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The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

Old Forge Lake Cruise

  • Tour–Sight

Fodor's Review

You can explore the first four lakes of the Fulton Chain on a narrated sightseeing cruise aboard one of two 125-passenger boats. The 22-mi cruises usually take two hours; kids' cruises are 15 mi and take about 90 minutes. Dinner excursions are also available. From June to mid-September you may tag along on the 35-foot President Harrison as it delivers mail to lakefront camps and cottages. The mail boat service dates from 1902 and was spurred by Benjamin Harrison, whose family summered on Second Lake. The mailboat can take only 10 passengers, so reservations for this three-hour cruise are a good idea.

Sight Information


Main St. Dock, Rte. 28, Old Forge, New York, 13420, United States



Sight Details:

  • Sightseeing and mailboat cruises $16–$20
  • Late Aug-mid-Oct; call or check Web site for schedule


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