With trails to hike, mountains to climb, rivers to white water raft, and some of the greatest shopping and food in Upstate New York, there is plenty to do when you stay at White Lake Lodges!

White Lake Lodges is located within the Adirondack State Park and is just 14 miles south of Old Forge, NY…minutes from all the area attractions, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and relaxation the mountains are known for.


To help you get the most out of your Adirondacks vacation, we have put together a list of recommended activities throughout the Woodgate, NY and Old Forge area.

Adirondack Boat Rentals: 

White Lake Lodges: 

We offer our 22 foot Manitou Pontoon Boat for rent at a reasonable rate. Please inquire at time of booking. 

Dunn’s Boat Service: 

Located on Big Moose Lake, this is the only boat rental company we recommend. Visit their website or call 315-357-3532 for more information.

Adirondack Boat Tours 

Old Forge Lake Cruises: 

Departing from Old Forge pond, these cruises pass through the first four lakes of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. Choose from a historic, narrated sightseeing, kids, mailboat, or fireworks cruise and see more of the Adirondacks than ever before! Call 315-369-6473 to book your lake cruise today. 

Raquette Lake Navigation Company:

A little bit of a drive, but it comes highly recommended by White Lake Lodges! With boat tours, camp tours, heritage tours, and private charters from June – October, Raquette Lake Navigation Company even has buffet-style service or Sunday brunch cruises accommodating up to 64 people at one time. Visit their website to view their schedules or call 354-5532 with questions you may have.


Billy’s Restaurant: 

If you’re looking for some great Italian food, head to Billy’s Restaurant in Old Forge. Take a look at their menu ahead of time by visiting their website now!

5 Corners Café: 

Five Corners Cafe is a small neighborhood restaurant located in Old Forge. They offer creative dishes and warm hospitality in a casual modern setting. Enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine at the bar or a full dinner with friends.  5 Corners prides themselves in serving delicious food made with the freshest ingredients.  http://www.fivecornerscafe.com/      

Frankie’s Taste of Italy:

Get treated like family when you visit Frankie’s Taste of Italy in Old Forge. With a menu filled with homemade Italian food, you might have a hard time choosing what you want! Check out their menu online…just be sure to save room for their gelato!

Season’s Adirondack Café:

The best diner in town and only 1.5 miles away! With a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, this is one place you won’t want to miss out on in the Adirondacks! Find them on Facebook for their hours and daily specials!

The Wigwam Tavern:

Known for its crashed airplane on Route 28, The Wigwam Tavern is a great bar/restaurant for burgers, wings, sandwiches and ice cold beer!


Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Old Forge, NY is in the western end of the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. The historic trail begins in Old Forge, NY and travels to Fort Kent, Maine. For more information on paddling the trail, visit www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or download the Adirondack Paddling Guide. 

Adirondack Exposure:

 Learn how to kayak or canoe by taking a class, then put your skills to the test with kayaking and canoeing trips throughout the Adirondacks! Call 315-369-6699 or visit the Adirondack Exposure website for more information.  

Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co.: 

Located right on Moose River, Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co. rents canoes and kayaks for a few hours, a few days, or even longer. Get more information at www.mountainmanoutdoors.com or call 315-369-6672.

Tickner’s  Moose River Paddling Trails:

Whether you want to take your children or the entire family reunion, Tickner’s offers half day and full day canoe and kayak trips! Visit their website for package information or call 315-369-6286.


Golf Courses

Thendara Golf Course: 

If you like to golf while on vacation, Thendara Golf Course is calling your name! With one of the finest golf courses in the area, they are located right at White Lake Lodge’s doorstep! An 18-hole par 72, it is cut right out of the natural beauty of the 

Adirondack Mountains. Visit their website for more information.  

Woodgate Pines Golf Club:

Located in Boonville, NY, Woodgate Pines Golf Club has 18 holes of scenic golf, a full service golf shop and a club repair workshop with a PGA Professional on site. For tee times, visit the Woodgate Pines website or call 315-942-5442.

Movie Theatre

Strand Theatre of Old Forge: 

Take a break from the mountains and watch a matinee or evening movie at a great price! Check out what shows are playing on their website or call 315-369-2792.

Scenic Railroad

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad: 

Take a ride on the Scenic Railroad for an adventure through the Adirondack Mountains. With exciting events such as the Loomis Gang Train Robbery, Eco-tours, Murder Mysteries, and dinner parties, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad is fun for all ages from May-October. 

Call 1-800-819-2291 for a schedule of events or visit them online.



Enchanted Forest/Water Safari: 

New York’s largest water theme park is located a few miles away from White Lake Lodges in Old Forge! Open mid-June through Labor Day, admission includes unlimited access to 32 water rides, all shows, and over 50 rides and attractions. For more information, visit watersafari.com or call 315-369-6145. 


Whitewater Adventures

Interested in a wilderness whitewater adventure? Depending on the time of year and the waterway selected, you can enjoy a family float trip or a heart-pounding traverse through rolling rapids or serious whitewater! Choose the best trip for your level of adventure with one of the following water outfitters:


Adirondack River Outfitters: 

Visit their website or call 1-800-525-7238 for more information.


Whitewater Challengers: 

Visit their website or call 315-369-6699 for more information

Winter Activities

White Lake Lodges: 

Did you know White Lake Lodges has year round lodging? If you are looking for a winter adventure and need to rent a cabin in the Adirondacks, stay at Pine Cone Cottage, Bear Paw Cottage, Fish Cabin, or Fern Cabin! Contact us for more information.

White Lake Snow Tours: