The Enchanted Forest Water Safari is the biggest water theme park in New York and certainly Old Forge's biggest attraction, but it's not the only reason to visit Old Forge. After whipping down the Killermanjaro water slide and banging around on the bumper cars, you'll want to look over the famous art center. If you don't mind venturing a little further out, there's a Bald Mountain to hike and a number of very popular canoe trips.
Inlet, a very small village on the shores of Fourth Lake, is a little farther north on Route 28. Like Old Forge, this is a prime place for water sports. Like white-water rafting? You'll love the 17-mile Hudson River Gorge, but take note. It's a very rough ride in the spring (rated Class IV and V), but gentler in the summer (Class III) when the water levels are dam-controlled. If you're not an experienced rafter or taking your family, summer may be the time to go. This is just one of the many water-routes you can explore and water sports are also just one facet of Inlet. Be sure to explore other outdoor sports . . . from swimming to hiking to skiing, you'll find a way to do it in Inlet. Old Forge and Inlet are largely defined by the outdoor life. If you're more interested in open sky and fast waters than museums, or just want a change of pace, they're certainly worth checking out.
Old Forge is 136 miles north of Albany and 102 miles from Syracuse. Inlet is about 10 miles northeast of Old Forge. For more information on Old Forge and Inlet, look at the navigational bar on the left-hand side.