowmobile Trails are currently listed in fair to good condition, with a varying base. We urge you to ride with caution and be on the look out for rocks and downed trees.
McCauley Mountain has 14 trails open and 2 lifts running. The surface is powder and packed powder. It's shaping up to be a great season at the mountain.
Fall has come and gone and Winter is quickly approaching! We have had scattered snow showers here the past few days, with snow forcasted throughout the week. An Adirondack Christmas on Main St starts the weekend of November 26th, come visit us and celebrate the holiday season with friends and family.
The 34th Annual Snodeo will be the weekend of December 10th. The 2011 model sleds will be on display by all four manufacturers, with a number of accessory vendors and Demo rides. Water's Edge Inn is an official sponser and we look forward to seeing you there!
Autumn is finally here! Don't miss out on great savings with our discount Fall packagesand for the first time we are offering a Senior (age 65 and older) discount on any mid-week stay from now until Columbus Day. The leaves are now starting to turn, for a full report click on the link below:
Don't Miss These Great Events!
Stems & Steins Wine, Beer and Food Festival - Stems & Steins is a celebration of New York State wine, beer and foods with an Adirondack flourish. Select producers and marketers of wine, beer, and food within New York State are invited to come represent the unsurpassed variety this state has to offer! Stems & Steins will take place the last weekend of Summer, at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center. Presented by The Arts Guild of Old Forge, Inc. A $5 Admission charged. For more information, please call 315-369-6411.
Sept. 25 Paddle for the Cure- The paddle will be approximately six miles on the Moose River to benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund. Sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. For more information please call Janice Sell, Department of Surgery, phone 315-464-6276 or click here for pre-registration forms.
Oct. 2 & 3 Gun Show and Adirondack Expo-New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates presents their third gun show at the George T Hiltebrant Rec. Center on North Street in Old Forge, NY. This show will have new, collectible, antique and investment firearms, swords and knives. There will be 160 8 ft. tables available for exhibitors at $65 each with discounts for NEACA members. Food will be available and be presented by local organizations. Daily admission is $7.00, $6.00 for seniors over 60 with children under 14 free with an adult. Open to the public on Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3. The public is urged to participate by bringing items to sell to or trade with the exhibitors. Call 518-664-9743 for further info or see us on the web at www.NEACA.com. NEACA has been promoting the collecting of firearms and militaria since 1982.
August 25th, 2010
It's been busy, warm and crazy summer this year; even though the Summer season is winding down there is still time to save with our Summer Stay 'N Play, which can be booked mid-week until September 2nd.
We still have availability for Labor Day Weekend. On Sunday, September 5th you can enjoy Old Forge's Annual Labor festivities; located on the lakefront which includes live music, fireworks and the CAA raffle. At this years raffle you can win a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS! In addition to the Camaro, 11 additional cash prizes will be given away, including one $10,000 cash prize, one $3,000 cash prize, and nine 1,000 cash prizes. Labor Day weekend also will feature the Art Centers Plein Art Paint Out. Celebrated regional artists will be on the scene to capture the beauty of the Old Forge area and its spectacular mountain landscape. The Old Forge Plein Air Paint Out will culminate with an exhibition/auction where everyone will have the opportunity to bid on local scenes created here during the event. Visit ArtsCenterOldForge.org for more information and a list of participating artists.
The fall season is heading our way, and the leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors. Don't miss out on the beauty of the season and book your vacation today! New this year we will be offering seniors a 10% discount Sunday thru Thursday for our fall season. Enjoy the weather and the upcoming holiday weekend!
July 27th, 2010
It's been a hot, booming Summer here in the Adirondacks! With temperatures well above our normal averages and very little rain it's been an extraordinary season so far.
This Saturday is the inaugural event of the McCauley Mountain Music Fest. The festival will feature a mix of bands as well as music from around New York State and our local area. Two stages will allow the music to continue nonstop all day long. The tickets are $35, and can be purchased on the event's website or in town at Souvenir Village.
There's still plenty of availability for Labor Day Weekend. On Sunday, September 5th you can enjoy Old Forge's Annual Labor festivities; located on the lakefront which include live music, fireworks and the CAA raffle. At this years raffle you can win a 2011Chevrolet Camaro 2SS!In addition to the Camaro, 11 additional cash prizes will be given away, including one $10,000 cash prize, one $3,000 cash prize, and nine 1,000 cash prizes.
