Arrowhead Beach Hours 2016

posted on June 29th, 2016
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Town of Inlet’s Arrowhead Park Beach Hours
Sun. 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mon. 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tues. 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wed. 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thur. 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat. 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Inlet Youth Commission Summer Program

posted on June 23rd, 2016
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The 2016 Inlet Youth Commission summer programs begin June 27th and run for 7 weeks, ending August 12th.  Swimming, baseball and tennis will be offered to children ages 5 and up.  All programs are held Monday through Friday of each week.  Baseball is 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, tennis is noon to 2:00 p.m. And swimming is noon to 3:00 p.m..  Children will be divided according to age and/or skill in each program.  There is no fee for tax payers in the Town of Inlet.  A $35.00 fee per family is required for all others.  Registration sheets are required for each child prior to participation.  These forms are available at the Inlet Town Hall offices or online.  A child may join at any time during the program.

Download a pdf of the Registration Form: Inlet Youth Commission Summer Program Registration Form

The Blue Mountain Lake Center for the Arts will hold weekly programs for an additional fee in conjunction with the Youth Commission.  Each class will be held in the Youth Commissions new on site building – “The Coaches Cabin”.  Information on these programs can be obtained from Blue Mountain Lake Center for the Arts at a later date.

Inlet Photo Contest

posted on May 19th, 2016
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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

2nd Annual Inlet Bass Derby

posted on April 19th, 2016
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Photos from the 2016 Derby can be found here!

The Inlet Historical Society is proud to announce they have adopted and are hosting the 2nd Annual Inlet Bass Derby on Sunday, June 26, 2016.  The Derby includes all waters between Old Forge Pond and Fifth Lake. A total of up to five Legal Black Bass will be weighed in. Registration forms are available here or stop into the Information Office-located in the hollow of downtown Inlet!

Registration is $110 (including the lunker fee) for your boat, with a maximum of two per team. Pre-registration is required and this derby is a timed, amateur only, no live bait contest. There is one pound penalty for each minute of late return and also any fish produced at the weigh-in that is not alive. No teams may fish the water after Thursday June 23rd.

On Sunday, June 26th beginning at 5:30am- hopeful prize winners can pick up their lunker (biggest fish of the day) weigh bags, verify their team names and boat number for the weigh board, enjoy some eye opening coffee & snacks at Woods Inn and of course gossip with each other about fishing.

Boats will be launched in order (based on their date of registration), beginning at 6:30am- after a live well inspection and recording of their boat registration number. Each boat will have a minimum of 8 hours of fishing- arriving back at the Historic Woods Inn dock for weigh-in. The public is welcome and are invited to attend with cameras & cheers to support their favorite team!

2015 Inlet Bass Derby winners were:

Joe VanValkenberg and Trevor Tormey with a weight of 14.77 lbs. Trevor weighed in the Lunker at 5.69 lbs & 20 ¼” inches.

2nd place went to Jim Macisco and Dean Couchman with a weight of 12.18lbs.

Mike Keida and Bob Land captured 3rd place with a weight of 10.58lbs

Questions? Call Mitch Lee at the Inlet Information Office 315-357-5501

Or email

Registered for 2016:

#1 Team Tormey / Van Valkenburg

#2 Team Graham / Sege

#3 Team Harrington / Conklin

#4 Team Keida / Land

#5 Team Rice / Baker

#6 Team Koss / Manning

#7 Team Macisco / Couchman

#8 Team Harrington / Wilbur

#9 Team Jeannotte / Nash

#10 Team Planty / Planty

#11 Team Adorino /Plenge

#12 Team Tormey / Brooker

#13 Team J. Macisco / C. Macisco

#14 Team Kalk / Walton

DEC Makes Plans to Upgrade Two of Inlet’s Campgrounds

posted on March 14th, 2016
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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

posted on March 10th, 2016
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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.

2016 Frozen Fire & Lights Thank You!

posted on March 4th, 2016
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The Town of Inlet and the Inlet Area Business Association would like to say Thank You to all those who made the 13th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights a great success!

The winter day began with the coronation of King Greg Rudd & his Queen Toni in front of a snowy Adirondack “throne” near Inlet Town Hall. Former King & Queen Paul & Reggies Chambers did the honors. The king & queen went through the day attending all the activities handing out beads and glow sticks to spectators and trophies and medals to all the winners of the day’s races.

The Inlet Youth Commission had a very nice turnout for their Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop held at the Inlet Town Hall where children could also get their face painted.

At Fern Park, the lack of snow did not keep everyone away. A few bravely took to the icy trails on cross-county skis while others chose to hike the trails with crampons. The ice skating rink was in good shape and anyone who brought skates was able to enjoy it. The sledding hill had just a dusting of snow on top of a very icy base, which a few sledders took on the challenge.

The Inlet PTP was set up at Fern Park selling cookies, chips, and beverages. The money collected from this will help the 5th & 6th grade class on their trip to Niagara Falls. Thank you to Stephanie Clark for setting this up and manning the table with some help from Chelsea & Charlotte Clark, Katie Huber, Britta & Devlin Hennessey, Keir Weimer & Chris Holt.

For the 6th Annual Cardboard Sled Race, those in charge decided it would be a better idea to push the sleds across the ball field. We had 14 entries that each found a pusher and then raced in three age categories. The king and queen handed out 10 trophies and every participant received a medal. Thank you to Dennis Hudson for his master of ceremonies performance. Thank you to the following for their assistance with judging, inspecting, registration and racing: Adele Burnett, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Alicia Burnett, Ron Dearlove, & Carie Hodel. We are looking forward to next year’s entries!

The Youth Snowmobile Races was held on an icy track, but this did not discourage the participants. Thank you to Paul Chambers, Spot SteMarie, Roger & Maureen Heroux, Bob Gordon & Dominick Antonucci for helping during the races and the Inlet Parks Department for setting and grooming the track.

Happy Hour at The Woods Inn from 4:00-6:00 gave people a place to warm up after the races.

Around 5:30 people started gathering around the huge bonfire at Arrowhead Park, where free hot cider and Zweigle’s hot dogs were served. Promptly at 7:00 PM began the awesome display of fireworks by American Fireworks out of Utica. After the fireworks, many wandered over to Matt’s Draft House @ Screamen Eagle for Wine & Chocolate Sampling or over to The Woods Inn to listen to Joe Bolton.

Thank you to the following for their contributions towards the fireworks: Adirondack Bank – Adirondack Fairway B&B – Adirondack Images – Adirondack Reader – AdironJack Custom Furniture – American Legion Post #1402 – Amidon Enterprises – Big Moose Yamaha – BJ Queen Enterprises – Burkhard Evans – Buzz Chew Racing – Central Adirondack Association – Clark Energy – Clark’s Marina – Construction Effects – Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages – Drake’s Inn – Lynn Durkin – Eagle Bay Village – Bill & Lynn Faro – French Louie ADK Sports – Frisky Otter Tours – George Brownsell Carpentry – Don Gerace, Attorney at Law – Golden Acres Landscaping – Heroux Construction – Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club – Inlet Department Store – Inlet Golf Club – Inlet Marina – Nancy Jennings – Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC – Kalil’s Grocery – Len Payne Construction – Levi Lumber – Lutz Building & Mechanical – Marina Motel – Eugene Melnyczuk – Mike Marleau Builder – Nelson’s Cottages – Northern Lights Creamery – The Ole Barn – Pedals & Petals – Peter’s Cottges – Quinn’s Lakeside Cottages – Raquette Lake Supply – Red Dog Tavern – Rocky Point Properties – Screamen Eagle Pizza – Jane Slack – Penny Stuart – Sunset Beach Cottages – T & J Builders – T’s EZ Mart – Tamarack Café – The Tavern – Ted Payne’s Bus Service – The Wine Shop – Patty & Hal Wittmeyer – The Woods Inn – Zone 3.

Thank you to the following for their materials and time spent at Arrowhead Park setting everything up, attending the bonfire, manning the hospitality booth and breaking everything down: Paul & Reggie Chambers, George Merrill, Anne & James Carnell, JoAnn Meneilly, Gordy Rudd, Bob Gordon, Tim Bronsell, Jim & Aaron Nerschook, Ron Dearlove Craig Woods, Ted Christodaro & Inlet Barnstormers.

Thank you to Hiram Lyon, Sue Wyatt, Elyse Wyatt, Colleen Smith and Elliott Markle from the Rochester Post Explorers for all of your help with the bonfire at Fern Park, painting faces and more.

Thank you to the Town of Inlet Highway Department for moving snow and keeping Fern Park open for parking, and to and the Parks Department for grooming the sledding hill and ski trails, moving tables, and everything else necessary to ready the parks for this event.

Huge thank you to Doug & Betty Hugelmaier of Mary’s White Pine Bakery for supplying hot dogs & cider, and to the Inlet Youth Commission for providing the grill.

