Activities & Area Resources

Covewood offers a wide variety of fun activities for all members of your family.

Kids Program

The Covewood Kids Program, which runs from late June until Labor Day, provides approximately four hours a day of supervised activities for children five and up. Click here to see a sample schedule. The Kids Program is free for all Covewood guests.

Boat Rentals and Waterskiing

Covewood's boat rentals include sailboats, hydro-bikes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, motor boats, tubes, and canoes. Hourly, half-day, and full-day water craft rentals are generally available. Covewood also offers water skiing for all levels, from the "never done it before" to the accomplished slalom skier.

Covewood does not allow jetskis.

Click here to see fees for all water activities.

Dry Land

If dry land adventures are more to your liking, the surrounding 1300 acres of the Adirondack Park offers miles and miles of hiking. The north woods treks range from the easy to the very challenging. Detailed maps are available at the front desk.

Covewood also offers a tennis/basketball court, pool and ping pong, horse shoe pits, and the famous Covewood ring game. These activities are all complimentary.

Area Attractions and Resources

Below is information about Big Moose area services, businesses, events, and entertainment convenient to Covewood guests. Whether you're staying for a week or just the weekend, you'll want to know where you can get groceries, service your car, go white-water rafting and get cash from the nearest ATM. This section should help you plan out your stay so you can focus on relaxing at Covewood and enjoying the surrounding Adirondack wilderness.


Adirondack Museum

Blue Mountain Lake


Arts Center

Old Forge


Enchanted Forest / Water Safari Theme Park

Old Forge


The Wild Center: Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

Tupper Lake




Adirondack Bank

Old Forge


Community Bank

Old Forge


ATM at Dan's Big M

Eagle Bay



Boat Service

Dunn's Boat Service

Big Moose Lake



Golf Courses

Thendara Golf Club

Thendara (Old Forge)


Inlet Golf Club




Dan's Big M


Eagle Bay


Diorio's IGA

Old Forge





Kalil's Grocery





Dentist - Joseph Rintrona DDS

Old Forge


Town of Webb Medical Center

Old Forge



Pet Boarding

Kliffside Kennels

Rt. 28, Eagle Bay, NY




Kinney's Drug Store

Old Forge



Big Moose Inn

Big Moose Lake


Big Moose Station

Big Moose


Glenmore Hotel Bar & Grill

Big Moose Lake

Hard Times Café

Eagle Bay


Red Dog Tavern



Seventh Lake House


Tamarack Café (breakfast and lunch only)



Woods Inn




For a full listing of Old Forge restaurants, visit here


Service Stations

Byrne Dairy Mobil

Old Forge



Old Forge



Strand Theatre

Old Forge



Tourism Offices

Inlet Chamber of Commerce



Webb Tourist Information

Old Forge



Wine & Liquor

Dan's Big M

Eagle Bay


George's Thing

Old Forge


The Wine Shop





Big Moose Chapel

Big Moose Lake


Inlet Community Church



Niccolls Memorial Church (Pres.)

Old Forge


St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church

Old Forge


kayak at dock

Excellent fishing is available off the Covewood foot bridge. Rods and reels can be borrowed from the Front Desk.


kayak at dock

Covewood's Rec Room provides a great place for rainy day arts and crafts.


kayak at dock

Rent a tube and Boston Whaler for a fun afternoon of tubing around the lake.



There is a potluck picnic every other week on the Lodge's main porch.



Diane Bowes giving a waterski lesson.