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When the foliage starts to turn, the air becomes chillier and summer is now in the rearview mirror. It’s time for Old Forge Camping Resort to change gears and start preparing for autumn. The end of Labor Day weekend marks the start of our preparation season in which we have a week and a half before the beginning of our fun fall activities that last all season.

With summer ending, that means many of our staff at Old Forge Camping Resort must go back to school. This leaves about fifteen staff members to embrace the between season scramble. So, it’s all hands-on deck as we begin our race against the clock to turn the campground into a Halloween spectacular! Year after year, our team works together to transform the campground while keeping the guests who stay with us during this time comfortable and happy.  

During this week and a half, many projects must be completed, this means that we don’t follow an exact schedule because plans tend to change. Instead, we decide on an action plan as we go along so that we can complete every project on our list in the most efficient way possible. There are no dull moments as our staff jumps right into the projects that transform the Resort into a wonderful Halloween-themed getaway!

One of the major projects that must be completed every season is the repairing of the cabins and cottages. This means that our team assesses each one of our cottages and cabins to determine if they have endured any damage over the season. Our team then continues to do any repairs – this may include door, stair, window, and roof repairs. Next, all our cottages and cabins then must undergo a deep cleaning. 

Our cottages and cabins are cleaned after every stay but during the between season each one of our 200 cottages and cabins undergo a spring cleaning where they are washed inside out and back again to start the new season out right with pristine, sparkling cabins! However, both the repairs and cleaning are staggered throughout this week and a half because we have guests staying with us. So, when we’re not working on the cottages and cabins, we are busying ourselves with raking our 400 campsites, preparing the campground store for the next season, and putting up the docks and paddle boats for the winter. 

Once all these tasks are completed, the fun begins as we take on our biggest project of the season and transform Old Forge Camping Resort into a Halloween spectacular! No part of the campground goes undecorated as we put out tombstones to create a graveyard, turn our café into a Halloween wonderland, and put out decorative creepy crawlies around the Campground. However, the best and final part of decorating does not happen until our fall season starts and our guests bring their own Halloween decorations that they put up around their campsites.

With our combined decorations Old Forge Camping Resort is truly turned into a Halloween wonderland where everyone is in the Halloween spirit. This makes our fall season a great one as we watch our guests have fun and enjoy our activities that go right up until the end of the season and we once again find ourselves in a between season scramble.

 

OLD FORGE, NY — Enchanted Forest Water Safari (EFWS) part of Water Safari Resort has been named as a winner in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Attractions Awards as one of the top 25 water parks in the United States for the sixth year in a row. Based on an algorithm that takes into account both the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings of amusement and water parks over a 12-month period, Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge was named No. 4 on the list compiled for 2019.

EFWS is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 water rides. The park also features classic amusement rides for all ages, fun food, exciting games, storybook characters, a family circus show and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for the sixth year in a row! Thank you to everyone for putting us at the top! It takes a great team to make this award possible, including our hard-working team members and our guests.” said Katie Wojdyla, Vice President and Director of Marketing for EFWS. “We strive to provide safe, clean, family fun with unprecedented value and service as our main goals. Especially gratifying is that the top three parks on the list are in Florida, making Water Safari number one outside of Florida!”

The Water Park is part of Water Safari Resort, which includes Water’s Edge Inn, Old Forge Camping Resort and Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park. Past visitors to the park have expressed their experience with reviews on TripAdvisor, “Another wonderful family adventure” “Best waterpark in the area” “Always a fun experience!” “Best day with grandkids” “A family tradition”.

The Travelers’ Choice Attractions Awards honor the top 1% of attractions worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top attractions using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 630 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants — TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat.

TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors, all looking to get the most out of every trip. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

Not sure where to go on your next family trip? Head north of course! Old Forge has many activities and attractions for people to enjoy during their trip to the Adirondacks. When you’re looking for fun and exciting activities to do with the entire family, look no further than Old Forge. All trails and fun lead to Old Forge!

