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Inlet’s One Square Mile of Hope Lives On

Friday, April 19th, 2013

It’s been over 18 months since Inlet earned the world record (for the second time) for the largest floating raft with 1902 canoes, kayaks, and guide boats held together only by hands. But, thanks to the magnificent photo by Nancie Battaglia, the event is still in the forefront of national periodicals. You will recall that Battaglia’s photo appeared in Sports Illustrated and National Geographic. Recently it reappeared in the March issue of Reader’s Digest and the May/June edition of Sierra Magazine.

Whether due to the photo going viral or just because the Inlet event offered a popular activity for paddlers, challenges to the record are popping up everywhere. So far no one has succeeded in besting the record, but this year there are four attempts, any one of which may find Inlet having to recapture the world record.

On August 17, 2013, a group in Illinois calling themselves Floatzilla ( will have a third go at the record, their first two attempts falling short, but gaining in numbers each time. They form their raft on the Mississippi River as part of a daylong series of water events.

Labor Day weekend will see two record attempts: on Saturday, August 31, a group in Sutton’s Bay ( will try for a second time to make their “Floatilla” on Lake Michigan larger than Inlet’s. Last year they were getting close with their over 1750 boat total. On Sunday, September 1, a new entry in the competition will try to break Inlet’s record. This group is the Vashon Youth and Family Services group ( on Vashon Island in Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.

Another new contender is the New Hampshire Lake Association ( on the other side of the country. They will make their attempt on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire on Saturday, September 7.

The latter two groups have enlisted the aid of the One Square Mile of Hope Committee by way of conference calls. The Inlet group has generously shared the organizational information and tips they have gained from their two successful record-breaking events.

So far, OSM has not heard of any international attempts to wrest their world record title, but their fame has certainly spread from “sea to shining sea.” For further information about any of the challenges, go to their websites, listed above.

One Square Mile of Hope 2011 – September 24

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

September 24 – One Square Mile of Hope 2011

We’re going for the world record again!  So save the date and get ready to join us on Fourth Lake in Inlet, NY!

Three years ago, in 2008, our tiny town in the West Central Adirondacks raised over $50,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation to fight breast cancer and broke a world record while we did it.  And now we’re going to do it again!

For more information and to register or sponsor this event click here.


Thursday, July 28th, 2011


The Moose River Plains Road, the main travel route through the Moose River Plains between Inlet and Indian Lake  (aka Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road), will be fully open to motor vehicles beginning Friday, July 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.

“This area was hit hard during the historic flooding which occurred across the Adirondack Park this spring,” said Rob Davies, Director of DEC’s Division of Lands and Forests. “Hamilton County and the communities of Indian Lake and Inlet continued the partnership formed last year with DEC. Their willingness to work with DEC staff to repair the extensive damage along the Limekiln Lake- Cedar River Road made it possible for us to open public access to these very popular forest preserve lands and restore the critical recreational link between the communities.”

The partnership opened the western portion of the road from Inlet in time for Memorial Day Weekend. However, the eastern portion had received significantly more damage in the flooding and work to reopen the road through to Indian Lake continued until earlier this week.

“I am pleased with what the hard work of the county, local government and DEC crews have accomplished in the Moose River Plains,” said Bill Farber, Chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors. “The partnership continues to strengthen and will be important to the long-term goals that we share for recreation in this unique area of the Adirondacks.”

The Moose River Plains includes more than 40 miles of dirt roads, approximately 170 primitive campsites and 50,000 acres of wild forest in the central and southwestern sections of the park. The Moose River Plains Road lies between the Limekiln Lake entrance in the west, near the hamlet of Inlet, and the Cedar River Gate in the east near the hamlet of Indian Lake.

Rock Dam Road, Indian River Road and Otter Brook Road beyond the bridge over the South Branch Moose River remain closed at this time. Also campsites near Wakely Dam remain closed due to ongoing repair work on the dam.

Also in Hamilton County, the Jessup River Road in the Perkins Clearing Conservation Easement Lands north of the Village of Speculator, which was recently opened, will be closed for four to six weeks beginning the week of August 8 so that repairs can be made on two bridges.

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Three marinas offer boat rentals, gas and service. Inlet has four New York State boat launch sites:

Canoeing & Kayaking

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Paddlers venture from all over the Northeast to explore the waterways in the Inlet area.  The Fulton Chain of Lakes provides for day trips or overnight excursions and Brown’s Tract Ponds also offer nice paddling.  Venturing north or south there are limitless opportunities for paddlers.  Local marinas, outfitters and guides are happy to answer any questions for you and help you on a journey, small or extensive.


Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Serious fishermen know that Inlet area waters offer some of the most diversified fishing around.  Bass, Muskie, Trout and Landlocked Salmon are just a sample of the fish in our area.  Talk to local residents or hire an experienced guide to learn more about where the fish are biting.  Public fishing is available from state and town land, including the boat launches on Fourth Lake and Seventh Lake, the boardwalk at Arrowhead Park and all of the DEC Campgrounds.  Some of our best fishing is ice fishing in the winter on our majestic frozen lakes.



Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Arrowhead Park offers a free sandy beach with swimming and lifeguards on duty 10:30 am-6:00 pm daily during the summer months and Inlet’s many lakes offer perfect temperatures and clean Adirondack waters to cool off any warm summer day.


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