Chamber of Commerce Pamphlet
Inlet, NY, circa 1925

The following was donated by Don Murdock.

Text from the pamphlet is transcribed below.  If you wish to view the original click the image to the left.

Inlet, situated on the eastern terminus of navigation of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, is the center of the resort section of the Central Adirondacks, stress is laid on the fact that when the hardy pioneers left that section for fresher fields they made their way to this part of the woods which had never been visited by white men.

Nat Foster, one of the beloved characters of the Fulton region had headquarters at the head of Fourth Lake where this village now stands, using it as a half-way house when on his way to Raquette Lake and other lakes of the north.

When Robert Fulton first visited this wonderful chain of lakes which now bears his name, he little dreamed that this strip of wild woods and water would later be one of the foremost resort centers of the State.

Inlet abounds with points of interest, Rocky Mountain, Black Bear Mountain, Bald Mountain and many other high peaks where hardy hikers may enjoy mountain climbing, are all within a short distance of the village.

The Eighth Lake excursion attracts hundreds each season.  The Seventh Lake and Limekiln Lake waters are filled with trout and bass, and so much state land surrounds the lakes that they look as primitive as a century ago.

Hotels, garages, stores, restaurants, gift shop, in fact everything which the tourist or camper may desire are to be found in this enterprising little mountain village.

And last but not least, one finds here the real old time Adirondack pioneer and guide.  Those lovable mountain characters, quaint in their ideas and rich in the tales of the early days, can tell stories of the woods so vivid that the listener can almost smell the smoke of the camp fire, and impress him with the fact that the great outdoors breeds men of broadened minds and rare honesty.

Good roads from all parts of the State lead to Inlet.  A new concrete road leads along the northerly shore of the chain of lakes through Eagle Bay to Inlet.  Improved dirt roads are found to Limekiln, Seventh and Raquette Lakes and other points of interest.

The boat trip through the Fulton Chain of Lakes is an outstanding feature of a Summer vacation as well as the Blue Mountain Lake excursion; all being easily made in a few hours from Inlet.

No Summer itinerary is complete without some of these numerous jaunts through nature's great wonderland, with Inlet as a starting point.


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Arrowhead Hotel

Harry H. Hall Grocery

Inlet Supply Company

John Simons Grocery

Mary's Gift Shop

Rocky Point Inn

St. Anthony's Church
and Rectory

The Fifth Lake Inn

The Manse and
Church of the Lakes

The Neodak Hotel

The Seventh Lake House


From Donald Murdock:  "The picture titled Fifth Lake Inn was next door to where we lived and was the home, first of the Otho Cole family and then Billy Patrick.  The one titled John Simon Groceries is now Kalil's.  The Patrick house and all the hotels are gone now but the rest of the buildings still stand."


Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:31:55 PDT
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