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Adirondack, Catskill, Capital Region & Hudson Valley Waterparks

posted by Teresa Farrell at 2023-07-19 20:49:00

Don’t miss out on the classic staple: a trip to the water park! Here’s a selection of stops in the eastern Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital Region and Hudson Valley to check out this season.

Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack mountains, in the town of Old Forge, Enchanted Forest Water Safari has been an Upstate New York staple for generations; folks come from far and wide to spend a summer day on the waterslides and rides, and many are carrying on a tradition that’s gone on since they were kids. The park has won dozens of awards and been named to plenty of best-of lists, and for good reason-- all told, Enchanted Forest Water Safari is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, wet and dry, and there’s truly something for everyone.

As a bonus, Calypso’s Cove, right next door to the park, adds to the fun with adventurous options like go-carts for adults and kids alike, an arcade loaded with games, a mini golf course, batting cages, bumper boats, a rock climbing wall, and even a zip line.

In the eastern Adirondacks, just outside of Lake George, Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor  has the trifecta: an amusement park, plus both an indoor and an outdoor water park. Altogether, there are more than 135 wet and dry rides to choose from, as well as live shows and entertainment, games, restaurants and snack stands, themed gift shops, and more. The indoor water park, White Water Bay, is located within the Great Escape Lodge, across the road from the main park, and features nine indoor water attractions for all ages, open year-round.

A bit further south, in the Catskills, the town of Monticello is home to the Kartright Resort and Indoor Water Park, with 15 water rides and slides, as well as indoor and outdoor pools, five restaurants, two bars, a spa, laser tag and an arcade.

The Hudson Valley is home to SplashDown Beach in Fishkill and Zoom Flume Water Park in East Durham. Both are strictly water parks (no dry ride section), but they’re great at what they do. SplashDown is billed as “America’s biggest little waterpark” and offers 15 water rides for all ages, ranging from little kids to thrill seekers. Zoom Flume has about 13 water rides, including a 300-foot waterslide and a 600-foot wild river ride, amongst other staples like a wave pool and other water rides.

Whichever part of Upstate New York you’re in this summer, whether the weather is warm or it’s more of an indoor day, you’re sure to find a water park nearby to enjoy. Don’t let the season slide by without a visit!


Blue and yellow slide photo credit Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor
Multicolored water slides photo credit Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Calypso Cove phot credit Enchanted Forest Water Safari
Buccaneer Beach photo credit Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor
Aerial view photo credit Splashdown Beach
Open slide photo credit Splashdown Beach

posted at: 2023-07-19 20:49:00, last updated: 2023-07-23 07:03:59

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