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in the natural Adirondacks.  

Old Forge is surrounded by beautiful lakes, endless miles of hiking, snowmobiling & X-Country trails, and has emerged as one of the premier vacation & travel destinations in the northeast.
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Old Forge activities
Whether it's hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, mountain biking, strolling the gift shops on Main Street or just watching the sun slip over the horizon behind your feet propped on a porch rail, you will find it here in Old Forge. 
We are surrounded by hundreds of State hiking trails, State recreation areas, 150 miles of shoreline and an abundance of sunshine, fresh air and pristine waterways. 


How about a hike through our beautiful country. We're blessed with endless miles of hiking trails in and around Old Forge with difficulty levels to meet any hiking ability.

If you enjoy the arts, the Arts Center in Old Forge is well worth a visit. With their dedication to the promotion of the arts, from sculpture to watercolor; photography to pantomime and their interest in retaining the true spirit of the Adirondacks, it is a one-in-a million arts center. And how about a little history. Visit the Historical Association in Old Forge for a look back into the history of this area. From exhibits to 100 year old photographs, it's a great place to see how far we've come and to remember from where we came.

Wow! Foliage like you've never seen before. Colors we don't really have names for. Whether it's atop one of the many area mountains or just driving down Main Street, you will see some of the most spectacular fall foliage anywhere in the Northeast. Don't miss it! 

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Old Forge travel info.
At just 45 minutes North of Utica, 90 minutes East of Syracuse and 2 hours Northwest of Albany, we're located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by some of the most unique natural beauty you will ever see. And with the Fulton Chain of Lakes running right through Old Forge, it is a perfect four-season get-away-from-it-all location. 

Old Forge attractions and activities
How about a splash in the Enchanted Forest Water Safari, the largest water park in New York State. Slide down one of the many water slides, visit the Enchanted Forest or race to the finish line in scaled-down Indy cars around hair-pin turns and elevated straight-a-ways. It's family fun for all ages.

In town, there's the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, where you can relive and experience some of the rich railroading history of this area.  Take the train from Thendara Station to Carter Station, through scenic vista after scenic vista; now offering round-trips from Utica to Old Forge/Old Forge to Utica, Train robberies, Bike and Rail mountain biking packages, Canoe & Rail canoeing packages and many many other special events and trips it's a ride you won't soon forget. 

Cruise beautiful & majestic Raquette Lake. Dinner cruises, moonlight cruises, sightseeing & Fall foliage tours. Really a "must do." 

Or how about a wild ride through raging rapids. Old Forge offers white water rafting through the spring, summer and fall. Beautiful scenes, and wild ACTION is sure to spice up even the calmest of heart. 

Do you like to golf? Have we got a course for you! The Thendara Golf Club, an 18-hole championship golf course is located two minutes from the center of Old Forge. This meticulously kept course, with doglegs, sweeping fairways, elevated and rolling greens is a golfers' golf course and a challenge no matter what your level of play. 

With average snowfall of 281", Old Forge has much to offer for the winter enthusiast From 500 miles of snowmobile trails, the Alpine slopes of McCauley Mountain, hundreds of X-country ski trails and lots of frozen lakes for skating or ice fishing. Old Forge is truly a winter playground.

Old Forge Accommodations
For the third year running, Old Forge has been rated the number one vacation destination in the Northeast for its dining and accommodations by a national magazine. And rightly so. You will find accommodations and Real Estate to fit any need in Old Forge. From second and vacation homes and property to large hotels with suites and scenic views, to a bed & Breakfast located on the banks of the beautiful Moose River, it's yours for the asking. From full service conference centers to complete privacy, it's here in Old Forge. And when it's time for a meal, whether dining by candlelight or cooking by campfire; from finger foods to fine dining, there is a menu and atmosphere to fit anyone's tastes and budget too. It just goes to show, in Old Forge, you CAN have your cake and eat it too!

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