Top Adventures in Old Forge

  • Kayak Camp Section 1 of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

    The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile paddling trail with the western terminus located in Old Forge, New York and the eastern terminus in Fort Kent, Maine. Section One is 43 miles from Old Forge to Long Lake. Camp at primitive sites or one...

  • Hike around Nick's Lake

    The hike around Nick's Lake is a gentle, beautiful hike near the resort town of Old Forge, New York. Park for free at the Bisby Road Trailhead, or cut two miles off the route and pay to park at Nick's Lake Campground ($10 per car). If you start fr...

    6.2 miles 475 ft gain

  • Fat Bike the TOBIE Pedestrian and Bike Pathway

    Fatbikes, bikes with oversized tires and wider rims, designed to ride on snow, sand, through mud and over roots, have become more mainstream in the last couple of years. Thankfully, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Store in Old Forge has jumped on the b...

  • Paddle the North Branch of the Moose River

    The northern section of the North Branch of the Moose River is a gentle, scenic paddle that feels much more remote than it actually is. Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company in Old Forge offers rentals and shuttles, and will have anything you may hav...

  • Hike Rocky Mountain Summit

    This half-mile, steep hike to the 2225 foot summit of Rocky Mountain has some great views of Fourth Lake and the surrounding area from it's open summit. Simply follow the steep, well worn trail (and yellow DEC discs) to the summit. The round trip...

    1 miles 448 ft gain

  • Hike Black Bear Mountain

    The trail up Black Bear starts at the end of the old road/parking lot nearest Inlet. There are two routes up Black Bear; the shorter but steeper route of 1.9 miles and the longer but muddier route of 3.1 miles. There is another trailhead on Uncas ...

    3.8 miles 2442 ft gain

  • Hike to Shallow Lake in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness

    Shallow Lake is a 268 acre remote lake located in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness in Central Adirondacks. This trail starts from Brown Tract Pond Campground, near campsite number 68 via the Shallow Lake Trail. This is a nice and easy hike for all fitne...

    2.8 miles

  • Backpack to Cedar Lakes Lean-to #2 in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness

    Know before you go! It’s a bumpy road in and a bumpy road out so be sure your vehicle is ready to handle a long, winding dirt and rocky road back to the trail head. The road is approximately 7 miles to the trailhead starting on Jessup River Road o...

    5.3 miles 705 ft gain

  • Hike Pillsbury Mountain Fire Tower

    Pillsbury Mountain is a fairly short but satisfying hike, ending with beautiful views of surrounding mountain ranges and lakes, and home to a defunct ranger station and fire tower. To get to the parking area within the Perkins Clearing wilderness ...

  • Short Walk to Buttermilk Falls

    This short, wide waterfall makes for an easy, all-seasons excursion into the Adirondack area, particularly beautiful as leaves start to turn in the fall. From the trailhead, you will already hear the sound of rushing water – simply follow the trai...

  • Hike to Owls Head Mountain Fire Tower in Sargent Ponds Wild Forest

    Owls Head Mountain is an Adirondack Fire Tower Mountain with an elevation of 2,812 feet. It is located in Long Lake in the Sargent Ponds Wild Forest and is a 6.2 mile out and back round trip hike. The trail head is located on Endion Ln, 2 miles no...

    6.2 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike Snowy Mountain Fire Tower

    Snowy Mountain is the largest mountain in this region of the Adirondacks, and with a 2100'+ elevation gain over the 3.5 mile ascent is actually more work than some of the famed High Peaks. Going north on Rt 30, the parking lot is marked as Snowy M...

    7.5 miles 2142 ft gain

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    • Lyons Falls, New York

      Moosetrax Camp Grounds

      Beautiful campsite next to the Moose River with 13 acres and 1610 feet of river front in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. Totally secluded in a private setting right next to nature. A...

      From $45/night

    • Newport, New York

      Adirondack Lily Pond Farm

      This picturesque, secluded campsite is next to a beautiful lily pond and the woods. Listen to the melodious sound of the peepers as dusk falls, take a canoe ride amongst the lily pads, and hike i...

      From $120/night

    • Holland Patent, New York

      Blackberry Meadow

      A private little campsite in breathtaking upstate New York equipped with a beautiful 4 acre pond right on the property! Sit back and cast a lure, just be sure to bring your equipment as we do not p...

      From $120/night

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      Natural Bridge / Watertown KOA

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      Herkimer Diamond KOA

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      Aldo Leopold's Cozy Cabin

      Most notably known for his 1949 book titled "A Sand County Almanac", Aldo Leopold is considered by many as the father of wildlife management. Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosoph...

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