Starting a Campfire that Lasts: The Basics

Starting a Campfire that Lasts: The Basics

Sitting around the campfire is a tradition as old as time. Whether you’re drying clothes, making light for your camp, or cooking, nothing dampens the mood quite like your fire going out. Well no more, here is a simple ‘how to build,’ simple ‘how to maintain’ – way to keep your campfire blazing! Materials: Firepit–Continue reading →

How to Make the Most of Camping in Old Forge

How to Make the Most of Camping in Old Forge

Old Forge is the place to be this summer. Whether you want to camp outside in a tent or keep warm in a cottage or cabin, Old Forge Camping Resort has it all. If you are a true camper and want to have the full camping experience then Old Forge Camping Resort is perfect forContinue reading →

The Only Year-Round Camping in Old Forge

The Only Year-Round Camping in Old Forge

Imagine a clear blue sky with the sun shining down on you in the early morning of your first-day camping. You take a deep breath and enjoy the crisp winter air that surrounds you. Old Forge Camping Resort is the only campground in Old Forge that is open year-round. That means the freedom you feelContinue reading →

Between Season Scramble

Between Season Scramble

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 halfContinue reading →

Best Places in the Area for Winter Family Fun 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 OldContinue reading →

Fall Camping

  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 someContinue reading →

Weekend Getaway Guide

Old Forge New York is one of the greatest day-trip destinations in the Northeast, but why stop there? With so much to experience, you can easily make it a weekend. Still not to your liking? Consider the Water’s Edge Inn, the premier lodging destination in Old Forge with guest rooms and luxury suites. After aContinue reading →

The Best Snowmobile Trails in the Northeast

While others dread the arrival of snow, we love it here in Old Forge! Snow brings with it the best snowmobiling in the Northeast! More than 500 miles of groomed trails cascade along with and twist through blanketed forests and frozen lakes, creating a breathtaking winter panorama. Here are just a few reasons why snowmobilingContinue reading →

Top 10 Winter Activities in the Adirondacks

The Adirondacks are a beautiful year-round destination. The winter, with the snow, brings new and exciting ways to enjoy the outdoors. With so many options and places to check out, we have compiled the top 10 activities to try this winter! Snowmobiling Old Forge, New York is the snowmobile capital of the east! Old ForgeContinue reading →

Winter Hiking Do’s & 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 time to enjoy the outdoors. It can also be aContinue 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

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 →

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 →

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 →

What to Bring For Your Rafting/Boating Trip


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)Continue reading →

Best Paddling in the Adirondacks

Nothing exemplifies an Adirondack adventure like a canoe gliding along the water, but with more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, where do you go for the best experience? On the large scale, there’s the Fulton Chain of Lakes, eight lakes creating 16 miles of paddling enjoyment.Continue reading →

What to pack for an Adirondack Hike

What should I pack for my Adirondack Hike? The answer is not as obvious as it seems. First, you need to ask yourself some questions, such as where and for how long you plan your hike to be and plan accordingly. Before you look up at a mountain, you need to look down…at your feet.Continue reading →