Don't Miss These Great Art Events! 8/4 - Shakespeare in the Park "Twelfth Night" 7pm Old Forge Lakefront
8/21 - "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" 2pm Strand Theatre - $22
9/3-5 Old Forge Plein Air Paint Out
June 15th, 2010
One day til the Enchanted Forest/Water Safari opens for the season! Book your Summer Stay 'N Play to save some money and have some fun. Sign up for our new and improved Eclub newsletter to get the latest info on events and discounts. Sign up now and get a 10% off coupon for your next Sunday - Thursday stay now through September 6th, excluding July 4th and September 5th. We still have rooms available for Father's Day weekend. Don't miss out!
May 30th, 2010
Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! The weather this month has been amazing and quite hot, hopefully that hotness will stay for the summer months. We still have rooms for the 4th of July weekend, so don't miss out. The Enchanted Forest is gearing up for the season, and will be opening on Wednesday June 16th. Our Summer Stay 'N Play is the perfect package to save money and have some fun. The Stay 'N Play includes a discount on your lodging Sunday thru Thursday and 2 discounted tickets; with additional tickets available at a discounted $24.
Don't Miss these springtime events:
Motorcycle gathering. Vendors and exhibitors at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion on North Street. Guided rides, parade, Custom Bike Show, Blessing of the Bikes and more.
June 4 The first Friday of every month June - October, many local businesses will stay open later and provide a variety of activities for art lovers. The Art Center/Old Forge will offer reduced admissions fees, as well as beverages and hors d'oeuvres.
6th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition
June 12 - July 10 The Northeast National Pastel Exhibition features artwork from renowned pastel artists from across the United States and Canada. Marvel at the versatility and vibrancy of paintings created using pastel, and discover why it is such an exciting medium for artists everywhere. Whether you are familiar with pastels or if this is your first pastel exhibition, you will experience artwork sure to delight and surprise. Sponsored by the Arts Center/Old Forge, phone 315-369-6411
Father's Day Weekend June 18 - 20
Saturday: 13th Annual Father's Day Weekend Car Show - Cash prizes to two best of show winners (antique/classic and modified street rod), dash plaques to first 100 entrants. First, second and third place trophies in 20 classes. Gates open at 9am, judging starts at noon, prizes and trophies awarded at 3pm. Also auto-related vendors and swap meet, food and beverages available.
Sunday: Annual Father's Day Frog Jump - Children can bring their champion frog to win prizes and fathers should wear their most outrageous tie! Largest, smallest, and longest jumper. Great family fun! Don't worry, all frogs are released unharmed.
Opening Dates for the 2010 Season
May 4th, 2010
The beautiful green grass and budding trees that comes with spring have finally arrived, despite Mother Nature's attempts to curb that with a few inches of snow at the tail end of April. It's been a warm couple of days here in the Adirondacks; which as everyone hopes is a great omen for the coming summer months.
Speaking of summer months it's never too early to be thinking of your summer vacation. Our Summer Stay 'N Play is the perfect package to save money and have some fun. The Stay 'N Play includes a discount on your lodging Sunday thru Thursday and 2 discounted tickets; with additional tickets available at a discounted $24. Our premier location means you can start your day with our complimentary breakfast and mosey across the street for a fun day at the park. For those of you who'd like to come enjoy the lovely spring weather without the summer crowds; we have spring packages available through June 15th.
Don't Miss these springtime events:
Gun Show and Adirondack Expo May 14-16
The show will have new, collectible, antique and investment firearms, swords and knives. Food will be available and be presented by local organizations. Daily admission is $7.00, $6.00 for seniors over 60 with children under 14 free with an adult. Open to the public on Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3. The public is urged to participate by bringing items to sell to or trade with the exhibitors. Fore more information Visit: www.NEACA.com.
Each May, thousands of paddlers travel to Old Forge, NY, in the heart of the beautiful Adirondacks to enjoy Adirondack Paddlefest, America’s largest on-water boat sale. For three days you get to test paddle hundreds of different models of canoes, kayaks and whitewater boats. Paddling industry representatives and experts are on hand to answer your questions, and help you choose the perfect boat. Don't forget to visit our booth while you're there!
Adirondack Paddlefest, sponsored by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, is your chance to actually test paddle as many boats as you like, get personal, expert advice, find great deals on boats and paddling accessories, and.. have fun!
American Legion Memorial Day Parade
10am, Main Street - Ceremonies at School, Fire Hall, and Cemetery. Refreshments after the parade will be available at the American Legion. Line up 9:45am on Gilbert Street at School Entrance.