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Winter Conditions – December 17, 2016

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Groomers are out on the snowmobile trails and those out riding have all good reports.

Cross-country ski trails at Fern Park and the Inlet Golf Course have been recently groomed and are in good condition.  Reports at Fern say there are a few rocks showing, but all trails have at least a 3 inch base.

There is snow on the sledding hill!

No ice in the pavilion yet.

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street in Inlet 2016 Success!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street was a fun and successful weekend in Inlet!

Open for business for the weekend was Adirondack Fairway B&B, Adirondack Reader, Adiron Jack Custom Furniture, AVON Rep Barb Murdock, Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages, Drake’s Inn, French Louie ADK Sports, Frisky Otter Tours (@ Adirondack Reader), Great Pines, Inlet Department Store, Inlet Public Library, Kalil’s Grocery, Mary’s Gift Shop, The Ole Barn, Pedals & Petals, Red Dog Tavern, Screamen Eagle/Matt’s Draft House, T’s EZ Mart, Young Living Essential Oils Rep Amanda Miller & Zone 3. French Louie played Christmas music all weekend over the PA system that was heard through town. Many Letters to Santa were left in the special mailbox at the Inlet Town Hall. Santa himself will answer each letter that includes a return address.

At Mitch’s direction, about 80 children hunted for candy canes that were hidden in Arrowhead Park, then came into the town hall for popcorn & cocoa while holiday favorites played on the big screen television. Each hunter received a stocking with goodies, compliments of the CAA.

Those who visited The Woods Inn enjoyed visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus while sampling treats that included cupcakes and cookies by Trish. Santa and Mrs. Claus were there. The lobby was decorated with a North Pole Junction train set, a Cocoa-Cola Christmas display and Beulah’s Dollhouse waiting to be raffled. The dollhouse had been refurbished by Ken Gabler & Paul Fear and had furniture on loan from Pam Mason of Raquette Lake Supply.

Results of the second annual Ugly Sweater Contest were: Ugly – Bekci Kelly in “Grammy’s Favorite”, Uglier – Ceard Curry in “Garlans & Lights” & Ugliest – Shawn Hansen in “Santa’s Last Christmas.” About 35 dogs paraded down Route 28 in Inlet’s eighth annual Holiday Dog Parade, led by Santa & Mrs. Claus and directed by Patty Wittmeyer with Dora. Best Dressed dogs were selected: Harley who belongs to the Lynt family of Old Forge, Rider who belongs to the Lockyer & Arey family of Inlet and Tico & Maya belonging to the Spor family of Inlet and Pennsylvania. All of the dogs received a treat, compliments of the Adirondack Reader.

Holiday Pictures were being taken by Adirondack Images at Screamen Eagle, with a special appearance by Santa. Holiday pies were enjoyed and People’s Choice resulted in Patty Wittmeyer of Inlet taking 3rd place with her Pumpkin, Wendy Mierek of Sherrill & Inlet taking 2nd place with her Maple Pecan and Barb Murdock of Inlet taking 1st place with her Cranberry Walnut.

Many gathered around the fire in front of French Louie’s ADK Sports while awaiting the lighting of the tree where Curtis Osgood played the hammered dulcimer accompanied by Phil Robinson on guitar. This live music was compliments of the Inlet Youth Commission. Bruce Caldwell did the honors of lighting the town tree. Many gathered in the senior room for cocoa and another visit from Santa after the tree lighting. Each child received one of Inez Rudd’s famous Santa cookies. Matt’s Draft House then offered free samplings of wines and Adirondack cheeses.

Candy Cane Hunt, Film Festival, Face Painters, Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop, Dog Parade and Santa’s Village helpers were Alicia Burnett, Robin Murdock, Kendra Carnell, Shawn Hansen, Becky Hasemeier, Mary Marleau, Sue Beck, Margie O’Hara, Kim Egenhofer, Shelby Townsend, Patty Wittmeyer, Susan, Lockyer, Tara Arey and The Woods Inn stafff. Special thank you goes out to John Frey, Jay-Jay Huebner, Nancy Sehring, Ken Gabler and Luna Gabler.

A small group gathered at The Woods Inn on Sunday for a Happy Hour and to draw some winners.   The winner of Beulah’s Doll House was Heather Scialdo of Ilion, and the winner of the Holiday Basket Raffle was Linda Fadel of Utica & Inlet.

Holiday Basket included:


Business Information Update

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

We are planning to launch Inlet’s new website before the snowmobile season starts. In order to make sure your business is listed correctly, we have asked everyone to fill out the attached form and send it back to us with a couple great photos.

Right now, the only businesses listed are the ones who have returned their forms.

Please fill out the form and return ASAP.

If you are able to return the form electronically send it to  Otherwise it can be dropped off or mailed to Inlet Information Office, PO Box 266, Inlet, NY 13360.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you!

Open the pdf: Business Information Form

American Legion Venterans Memorial Paver Program

Thursday, November 10th, 2016


The American Legion Post #1402 invites you to honor a veteran by participating in their paver program.

