Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Things to do in Inlet, NY: Adirondack Inlet's Fern Park

By Diane Chase


Fern Park in Inlet, New York (NY)  offers free skating, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails for just a few winter ideas. Since we try to always be prepared, the back of our mini van looks like a traveling sports shop. Ice skates, snowshoes or skis are in the back. Helmets are at the ready.



Kids play on around a snow maze


Our family likes to see all sorts of places around the Adirondacks. Winter looks just a bit different in the High Peaks than it does in the Central Adirondacks. A visit to Inlet allows us many opportunities to play and enjoy the outdoors and all for free.

The indoor ice rink has attached warming room and restrooms

The Fern Park Ice Rink is free and open to the public every day from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (weather dependent).

Fern Park Recreational Area in Inlet can be a full day activity for families or a quick stop for kids/children to release some pent-up energy. 
The playground is just as much fun in the winter as the summer


The lights on the sledding hill are on until 10:00 p.m. every day

What to do with families/kids in the Adirondacks? The quick and easy way to spend some quality time with your family? Go sledding! 

Winter time brings out the child in all of us! 

All sorts of puns come to mind like its "all down hill from here." There are also great cross-country/snowshoe trails that can be accessed directly from Fern Park, Inlet. 

Enjoy winter and spending time outside in the Adirondacks! 

Keep in mind Fern Park Recreational Park is also a great place in the summer. The Fern Park trails can be used for mountain biking and hiking. 

Fern Recreational Area (Fern Park) Loomis Road, Inlet, NY

Directions: Fern Park Recreational Area is located on Loomis Road in Inlet. From the Inlet Information Office on Route 28 turn right onto South Shore Road and a left onto Loomis Road. Signs for Fern Park are plentiful. Parking is available. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about skating on ponds? Is that safe?