All are invited to bundle up and gather with family and friends to enjoy a day of fun winter activities during the 20th annual Frozen Fire and Lights celebration in the town of Inlet on Saturday, February 26. The free event serves as Inlet’s winter carnival, boasting an array of family-friendly activities that have proven to be crowd-pleasing ventures over the years including cardboard sled races, kite flying, face painting, a kids’ stuffed animal workshop, fireworks, and much more.
Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of Inlet’s all winter long specials including all-day free trail access for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, free access to Fern Park’s enclosed ice rink for ice skating and free access to the sledding hill located at Fern Park (situated at 11 Loomis Road in Inlet.) Folks are welcome to bring their own equipment or check out the skate, ski and snowshoe rentals available at Pedals & Petals in downtown Inlet.
Tentative schedule as follows: (Times are subject to change without notice.)
Saturday, February 26:
10 a.m. : Coronation of Frozen Fire and Lights Royalty: Queens Tera Arey and Susan Lockyer at the Legion Square near the Inlet Town Hall
10 a.m. – noon: Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop at the Inlet Town Hall. (All proceeds benefit the Inlet Youth Commission)
10 a.m. – noon: Free face painting at the Inlet Town Hall (160 State Route 28 in Inlet)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Book sale at the Inlet Public Library (162 State Route 28 in Inlet)
1 p.m.: Cardboard sled races at Fern Park
2:30 p.m.: Kite flying at The Woods Inn (148 State Route 28 in Inlet)
3:30 p.m.: Outhouse races at The Woods Inn (new event this year!)
5 p.m.: Bonfire and hot dogs/hot beverages at Arrowhead Park (located at 160 State Route 28 in Inlet)
7 p.m.: Fireworks at Arrowhead Park
2022’s fireworks display and hot dogs are compliments of: Adirondack Images, ADK Little Cabins / Greg Rudd Pottery, Tim Brownsell, Burkhard-Evans, The Caboose, Eagle Bay Village, Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits, Sarah & John Frey, Great Pines, Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club, Inlet Department Store, Inlet Marina, Mary’s White Pine Bakery, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Red Dog Tavern, Screamen Eagle Pizza, Seventh Lake House, Jane Slack, The Woods Inn, Adirondack Bank, Big Moose Yamaha, Central Adirondack Association, Chris & Jim Holt, Wendy & David Lingafelter, Susan Lockyer & Tera Arey, Maple Moss Sugarworks, Richard Lutz Building & Mechanical, and Penny Stuart.
Pre-registration is highly encouraged for the cardboard sled races, outhouse races, and kite flying event. Interested parties are welcome to visit https://www.inletny.com//inlet/frozen-fire-lights-0 for more information about the event or call the Inlet Information Office at (315) 357-5501.
Photo at top: An impressive cardboard sled entry during Inlet’s Frozen Fire and Lights event in 2020. Photo provided by Adele Burnett of the Inlet Information Office.