Download the form here: Legion Paver Program Form

Inlet Classic Car Cruise & Show 2016

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

On July 30, 2016 classic vehicles from all over New York took over the parking lot of Arrowhead Park for the 4th annual Inlet Classic Car Cruise & Show sponsored by the Inlet Historical Society and organized by Leo Fadel. 50/50 raffles were held, door prizes were awarded, hot dogs were consumed, and a good time was had by all. Photos of all the cars can be found on Inlet Historical Society’s Facebook page –

People’s Choice Awards were handed out to:

3rd place – Jim & Joan Snook of Forestport, NY – 1971 Chevy Pickup & Camper Trailer

2nd place – Stu Irvin of New Hartford, NY (& Palmer’s Point) – 1962 Buick Convertible

1st place – Frank George of Strykersville, NY – 1970 Dodge Convertible

Best in Show was awarded to Dan Hand of Williamstown, NY – 1957 Chevrolet

The Inlet Historical Society would like to thank the following for their contributions towards the goodies bags, food and door prizes – Streetside Classics (Mike Fadel) of Charlotte, NC, The Tavern of Eagle Bay, Adirondack Bank of Old Forge, Price Chopper of Utica, and the following Inlet businesses: Adirondack Landscapes (Todd Marleau), Adirondack Shirt Factory, Inlet Department Store, French Louie ADK, Kalil’s Grocery, and The Wine Shop. They would also like to thank the following for their time and efforts – Mitch Lee, Adele Burnett, Lisa Gambacorta, Waddie Kalil, Thomas Levi, Adele Fadel, Linda Fadel, Karen Palmieri, Robert Agedol, Dave Ross, Joanne Vogan and Chad Cool.

Photos from the 2016 show can be found here: Inlet Classic Car Cruise & Show 2016

Inlet Photo Contest

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The Town of Inlet Information Office is looking for photos that showcase all that there is to do and explore in and around town. To help find the best photos, we have decided to hold a photography contest. Amateur photographers are invited to submit a maximum of three entries for the competition. Submissions should be photos from within the Town of Inlet. Photos that show people having a great time in Inlet are strongly encouraged!

Only digital entries will be accepted and must be submitted in jpeg format to by 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2016. Prizes will be awarded for categories like Best Action Shot, Family, People in Nature, and of course Best Landscape. Winners will be announced on September 17, 2016 during Inlet’s Fall Festival.

Your photography helps the Town of Inlet promote the area. Thank you for helping us do that through your photography.

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant The Town of Inlet a royalty-free, nonexclusive right during the Photo Contest to:

  • Display the photograph on the Town of Inlet website and Facebook during the photo contest period.
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on the following social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

If your photograph is declared a winner or receives an honorable mention, you grant the Town of Inlet a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:

  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media.
  • Use the photograph in the Town of Inlet’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to websites and web publications, advertising, and multimedia.
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.
  • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the Town of Inlet photo library and accessible to Town of Inlet staff.

The Town of Inlet will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available.

Contact: Adele Burnett
Inlet Information Office
PO Box 266, Inlet NY 13360

DEC Makes Plans to Upgrade Two of Inlet’s Campgrounds

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Draft Unit Management Plans (UMPs) for three NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) campgrounds in the Adirondacks are now available for public review and comment. The Draft Plans for Limekiln Lake, Eighth Lake and Lake Durant campgrounds identify facilities and infrastructure to be upgraded or replaced during the next five years to enhance recreational opportunities.

DEC is accepting public comments on the Draft Plans until April 8, 2016. A public availability session will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 29, at the Raquette Lake Union Free School, 115 State Route 28, Raquette Lake, NY. The availability session will provide an opportunity for people to learn more about the proposed management actions in the Draft Plans and to comment on the proposals. The meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. Please call 518-897-1248 at least two weeks in advance of the meeting if you have specific accommodation requests.

“These UMPs outline a suite of important infrastructure improvements to enhance recreational access and tourism at these signature DEC campground facilities,” DEC Acting Commissioner Seggos said. “Once completed, these upgrades will create more attractive destinations for campers and visitors to enjoy the world-class recreational opportunities in the Adirondack region.”

Draft plan for Limekiln Campground can be viewed here.

Draft plan for Eighth Lake Campground can be found here.

Draft plan for Lake Durant Campground can be found here.

Winter Update – March 10, 2016

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Wait, it is still winter?

Tuesday was the last day of skating on the rink at Fern Park.  Soon it will be drained and the liner will be put away.  Yesterday felt like spring with temperatures in the 50s and even 60s.  Today the rain that started last night continues on and on.  Looking at the forecast there are a couple nights we might see 32°, but the daytime temperatures predicted are 40°-60° for the next couple weeks.

The cross-country ski trails probably saw more hikers this season than they have in the past.  You think more hikers than skiers???

During the Town Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8, it was announced that the Town of Inlet snowmobile trails would be considered closed.  The DEC had already closed the gate to the Moose River Recreation Area on March 1st.  Other gates accessing State lands have been closed, and to protect the private properties the trails cross, it needed to be said.

Redevelopment of the Inlet Memorial

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Leonard-Mick-Roberts American Legion Post #1402 of Inlet is planning to redevelop the memorial in front of the Inlet Town Hall. Preliminary concept plans drawn by local architect Jeanne Whyte are on display at the Inlet Information Office.

Post #1402 welcomes public comment on their project. They hope to be able to break ground in late spring depending on sufficient funds. They are currently seeking grant assistance with the help of Nick Rose of CAP-21. Anyone interested in contributing to the re-development of the memorial may send their tax-exempt donation to: American Legion Post #1402, PO Box 116, Inlet, NY 13360.

Preliminary plans can be seen here: New Memorial Structure

Free Snowmobiling Weekend – January 16 & 17, 2016

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

New York requires out-of-state and Canadian snowmobiles to be registered in New York (even if they are already registered in their own state or providence) and all snowmobiles must be insured in order to ride.

On January 16 & 17, 2016 out-of-state and Canadian snowmobiles will not be required to register in New York as long as they are registered and insured in their home state or providence.

To go along with the Governor’s proclamation the Towns of Webb & Inlet will welcome out-of-state snowmobiles and will also encourage in-state snowmobiles to ride our trails by not be enforcing the required Webb/Inlet Snowmobile Trail Permit between the hours of 4:00 pm Friday and 12:00 midnight Sunday.

All snowmobiles must be properly registered and insured in the providence or state they are from, INCLUDING NEW YORK STATE.

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