Snowmobile Tips and Tricks in the Adirondacks

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Friday, December 1, 2017

There’s no doubt that the best snowmobiling in the Northeast is here in Old Forge. Did you know that it is referred to as ‘The Snowmobile Capital of the East’?! Snowmobilers rush up North in troves to ride on the powdery, groomed trails that provide endless fun and breathtaking views of Old Forge. Here are some tips and tricks to take advantage of your time snowmobiling in the Adirondacks.

Trail Access:

The Old Forge snowmobile trails connect with all major trail systems in Central and Upstate New York. The trails are groomed daily to ensure prime riding conditions. You can also access trail reports that evaluate different trails as marginal, good, great, and fair depending on their coverage and bumps, giving you a variety of conditions to choose from!

Did you know? Old Forge Camping Resort has direct access to Trail 5, as well as miles and miles of groomed trails through the town of Webb and Inlet, which accommodate any level or desire of snowmobilers. What’s better than having trail access right in your backyard?!

You can also fill up your snowmobile in the Enchanted Forest Water Safari parking lot across from Waters Edge Inn at Enchanted Gas, which is open 24/7 and is easily accessible from Trails 1 and 5. Only credit and debit cards are accepted, so be sure to bring your card! Take the hassle out of filling up your snowmobile and hit the trails as early as possible!


Who enjoys hitching and hauling their snowmobile up North because you are unable to stay the whole season? Park your snowmobile trailer at the Old Forge Camping Resort for the winter season and use it as you please. The grounds are maintained and monitored daily, providing security to your snowmobile. Even more convenient, you can securely access your sled at any time! At $300 per site for the season, this option saves you time, money, and traveling – leaving you with only the best aspects of snowmobiling to enjoy in Old Forge!

Packages & Offers:

Water’s Edge Inn offers many great plans and packages to help you make the most of your stay in Old Forge. Purchase a Full Season Permit, Weekday Season Permit, or a Seven Consecutive Days Permit to fit your needs at a reasonable price! Prices are per snowmobile and can be purchased during the Inn’s operational hours at the Tourism Information Center, making it easy to get your snowmobile on the road!

Water’s Edge Inn also offers a Snowmobile Park & Ride offer. The discount package includes a two weeknight stay for two guests in your choice of a Lakeview Double or Standard Double room. Also, enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants in the area, and a complimentary continental breakfast every morning of your stay. What’s better than a warm breakfast before a cold, snowy day on the trails?!


After a long day of snowmobiling fun, we imagine you will have worked up quite the appetite. Luckily, Old Forge has a plethora of restaurants for you to pick from. Most restaurants have a wide variety of options to satisfy everyone in your party’s needs. Try a delicious hot dog from the Adirondack Dog House, a delicious breakfast from Walt’s Diner, or a warm cup of coffee from Ozzie’s Coffee Bar. No matter where you stop in, you can’t go wrong!