Unquestionably the #1 favorite activity is kicking back,
taking deep breaths of fresh air and feeling your senses
responding to the peaceful tranquility of the Adirondack Mountains.
You may want to listen to the loons with your coffee on
the dock in the morning or reflect from the sprawling front porch with
a commanding view of the Fourth
Lake and the mountains beyond.
Join us for cocktails at sundown...The Woods Inn has the
prime location for watching the sun set into the mountains (if you're thinking
may spend a lazy day wandering down the driveway into town for a mountain
breakfast, browsing the charming shops for quilting fabrics, antiques, books,
maps, Adirondack furnishings and gifts, homemade fudge and outdoor sporting
The Woods Inn is next door to the Inlet Park with tennis
courts, playground equipment and a beach. The Inn sits at the mouth
of Fourth Lake, the largest of the Fulton
Chain of lakes. Fourth Lake is a haven to water enthusiasts. You may
bring your own boat to our dock or we can arrange rentals for you. Fishing
guides can be arranged as well. There are all levels of hiking
trails that offer miles of memorable vistas...you can take a casual
walk or serious hikers can climb one of the mountains.
Canoeists, kayakers and boaters will appreciate Fourth lake
as well as the many other waterways nearby. A very popular trip for paddlers
is the Historic Adirondack Passage. This trip begins on the Fulton Chain
of Lakes and continues north to Saranac Lake through a series of lakes rivers
and carries. Inlet is also host to the Adirondack Paddlefest which takes
place in May and is now the nation's largest expo on water canoes and kayaks.
This event is held on Fourth Lake, in front of The Woods Inn.
Forest and Water Safari, 10 miles away in Old Forge, will be a favorite
memory for all ages. This amusement and water park features a daily circus,
full game arcades, stock-car course and wave pool, all at a gate price that
will surprise you. The size of the park cannot be judged from the road...it
is a full day or two for those who are "amusement park savvy!"
If your interests are in history and lore, you may want
to ride the Adirondack
Scenic Railroad, visit historical Camp
Sagamore, shop the local antique stores and enjoy a sunset dinner
Museum is 20 minutes away and the Old
Forge Art Center always has an exhibit that will be worth your time.
Golf Club, a semiprivate course, is beautifully laid out on rolling
hills with unusual challenges. The course at Thendara,
about 12 miles from the Woods Inn, will challenge even the experienced golfer.
Both courses are well known to the Upstate New York golfer.
area offers over 250 miles of connecting snowmobile
ski trails. You can start off in the morning and have lunch, tea, cocktails
and dinner all on trails, returning to The Woods Inn for the night. The
snowmobile trail crosses the end of our driveway and there is an entrance
to Fourth Lake. Skiers and snowmobilers have separate trails, all pristine,
well-maintained and very well marked. Downhill
skiing is available nearby. Ice
fishing is a local favorite for the hearty.
Somehow, there is never enough time for all that you want
to do, especially if you take the time to relax and unwind. For over a century,
travelers have returned every year to explore paths they did not get to
and revisit all their favorites. Some families are on their fourth generation
of Adirondack vacationers.
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