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A New Christmas Tradition in Old Forge

A New Christmas Tradition in Old Forge

There is no better way to celebrate the joys of Christmas than to venture north to the Adirondack community of Old Forge.

Santa Claus is coming to Town and stopping at Water’s Edge Inn this December 14th and 15th! On Saturday and Sunday morning enjoy a complimentary breakfast and a visit with Santa in the Great Room. There will be kid-friendly events all weekend long including an Indoor Snowball Fight,  Kids Crafts, Glitter Tattoos, a Christmas movie, Coloring Contest, and Door Decorating!

Throughout Old Forge, there are plenty of places to shop for Unique Adirondack gifts. Montezuma Winery features custom Old Forge wines, including Moose River White, Moose River Red, Campers White & Campers red! Old Forge Hardware has something for everyone on your Christmas list, including furniture, gourmet foods, housewares, outdoor and more! Make your holiday season extra special with a getaway to the Adirondacks.

Christmas isn’t the only time that is magical in Old Forge! It is full of fun all winter long. Below is a list of our favorite winter activities.


Old Forge, New York is the snowmobile capital of the east! Old Forge Camping Resort and Water’s Edge Inn have direct access to the trails and offer a discount for all NYSSA members come winter into spring.

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!


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 the Wild Center, you can try out snowshoeing for free! With their 31-acres and nature guides, you can enjoy a beautiful day in the Adirondacks with the whole family!


With freshly packed snow, skiing and snowboarding are always a favorite in the Adirondacks. McCauley Mountain Ski Area is a wonderful place for the whole family to get out and enjoy a day on the slopes.

Ice Fishing

The Adirondacks are home to a region of lakes, making it the perfect destination for ice fishing! The Fulton Chain of Lakes, surrounding the Inlet and Old Forge area have been known to be the home of several kinds of fish, all varying in size. Once the water freezes, you’ll be sure to see tons of people coming out to see what they can catch!

Ice Skating

When those 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’s outdoor rink or at Inlet’s Fern Park, if you prefer the added warmth of an indoor rink.


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!

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?!

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