Go Camping

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Sun, swimming, campfires, and camping are some of the things that summer consists of. Old Forge Camping Resort is a great destination for guests who want to do all those things! Guests can rent one of the camping cabins, Adirondack cottages, RV sites, or tent sites.

Old Forge Camping Resort has many outdoor activities for guests to enjoy. Guests can rent paddleboats, canoes, and other water accessories to use at the camping resorts private lake, Lake Serene. The entire family can swim in the lake, fish, build sand castles, or even just sit and take in the peace and serenity of being at the lake. 

Once night rolls around, it is time for campfires and s’ mores! No night in the Adirondacks is complete without having a campfire and roasting marshmallows! Family and friends gather around the campfire to share stories and memories while roasting marshmallows for some yummy s’ mores. S’mores are loved by many and are a must when having a campfire, especially in the Adirondacks! 

Take a day and enjoy the fun activities that the Old Forge Camping Resort has to offer. There is something for everyone in the family to do.  There are also theme weekends throughout the year, such as Aloha Summer kick-off and Halloween weekend. Make sure to check the website and see what is going on! 

Take a hike

Old Forge has many hiking trails for people to enjoy. Hiking trails range in difficulty and experience level. Some trails are better suited for beginners while some are better suited for more experienced hikers. Some of the many hiking trails include Bald Mountain, Cascade Lake, and Black Bear Mountain.

Bald Mountain, also known as Rondaxe Mountain is one of the most popular hiking destinations for many hikers because it is perfect for both beginners and experienced hikers. It is a 1.9-mile hike to the top of Bald Mountain, and throughout the hike, you will experience the beautiful sights and sounds of nature. While hiking Bald Mountain make sure to go to the fire tower and take in the picturesque views of the mountains and the Fulton Chain of Lakes. 

Cascade Lake trail is a 5.7-mile loop trail located near Eagle Bay. This trail features a lake and various areas that offer beautiful scenic views. Cascade Lake is a great trail for all skill levels and every member of the family, even the dogs! If you do bring your dog, they must be kept on a leash. 

Black Bear Mountain trail is a 4.7-mile loop trail located just past Old Forge, in Inlet. Black Bear Mountain trail features views of the Inlet area of Fourth Lake and is considered a moderate trail. There are several activity options along the trail and can be enjoyed by all hikers. 

There is no shortage of hiking trails for people to enjoy in the Adirondacks. On your next trip to the Adirondacks make sure to visit one of these stops, or one of the other hiking trails and take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the Adirondacks. 

Enjoy some fun in the sun

Where do you go when you want to enjoy some family fun and go on rides and water slides? Enchanted Forest Water Safari, of course!

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the perfect place to bring the entire family and enjoy a day full of fun and laughter. Water Safari has over 50 rides, shows, and attractions and is New York’s largest water theme park. Attractions range from Storybook lane and the circus to all the dry rides and water slides. Spend the entire day there and take in all of the fun rides, games and more! There is also a free shuttle ride that will take you from the Old Forge Camping Resort to and from Water Safari. 

While at Enchanted Forest Water Safari, make sure to go next door to Calypso’s Cove. Calypso’s Cove has over 40 arcade games for the entire family to play. Not only do they have activities inside, but they also have even more outdoor attractions. They have go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, a rock-climbing wall, and much more! Make sure to stop at Calypso’s Cove for some fun and exhilarating family fun. 

Seasonal activities

The summer season is not the only time to experience all of the activities and attractions that the Adirondacks have to offer. During the winter season, there are many activities for winter enthusiasts to enjoy.

Old Forge is known for their many miles of snowmobiling trails, hiking trails, and ski slopes. McCauley Mountain offers visitors a multitude of slope options with options for beginners and seasoned skiers. Many of the trails in the Adirondacks are ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – everyone in the family will enjoy winter activities in Old Forge. Trails are located throughout the Adirondacks; from Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake to Lake George and Old Forge. 

There are always fun and exciting activities for people to enjoy in the Adirondacks no matter the season. Make sure to visit the Adirondacks to take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the changing seasons. Let nature point the way. 

When looking for fun and exhilarating activities, look no further than the Adirondacks. Here in Old Forge, there are many activities for people to enjoy from season to season. Next time your deciding on where to plan your next trip, look no further than the Adirondacks!

All trails and fun start here! 

 

 

The vacation was made to be a time for you to relax, have fun, and go on adventures where you will make memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you want to stay somewhere where everything you could ever dream of doing while on vacation surrounds you, then we have the perfect place for you. Old Forge Camping Resort is the center of the circle of adventure in Old Forge.

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

When it comes to summer nothing says adventure quite like New York State's largest water theme park! Whether you go for the 32 heated water rides, the circus, or for the other fun at Water Safari, Old Forge Camping Resort offers free shuttles, to ensure that nothing stops you from a day of fun in the sun.

Calypso’s Cove

At Calypso’s Cove, between the go-karts, mini golf, and zip lining the family fun never stops. So, if you’re looking for a family adventure this is the place to be. The best part yet is that Calypso’s Cove is practically located in Old Forge Camping Resort’s backyard!

Hiking

Old Forge is home to hundreds of hiking trails. So, if hiking is one of the ways you want to spend your vacation, Old Forge Camping Resort is the place for you. Due to the resort's convenient location, you can stay close to Old Forge’s gorgeous trails.

Farmers Market

If you are looking for adventures that don't come around every day, then venture down the road a little way to the Old Forge Farmer’s Market. Every Friday from June 21st through October, from 1-5pm the farmers market is set up with tons of local good that you won’t want to miss.

Mountain Biking

This activity is a great way to get outside and enjoy some of the beauty that the Adirondack wilderness has to offer. Whether you want to go out to watch the sun rise, set, or anytime in between, Old Forge Camping Resort makes it easy with biking trails that lead to McCauley Mountain.

Shopping

If shopping is one of the activities that you enjoy, then you're in luck because Old Forge Camping Resort is right around the corner from all those unique Adirondack shops. Which means that you can be at the shops that you love sooner.

Snowmobiling

When the weather turns cold and snow covers the ground snowmobiling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Old Forge Camping Resort is open all year round! Which means that you can stay the night or all season enjoying the winter activities you love.

Boating/Fishing

These terrific activities are ideal if you are looking to have a relaxing day outdoors. Old Forge’s many lakes and rivers provide several spots for aquatic adventures. Staying at Old Forge Camping Resort means that you don’t have to go far for those adventures because Lake Serene is located at the resort!

Art

While the Adirondack landscapes are picturesque year-round, a trip to see the art or take a class at the View is always a good way to spend a relaxing afternoon. And with the Old Forge Camping Resort less than a half mile down the road it couldn’t be any easier to get to.

Restaurants

Old Forge is home to many great, local restaurants, and after a day filled with adventures, nothing sounds better than sitting down to a meal with your loved ones. So, no matter what restaurant you chose Old Forge Camping Resort will make sure that you are close.

No matter where you go or what you do on your vacation, Old Forge Camping Resort is at the center of it all - that you are close to whatever adventures you may choose to embark on.

The majestic views of Old Forge aren’t limited to those at the tops of the highest mountains. There are magnificent vistas to be found at countless accessible sites all throughout the region. 

McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift

This serene ride is one of the most accessible ways to take in the panoramic scenery of Old Forge- no hiking necessary! The lift takes you to the crest of McCauley Mountain, where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and take in the unforgettable views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, with Whiteface Mountain and Mount Marcy on the horizon. Perfect on a sunny fall day, the chairlift offers a tranquil Adirondack experience for a stress-free day in nature. 

Moss Lake

Moss Lake offers a handicapped/wheelchair accessible trail that opens up onto a lakeview balcony with built-in benches. The short, flat trail to the dock and beach access area is well worth the vistas you’ll encounter. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the observation deck as you listen to birds chirp overhead. 

Browns Tract

Browns Tract boasts another of Old Forge’s most accessible scenic trails. The flat, well-kept trail leads to a dock that opens up to a captivating view on the shore of Browns Tract Pond. This relaxing, quiet walk offers visitors a peaceful getaway, while still located near several local attractions in Old Forge and Inlet.

