Accommodations | Area Attractions
White Lake Lodges is located within the Adirondack State Park and is 14 miles south of Old Forge. Minutes to all of the attractions yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and relaxation that the Adirondack Park is known for. Attractions and activities include: Rafting, hiking, shopping, restaurants, Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, Adirondack Museum, Camp Sagamore, tennis courts, four golf courses, ATV trails, dinner cruises and much more. Click on the following links for our recommended list of activities.|
» Dunn's Boat Service, Big Moose, 1-315-357-3532, www.dunnsboats.com
Boats come from Big Moose Lake, which has no millfoil. This is the only one we recommend.
» Old Forge Lake Cruises, Old Forge, 1-315-369-6473
Historic, Narrated Sightseeing, Kids, Mailboat & Fireworks Cruises through the first four lakes of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, nestled in the heart of the Central Adirondack Mountains departing from Old Forge pond.
» Raquette Lake Navigation Company, Raquette Lake, 315-354-5532, www.raquettelakenavigation.com
A little bit of a ride but highly recommended -- great boat cruise! Raquette Lake Navigation Company, family owned and operated since 1991, offers Boat Tours, Great Camps Tours, Heritage Tours and Private Charters from June through October. Dining on the Durant ranges from buffet-style service luncheon or Sunday Brunch cruises with maximum seating capacity of 56 to sit-down, plated service dinner cruises accommodating up to 64 people. We're licensed for 100 passengers on scenic excursions and moonlight cruises. For more information, select a link above to view our schedules and latest cruise news or contact us with your questions.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
» Adirondack Exposures, Old Forge, 1-315-369-6699, www.adirondackexposure.com
» Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co., Old Forge, 1-315-369-6672, www.mountainmanoutdoors.com
» Tickner's Moose River Paddling Trails, Old Forge 1-315-369-6286, www.ticknerscanoe.com
Old Forge is the western terminus of the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The historic trail begins in Old Forge and travels to Fort Kent, Maine. For more information on paddling the trail visit www.northernforestcanoetrail.org. Download the Adirondack Paddling Guide, please note the pdf guide may take a few minutes to load.
» Thendara Golf Course, Old Forge, About 15min away, 1-315-369-3136, www.thendaragolfclub.com
If golf is your game, then consider yourself lucky. Old Forge / Thendara has one of the finest golf courses in this area and they are located right at our doorstep. The Thendara Golf Course is a an 18-hole par 72, Donald Ross-Designed Championship Golf Course, once played by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Travino, Chi Chi Rodriguez and a number of other famous golfers. The course is cut right out of the natural beauty of the Central Adirondacks. With its plush grasses, meticulously maintained greens and fairways, this course is a pleasure, no matter what your level of play. The course will take you down doglegs, past sandtraps, onto elevated and rolling greens and through some very unique Adirondack scenery.
» Wood Gate Pines, Boonville, About 10min away, 1-315-942-5442, www.golflink.com/golf-courses/course.aspx?course=1373856
» Strand Theatre of Old Forge, 1-315-369-2792, Very cool old theatre, www.strandoldforge.com
» Billy's, great Italian, Old Forge www.banjoshop.com/Billysrestaurant.html
» Buffalo Head Restaurant, Forestport, Famous and has been around for years, www.buffaloheadrestaurant.com
» Frankie's Taste of Italy, Old Forge, www.frankiesfood.com
» KevAnna's, Foresport, Great gift shop and awesome homemade donuts, visit them on facebook
» Season's Adirondack Cafe, Forestport, Best diner in town and only 1.5 miles away, visit them on facebook
» The Knotty Pine, Old Forge, www.theknottypine.com
» The Wigwam Tavern, Forestport, Great cozy bar restaurant for burgers, wings and sandwiches, www.thewigwamtavern.com
» White Lake Inn, Woodgate, Great view of lake and very convenient www.whitelakeinn.net
» Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Thendara, 1-800-819-2291, www.adirondackrr.com
Thendara - All Aboard! Take an Adirondack adventure and observe pristine woods and wildlife. Many specials during the week including the all new Loomis gang train robberies, eco-tours, murder mysteries, dinner & party train and barbecues. Runs May-October. Spectacular fall foliage trips. Call for free brochure of schedules or visit us on-line.
» Enchanted Forest / Water Safari, Old Forge, 1-315-369-6145, www.watersafari.com
New York's Largest Water Theme Park; itís a perennial family-favorite vacation destination. Open mid-June through Labor Day. Admission includes unlimited access to 32 water rides, all shows and over 50 rides and attractions in all! Group rates, company picnics and package prices. The Lodges now offerd discounted tickets for all guests!
Enjoy a wilderness whitewater adventure by taking advantage of the services offered by outfitting companies that supply instruction, equipment (including wetsuits in cooler weather) and licensed guides. Depending on the time of year and the waterway selected, you can enjoy a family float trip interspersed with the thrill of rolling rapids OR a heart-pounding traverse through serious whitewater. Check with the outfitter of your choice to find the best trip for your level of expertise. Each outfitter has its own features and highly specialized trips.
» Adirondack River Outfitters, Old Forge, 1-800-525-7238, www.aroadventures.com
» Whitewater Challengers, Okara Lakes, 1-315-369-6699, www.whitewaterchallengers.com