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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.

All photos submitted will become property of the Town of Inlet. The Town of Inlet reserves the right to use any image submitted to the photo contest for publicity purposes including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, general print advertising,,, or any other location deemed appropriate for promotional purposes.

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.

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street in Inlet

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Avoid the crowds and start your shopping with us!

In-store specials all weekend!  Plus lots of family-friendly activities planned.

Click here for complete schedule and a list of open shops!

Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Hike, Bike or Paddle!

Find out more here: Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Cross-country Ski Trails – February 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Parks Department is heading out to groom the cross-country ski trails on the Inlet Golf Course now.

Most of the trails at Fern Park have been packed, but the Ralph’s Run and South Loop need one more pass before they are good. Between intersections 23 to 24 to 30 to 17 has not been touched yet.

Ice skating rink is in good condition.  Lots of fresh snow on the sledding hill.

Snowmobile Trail Report – February 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Read Darrin’s report from his Tuesday, February 3, 2015 ride here:

Looking for the New Holland

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Click here if you are looking for the New Holland the Inlet Highway Department has for sale.

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