Fourth Lake Day Use Area

Dock space and picnic tables are aplenty at this day use area on the shore of Fourth Lake. Stop by a local restaurant on your way and pick up a lunch to take with you for your day on the lake. Delight in the peace and tranquility of Fourth Lake and take in the beautiful views as the sun dances across the water and the breeze sways the trees. 

Scenic Byways

The scenic byways of the Adirondacks provide stunning views- without even having to get out of the car! Roll down the windows and smell the crisp fall air as you traverse miles of historic trails. Year-round, take in the scenery from fall foliage to snowcapped trees. And with hundreds of miles of trails to choose from, you’ll never see the same view twice.

 

New Year’s resolutions are made with the intention of making the most of our time, our resources, and of ourselves. Maybe your resolution is to be more active or to try something new. Maybe it’s to expand your mind or improve relationships. Whether you’ve kept up with your resolution or not; we think your resolutions could be met with “Your 2019 Must-Do Checklist” – imagine yourself in Old Forge…

☐ Paddling grab an oar! Paddling enthusiasts will tell you the Adirondacks has something for every skill level from the sublime to the most challenging waters. We recommend a Moose River trip!

☐ Mountain biking – develop your skills. From flat trails to the most difficult terrain, you're sure to find something that suits your riding preference. There are new Mountain Biking Trails at McCauley Mountain, check them out! Read more on this blog: Bike, Hike, and Views in the Adirondacks.

☐ Skiing – McCauley Mountain – This is a little mountain with big mountain challenges. Olympic skiers grew up on McCauley! So, whether you're a seasoned shredder or just starting out, you'll love McCauley Mountain.

☐ Snowmobiling – thrilling! It’s no secret that Old Forge is the snowmobile capital of the East! With over 500 miles of snowy trails, snowmobilers flock to the area annually. Learn what it’s like from the professionals “Grooming the Snowmobile Capital of the East” in this blog on ExperienceOldForge.com and “Snowmobile tips and tricks in the Adirondacks”. You could even rent sleds here in town! Reach out by phone to either of these fine businesses, they’ll have you equipped and ready to get on the trail: Old Forge Sport Tours at (315) 369-3796 and RPM Snowmobile Rentals at (315) 369-5522.

☐ Camping – relax, find serenity, bring the family or come with a friend. We may be biased, but we love Old Forge Camping Resort’s campgrounds. We have year-round accommodations and a beautiful lakeside view. Of course, there are other camping experiences in the Old Forge area from state campgrounds to privately owned establishments. If you’re new to camping, check out our recent blog “Try Camping: A Beginner’s Guide” and “Winter Hiking Do’s & Don’ts”.

☐ Hiking – find your favorite view! With options for the beginner and the expert, the Adirondack Park has it all! Hiking is one of the most popular 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! We recommend these gems: Lock & Dam (Easy), Bald Mountain AKA Rondaxe Mountain (Intermediate), or Black Bear (More challenging).

☐ Shopping - get lost at Old Forge Hardware! It's a must-do any season you visit. Mountain Greenery - ADK gifts & flowers and women's & children's apparel, MountainMan - to get the true ADK look and for all your outdoor needs. For more ideas, check out this blog on WatersEdgeInn.com titled “Give Your Home an Adirondack Feel by Adding Some Adirondack Flair.”

☐ Things To Do - snowmobile (Snofest/Snodeo), biggest St. Patrick's Day in the ADKs - the Friday before St. Patrick's Day, Payne's Air Service for unique Fall Foliage experience, Christmas on Main Street, Strand Theatre - a unique experience all on its own! With old film artifacts dating back as far as 1923, this is a local treasure which features today’s movies. For more ideas, check out this blog also on WatersEdgeInn.com titled “Live Like a Local – 8 Best Experiences in Old Forge.” Create a new ADK tradition with a Summer outing with your colleagues or extended family to Enchanted Forest Water Safari or Calypso’s Cove. Rent a boat or kayak and change your point of view.

