Area Attractions

rentguideWhite Lake Snow Tours is located 30 miles south of Old Forge and minutes from all the best attractions and activities that the Adirondack Park is known for. Have a fun-filled day snowmobiling, tubing, skiing, shopping, and indulging in delicious food and the arts, then relax with the peaceful sounds of the Adirondack Mountains.

At White Lake Snow Tours, we want you to make the best out of your snowmobiling experience. To do so, we have compiled a list of recommended dining and outdoor activities for you, including website and contact information.

Movie Theatre and The Arts

  • Come in from the cold and enjoy either a matinee or evening movie at Strand Theatre of Old Forge. For show times, visit  www.strandoldforge.com or call 315-369-2792.
  • Celebrating over 50 years of bringing arts to the Central Adirondacks, The View Arts Center presents year-round exhibits, workshops, and performances for all ages. Inspired by the beauty of our natural environment, The View is the host of the prestigious Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Visit www.viewarts.org or call 315-369-6411.

Restaurants

  • Billy’s Restaurant offers fine Italian-American cuisine, in a warm, intimate setting in guided02Old Forge. For their menu, visitwww.banjoshop.com/Billysrestaurant.html.
  • Buffalo Head Restaurant has been serving families and travelers in New York for generations. Located in Forestport, the Buffalo Head menu can appeal to everyone’s cravings!
  • For 14 years, Frankie’s Taste of Italy Restaurant has treated its customers like family. With an extensive list of Italian entrees to choose from, you will feel right at home when you walk in the door. For their full menu, visit www.frankiesfood.com.
  • Nothing tastes better than hot coffee and donuts in the morning! At KevAnna’s, your donuts are always made to order, so you always get them fresh! Pick up some breakfast for your family and don’t forget to peruse their gift shop too! Find them on Facebook.
  • An Adirondack tradition and local favorite for over 75 years, The Knotty Pine restaurant offers a full menu, ranging from veal and chicken, steak and beef, chops, seafood, and vegetarian options to satisfy everyone!
  • As one of the most recognizable buildings on Route 28 with its crashed airplane, The WigWam Tavern serves ice cold beer and the best bar food in town!
  • Located on the southwestern edge of the Adirondacks in Woodgate, NY, White Lake Inn has a great view of the lake and is very convenient and has a bar/restaurant atmosphere.

Winter Activities

While famous for the snowmobile trails, the Adirondack Mountains offer a variety of winter activities for both locals and visitors.

  • Go cross country skiing just minutes down the road at BREIA Trail! Visit their website at http://www.breiax-countryski.org or call 315-942-2299 for more information.
  • Known as the largest snow tubing hill in northern New York, Maple Ridge Snow Park is 1200 feet long with over a 100’ vertical drop! Visit http://www.mapleridgecenter.com for the snow park hours and prices.
  • For families looking to tackle a smaller ski slope, head to McCauley Mountain in Old Forge, New York. In addition to downhill skiing, learn to snow show or cross country ski! Visit www.mccauleyny.com or call 315-369-3144 for more information.
  • Snow Ridge Ski Area is home to the “East’s Heaviest Snowfall!” where snow-enthusiasts can spend time skiing and snowboarding at this family-oriented ski resort. For more information, visit www.snowridge.com or call 315-348-8456.

Winter Festivals

  • aboutwelcomeThe Annual American Snowmobiler’s Shootout is held in December. This is your first chance to compare the newest stock sleds, watching as the Trail Mod and Lake Racer mod snowmobiles race against one another! There is even an event called “Turbo Time,” featuring a class of Turbo sleds.
  • The Annual Snodeo is the “kick-off” weekend for the snowmobile season, also held in December  at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion in Old Forge. From the vintage snowmobile show to the Kitty-Cat/120cc races, there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Take a chance to win a new snowmobile, as well as cash prizes and other great giveaways! For more information, contact the Old Forge Visitor Information Center at 315-369-6983 or visit www.snodeo.com.
  • The Annual Adirondack Ice Bowl Pond Hockey Festival is held in January. Skate the frozen chain on Fourth Lake. For registration dates go to  www.adirondackicebowl.com for more information.
  • The Winter Carnival at McCauley Mountain is a fun family event! Held in February  there are competitions, ski races, fun and fireworks! Visit www.mccauleyny.com for more information!
  • The Annual NY Snow Run is held at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center Pavilion in Old Forge. The Snow Run is a two day event, combining the passion for snowmobiling and the ability to help men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. Riders will be grouped together by riding style and ability and you can sign up as an individual or as a group. For more information, visitwww.pinkribbonriders.com.
  • Every March, Old Forge and the Central Adirondack Association host SnoFest, where thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts gather to see Ski Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat premier their newest models and offer demo rides, weather permitting. We guarantee that the snowmobile freestylers will amaze you! Stay tuned for information about this season’s event or visit www.snofestny.com.
  • March marks the Annual St. Paddy’s Parade down Main Street in Old Forge, NY. As the only Irish Parade in the Adirondacks, participants and spectators try to outdo their prior year’s costumes and floats. Snowmobiling will probably be over, but there is always a great turnout! After the parade, visit the Old Forge Fire Hall to sample Irish Stews made by local chefs and vote for your favorite!

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