Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation

No matter what season is your favorite – you’re guaranteed to find endless entertainment in Old Forge all year round. The Adirondack region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails, ski slopes, mountains & hiking paths, lakes and so much more.  If you’re looking for a more laid back adventure, visit during the fall to take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of McCauley Mountain and enjoy the picturesque beauty of our foliage.  Be sure to visit our town information center or one of our many locally owned businesses to get insider information on some of the best places to check out during your visit! Check out Experience Old Forge for insider information on all things related to Sports & Recreation in Old Forge.  




The Adirondack Region has is filled with lakes & beaches to enjoy during every season. Waterskiing, jet skiing & boating are some summer favorites that both locals & tourists enjoy. If you like to fish, you can enjoy ice fishing in the winter or fly fishing in the spring! Perhaps you’re looking for laid back canoe or kayak ride to take in your beautiful surroundings. Don’t have a watercraft? No problem! There are shops located right in town that offer rentals by the hour, the day or longer. Check out Experience Old Forge for boating & marine information for our area. 




Whether you’re a seasoned canoe or kayak paddler or would like to try paddling for the very first time, Old Forge has options for you.  Paddle down the Fulton Chain of Lakes on your boat and enjoy the views from the lake or stop by one of our towns rental shops for some day-use & multi day-use options. Find all the accessories that you need in one of our local shops – personal floating devices, oars, water-resistant phone cases and so much more! Check out Experience Old Forge for some of the best places to canoe & kayak. 



Fishing & Hunting

The Adirondack’s is an outdoorsman’s dream with the endless number of outdoor sports & activities that are available.  Old Forge is particularly popular during hunting season – many visitors flock to the area to enjoy the sport.  The Adirondack’s is home to many fresh water fish such as Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bass and many more. The cold winter months allow plenty of valuable ice fishing time to locals & tourists. As well, spring time in the Adirondacks offers up some of the best fly fishing in the area. Check out Experience Old Forge for some of the best fishing & hunting spots. 




Old Forge is home to the Thendara Golf Course – an 18-hole championship course with a backdrop of beautiful Adirondack scenery to enjoy while you’re playing. In addition, there are several other golf courses nearby to enjoy. Check out Experience Old Forge to see all of the golf course in our area. 




From beginner to seasoned hiker, Old Forge offers trails to suit every level of hiker. Many mountains throughout the Adirondacks such as our very own Bald Mountain have fire towers at the summit for hikers to walk up & enjoy the panoramic view.  Hike with friends or bring your dog along on the journey. Don’t forget a camera because the photo taking opportunities on our hiking trails are incredible. Check out Experience Old Forge for a list of all of our areas hiking trails. 




Many of our areas hiking trails double as mountain bike trails for those looking for a real adventure. If you’re looking for more casual biking on flat land, go for a ride around one of our lakes or enjoy pedaling through town.  Stop by one of our area outdoorsman’s shops to stock up on any biking equipment you may need before setting out on your journey. Check out Experience Old Forge for some of our favorite biking trails. 



Skiing, Snowmobiling & Snowshoeing:

During the winter months, Old Forge completely transforms into a winter wonderland. The area is known for high levels of snowfall which creates tons of fresh powder to the liking of snowmobilers, skiers and all other winter enthusiasts. Old Forge is connected to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails, many of them accessible by local hotel & lodging destinations. In addition, we are home to McCauley Mountain – a ski mountain great for every level of skiing competency.  Our hiking trails transform into snowshoeing paths – bring your own snowshoes or rent from a local rental shop. With all of the snow that Old Forge receives, know that you’ll never be bored in Old Forge during the winter! Check out Experience Old Forge for a list of winter activities & their locations.  


Whitewater Rafting:

 For the ultimate thrill seeker, Old Forge has whitewater rafting tours! Enjoy a splashing adventure down the river with an experienced whitewater rafting guide. Check out Experience Old Forge to find your next whitewater rafting adventure.