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It’s a fun place to be this Long Lake. Really. Phone rings at the Main Headquarters.
“Hello, Long Lake Tourism, how may I help you today?”
“So I’m from the National Geographic Show and we’d like to shoot episodes of our TV Show Building Wild in your area. Can you help?”
“Well, I’ll try, what is it, what do you need and how much will it cost me?”
“We need people with land, personality and a dream to build a hideaway cabin in the woods with no electricity and no water and the most difficult access ever, that’s part of the story.. getting there shouldn’t be easy”
“Sold. Where do I sign?”
Yes – it’s true, National Geographic is going to dip it’s toes in the remote waters of the Central Adirondacks and explore Long Lake, NY. Why not? We’ve got bear, loons, owls, bugs, trees, contentious land issues, passionate folks and big personalities. Seems like a good mix for a reality show.
Ok – so look for flyer’s. Call your long lost uncle with that remote piece of property in Long ... Read more
Critical issues are facing residents and property owners and all New Yorkers who own over three million acres of land in the Adirondacks. On Monday, April 29, 2013 local Adirondack leaders head to Albany to swarm the capital with all things Adirondacks to bring attention to the region and shake the political trees in Albany. Visitors to the Well Wall at the Legislative Office Building will have the opportunity to visit with Live Wild Animals, hear the sounds of the forest and sample the foods of the Adirondacks and learn more about new recreational opportunities stretching across the park.
Hot topics include the recent acquisition of the Essex Chain of Lakes Property, slated for opening to the public sometime this summer pending a public hearing process across the state to find out from the people what they want to see happen to the Essex Chain of Lakes. The DEC has made their recommendation to the APA and soon it will be up to the public to put forth their input.
Another huge topic on the docket is the settlement of the Township 40 dispute in Raquette Lake.
What is Township 40?
The State of New York c ... Read more
Update: April 8, 2013 – This BLOG POST WAS POSTED ON APRIL 1, 2013 AS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE.
In a bold move the New York State Office of Housing and Residential Development, an off-shoot of the recent expansion of the New York State Office of Development for Homes and Humans and Health announced today that the Adirondacks are closed for repairs. No visitors or vendors will be allowed inside the blue line until further notice until every single road has been fixed. The official date for closing is April 8th to give residents time to apply for residential cards and to stock up on larger supplies that won’t be able to arrive by traditional truck delivery.
Photo submitted to the Adk Explorer (from Facebook)
Notices went out to all local businesses to stock up on necessary items for their customers as it was unclear when the roads would re-open to all delivery trucks in the region. NYSOHRD was anticipating all roads would be open by mid-summer in time for the new big Paddling Race that has been the talk at the state capital since it announced as the next must “get̶ ... Read more
Snowmobile season is winding down after a long winter. Soon the roads will be ready to ride. Ride two-wheeled motorcyles or if you’re cycling, Long Lake and Raquette Lake offer great places to ride, quiet roads and incredible rolling vistas.
If you are traveling to Lake George for Americade, don’t miss out on a loop through Long Lake at the crossroads of Routes 30/28N and Raquette Lake located on Route 28. Popular loops link up from North Creek, Old Forge, Lake Placid and Lake George. Make Long Lake homebase to explore the rich history and scenic spots.
Motorcycles welcome. We’ll see you soon.
Motorcycle Video in Long Lake
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After unexpected early spring snowfall Long Lake and Raquette Lake enjoyed some unanticipated, but awesome extra weekends of snowmobiling. The Town of Long Lake wants to say a huge thank you to our visiting snowmobilers. Thank you for riding the trails, giving us feedback and visiting us this winter. We are very appreciative to have all of the riders and families discover our trails and our little towns. Do us a favor, next year, book in Long Lake and Raquette Lake and launch your expedition from here! We’re thrilled to have you, we appreciate your business and we’ll see you soon!
Thanks to Wayne in Raquette, Seth & Chad in Long Lake. Also a big shout out to the Long Lake Highway Crew for helping cut back the banks on North Point and Sabattis and Kickerville Roads this season. Also a shout out to Hamilton County Highway for keeping the roads open, leaving rideable banks and being so helpful and keeping the lines of communication open.
This is the last week of riding, the gates are still open. Some grooming will be continuing. Expecting some warmer temperatures this week.
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This announcement is for property owners in Long Lake, NY. For visitors to our areas, please check with your local lodging for information, but don’t panic, most owners are already working on resolving this issue. This post is for local property owners who need to get ready to open up their camps.
Recently DH Communications, Long Lake’s local cable television service provider discontinued servicing the Long Lake, NY area. At this time there is no alternative cable provider. Time Warner has been contacted, but has declined to service this area. At this time the only option for television viewing (other than streaming on the internet) is a satellite installation.
What are owners to do?
Here is a short list of Independent Satellite contractors that can get you started. The Town of Long Lake has no information about the cost of installation or hourly rates at this time.
Northeast Satellite Sales, Commercial & Residential, Jeff Ash 518-695-5309
Satellite Guy out of Plattsburgh. 518-572-7327
Unique Tech Services, Direct TV Installs, Ed Gonzalez 518-320-8702
Alpha Stereo, Direct TV custom i ... Read more