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The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency are collaborating with local municipalities and snowmobile clubs to build a major new community connector snowmobile trail connecting Raquette Lake and Inlet to the Moose River Plains. The twelve mile trail project is slated to wrap up at the end of December with anticipation to have it open for the 2013 snowmobile season.
This is the first such community connector snowmobile trail to be built as part of a continuing effort to promote snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. Snowmobiling is a vital economic driver for tourism during the slow winter months and delivers a positive economic impact of $245 million annually to the Adirondack region. That’s 28% of the total economic benefit in the entire New York State Snowmobiling economy.
Data collected from NYSSA economic assessment of snowmobiling on the NYS economy. For more information click here: Snowmobiling NYS Blog
With the looming opening of the trail, the possibilities for new trips and loops between Long Lake, Inlet, Indian Lake and Newcomb expand, but it can’t happen ... Read more
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a vibrant winter season filled with events aimed to please the entire family.
Say goodbye to all the Mayan Prophecies with the season kick off on December 29th, 2012. Yes, if the world doesn’t actually end, we’ll still be here and we’re having a Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Join the wild, adventurous, and hearty Long Lake Fire Department, Long Lake Rescue Squad and volunteer teams for a brand new event to finish off 2012! Plungers are invited to take pledges and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Everyone over age 18 can participate, but you have to fill out forms and sign up by contacting 518-624-3077 for more information. It will be a crazy event, so get in on the first year so 20 years when you’re in your rocking chair you can tell all the grandkids… “I was at the very first one!” All plungers will have their blood pressure tested before the event to ensure the safety of all, but the plungers are going in at their own risk! See if they have enough guts to ... Read more
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Abenaque Order of the Eastern Star #745 and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the first Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge on December 29, 2012. The event kicks off on Saturday of New Years weekend at 1pm at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake NY. This is a new event for the Town of Long and will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to participate. Participants will be eligible to win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Funds collected will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families.
Jazmin Piraino and Cliff Ross of the Long Lake Fire Department during Ice Safety Training for the LL Fire Department. The LL Fire Department will be on site during the event.
Over 47,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live w ... Read more
October 10, 2012, Long Lake, NY.
Frontier Communications suffered an extended service outage in the Central Adirondacks on Wednesday, October 10th. In Long Lake, NY, long-distance phone, internet and cell phone service was unavailable from 10:30pm Tuesday night until mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Residents woke up on Wednesday unable to connect to the cyber super highway by landline, cell or internet. Local customers couldn’t contact Frontier Communications customer service to report the problem as long-distance was disrupted. Local residents did have local telephone service. Concerns over the availability of 9-1-1 were raised, but no issues or emergencies were reported.
A local county representative was able to reach the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office in Lake Pleasant, NY via radio contact to report the problem early on Wednesday morning. The Sheriff’s department confirmed that Frontier was aware of the problem and that the outage had affected Indian Lake as well.
Businesses relying on credit card communications had to manually process the cards. Other retail operations reported ... Read more
LONG LAKE – Join the Town of Long Lake and the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, Oct. 6, for a pet and family friendly event, rain or shine. OktoberPETFest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Long Lake Ball Field.
The annual Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair kicks off at 11 a.m. with American made wares, pottery, gifts, clothing and treats. Magician Bob Shelley will entertain children starting at 11:00 a.m. followed a full day of fun including an inflatable obstacle course, games and crafts for the kids. Food sold by Willie’s BBQ of Indian Lake, NY.
Calling all dogs, cats and trained animals to participate in a Pet Parade and agility course. Best Dressed Pet, Most Friendly Pet, Best Stuffed Pet and Best Looking Pet are some of the categories to be judged at the Pet Parade at 1:30 p.m.
Pet registration is required by 1 p.m., so don’t be late.
Music by The Emeralds of July, hits the stage at 2 p.m.
The Emeralds of July is a five piece pop group from upstate NY, made up of three cousins, all girls, who were born within two weeks of each other in May of ’96. The other two members are ... Read more
The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department recently received an account about a big bass caught in Raquette Lake. The editing team (of one) decided to let the readers of the online Long Lake, NY blog Mountain Times read all about it. Normally an Adirondack fish story is exchanged at a local watering hole around 3pm. Sometimes the tale is passed on to the local bait point person who gets to share the story while stocking the walls of a cavernous, rustic, tree-filled, pickle-barreled talking, creeky floored store. The salesperson, wearing a t-shirt and teva’s, will stand before a wall festoooned with brightly colored fishing lures and woo the customer with the latest jargon and top secret information about local fishing spots. This highly classified information will include in-depth descriptions about the deepest, darkest depths of the lakes and the coldest running water and the super-top-double-secret-probation fishing spots. (which may or may not be true) So this first hand truthful account, delivered via email to Long Lake, is much appreciated. Thanks to Michael Corazon ... Read more