(The following is a letter from Town of Webb Supervisor Theodore C. Riehle Jr., as published on www.oldforgeny.com.)
On behalf of the Town of Webb, welcome to our website. We're glad you are interested in learning more about Old Forge and the Adirondacks. This is a wonderful place to live, work or vacation.
If you decide to visit, we know your stay will be enjoyable and memorable. You will find the scenery here is breathtaking and our people are warm and friendly.
Old Forge, New York and the Central Adirondack Region offers much for the vacationer during all seasons. In the summer we are pleased to offer all kinds of activities including; boating, golf, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking.
The region is proud to be the home of various recreational facilities. Among these is McCauley Mountain, which operates its chair lift during the summer and fall months providing a fantastic view of the region. Old Forge also has Enchanted Forest/Water Safari, Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Old Forge Lake Cruises, Thendara Golf Club, View (Old Forge's new Arts Center), The Town of Webb Historical Association's Goodsell Museum, three miniature golf courses, a movie theater, public swimming beach and let us not forget white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking in the spring, summer and fall. Sportsmen have ideal hunting for big and small game. The area is also known for its fine variety of quality restaurants, accommodations and retail specialty shops.
In the winter you can enjoy the wide open spaces that only a snowmobiler can access when you hit the well groomed trails in Old Forge, which is being referred to as the "Snowmobile Capital of the East".
These famous trails take snowmobilers through the majestic woodlands of the Adirondack Mountains, and with hundreds of miles of groomed trails and snow from early December until March. It doesn't get any better.
One of the big advantages of snowmobiling in Old Forge is the massive trail system which provides the snowmobile enthusiast with the opportunity to head off in a different direction each day, or to follow their favorite route for that thrilling ride or fantastic vista.
If you want to take a break from the trails, there is plenty of sightseeing and shopping in town. You may want to try a different winter sport such as downhill or cross country skiing at McCauley Mountain. Other winter activities include ice skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
With all of this, Old Forge, in the Town of Webb, enjoys a continuous growing popularity as a recreational oasis, and this is helped by our closeness to the remainder of New York State and the Northeast in general. It's a place where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and a clean environment.
If you can't find the information you're looking for at this site, please contact us at 315-369-6983. The Visitor Information Center is open daily, 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm. In July & August, and during snowmobile season (December 26th until March 31st), the office stays open on Friday evenings until 8pm. The office is staffed with courteous, knowledgeable people who will be pleased to assist you.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
Theodore C. Riehle Jr.