Great Views Without The Climb

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Friday, March 22, 2019

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.