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The Long Lake Lifeguarding staff will be offering Free Swimming Lessons for levels 1-6 starting Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 through August 4th. To sign up call Emily Waters at 518-637-7834 or go directly to the beach to register with a guard.
Best Swim Dock in the Adirondacks!
On vacation and won’t be here the whole summer, not a problem! Flexible lessons for a week at a time will be available if you come and go throughout the summer season. Everyone welcome to participate.
A friendly reminder, there are no life-jackets allowed on the beach or in the water to swim. If you want to swim to the dock, the lifeguards will assess your strength as a swimmer. If you pass, yahoo, you can go to the dock. If you don’t, don’t give up. Show the guards you are working hard and build up your swimming prowess and before you know it you’ll have permission to be jumping off the minitrampoline.
Long Lake’s Swim Dock boasts rope swings, a slide, mini trampoline and hours of beach entertainment. Come on by for the day and stay for the week! Best view in the Adirondacks.
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The Long Lake Fish and Game Club hosted their annual Local Bass Derby on Saturday, June 18th from the Long Lake Town Beach located in the center of the Adirondacks of Upstate NY. There were 49 entries in the contest. Weigh in saw 48 – Small Mouth Bass, 11 Large Mouth Bass, 17 Northern Pike.
The Fish and Game Club uses the $25 entry fee as the base for prizes. First Place winners received $160, second place winners received $100 and third place winners received $60.
Happy Participants Tony Cardon and Craig Wamback weighing in the catch of the day
Small Mouth Bass
1st Mary Jo Waite 3.14 lbs
2nd Al Januszewski 2.81 lbs
3rd Cody Fraiser 2.79 lbs
Large Mouth Bass
1st Brian O’Hagen 4.24 lbs
2nd Al Januszewski 3.89 lbs
3rd Hudson Gereau 3.34 lbs
1st Stan Baberacki 5.47 lbs
2nd Jack Desmond 4.51 lbs
3rd Tom Ridgeway 4.01 lbs
Next LL Fish & Game Derby is Sat. July 9th! www.longlakefishgame.com
The next Long Lake Fish and Game Club Bass Derby will be held on Saturday, July 9th, starting at 6am. Registration Link Here. is $110 for 2-person limit boat. Amateur only, no live bai ... Read more
Some bikers, like me, are looking for back roads, no traffic. Winding, up-and-down dirt roads where the pickups don’t come flying by at 65 miles per hour. Not the single-track obstacle courses favored by many of the devotees of mountain bikes, but hard-packed dirt roads, where two people can ride side by side, talk about the scenery, get some good exercise, and not worry about either speed records or motorized traffic.
There’s an ideal place for this sort of biking in the Town of Newcomb, in the Essex Chain Lakes Complex recently bought by the state and opened to the public in 2015. I took my fat-tire bike there one sunny day late last August, got to see some new territory, and worked up a serious sweat.
I drove in to the Deer Pond parking area, unloaded my bike, and set off, heading east. It’s rolling and occasionally steep, right from the start. (The roads in there are a little confusing and not yet well marked, so before you go, download this map from the DEC.)
Proposed Essex Chain Bike Routes
The first lake you come to is Fifth Lake, a lovely, characteristically Adirondack pond, which emp ... Read more
So many access points and tons of sales. Plan your route for the #adkgaragesale
We started with 115 garage sales on the map and last night 9 more were added by 9pm. Definitely stay plugged into the great interactive website We’ve posted many of the local garage sale maps, but we don’t have all of them on here, so make sure you click on this link to get the best info for your location. Old Forge is a great starting point as it boasts a record number of garage sales for 2016, but keep on driving because we have garage sales all the way north, up to Malone, west to Newcomb and along routes 3, 28, and 30! www.greatadirondackgaragesale.com
In Long Lake maps are available at the Long Lake Town Offices – we do have limited printed maps of our neighboring communities. Local Maps are also available at our local businesses, don’t see one? Please ask. We also have local maps at all the area garage sales, but if you are looking for the next community to drive to
It’s great to finally see a map of the Adirondacks in New York State highlighted with great activities. Looks to be a ... Read more
The Town of Long Lake announces free Wi-Fi hotspots now active and open at the Long Lake Town Beach, the Long Lake Ball Field, Long Lake Town Hall and Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Free Wi-Fi, provided by SLIC, will also soon be available at the Long Lake Town Dock. These Wi-Fi hotspots will be on for 24 hours a day.
Town Supervisor Clark Seaman worked closely with SLIC to ensure that Wi-Fi was delivered at no cost to the town as part of a lease franchise arrangement made with SLIC. “We want to offer this convenience to our residents and visitors and we are excited to be a part of the growing trend to provide this service and make Long Lake a great destination and the best place to live in the Adirondacks.”
Wi Fi gets installed at the Long Lake Town Beach just in time for summer.
Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says it’s a long time coming. “Adding the Wi-Fi to public spaces will make it so much more convenient for visitors and residents to live, work and play. We want people to go on their social media accounts and #feelinglonglakey while using these hotsp ... Read more
The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department announces the winners of the 2016 Long Lake Spring Photo Contest. Volunteer judges for the competition were Rick Godin, Robert Keough and Steph Hample. Forty-two photographers submitted 98 images in the Wildlife, Landscape, People at Play and Our Town categories. Photos had to be taken in either Raquette Lake or Long Lake and could be taken at any season of the year.
Sherrill Barlow wins 1st Place for Our Town and Overall Best in Show for Sunrise on the Durant
Sherrill Barlow of Rochester, NY took top honors for her photo “Sunrise on the Durant” She won first place in the Our Town category and Best in Show with highest ranking scores in the competition.
Richard Fey wins 1st place Landscape with his image “November Dawn”
Richard Fey of Raquette Lake won first in the Landscape category with “November Dawn.”
Dave Waite wins 1st for People at Play, Celebrating Summer
Dave Waite of Ballston Lake, NY won first in People at Play with his photo titled “Celebrating Summer”
Alexis Fisher wins 1st place for Wildlife with her ... Read more