☐ Historical Interest – a look back! If you’re into vintage photos and postcards or genealogy, then The Goodsell Museum by the Town of Webb Historical Association should be on your must-do checklist! Afterward, of course, visit the Strand Theatre (see above ☝️)

☐ Arts – enjoy unique pieces of art? Open year-round, View Arts is an attraction for both locals and visitors alike! Featuring artists from across North America, known for its juried exhibitions and its displays of the work of regional and local artists. View Arts also offers many events, workshops, and performances which means they have a little something for everyone no matter what age.

The Pickle Boat- Crispy Shrimp Roll

☐ Culinary Experience – good eats! Enjoy a central New York favorite – chicken riggies at Thendera Pine Restaurant, the seasoned clams at Tony Harper's Restaurant, a variety of chicken wing flavors at the Screamen Eagle, or brunch at the Mountainside Smokehouse & Grill. Looking for an international flavor? Try the French dip at Slickers Adirondack Tavern, Frankie's Taste of Italy or the variety of options at The Pickle Boat Grill, where you can find sushi and Mexican dishes in one stop! Whatever your taste buds crave, you will find it when you eat where the locals eat. For more ideas, check out this blog “Top Eats in Old Forge”

In the summer months, incorporate even more fun into your checklist! Whether you bring the kids or you're a kid at heart, Enchanted Forest Water Safari and Calypso’s Cove will bring thrills and smiles – truly memorable experiences at Water Safari Resort.

Plan your getaways for the year. Start a new tradition with the family or plan some solo time to dig deeper within yourself. Here’s to YOUR 2019 Must-Do Checklist!

 

Read Next:

  1. Bike, Hike, and Views in the Adirondacks
  2. “Try Camping: A Beginner’s Guide” 
  3. “Winter Hiking Do’s & Don’ts” 
  4. “Grooming the Snowmobile Capital of the East” 
  5. “Snowmobile tips and tricks in the Adirondacks.”
  6. “Top Eats in Old Forge”
  7. “Give Your Home an Adirondack Feel by Adding Some Adirondack Flair.”
  8. “Live Like a Local – 8 Best Experiences in Old Forge.”

 

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 groomed snowmobile trails and offer a discount for all NYSSA members. Old Forge’s proximity to the Tug Hill Plateau, which regularly accumulates 300 inches of snow per year, makes the Old Forge region a sure bet for good trail conditions. In the greater Old Forge area, there are more than 500 miles of trails, and many town streets are open to snowmobiles.

In the outskirts of Old Forge is McCauley Mountain Ski Area offering twenty-one slopes and trails up to a mile long, a double chairlift, two T-Bar lifts, and rope tows. In addition to the annual natural snowfall of nearly 300 inches, McCauley has snowmaking and exceptional grooming to ensure the best conditions. The most serious thrill-seeking skier shouldn’t let the 633-foot vertical drop deter them because there are challenging double-black diamond slopes to conquer. Cross Country enthusiasts can enjoy up to 10k of groomed trails.

The Wild Center in nearby Tupper Lake offers winter family fun and as an added bonus; each guest receives free snowshoes in the winter! USA Today called it the place “not to miss.” From live river otters swimming in their own waterfall to stunning high definition films, snowshoe trails, and a warm cafe, The Wild Center is an indoor and outdoor winter attraction. The Wall Street Journal called The Wild Center “glorious” and The New York Times called it “stunning”. The Wild Center is open all winter on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays.

There are a couple of outdoor skating rinks in the area; Old Forge Outdoor Ice-Skating Rink on Joy Tract Road and Fern Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink on Loomis Road in Inlet. The best way to discover a few favorite sledding sites in Old Forge is to inquire at the Town of Webb Information Center.

Think Snow!

 

Ahh, fall…the terrible heat of the summer is behind us and now is the perfect time to head out to nature and go camping amidst the beautiful natural palette of foliage.

While you won’t encounter the stifling heat and humidity, you do need to be prepared for sometimes sudden drops in temperature. Follow some simple guidelines and you’ll have a beautiful (and mosquito-free) adventure.

