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  |   April 21, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on 14 Adiron”Hacks” for Campers in the ADK, Long Lake NY
John Muir Meme's are big in camping social media feeds.  Inspiring reminder of the power of nature.
It’s the time of year for camping. Meme’s featuring John Muir quotes pop into various social media feeds. Fans of Lake Eaton, Forked, Browns Tract and 8th Lake have booked their sites months in advance on Reserve America to get the best spots. John Muir Meme’s are big in camping social media feeds. Inspiring reminder of the power of nature. Backpackers and paddlers are pulling out their classic ADK Guidebooks and combing maps for their next big adventure. We’ve pulled together some of the favorite camping hacks that would be useful and practical while camping in the Adirondacks. Whether you’re in a tent, lean-to or an RV, there’s something for everyone! Save the Doritos for your midnight snack! 1. Use Doritos for Kindling. Ok we’ve done a bit of research, culled videos, spoken to people. Yes, it works to get the fire started, but users beware, you’ll be thinking about those Doritos and wish you had saved that bag for a midnight snack. Instead do what campers in Raquette and Long Lake have been doing for years.. grab your copy of the Mountain Times (af ... Read more
  |   April 12, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Spring Flings and Ideas
The Adirondack Lean-To Challenge is New for 2016
It’s Spring in the Adirondacks. There are things to do in the Raquette Lake/Long Lake region even before it’s warm enough to swim. The Adirondack Lean-To Challenge is New for 2016 The Adirondack Lean-To Challenge New for 2016 is the Adirondack Lean-To Challenge This challenge was established to encourage people to get out into the wilderness and enjoy the Adirondacks for more than just a day hike. Through this challenge you will hopefully get a chance to experience it’s true wonders. Spending an evening in an Adirondack Lean-to can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience.This unique challenge requires the participants to try all recreation in the Adirondacks. You’ll hike, paddle and camp in order to complete the challenge. There are three levels of this challenge, but the Regular Challenge requires a total of camping out in 5 lean-tos, do three hikes, two paddles, five nights and five wilderness areas. Got it? Well not to worry, check out the website for details on this new and exciting Adirondack camping challenge. Hike or Paddle into a lean-to in five of the wilderness or cano ... Read more
  |   April 1, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Robotic Bears and Fire Towers Announced for Long Lake
Robotic Bears will be placed around the town.
Long Lake NY announces a “humongo” federally privatized grant with untraceable paperwork for the expansion of the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, the Pavilion, Ice Skating Rink, the site of the old highway garage and some parts of New York State Forest Preserve Lands. The grant will provide funds to build an indoor pool, install a chairlift and a fire tower, a 100 room luxury hotel with spa facilities to be leased and operated by an unknown, not-named entity who may or may not be running for President and some other surprises including robotic bears that will be available for viewing at the Long Lake Transfer station. In addition there will be the purchase of a Zamboni machine and snow making equipment to line all the snowmobile trails to extend snowmobile season to a year-round activity. Robotic Bears will be placed around the town. Plans to submit a plan to state agencies by an anonymous benefactor were announced today at a press conference at the Long Lake Town Beach. Architects and community developers unveiled architectural designs for a solar powered chairlift, under 40 feet, to be installed fr ... Read more
  |   March 29, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Photo Contest ADKS Announced
Winner Best in Show 2013 by Carolynn McCann - Stillness #2 Raquette Lake
The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department announces the 2016 Photography Contest. Amateur photographers are invited to submit a maximum of three entries for the competition. Submissions should be photos from within Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Winner Best in Show 2013 by Carolynn McCann – Stillness #2 Raquette Lake Prizes will be awarded for categories including: Our Town, People at Play, Best Landscape, Best Wildlife and overall Best in Show. Only digital entries will be accepted. Entries must be submitted in jpeg format to longlakephotocontest@gmail.com by April 21st at 5pm with name, address, phone, email, category, location where photo was taken and title, if any and category. Photos can only be submitted as an email attachment and should not exceed 10MB. Maximum of three entries per person. The awards will be announced Friday, May 20th. In 2013 the Town of Long Lake sponsored a competition and forty-two photographers submitted 106 images. In 2013 the Winners were Carolynn McCann of Old Forge, George Cigale of Long Lake and Christopher Dunn of New Windsor NY. Winner 201 ... Read more
  |   March 24, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Long Laker Griffin Farr Showcases his Snowboard Style
Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.
2016 turned out to be an awesome winter for seven-year old snowboarder Griffin Farr. He took advantage of the varied terrain at slopes all around the Long Lake area. His treks included Jay Peak, Gore, Oak, and Smugglers Notch in Vermont. He was so excited about his excellent winter that he put togehter a highlight reel to show his friends at the Long Lake Central School Talent Show. He’s an insipration and we are thrilled that he shared his mad skills with us in this fun video. Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard. ... Read more
  |   March 22, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Local Writer Wins 1st Place at Utah Film Awards
Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated "The Ghost and the Gold Louis"
Jamie Sutliff is an author, sculptor, artist living in Long Lake, NY. If you’ve traveled through and around the Long Lake and Raquette Lake region you have seen Jamie’s talents on display. Whether you’ve seen his signs, rustic furniture, heard him play music or seen his displays at local art shows, or in folks homes, one is always bowled-over by the gifts and talent Jamie offers. His gift is great and he’s wowed us again by gaining much deserved recognition, now for his his writing. Jamie’s screenplay “The Ghost and the Gold Louis” will be awarded 1st place on March 25th for Best Unproduced Screenplay – Feature by the 2016 Utah Film Awards He was just Long Lake’s own Jamie Sutliff, author, well-known Rustic furniture maker, musician, artist, and Renaissance man, and “independent spirit” and now he has won 1st place in a prestigious film festival for one of his books that he adapted into a screenplay. Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated “The Ghost and the Gold Louis” This is a great honor for Jamie who has published several books and n ... Read more
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