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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 Carnival:

      January 18, 2014. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. For GPS. 1100 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY



      The Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club and the Town of Long Lake host 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, One Shot Basketball, Money Balloon Hunt, Snowball Golf, and the ever famous Ladies Frying Pan Toss competition. 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.

      New for 2015 – THE PARADE OF CRAZY HATS! Wear your craziest hat and win a cash prize!

      Saturday, January 17, 2015

    • Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge:

      December 27, 2014 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach. 1258 Main Street, Long Lake

      Take the plunge in the waters of Long Lake before 2014 ends! Celebrate New Year’s Weekend with a cold dip, and a story to tell! Registration fee “pay what you may” to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Teams please call the Town of Long Lake Parks & Recreation Office to gather fundraising paperwork. Bring your towels, robes and warm clothes. The dip kicks off at 1pm! Registration and Med Check open at the Adirondack Hotel at 10am. Med Check is required and provided by the Long Lake Rescue Squad. Check out www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077 for more information.

      CLICK HERE FOR 2014 Registration Forms Wounded Warrior Plunge

    • 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 518-323-5000

    • Ice Fest:

      February 6th, 2015 – Raquette Lake
      February 7th, 2015 – Long Lake

      Join the Town of Long Lake in welcoming The Ice Farm for a winter event celebrating community and the season.

      The Ice Farm is owned and operated by world class ice sculptor Stanley Kolonko. Located in Central New York, Stan uses the best ice south of the Arctic Circle, utilizing reverse osmosis filtration, Clinebell ice machines and a good amount of patience. Stan trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Join us for the day and enjoy a fun community event that makes anyone feel a little Long Lakey!

      Events throughout the town during the day as Stan visits each business to start his installation. Spectators welcome to watch him work.

      Sculptures slated for the Raquette Lake Library, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, the Long Lake Town Offices and more locations to be announced.

      Sponsored by The Town of Long Lake and local businesses.

    • Mike Norris Fishing Derby:

      January 31, 2015. 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:

      February 6th & 7th, 2015

      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

    • Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby

      February 14, 2015. 7am – 3pm $25 Fee per person.

      Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton.

      Door Prizes too!

      2015 Trout prizes pot of gold is larger this year. Show us the trout!

      Registration at the Town Hall starts 6am – 6:30am or on-going registration at the Adk Trading Post. Tip ups and lines in at 7am. Live Weigh in at the Lake Eaton Campground Beach.

      Sponsored by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.

      Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Registration 2015

    • Hey Jude, Authentic Beatles Tribute Band in Concert:

      Saturday, March 7th, 7pm.

      Long Lake Town Hall
      1204 Main Street, NYS Route 30

      Hey Jude, an authentic Beatles tribute band, debuted in July, 2013. The band members are: Tom Raider (John Lennon), Brad Jarvis (Paul McCartney), Rick Bedrosian (George Harrison), Don Ackerman (Ringo Starr) and Rich Coogan (keyboards and percussion). These guys are veterans of countless rock groups. Tom Raider has portrayed Lennon, world-wide, since 2001. Rick Bedrosian is also the leader of the Celtic Music powerhouse, Hair Of The Dog. A Hey Jude concert is first and foremost, a bona fide performance of classic Beatles songs, but it’s also an engaging theatrical experience. The band members dress in a variety of Beatles costumes and bring a wealth of Scouse humor, history and hubris to their stage show.

      Hey Jude is detail oriented too; from their hair, to their Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Hofner and Epiphone guitars, Vox amps and Ludwig drums, their tailored suits (stitched by renowned Beatles costumer Russ Lease) and imported (from Liverpool) boots. The band concentrates on the early songs from 1963 and 1964 (tunes like “She Loves You”, “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “A Hard Day’s Night”) but Hey Jude’s repertoire also includes hits from later albums such as “Help”, “Rubber Soul”,”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “White Album” and “Abbey Road”. Spending an afternoon or evening with Hey Jude is guaranteed to raise a smile for Beatles’ fans of all ages as well as a nostalgic tear, especially from British Invasion fans who lived through Beatlemania when it was happening in the 1960’s

      Door to door free transportation from your home or lodging.

      Ticket Info to be announced

    • 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 14th & 15th, 2015. President’s Day Weekend – A two 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. At noon RL hosts their own Ladies Frying Pan Toss and Men’s Golf Drive. 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.


    • Adult Child Fishing Derby:

      March 7, 2015. 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 Town Hall 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

      Holiday Hours
      Fri, Dec, 19th 2:30 – 10pm
      Sat, Dec, 20th 12pm – 10pm
      Sun, Dec 21st 12pm – 10pm
      Mon, Dec 22nd 12pm – 10pm
      Tues, Dec 23rd 12pm – 4pm
      Wed, Dec 24th 12pm – 4pm
      Thurs, Dec 25th CLOSED
      Fri, Dec 26th 12pm – 10pm
      Sat, Dec 27th 3pm -10pm Opens later due to Polar Bear Plunge!
      Sun, Dec 28th 12pm – 10pm
      Mon, Dec 29th 12pm – 10pm
      Tues, Dec 3Oth 12pm – 10pm
      Wed, Dec 31st – 12pm – 10pm

      Regular Weekly Hours Start Monday, January 6th
      Monday, Tuesday 2:30pm -6pm
      Closed Wednesday & Thursday
      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.
      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!


    • 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!


    • 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.