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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
    • 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 2013


    • Winter Carnival:

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

      CLICK HERE FOR WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

      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.

      Saturday, January 17, 2015

    • New Years Eve Free Transportation:

      5pm thru Last Call, Long Lake.

      Free bus transportation all night! Book a room and ring in the New Year in Long Lake. New Years Eve Revelers can start the evening with a special dining experience at one of our local restaurants. Whether you are celebrating the New Year at home, a private party or you have a family reunion, Long Lake is the place to be. A small tight-knit community always welcomes everyone to celebrate the ringing in of the new year and then the best part. Riding the bus! And it’s free. No need to worry about bad weather or unsafe drivers. Long Lake is committed to keeping you and your family safe. 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.

    • Ice Fest:

      NEW DATES ANNOUNCED!
      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 will be coming up to Long Lake before venturing off to Ottawa for the 23rd Crystal Garden International Ice Carving Exhibition. Stan uses the best ice south of the Arctic Circle, utilizing reverse osmosis filtration, Clinebell ice machines and a good amount of patience.

      Look for mini-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.

      Here’s a video featuring Ice Fest.

      Sponsored by The Town of Long Lake and local businesses.


    • Winter Carnival:

      January 17, 2015. 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. 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.


    • 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 TBA, 2015

      The Moonlighters Snowmobile Club host their annual poker run spanning three communities including: Newcomb, Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Pick up your Play Card at the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room. $10.00 per person – must be 18 years of age to get a play card – Only the original play card that is stamped at each stop will be accepted at the end of the run – not responsible for lost play cards- no exceptions!

      Starts at open of business on Friday, February 8th
      Cards available at either the Newcomb House or the Raquette Lake Tap Room

      Stops are:
      Raquette Lake Tap Room
      W.W. Durant Winter Boat Raquette Lake
      Newcomb House
      High Peaks Kitchen – Newcomb
      Hoss’s Country Corner
      Stewart’s Shops
      Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
      The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
      Ali Babas Liquors
      Adk Trading Post
      Kickerville Mobil
      Adirondack Hotel

      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!
      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

      Click here to print out the info: Moonlighter’s Poker Run Information
    • Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby

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

      Cash Prizes for Trout and Landlocked salmon on Lake Eaton.

      Registration at the Town Hall starts 6am – 6:30am. 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 2014

      Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby Rules 2015

    • Valentine’s Day:

      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.

    • 5th Annual Hors D’Oeuvres Tour:

      Thursday, February 19, 2015. Ticket Prices $30 Per Person. 6pm – 9pm.

      To be announced and confirmed!

      The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
      Adirondack Hotel
      The Cellar Restaurant and Pub

      Tickets must be reserved in advance. Please call 518.624.3077 to reserve.

      Free transportation escorts you in style as you plunge yourself into a sumptuous dining adventure. Our restaurants boast both casual and sophisticated dining areas with menus to match virtually every taste and preference. Come on out and find out what everyone is talking about! Hors D’oeurvres will range from sweet to savory and participants Vote for the Best of each location.

      Call ahead to arrange pick up by the Little Bus! Sign up early, last year the tour sold out!

      Tickets available at 518.624.3077.
      Payable to The Town of Long Lake.
      LL PRT Hors D’Oeuvres Tour
      PO Box 496
      Long Lake, NY 12847

    • 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, 18th 2:30 – 10pm
      Sat, Dec, 19th 12pm – 10pm
      Sun, Dec 20th 12pm – 10pm
      Mon, Dec 21st 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!

      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

    • Long Lake/Tupper Lake Broomball Tournament:

      To be announced. Open to the public. Teams of five eligible to sign up Co-Ed. Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. Registration Fee applies. Join the teams of the Long Lake Fire Department and the Tupper Lake Fire Department in the first ever broomball tournament.

      If interested contact Royce (518-651-5156) or Haji (518-645-1014) Game play starts runs 8am until 8pm.

      Registration at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY 12847.