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Plants to Avoid While Hiking in Old Forge, NY

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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!

Go Where the Locals Go!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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:

TOP PLACES IN OLD FORGE TO COOL OFF

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cool It!

It’s Hot! Well, it’s summer so the weather is supposed to be hot but that doesn’t mean you have to be hot too. Here’s five places to go and cool off when the thermometer challenges your comfort: 

Enchanted Forest Water Safari - What more can be said? New York’s largest water theme park features more than 50 rides and attractions. In this combination of amusement park and water park, you’ll never run out of things to do!

We All Scream For…

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Best Ice Cream in Old Forge

Nothing Says Summer like a scoop of Ice Cream! Doesn’t ice cream make everything better – even an awesome day around Old Forge! Here are our top picks for the best Ice Cream in the Old Forge Area! 

Hiking Snacks

Monday, June 12, 2017

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 the 2,558 miles of wilderness trails in throughout the Adirondacks feature restaurants or snack bars, it is probably wise to bring some sustenance. 

What to Bring For Your Rafting/Boating Trip

Monday, June 12, 2017

When getting ready for your ADK water trip, the first thing you need to do is look down. Yes, look down at your feet. First off, cover them. While barefoot in a kayak or boat may seem like a good idea, you more than likely will end up walking on wet, slippery (and even sharp) rocks.  Don’t go cheap, invest in some study sandals or shoes with good tread. Chaco, Teva, and Keen get the job done for sandals, and Solomon makes a great pair of light shoes that dry fast and have great tread. 

Top 5 Water Rides at Water Safari

Monday, June 12, 2017

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 at Water Safari:

Shadow – With two sides to choose from, the Shadow will keep you twisting and turning until the very end. Will they be able to see your shadow from the ground below?

 

The next time you’re told to “take a hike,” do it in Old Forge!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bald Mountain—For adventurous beginners, take a step up to the Bald Mountain /Rondaxe Fire Tower, you can find it on route 28, 4.5 miles north of Old Forge. The trail is intermediate two-mile round-trip, with short, steep sections. Once you get to the top, you have a breathtaking view of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. 

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Old Forge

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

1. Enchanted Forest Water Safari—  New York's Largest Water Theme Park with more than 50 rides and attractions including 32 heated outdoor water rides 

 

2. Old Forge Lake Cruises—An historic guided steamboat cruise through fresh Adirondack Air and sparkling lake water. 

 

BEST PHOTO SPOTS IN OLD FORGE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Heading to Old Forge and the Central Adirondacks? Don’t forget your camera, because photo ops abound.

For 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 evenings on Fourth Lake provide the most beautiful sunsets you’ll see anywhere. 

Get a celebrity photo with Old Forge’s most famous resident, the statue of Paul Bunyan at the Enchanted Forest Water Safari.

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