Winter Hiking Do’s and Don’ts

Why stop doing what you love because of the weather? The winter can be one of the best times to explore nature, but there’s a lot to prepare for in such a cold season. Being someone who can brave the frigid temperatures won’t cut it out here – it pays to be prepared for theContinue reading →

Ways to Pack More Efficiently for your ADK Trip

Hazy and humid summer days are long gone, autumn’s vibrant and colorful leaves have fallen, and winter is upon us! Old Forge is a beautiful and fun place to plan a camping trip or quick weekend getaway. Whether you’re enjoying hot cocoa by the fire at Waters Edge Inn or roasting s’mores at Old ForgeContinue reading →

Top Winter Camping Hacks

Winter is the time of year most families retreat indoors and say goodbye to the endless adventures of the outdoors. Camping gear is packed away and not thought of again until next spring. But what if all that could change? Winter camping is an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors, even in those cold months.Continue reading →

Top Eats in Old Forge

We all know it as one of the most important aspects of any vacation: The food. Wherever you go, there are delicious restaurants and diners with a warm meal that is sure to leave you wanting to come back for seconds. In Old Forge, the great scenery and fantastic family fun are coupled with amazingContinue reading →

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 →

Leaf Peeper Package

Leaf Peeper Package

September 18 – October 12, 2020 The change of seasons paints the mountains with vivid fall colors that will take your breath away. Enjoy the view from your lakeview room and private balcony. Embark on a scenic chair lift overlooking the Fulton Chain of Lakes, located at McCauley Mountain Ski Area and view the spectacularContinue reading →