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Long Lake Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map 2016
List of addresses, sales, items, locations and days open Long Lake map
Raquette Lake Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map 2016
More than 200 miles of merchandise will be available to purchase starting Friday of Memorial Day weekend during the Great Adirondack Garage Sale. Go to the on-line interactive map to find a list of sales, maps and items available. Great Adirondack Garage Sale Website Map
The event will consist of more than 115 individual garage sales across 18 towns, villages and hamlets in five counties of the Adirondacks. It runs from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29.
Look for sales at Wide River Antiques in downtown Long Lake on route 30.
Items for sale range from vintage antiques and rustic furniture to jewelry and housewares, toys and clothing to restaurant equipment and sporting goods.
The event originated in Old Forge, grew north to Inlet, and eventually included Hamilton County. This year, it has expanded along routes 28, 30 and 3. The trail begins in Old Forge and Piseco, reaching up through Hamilton County plus a stretch into Newcomb. The ro ... Read more
For the last several years the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has offered a unique municipal hiking program with guides Joan Collins, an avid birder, blogger and owner of Adirondack Avian Expeditions, and with Spencer Morrissey, a Long Lake native, also a prolific writer, mountain climber, photographer and Adirondack adventurer.
This unique program was started when the community recognized that there are visitors to the community looking to go on hikes, but may not know just where to start. Joan and Spencer both offer unique points of view, skill and talent. They planned area hikes that are open to everyone, visitors and residents. There is space max of 15 per trip and sign ups must be in advance and folks arriving the day of with out signing up in advance could potentially be turned away.
The Town of Long Lake offers Adirondack Hiking Trips in the summer.
To register call Steph Hample at 518.624.3077.
Joan will also be leading expeditions for the Hamilton County Birding Festival coming up June 10-12th. For a schedule click here. Hamilton County Birding Festival 2016
So please si ... Read more
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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