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WINTER

While animals hibernate, Long Lake and Raquette Lake come alive with activities galore.  Snowmobiling, x-c skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing, ice skating, Winter Carnival, Winter Wonderland Week and poker runs.  We're just as busy in the winter as we are in the summer!

Long Lake  is one of the most affordable destinations in the Adirondacks.  Bring the whole family and their friends and your friends friends.  Enjoy  an affordable winter vacation and have money left over to pay for the gas that gets you here!

WINTER

    • Winter Carnival:

      January 14, 2017. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY

      It’s the 16th ANNUAL Winter Carnival!

      The Town of Long Lake hosts a winter carnival on Mt. Sabattis the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend. This year will feature a snowmobile parade followed by the crowning of the King and Queen and a Town Wide Photograph. Events of the day include the infamous Cardboard Box Derby Race, Snowball Golf, and the ever famous Ladies Frying Pan Toss competition. 2017 will see the return of the Wackiest Hat Contest Parade at 12:45pm and could it be.. we’re finally having a Men’s Feats of Strength!

      The night rounds out with a firework display. The Long Lake Little Bus starts running at Noon until last call. All welcome to park and ride! FREE all day long. Cell number to be announced. to reserve the Long Lake Little Bus.

      Saturday, January 14, 2017

    • Birding Weekend with Joan Collins:

      Joan Collins will lead field trips on both days. The main field trip will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. There will be an optional field trip on Saturday, January 28, 2017 for those who arrive early. This trip will also begin at 8 a.m. (In the event of inclement weather on Sunday, the Saturday trip will become the main field trip.) The meeting location for both field trips is the Geiger Arena parking area (across from the Long Lake Post Office). Participants can car-pool to reduce the number of cars in our train!

      Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., Joan Collins will present “Winter Bird Visitors of Northern New York” at the Long Lake Town Hall. Each year, avian visitors from the far north move south to spend the winter in our northern New York region. Some of the species, like Bohemian Waxwing and Snow Bunting, can be found every winter. Other species, such as Pine Grosbeak, irregularly “irrupt” into our area only in certain winters, while some species irrupt on a fairly regular schedule, such as the Common Redpoll, which tends to visit every other winter. Why the birds move to our region, and where you can find them, will be discussed. The presentation will feature nineteen species that visit northern New York in winter using photographs, audio, and video.

      A social dinner at the Adirondack Hotel will follow the Saturday afternoon presentation. Participants will gather at the Adirondack Hotel after the talk and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

      Reserve your spot by calling 518.624.3077

      All lectures and tours are free. Call up and sign up in advance as there are limited spots available on the birding tours.

    • The Oldies Show:

      Saturday, March 4th, 2017 7pm.

      Long Lake Town Hall
      1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30
      7:30pm Tickets $10 – Kids 16 and under $5
      Tickets available at the Long Lake Town Offices Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm or by calling 518-624-3077 or at the Door.

      The Oldies Show is an eight piece show band that plays all the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Featuring three outstanding vocal frontmen, a dynamic rhythm section and world class instrumental soloists, The Oldies Show is made up of music industry vet-erans, many of whom have shared the stage with a number of the artists they so au-thentically recreate. The Oldies Show has opened for rock and roll legends Lou Christy, Kenny Vance, The Drifters, Sonny Terry and performed as part of The Golden Oldies Specular at the world renowned Proctors Theater. For the best in solid gold and classic rock and roll for your concert venue, night club or special event, it’s The Oldies Show!

      Rick Storm………….Vocals
      Fabian Johnson……Vocals
      Frank Miller…………Vocals, Trumpet
      Charlie Vatalaro…….Saxophone
      Mike Moss…………..Keyboards
      Steve Sizemore…….Guitar
      Mark Pietrafesa…….Bass
      Joe Bonville…………Drums

      This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.


    • Winter Carnival:

      January 14, 2017. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY

      It’s the 16th ANNUAL Winter Carnival!

      The Town of Long Lake hosts a winter carnival on Mt. Sabattis the Saturday of Martin Luther King weekend. This year will feature a snowmobile parade followed by the crowning of the King and Queen and a Town Wide Photograph. Events of the day include the infamous Cardboard Box Derby Race, Snowball Golf, and the ever famous Ladies Frying Pan Toss competition. 2017 will see the return of the Wackiest Hat Contest Parade at 12:45pm and could it be.. we’re finally having a Men’s Feats of Strength!

      The night rounds out with a firework display. The Long Lake Little Bus starts running at Noon until last call. All welcome to park and ride! FREE all day long. Cell number to be announced. to reserve the Long Lake Little Bus.

      Saturday, January 14, 2017

    • New Years Eve Free Transportation:

      5pm thru Last Call, Long Lake.

      New Years Eve in Long Lake is the best place to be. Great dining experiences, small town atmosphere, dancing with your friends and family and free door to door bus transportation all night! Whether your a guest, a family member or a second homeowner – Long Lake is the only place to ring in the New Year. The bus will pick you up from your home or lodging and take you anywhere within the town for free! Call 518-624-3077 for more information.

