Old Forge Region & The Tug Hill Plateau
Old Forge is a prominent community in the Western Adirondack Park. The town features a broad business district, which is primarily focused on summer tourism, and the largest water theme park in New York, Enchanted Forest Water Safari.
The Tug Hill Region spans about 150,000 acres in and around the western region of the Adirondacks. Much of the area is owned and controlled by New York State, with most privately owned land located near highways and maintained county roads. Attractions in the Tug Hill Plateau are outdoors-oriented, as most of the region is hardwood forest. Fishing & hunting, snowmobiling, camping, canoeing, downhill & cross country skiing are a few of the popular draws to this area.
Whether you're looking to ride snowmobile trails for hours, do a little shopping, play a round of golf, or go flying down the mighty Killermanjaro, you're sure to have fun in the Old Forge / Tug Hill Region of the Adirondacks.
Old Forge holds the New York State record low temperature, -52 degrees fahrenheit, which was recorded in February, 1979. Deemed the Snowmobile capital of the East, hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails wind through the region, and connect with most trail systems across the state.
With such close proximity to the Great Lakes, winter in the Tug Hill Region is usually accompanied by heavy snowfall. Hooker, a Tug Hill village in Lewis County, holds the state record for snowfall with a total accumulation of 466.9 inches (approx. 39 feet) in the winter of 1976-77!
Old Forge / Tug Hill Plateau Regional Towns & Villages: