Winter Report – January 13, 2016

posted on January 13th, 2016
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Sunday’s rain turned to snow overnight and it snowed all day here on Monday.  Snowed some more for us on Tuesday, leaving a total of 10-12 inches of fresh snow on top of some ice.

Groomers have been out on the snowmobile trails and the cross-county trails leaving them in fair condition.

The sledding hill has plenty of snow and the ice skating rink is finally open!

2016 Applications for “Arts in the Park” & Fall Festival are ready!

posted on January 1st, 2016
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Applications for the 2016 “Arts in the Park” and Inlet Fall Festival are now online!

2016 “Arts in the Park” Application (Please note that half of the spaces are already reserved – please check the map!)
As of January 1, 2016 we have reached 6 of our 10 jeweler quota.

2016 “Arts in the Park” Map

2016 Inlet Fall Festival Application

2016 Inlet Fall Festival Map

Once you have applied, and receive your acceptance letter, please read the “Important Information You Should Know Prior to Attending” on the back of your acceptance letter.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Bus

posted on December 17th, 2015
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Bring in the new year safely by hopping aboard the SS Minnow, making stops at participating establishments. Will also pick you up & bring you home if you are in the Inlet or Eagle Bay area.

2015 participating establishments:
Seventh Lake House
Drake’s Inn
The Ole Barn
Matt’s Draft House / Screamen Eagle
Red Dog Tavern
The Woods Inn
The Tavern

For more information, or if you would like to arrange to be picked up at your house/motel room call 315-357-5501 before noon on New Year’s Eve. You can also contact the bus directly on New Year’s Eve at 315-281-6533 between the hours of 8:00 pm – 2:00 am.

Free Snowmobiling Weekend – January 16 & 17, 2016

posted on December 17th, 2015
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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.

Holiday Open House & IABA Social

posted on December 16th, 2015
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Enjoy in-store special & refreshments from 4:00-7:00 pm

Adirondack Reader, French Louie ADK Sports, Herr-Mitt, The Wine Shop, Jack Greco Custom Furniture, Screamen Eagle, Pedals & Petals, Frisky Otter Tours (@ the Reader) – The Inlet Department Store will also be open until 6:00.

Shop local & save! No tax on clothing up to $110!

After shopping, join the IABA at Screamen Eagle from 7:00-9:00 with a few home-based businesses.
Amanda Miller – Younique (3D mascara & makeups) & Young Living (essential oils)
Trish Sehring – Gimme Some Sugar (homemade cakes & desserts)
Kat Forsell – Pampered Chef (cooking supplies)
Jamie White – Longaberger (baskets & pottery)
Barb Murdock – AVON (beauty products & gifts)

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street in Inlet

posted on November 27th, 2015
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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!

Photos from Adirondack Kids Day 2015

posted on October 3rd, 2015
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Check out some photos from today’s 4th annual Adirondack Kids Day on our Facebook Page!

Click here!

Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

posted on October 3rd, 2015
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Hike, Bike or Paddle!

Find out more here: Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge

Park Paver Program

posted on September 23rd, 2015
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Inlet has developed a master plan for Arrowhead Park, and with the help of New York State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) we are making many improvements to the park.  These improvements include new pathways from the parking lot leading towards the boardwalk and beach.

You can be a part of the improvements to Arrowhead Park by purchasing an engraved brick paver to be installed in the park’s pathways.

Click here for a printable application.


2015 Frozen Fire & Lights Thank You!

posted on September 8th, 2015
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Frozen Fire & Lights Thank You

The Town of Inlet and the Inlet Area Business Association would like to say Thank You to all those who made the 12th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights a great success!


The beautiful winter day began with the coronation of King “French Louie” Paul Chambers & his Queen Reggie in front of a snowy Adirondack “throne” near Inlet Town Hall. Supervisor John Frey and his wife Sarah performed the honors and Mr. Frey proclaimed the weekend “French Louie Weekend.” The king & queen went through the day handing out beads to spectators and trophies and medals to all the winners of the day’s races.


Roy Reehil’s “Remembering French Louie” presentation at the Inlet Town Hall was very well attended. After the presentation, people followed Roy over to the Inlet Public Library where a book sale was taking place. Signed books of Roy’s were also available for purchase.


At Fern Park, the sledding hill was a very popular spot. The groomed ski trails and enclosed ice skating rink were also enjoyed by many, while a nice fire was burning to keep everyone warm.


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.


The 5th Annual Cardboard Sled Race was another success! We had 21 entries, handed out 10 trophies and every participant received a medal. Speed was broken down into three categories by age. Thank you to Dennis Hudson for his master of ceremonies performance and for manning the starting line at the top of the Fern Park sledding hill. Thank you to the following for their assistance with judging, timing, inspecting, registration and making sure the sleds stayed upright: Adele Burnett, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Deb Evans, and John & Sarah Frey. We are looking forward to next year’s entries!


The Inaugural Kid’s Snowmobile Races was a great addition to the day’s activities and we are looking forward to doing this again next year. Thank you to Spot & Dede SteMarie, Ernie DuRyter and Erica & Woody Pitkat for helping during the races and the Inlet Parks Department for setting and grooming the track. Also thank you to RNE Precision for their contribution towards the trophies.


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 and raffle tickets for an Ellie Sound 120 XE Kayak were sold to benefit the Inlet Historical Society. This kayak will be raffled off on September 20, 2015. 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.


Thank you to the following for their contributions towards the fireworks: Adirondack Bank – Adirondack Fairway B&B – Adirondack Images – Adirondack Reader – 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 – 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 Gold Club – Inlet Marina – Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC – Kalil’s Grocery – Levi Lumber – Lutz Building & Mechanical – Marina Motel – Mike Marleau Builder – Bill Meixner – Nelson’s Cottages – Northern Lights Creamery – The Ole Barn – Pedals & Petals – Peter’s Cottges – Quinn’s Lakeside Cottages – Raquette Lake Supply – Red Dog Tavern – RNE Precision – Rocky Point Properties – Nick Rose – Screamen Eagle Pizza – Seventh Lake House – 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 – Zone 3.


Thank you to the following for their time spent setting everything up, attending bonfires and manning hospitality booths: Paul & Reggie Chambers, Leo & Linda Fadel, Bob & Linda Gordon, Hal & Patty Wittmeyer, and Beverly Ishia.


Thank you to Hiram Lyon, Sue Wyatt, Jeremy Wyatt, Valerie Polachak, Elyse Wyatt, Elliot Markle, Colleen Smith and Wesley Wyatt from the Rochester Post Explorers for all of your help setting things up, working the cardboard sled races, painting faces and more.


Thank you to Hal Wittmeyer and Paul Chambers for setting and grooming the track for the snowmobile races, 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, to Leo & Linda Fadel for supplying the rolls, 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 sled races and the fireworks. Thank you to Mary Marleau, Sue Beck & Jamie White of the Inlet Youth Commission for hosting the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop with lots of help from Barb Murdock. 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.


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

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