Thank you to the Inlet Emergency Services for being on standby with the ambulance at the snowmobile races.

Thank you to Mary Marleau & Sue Beck of the Inlet Youth Commission for hosting the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop with lots of help from Kendra Carnell.

Thank you to American Fireworks for an awesome show!

Thank you to the Town of Inlet and the Inlet area businesses for their support during this event.

And thank you all for your enthusiasm.

If we have missed anyone, forgive us. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.


Cardboard Sled Winners:

Speed Class I (6 & under)

  • 1st – Low on Snow – Aiden Wooley of Hopewell Jct., NY
  • 2nd – Frozen Movie Sled – Laura Miller of Boonville, NY
  • 3rd – The Best Sled Ever with Gold – Liam & Ellie Crimmins of Old Forge, NY

Speed Class II (7-12)

  • 1st – ADK Chick – Ruby Lewin of Blue Mountain Lake, NY
  • 2nd – Snoopy the Flying Ace – Ella Schmid of Thendara, NY
  • 3rd – SPIRIT – Jake Scherillo of E. Northport, NY

Speed Class III (13 & up)

  • 1st – EC Smeland Woodworking – Jeff Smeland
  • 2nd – The Little Engine That Could – Katelyn Weaver

“Sleekest” – EC Smeland Woodworking – Jeff Smeland

“Best Pusher” – The Best Sled Ever with Gold – Liam & Ellie Crimmins of Old Forge, NY

“Most Original” – Snoopy the Flying Ace – Ella Schmid of Thendara, NY

“Best Construction” – SPIRIT – Jake Scherillo of E. Northport, NY

“Best in Show” – Low on Snow – Aiden Wooley of Hopewell Jct., NY


Kid’s Snowmobile Race Winners:

Kitty Kat Stock – Kris VanWie Jr. of Baldwinsville, NY

Kitty Kat Mod – Trenton Finch of Springfield, PA

120 Stock

  • 1st – Joseph Clark of Inlet, NY
  • 2nd – Ethan Quinn of Inlet, NY
  • 3rd – Trenton Finch or Springfield, PA

120 Mod

  • 1st – Jenna Bourgeois of Boonville, NY
  • 2nd – Joseph Clark of Inlet, NY
  • 3rd – Ethan Quinn of Inlet, NY


Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit:

Winners will be announced at Oak Mountain on March 5th


Community Pride Day 2016

posted on March 2nd, 2016
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Our 15th Annual Community Pride Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

On this day, many towns will be working together to clean up the streets and begin thinking about a prosperous summer. The area schools also participate by taking their students outdoors to help. All volunteers, students and teachers who show up on this day will receive a free t-shirt and a free lunch. If you wish to help clean, you can sign up in advance (this helps guarantee a shirt for you) or show up on the day of. Each town will have their own instructions about where to pick up your shirts, where to Bind supplies (trash bags, gloves, water, etc.), what to do with the trash after you pick it up, and where to gather for lunch.

All sponsors of at least $30 and anyone who contributes towards lunch for your town will have a one line listing (name only OR website only) on the back of the shirts. Anyone contributing $100 or providing more than 50% of the lunch for their town gets their logo on the shirts. If you want to be on the shirts, you must send your contribution, or make your lunch commitment before April 8th. The money collected for this event ensures every volunteer, student and teacher will receive a shirt.

Click here for a printable sponsorship form: Community Pride Day 2016

Redevelopment of the Inlet Memorial

posted on February 19th, 2016
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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

Winter Conditions – February 17, 2016

posted on February 17th, 2016
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Wanted to quick post this while it is currently snowing (@ 12:55 p.m.)

A lot has happened since the post on February 11th.  The temperature dropped drastically and we saw a couple of below zero days and even some more snow.  But the snow storm that started Monday night changed to rain and even periods of heavy rain on Tuesday with temperatures reaching almost 40 before nightfall.  Overnight everything froze up again and the snow has been falling on & off.

Snowmobile trails are again in “marginal” condition with up to a 3 inch base in some places.

Cross-country ski trails at Fern Park are in fair condition – very icy, some wet spots, no recent grooming.

Cross-country ski trails at the Inlet Golf Course are in poor condition – thin, icy, no recent grooming.

Sledding hill at Fern Park is in poor condition – very thin & icy.

Ice skating rink at Fern Park is in fair condition – held up nice yesterday, started to get a little soft this morning, but the cold is helping.

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