Fern Park is a free, four-season, town of Inlet recreation park located on Loomis Road, just off of South Shore Road.
In summer, this park offers a playground, ball field, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, public restrooms, and a network of more than 20 miles of loop hiking and mountain biking trails that range from easy to difficult. There are single and double track trails for riders and hikers to follows, with lots of elevation changes.
Winter brings groomed sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing outside and an indoor skating rink, public restrooms, and warming rooms in the pavilion. There is 1.2 miles of lit and groomed trails in the winter for nighttime ski and snowshoe excursions. Detailed maps are available at the trailhead and at the Inlet Information Office, or call (866) GO-INLET or visit inletny.com for more information.
From Route 28 in downtown Inlet, turn onto South Shore Road. Travel 0.2 mile, take a left onto Loomis Road, and continue for about 100 yards to the parking area.
There are 20 miles of looping trails ranging from easy to expert. Fern Park is single-track mountain biking paradise.
It's easy to make any number of loops on Fern Park's trails. Families can do short hikes, but there are plenty of longer options for those seeking a challenge.
Fern Park has free, fully groomed single and double track cross-country ski trails that are also open to snowshoes. There is a warming room and daily plowed parking, plus an ice rink and a children's sledding hill. The park is open until 10 p.m.