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Warm Indian Summer days are no match for spirited Adirondackers. If the day is warm, the lake is calm, someone will be out on it. They weren’t even putting docks to bed, anchored in bays and coves around the lake. These hearty troopers were on their boards enjoying the calm lake and the blissful beauty. November days are oftentimes gray and lonely, but yesterday emerged a terrific day. A blissful reminder of summer, if only the ice cream stands were open….
Stand Up Paddling in November
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Fall is in full swing. The wind blew into town furiously mid-week, blowing the remainder of the leaves off the trees. The temperature has dipped and hunting season has officially started. With that said, there are always activities to enjoy in and around the area this weekend.
Friday, October 30th
Long Lake Central School Hosts the Haunted Halloween Trail and Trunk or Treat from 4pm – 7pm. Kids enjoy trick or treating with decorated themed cars and get escorted along the Nature Trail for spooks and scares!
Saturday, October 31st
9am Run for Refugees.
It is a one mile track starting at the Long Lake Town Ball Field at 9:00 on Saturday morning.
Admissions are $10 per person. Wristbands sold on site for $5.
If you can’t join us and would like to sponsor any of the runners please send a check for $10 or whatever you can, made out to Save the Children. All money will be going to the Save the Children organization after the run. Halloween Costumes encouraged!
More information about this event, created by Long Lake Central School Sophomore, Lillian Dechene. Post Star News
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The snow had finally started to stick on the ground in the northern Adirondacks the day I shot my very first deer. My father-in-law told me to walk approximately a quarter of a mile down the trail to where it starts to slope downhill and to tuck myself off the trail. He would try to drive deer to me from the marsh. I have a terrible sense of distance so at what seemed to be a quarter of a mile and the slightest downhill I started to step off the trail. There was a good sized rock just off the trail that I tried to get to approach, but as I stepped off the trail the fresh snow barely muffled the loud, echoing crunch of the leaves beneath it. My foot sank up to my knees making the loudest crackling snaps from the frozen leaves. As I was thinking how loud I was being, I caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of my eye. I looked up to see two deer, one with antlers, one without.
Steph Hample with her first buck.
They froze, I froze.
Three thoughts sped through my mind, Whoa. Antlers. I can shoot. Then a pause, “was I really going to do this?”
I took the Hunters Safety course when I was twelve year ... Read more
Things to Do in and around Long Lake & Raquette Lake October 16th – 18th
While the temps may be dipping and the leaves may be falling there is still plenty to enjoy on a drive through our Adirondack towns. Here are some options, some nearby, some requiring a drive. Invite a friend, take your family and get out and enjoy the offerings.
Snowflake Cruise in Raquette Lake
Saturday, October 17th, WW Durant
Captain Dean Pohl stops by the Long Lake Town Offices to share his snowflake prediction
Stay inside and complain or come on over to Raquette Lake and experience a Snowflake Excursion aboard the WW Durant. Dining room is heated and enclosed so no worries about freezing to death! You haven’t lived until you’ve been out on Raquette Lake with snow in the air and catching flakes on your tongue!
Board 1:30. Sail 2-3:30. $15 pp.
Complimentary coffee, cider, cinnamon fried cakes.
Reservations not required. Adventurous spirit a plus! 315-354-5532
This just into the newsroom. I just had a pleasant conversation with the Captain of the Durant who assures me that the snowflakes have been ordered and wi ... Read more
On January 2nd, 2016 get ready because The Town of Long Lake will be gearing up to host the 4th Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge at 1pm on the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street in Long Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks. Teams collect pledges and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project which enables and helps veteran’s heal and focus on Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement.
Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016
SURVIVING THE BATTLEFIELD
With advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, an unprecedented percentage of service members are surviving severe wounds or injuries. For every US soldier killed in World Wars I and II, there were 1.7 soldiers wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every US soldier killed, seven are wounded. Combined, over 48,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts.
Long Lake Polar Bear Plunge Highlight Video
In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war inc ... Read more
The weather forecasters keep calling for the “Dead Frost” and on some maps it says “past peak” but for those explorers of the northern Adirondacks there is still color on the leaves. It won’t be long now, the wind is blowing, the pine needles are falling and soon we will be waiting for the cold breath of fall to lead us to winter.
So to eek the most out of the season we’ve produced a video in conjunction with The Wild Center who generously lent us their drone and excellent operator/cinemotographer, Rick Godin last fall (during peak) and we managed to add this birdseye video view to our collection.
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