Gifts for Adirondack Loving Loved Ones

Wondering what gift to buy your outdoor loving friend? The one who spends every weekend in the Adirondacks, hiking, fishing, skiing, and just about everything else they offer, then you have come to the right place! We have put together the perfect gift guide for those Adirondack fanatics! Adirondack embroidered throw blankets, hand-crafted mugs orContinue reading →

Top 5 Reasons to Camp in Old Forge [this Fall!]

Although it’s sad for most to see the summer months say goodbye, the start of school and chillier weather tells us that fall has finally arrived! Now, camping during ANY season is an amazing time, but fall camping presents some unique activities and scenery that we just can’t get the rest of the year. We’llContinue reading →

Hunting in the Adirondacks

While fall in the Adirondacks is synonymous with brilliant foliage, the autumn months also mean hunting season. Hunting is permitted on all state lands, giving hunters a considerable amount of geography for their sport. Be considerate of private lands and, as always, exercise safety and caution. Fall Hunting Seasons Bow Hunting Season Archery season forContinue reading →

Hidden Gems in the Adirondacks

Here is our list of the Adirondacks best-kept secrets!   Ozzie’s Coffee Bar Locals vote Ozzie’s as the best coffee in town! They also have sweet treats, amazing scones, delicious paninis, salads, and wine by the glass. And the best part? All their cold sandwiches are named after bodies of water in Old Forge!  Continue reading →

Fall Adirondack Fun for the Whole Family

In the fall, the Adirondacks becomes a world bursting with a colorful adventure that’s a playground for kids and adults alike! Although Old Forge is known primarily for leaf-peeping, there are so many more exciting possibilities for fall fun in the Adirondacks. Here is a list of a few activities that the whole family canContinue reading →

Autumn in the Adirondacks- The Best Places to Leaf-Peep

  As Fall bursts into the annual colorful display of reds, purples and yellows and the season give way to cooler air and crisp blue skies, the Adirondack Region boasts one of the finest fall foliage seasons. The region is rich in history, offers a variety of vistas and tempting dining options, which are uniquelyContinue reading →

Plants to Avoid While Hiking in Old Forge, NY

We work so hard to prepare when we go hiking – wearing the right gear, packing the first aid kit, spraying the correct bug spray, etc. add kids in the mix and our preparation is kicked into high gear. Knowing that you’re prepared will help make hiking safe and fun! Have you heard the rhymeContinue reading →

Labor Day Weekend In Old Forge

Labor Day Weekend may be the ceremonial end of summer, but there is still a lot of Adirondack fun to be had in Old Forge! Take advantage of the three-day weekend by making a reservation at Water’s Edge Inn or Old Forge Camping Resort, both within walking distance to Enchanted Forest Water Safari, which willContinue reading →

Bike, Hike, and Views in the Adirondacks

It’s time to hit the trails. With the favorable weather and plenty of sunshine, now is the perfect time to hop on a bicycle or slip into some hiking shoes and explore the natural wonders of Old Forge and its surrounding areas. The first thing to know about hiking or riding in the wilderness isContinue reading →

Go Where the Locals Go!

Ever wonder where the people go who experience living in the Adirondacks year-round? Here are our top tips on where locals go! Check out these spots, and say “hello” to our hometown folks: For food, locals love everything from fast to fancy: Adirondack Pizzeria – Locals favorite pizza in town, also known as the “Arcade“. YouContinue reading →

Top 5 Water Rides at Water Safari

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s largest water theme park. But with 32 heated water rides for all ages and speeds, how do you plan your aquatic agenda? Here’s a start…  The Top Five Water Rides Amazon  Get the whole family and jump on a tube ride that takes you through the jungle… With noContinue reading →

Hiking Snacks

Hiking is a great pastime. It gets you out in the fresh air and gives you plenty of exercise. It makes you appreciate nature, it makes you healthier, and it makes you hungry. Because none of the 2,558 miles of wilderness trails throughout the Adirondacks feature restaurants or snack bars, it is probably wise to bring someContinue reading →

Best Photo Spots in Old Forge

Heading to Old Forge and the Central Adirondacks? Don’t forget your camera, because photo ops abound. For the sheer beauty of nature, you can’t beat The Adirondack Park. There is easy access to most of the state-owned public lands that feature trails across the mountains, and boat launches on accessible lakes and waterways. Early eveningsContinue reading →

Top Corporate Retreats in the Adirondacks

Give your team a break from the daily grind, recharge their spirits and their energy with a corporate retreat in New York’s Adirondack State Park. Water Safari Resort has multiple options for corporate retreats, including Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Calypsos Cove & Waters Edge Inn.  A team building retreat at Enchanted Forest Water Safari mayContinue reading →

Adirondack Dates

When pondering all that Old Forge, NY has to offer, one must consider all possibilities for their audience. What will my date enjoy? Does she love the outdoors? Will he enjoy the arts? What will we EAT?! No worries, let us give you some great ideas for a full day in Old Forge, to helpContinue reading →

What happens at Water Safari once the park closes?

Summer is over, fall is here, and Enchanted Forest Water Safari is closed. Summer workers have gone back to class, the water is shut off, the gates are locked and it sits quietly now until June. Hold on, now……that’s not what happens, at least not the last part. Yes, the park is closed and thereContinue reading →

The History of Water Safari

It was 1956. Elvis was shocking television audiences with his music and gyrations, “My Fair Lady” was the toast of Broadway, and Stockholm Sweden hosted the summer Olympics. It was the year that The Enchanted Forest of the Adirondacks opened its doors for the first time. A total of 35 employees maintained the park whichContinue reading →

Why a family photo with Paul Bunyan is tradition

For more than a century, the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan has been the subject of thousands of exploits that are treasured among generations in the United States. It is said that he once dragged his ax across the Southwest and created the Grand Canyon. Americans have created thousands of folk stories about Bunyan making himContinue reading →

Family Fun Indoors at Water Safari

We all know that the Enchanted Water Safari is the most fun anyone can have outdoors, right? Well, you’ve only got half the story. Water Safari features many attractions and activities indoors, too. Check these out: Explore the past with the Museum of Enchanted Memories Located in the rear of the park, behind the OasisContinue reading →

How to have an Awesome Summer Vacation

It’s summer (finally). Time to get outside and have some fun with friends and family. Whatever your plans are, make this the best summer ever! Believe it or not, you don’t have to go broke enjoying the sunny season. Here are just a few suggestions> Play a sport with your friends. Nothing says outdoors likeContinue reading →