Find the perfect spot. Ask around among your nature-loving friends or visit ExperienceOldForge.com to help find the location that is perfect for your specific needs.

Since fall foliage is the main reason to go out this season, plan with peak colors in mind. The colors are usually most stunning from September through October. 

You can never be over-prepared for the temperature. Have a sleeping bag that protects against temperatures lower than you expect. Mummy sleeping bags are best for keeping warm because they cling closer to your body.

Rain is more prevalent in this season so get a good three-season tent that provides full rain protection. Always bring a tarp to place underneath your tent to protect from moisture seeping up. 

While you’re outside layering is the key to staying comfortable. Try layers of breathable, water-resistant clothing. Wool, fleece and synthetic materials will help keep you warm and dry. Avoid cotton clothing. 

Dry firewood can become scarce in autumn. Pick some up at Old Forge Camping Resort’s camping store so you don’t have to risk going without. 

Finally, don’t be afraid to eat. A hearty, warm meal can make a huge impact on your physical and mental state. A nice big meal will help fuel your body, replenish your muscles, and keep you warm through the long, cold night. (Besides, it’s fall, no one will see you in a bathing suit).

Stay warm, stay safe, and be sure to bring a camera. 

 

 

So you’ve had it with civilization and figure it’s time to head to the peace and tranquility of camping outdoors? Slow down, you need to get a few things straight so that you make sure your first time “roughing it” so it isn’t so rough!

It’s always best for your first time to tag along with an experienced camper, but if that isn’t available, follow these tips:

First, keep things simple. Don’t overstock yourself.

You’ll need a tent. Again, keep it simple, a three-person tent is ideal for a couple while a six-person tent comfortably houses a family of four. Check the tent height, and give yourself plenty of headroom. when you’re trying to change your clothes, you’ll be glad you did. Practice setting up your tent at home. Being out at a campsite is the wrong time to discover the manufacturer left you a few pegs short.

Next, a sleeping bag. After finding the proper size, it is important to determine what temperature rating you want for the bag. If you’re planning on only going fair-weather camping, a summer bag is probably all you’ll need, Underneath that, you’ll want a good sleeping pad. It is not only more comfortable, the pad will act as insulation to keep you from losing body heat on the cold, wet ground.

Other necessary gear includes:
• Proper clothing (remember, it gets cold at night and can rain at any time)
• A lantern or flashlight – your cell phone has a flashlight, but we’re camping – so try to use your phone as little as possible (we dare you)
• A two-burner propane stove
• Cooler with ice
• Pot, plates, cups, and utensils
• Bottle and can openers
• Camp chairs
• Toiletries
• Bug spray
• Sunscreen
• First-aid kit
• Plenty of food and water
• Trash bags

The most important thing to bring is simply common sense. Avoid wild animals, don’t leave a mess, be courteous to other campers and exercise all basic safety precautions.

OLD FORGE, NY…Enchanted Forest Water Safari (EFWS) part of Water Safari Resort has been named as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Attractions awards as one of the top 25 water parks in the United States for the fifth year in a row. Based on an algorithm that takes into account both the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings of amusement and water parks over a 12-month period, Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge was named No. 10 on the list.

EFWS also won the 2018 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients includes accommodations, restaurants, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

EFWS is New York's largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 water rides. The park also features classic amusement rides for all ages, fun food, exciting games storybook characters, a family circus show and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for the fifth year in a row! It takes a great team to make this award possible, including our team members and our guests. Thank you to everyone for putting us at the top!” said Katie Wojdyla, Vice President and Director of Marketing for EFWS. “We strive to provide safe, clean, family fun with unprecedented value and service as our main goals.”

The Water Park is part of Water Safari Resort, which includes Water’s Edge Inn, Old Forge Camping Resort and Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park. Past visitors to the park have expressed their experience with reviews on TripAdvisor, “Another wonderful family adventure” “Best waterpark in the area” “Always a fun experience!” “Best day with grandkids” “A family tradition”.

The Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards honor the top 1% of attractions worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top attractions using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for amusement parks and water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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