      Bus Reservations 518-323-5001


    • Mike Norris Fishing Derby:

      January 28, 2017. No trucks on the ice for 2016 event. Unsafe ice conditions. The Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby happens every year in Raquette Lake on the last Saturday of January. Fish for Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Perch and Salmon. Registration begins at 6am at the Raquette Lake Fire Hall. Cash Prizes, Plaques for Winners. Hot Chocolate and Snacks provided throughout the day. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club. Call 315-354-4581 for more information on registration.

    • Poker Run:

      2017 To Be Announced.

      Hey, its not just for snowmobiles, cars can play too and it sure is fun! Enjoy over 70 miles of community connector snowmobile trails and some of the most amazing trails in the Adirondacks. Stop by our local businesses, enjoy a bite of food and a warm beverage and be back on your way. Take advantage of winter adventure in the central Adirondacks the way it’s meant to be enjoyed. One on one and outdoor fun.

      Participating communities include Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Pick up your Play Card at the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room starting on Friday at the start of business. At only $10 per person the whole family can play. Must be 18 years of age to get a play card. Winners take the purse. Great Cash prizes.

      Starts: Open of Business on Friday at Raquette Lake Tap Room and Newcomb House
      Ends 5:00 PM, Saturday, at a location to be announced.

      Dealing starts Saturday, at 4pm

      All stamped play cards must be in by 5:00 – no exceptions!
      Awesome Door prizes will be awarded at 6:00 PM and also awards for 1st/2nd/3rd best hand

      President, Jim Piraino: 518.624.3941
      Secretary, Harry Buxton: 518.624.2009

    • Long Lake/Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby

      February 11, 2017. 7am – 3pm $25 Fee per person.

      Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton. Cash Prizes for Legal Fish on Long Lake – to be announced.

      Door Prizes too!

      2017 Trout prizes pot of gold is larger this year. Show us the trout!

      Registration at the starts 6am – 6:30am at the Long Lake Town Hall and on-going at the Snack Shack. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at the Long Lake Causeway across from the Town Beach. Bonfire, snacks and more.

      Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.

    • Valentine’s Day in Long Lake:

      It doesn’t get better or more romantic than this. The Adirondacks is recognized as a National Dark Skies destination with the best and boldest views of the stars. Cuddle under a blanket and keep each other warm!

      Lodging and Dining

      Romantic dining options include a Valentine’s meal at The Cellar Restaurant and Pub. Get a head start on the weekend at, The Adirondack Hotel or The Owl’s Head Pub. Everyone offers a rich history, and cozy atmosphere so you and your Valentine can connect over a romantic meal.

      Call ahead. All information subject to change without notice. 518.624.3077

      For more great romantic Valentine’s Day ideas CLICK HERE.

    • Raquette Lake Winter Carnival:

      Raquette Lake, February 17th – 19th, 2017. President’s Day Weekend – A three day event featuring small town tradition and big time fun. The library is open all day for warmth, but outdoors is where the action takes place. Look for events and games for kids ages 5-12 starting at 11am. . At noon RL hosts their own Ladies Frying Pan Toss and Team Golf. In the evening, enjoy a tug of war, bonfire and an outstanding fireworks display a On Sunday starting at noon the Cross-Cut & Chainsaw Competition Men’s, Women’s, Mixed & Family Divisions kicks off.

      518.624.3077

    • Adult Child Fishing Derby:

      March 4, 2017. No entry Fee. Teams of Adult and Child under 15 fish the waters of Long Lake, Lake Eaton or South Pond.

      Cash Prizes for pike, perch, trout.

      Registration at the GEIGER ICE SKATING ARENA starts at 8:30am. Tip ups and lines in at 9am. Weigh in at 3pm.

      Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.

    • Geiger Arena Operating Hours:

      The Long Lake Geiger Arena Adirondack Skating Rink will be open in December. Call ahead for conditions. 518-624-3031

      Regular Weekly Hours Start Monday, January 2nd
      Monday, Thursday 2:30pm -6pm
      Closed Tuesday& Wednesday
      Friday 2:30pm – 10pm
      Saturday 12pm – 10pm
      Sunday 12pm – 6pm.

      Geiger will be closed on Christmas Day.

      Geiger will be open every day during all school holiday’s and breaks. Hours will be 12pm – 10pm. Dinner break 5pm – 6pm

      Ice Rink Attendant will close rink as needed to fix ice.

      We have SKATES! Wide range of sizes! Skate FREE and first come first serve.

      If there are free skaters on the rink – hockey will not be permitted.

      Helmets required for all hockey!

      Look for Adult Hockey Nights on Thursday’s, depending on conditions.

      518.624.3031

    • Open Skate On The Rink:

      Open skating is always available at the Long Lake Geiger Arena. Stay tuned for more information about Adult Hockey Nights and Children’s Hockey practice.

      Interested in coaching Kid’s Hockey? We have tons of equipment, great ice, and we are looking for volunteers to pick up the program. Give us a call!

      518.624.3077

    • Free Sledding Hill:

      Mt. Sabattis is Long Lake’s free sledding hill next to the Geiger Arena.
      This is a great place to spend a few hours or a good portion of your day. Great hill with a safety burm at the bottom. Check with the rink attendant for tubes and sleds. Kids will have a ball sledding all day and night. Lights available for night sledding. Just prepare to do a lot a of hiking to the top of the hill.

      518.624.3077