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  |   March 14, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
snowmobiling
With over a foot of snow falling in Long Lake & Raquette Lake this week, we can honestly boast we have the best snowmobile conditions of the year. All trails are being groomed and prepped for heavy weekend travel to keep the trails as flat and rideable as we can. Use caution around the groomers. Look for banks cut on all roads leading to town including North Point, Kickerville, Dock Road, Tarbell and Sabattis. We’ve heard the good word that the tracks are in great condition, finally, the first time we’ve heard that all season! Here’s the map. What else is going on this weekend? PLENTY! The Puppet People Performance & Showcase 10am at the Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake Join “The Puppet People” as they bring Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life with enchanting puppets. For young & old alike. Following performance “The Puppet People” will be leading a workshop to make a rod puppet. Performance & workshop, free to the public Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club, St. Patricks Day Dinner for the Veteran’s Corned Be ... Read more
  |   February 24, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
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On March 1st, 2014 join the Long Lake Fish and Game Club for the Adult / Child Team Fishing Derby Event. Teams of adults and child fish any of the waters around Long Lake for prizes. Sponsored by the Fish and Game Club. Call 518-624.2145 for more information. Registration 8:30am – 9am and weigh in 3pm at the LL Town Hall Nutrition Site. 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY Pizza served at the weigh in. Fish for Pike, Trout, Perch, Landlocked Salmon. Fish Lake Eaton, South Pond or Long Lake No entry fee. Kids Ages 15- Under with an adult can participate Usually members of the Fish & Game Club will set up a community fishing hole for folks who don’t have all the necessary equipment to drill a good hole. Check in at registration to find out where to go. Normally they will to set up a walkable spot near the Causeway/spillway with parking available at the Long Lake Town Beach. Check with an official. Other available access to the lake includes the State Boat Launch at the end of Olivet Road. Live Bait is available at the Adk Trading Post and Hoss’s Country Corner. Prize money is pres ... Read more
  |   February 20, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
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The Town of Long Lake has two more winter snowshoe hikes available this season and both are free. On Saturday, February 22nd, join Spencer Morrissey for a hike to Sawyer & Little Sawyer Mountain and on Saturday, March 1st, join Joan Collins, resident bird expert, on a trek along the Roosevelt Truck Trail. Guiding Fee: FREE! Room for 15 on the trip. Winter trips are not recommended for kids under 12, without prior experience in similar outings Transportation provided by the Town of Long Lake, meet at the LL Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847, Call 518-624-3077 to reserve spot. Sawyer and Little Sawyer This two peak hike is a very unique adventure located in the backcountry near Indian Lake. We will follow a well developed trail to the summit of Sawyer Mountain before starting a short bushwhack route to Little Sawyer Mountain. Both peaks have great views and unique in their own respect. This will be a loop trip back to the starting point. Breaking trail through an open forest without a trail will be part of the learning experience and part of the trip as a whole. . Snowshoes are a mu ... Read more
  |   February 14, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
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Kids are on Vacation this week! What are you going to do? Feb 14th – Feb 22nd From the Desk of the Director. I am writing to you from the secret command center in an unknown location in Long Lake, NY. If you are seeking adventure, activities and all things Adirondack, this is your week to be in Long Lake. This is just a sample itinerary of all great offerings going on all week in our area! Friday, Feb 14th. – Happy Valentine’s Day! Well the first thing on the list is stop by the fundraiser dinner in Raquette Lake for the Raquette Lake Softball Team at 5pm, Raquette Lake Fire Hall. $10 and byob. Bring your Valentine! Saturday Feb 15th – Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. It’s true, there are four of us in our family so I’d have to split the family in two! I’d send one half to the Kids Games starting at 10am in Raquette Lake. Kat Forsell is cooking up all sorts of fun games, snowshoe races, tire races, frying pan toss and more! Saturday, Feb 15th – Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. The other ½ of the family will be in Long Lake starting at 12noon located at 6 Pavilion Way/Entrance 1100 ... Read more
  |   February 11, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
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The Raquette Lake Winter Carnival returns with two days of fun and wacky events for all ages! The weekend kicks off on Friday, February 14th with a Pasta Dinner hosted by the Raquette Lake Softball Team at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Dinner is served at 5pm until it is sold out, so be sure to get there early to fuel up for the long weekend ahead and support a great group! The carnival begins Saturday, February 15th at 10am with kids’ activities including a snowshoe contest, tire races, a balloon chase and sledding races. At noon, the ever popular Frying Pan toss will kick off followed by adult golf at approximately 2pm. Both events feature great cash prizes for winning competitors. Great Camp Sagamore gets in on the action by offering two snowshoe expeditions both Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Check out all the details here. Great Camp Sagamore Expeditions Also at 2pm, magician Jim Perry will be delighting children in the Raquette Lake Library. Jim Perry presents a fast paced show where fire, water, and silks vanish, appear and dance in astonishing and impossible illusions. Stop by the Raquette ... Read more
  |   February 7, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
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Ice Fest. Sculptures installed all over Long Lake Feb 7th & 8th. Join in fun festivities or see them lit up at night. Shamrock Motel, Shear Images, LL Town Offices, Mt. Sabattis, Hoss’s Country Corner, Long Lake Diner, Adk Trading Post & Ali Baba’s Liquor Store. Stan Kolonko and the Ice Farm are award-winning Ice Sculptors from Auburn, NY. Stan travels all over the world to compete and do professional installations. He’s created special installs in Ithaca NY and helped stage outdoor area tv weather rooms and even ice bars. This year we’ve challenged Stan with some new creations. Has he ever carved a pair of scissors! Find out this afternoon! Click here for the schedule of events. Ice Fest 2014 Schedule of Events This is the 2nd year of the Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Eaton. The LL Fish and Game Club has geared up to add to the long list of winter events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Last year saw 15 participants sharing all the loot! So 2014 we anticipate some bigger numbers and we don’t have to contend with a big winter blizzard (ala N ... Read more
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