LOCATION AND ATTRACTIONS

The Lakes is located on the First Lake Channel, also called the Narrows, which connects to First Lake and Old Forge Pond and various channels that link to several lakes on the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Indulge in boating, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, shopping or just sit back and experience the peace and quiet that surrounds you. The Lakes is just minutes to the Old Forge Public Beach, Water Safari, tennis courts, boat tours, churches, grocery stores, coffee shop, quaint gift shops, movie theater, arcade, miniature golf, and the community art center. Many within a walking distance! Not to mention excellent restaurants, hiking trails, lakes and ponds for fishing that are also nearby. 

Also in the area are championship 18-hole golf courses: Thendara and Inlet.  The McCauley Mountain chairlift and picnic area has a spectacular view of the village of Old Forge and the Fulton Chain of Lakes. 

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Some of the nearby attractions include:
  • Enchanted Forest/Water Safari

  • Restored Adirondack Scenic Railroad

  • Rondaxe (Bald) Mountain Fire Tower

  • Moose River Farm - Llama trekking offered daily!

  • Sagamore Lodge (Adirondack Great Camp) - 20 miles

  • Blue Mountain Museum - 35 miles

 

Boating/Sailing 
  • Boat rentals available (Send us an email to inquiry!)

  • Rent a sailboat on Fourth Lake.

  • Free NYState DEC boat launches are located at Stillwater and Inlet. Please observe invasive species precautions.

 

Canoeing, Kayaking and SUP
  • Wilderness paddling, kayaking and canoeing opportunities accessible from our grounds as well as area villages.

  • Endless Paddling opportunities  on the Fulton Chain of Lakes

  • Extensive canoeing and kayak touring is available on Stillwater Reservoir, northwest of Big Moose and Eagle Bay.

 

Hikes
  • Bald Mt.:  30-40 minutes, offering excellent views of the Fulton Chain of Lakes along with the historic fire tower.

  • Bubb Lake & Sis Lake: 2.3 miles, 1 hour. Beginner to intermediate. Some early ascent, then mostly level. Leads by two beautiful scenic lakes.

  • Cascade Lake: Hiking, canoeing, waterfall, camping, swimming, fishing. 4.6 mile round trip, 2.5 hours. Easy grades. 

  • Fly Pond: Directly across Rondaxe Rd. from Bald Mt. Parking area. Eight-tenths of a mile hike. 30 minutes.

  • Moss Lake:  2.5 mile loop, 1 hour

  • Click Here for the Old Forge Hiking Map

Fall/Winter Activities:

Enjoy the scenic wonderland and take part in the many activities available in the area such as, hiking, foliage, hunting, ice skating, downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing or snowmobiling! Enjoy over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails!  We also have plenty of room for trailer parking. You can ride right from your door to Trail #4!

For more outdoor recreations and attractions please visit: https://www.oldforgeny.com/recreation.html

DINING

Family fun

Sightseeing

Art

Shopping

Hiking

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Boat docking and Boat Rentals:

 

If you have your own boat, docking is available on a very limited basis by advance reservation ONLY and a separate fee.

 

Boat rentals are also available on the premises by advance reservation and for registered guests ONLY. 

 

For more information, please call us at (315) 369-6458 or email thelakesoldforge@gmail.com