48 hours in the Central Adirondacks

Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival at the Ski Bowl in North Creek, NY
Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival at the Ski Bowl in North Creek, NY

Old Forge is the gateway to the Adirondacks. On the tip of 4th Lake, it’s the ideal base camp to start your adventure into nearby hamlets like Big Moose, Eagle Bay, Inlet and Blue Mountain. In the winter, it’s regarded as “The Snowmobile Capital of the East” but in the summer it becomes the paddling destination of the upstate New York.

In fact, I launched my canoe at the start of the Adirondack Canoe Classic from Old Forge a few years ago. But there’s also the Adirondack PaddleFest, the MooseFest whitewater rally and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

I took the family to Old Forge this weekend with the intention of canoeing but instead we jumped in a glacial lake, shopped for kitchy souvenirs, hiked around Moss Lake, peaked around a secluded Adirondack Great Camp, lucked out with the last available room at a notorious hostel and attended a blue grass festival. For not planning anything in advance, we sure saw, heard, tasted and experienced a lot!

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