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The Long Lake Antiques & Vintage Sale enters its 28th year in 2013. This year’s vendors feature the return of many long time favorites, including IO Books, The Granary, John J Ryan Antiques, Buyers Paradise, and Casey’s Antiques. Browse unique items including postcards, dinnerware, paintings, furniture, jewelry, and porcelain.
Don’t miss Friday’s Preview and Reception at 5pm – 7pm featuring light refreshments and live acoustic music by Alex Smith. Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The son of a boatbuilder/writer/banjo player and a historian, Smith was immersed in folk tradition from a very young age. Around the house, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were constantly present on the airwaves.
Smith began writing and playing traditional folk songs at the age of 12 or 13, and has not stopped since. The community Smith grew up in is steeped in tradition, and also offers plenty of material for contemporary songs. The work of Adirondack folk legends Dan Berggren, Chris Shaw, and Peggy Lynn were extremely influential, as was Canadian artist Stan Rogers. ... Read more
This year, Long Lake is offering a new opportunity to hike with Certified Guide Spencer Morrissey. Morrissey is a Long Lake native and has extensively hiked the Adirondacks. This is a unique opportunity to not only hike amazing locations, but also learn more about the area while doing so.
July 15th Castle Rock Loop.
July 29th, Owl’s Head Mountain.
August 5th, Mount Adams
August 12th Indian Pass.
All trips are free and will leave from the Long Lake Town Offices at 1130 Deerland Rd. at 8am. Tips are not required, but they are appreciated. Pre-registration and waiver is required. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The Town of Long Lake will provide the transportation to the trail heads and back at the end of the day.
Sargent Ponds are located in the approximately 45,000 acre Sargent Ponds Wild Forest and is open to all kind of outdoor activities from mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, fishing, trail running, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hunting.
The Sargent Ponds Loop makes for an excellent outing for the entire family. One of the nice th ... Read more
This trail, while quite short is an excellent destination for photographers and bird watchers. You will first need to pinpoint the metal gate which marks the start of the trail. This is not too difficult, just be sure to look for it just west of the entrance to the NYS Golden Beach Campground. There is parking for 2-3 cars. Passing by the gate you will be on an old access road that brings you through a grass field with an attractive wetland to your left.
As you continue by the wetland there are a few small areas that you can approach the shore, but don’t get too close the edges are a bit unstable in parts. This opens up great opportunities for birding and wildlife photography. As you continue through you will notice a split in the trail. Right will lead you around to above the falls – the area above the falls is not recommended for young children. The left fork will lead to the base of the falls. At this point you should be able to hear the water pouring to the rocks below. You will have a small stream crossing to where you will be able to see the falls to the right.
Death Falls is a wide fan ... Read more
Map of the Essex Chain featuring some of the roads and driving loops.
The Five Towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Indian Lake, Long Lake and North Hudson have joined together as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub to facilitate and lobby for the only economically and environmentally viable classification for the newly acquired 69.000 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands. The lands are being added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, publicly owned lands within the Adirondack Park. Wild Forest is the only classification of these lands that will sustain and grow the economy of the Five-Towns of the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub located in the central Adirondacks.
The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub calls on a promise made by Governor Andrew Cuomo that the purchase of these lands will increase the economic opportunities of the 5-Towns by promoting unparalleled, all-access, year-round, four-season recreational activities for residents and visitors.
Viable economic opportunities cannot be leveraged without motorized access for users to increase visitor traffic in and out of the lands. The 5-Towns propose motorized use on an alr ... Read more
The trail for Coney Mountain used to follow the county line and climb steeply through rutted terrain to the top of a high ridge. This trail has since been closed and moved a bit further (200’) north along Route 30.
A state trailhead sign now marked the start of the trail and enters what appears to be a dark forest from the road. But once in the woods it becomes very well lit as the light penetrates the canopy. The trail for the majority is very rocky and still quite new, so footing is a bit rough in areas. Following the well-developed trail you will sweep your way around the steep western slopes of the mountain. As the trail steepens a bit, it continues to contour its way around to the northern slopes of Coney Mountain and then meets up with the original trail just below the summit. The final approach is over slab rock, no scrambling is necessary. The views start to open up with Goodman Mountain to the north and Mount Morris to the northeast. The waters of Tupper Lake can be seen to the north as well and the wooded hills of the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest to the west. As far as vi ... Read more
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