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Raquette Lake

Welcome to the Raquette Lake, NY website packed with exciting events, information and fun.


Raquette Lake boasts 99 miles of shoreline, making it the largest natural lake in the Adirondacks. With 80% of the shoreline owned by the State of New York and constitutionally Forever Wild, those seeking a wilderness experience won’t be disappointed. Couple the breathking scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities with the fascinating history of Raquette Lake and you’ve got a must-visit destination.

Whether it’s boating, fishing, camping or hiking, Raquette Lake boasts all of it. Raquette Lake is also the birthplace of the Great Camps Architecture. William West Durant, the developer and entrepreneur, envisioned luxurious rustic estates to rejuvenate in the healthy mountain air. Adirondack Great Camps, Pine Knot, Uncas and Sagamore are three extraordinary places showcasing Durant’s vision. A visit to Raquette Lake is truly stepping back into a traditional way of life, but with elegant dining, great camps and a beautiful lake, Raquette Lake has something for everyone.

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Mike Norris Memorial Ice Fishing Derby
January 31,2015. Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby.

Ice Fest
Feb 6, 2015. Ice Sculpture installation at the RL Library.

Moonlighter’s Poker Run
TBA. Raquette Lake and Long Lake.

RL Winter Carnival
February 14th & 15th, 2015. Two days of super fun activities. Please bring cookies to the RL Library to share! 10am Games for Kids 12pm Frying Pan Toss. 2pm Jim Perry Magician. Bonfire and Fireworks on Saturday. Sunday Cross cut and chainsaw competition

Trivia Nights in Raquette Lake
Look for trivia coming to Raquette Lake at the Tap Room and WW Durant Winter Boat. Fall Dates. October 21, Nov 1, Nov 18, Dec 2nd, Dec 16th all at the Tap Room, Fall 2014

Hike to Moss Lake
October 18, 11am with Kat Forsell.

Vendor Event
Raquette Lake School, Sat. November 8. 11am – 3pm. RL School

Wine Bus Tour to 1000 Islands
November 22nd, $30 per person. Sign up 518.624.3077.

Balsam and Wreath Making Class
Mon, Nov 24th RL School. 6pm

Craft Class
Dec 3rd, 2014. RL School. 6pm

Potluck Dinner
Dec 4th, 2014. RL School. 6pm RL Fire Hall. BYOB. 50/50 Raffle

Pizza Making Class
Dec 10th. RL Firehall. BYOB. $5 person. Bring a pan to make a pizza.

Kid’s Holiday Craft Class
Dec 17th, 2014. RL School. Cookies and snacks provided. Time TBD

St. Williams on Long Point, Thursday Night Concert Series
Call 315.354.4265 For reservations for boat transportation.
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Raquette Lake Bass Fishing Derby
July 26th. 6:00am Breakfast at the Fire Hall. $110 per boat. For registration information contact 315.354.4581. Cash Prizes. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club

August 6th. 10am. Raquette Lake Library. Meet furry and slithering creatures from the Utica Zoo. Free.

Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It. Wed, July 30, 2014
2pm. Raquette Lake Village Green.

Durant Days
August 1st – 3rd. A full weekend of events celebrating William West Durant and the birth of Great Camps Architecture. Boat Tours of historic great camps, reservations 315.354.5532. Bob Milne Ragtime Pianist in Concert. On Saturday enjoy a Poker Run, Wide Variety, A Capella Concert, Boat Parade and Fireworks. Sunday: Tour Great Camp Sagamore for 1/2 price and take the Annual ecumencial vespers service at St. Huberts www.sthubertsisle.com

Raquette Lake’s Busiest Weekend
August 9th. 10am Annual Craft Fair at the School Book Sale at the Library. 7pm George Tucker begins the annual Ambulance Squad/Fire Department Auction

Hunter’s Dinner
October TBA 2014. RL Fire Hall 5pm. Call 315.354.4581 to register

Ice Fest
TBA. Raquette Lake and Long Lake.

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival
February 15th, 2014. TBA Games, Golf, Bonfire, Fireworks. Cross cut & Chainsaw – TBA, seeking volunteers to man the event.

7th Annual Lamphear Fishing Derby
May 16th -17th, 2014
Raquette Lake 5pm Friday-1pm Saturday Register at the Tap Room and fish from 5pm on Friday until 1pm on Saturday. Cash prizes in perch, bullhead, brook trout and lake trout. Call 315-354-4581 for more information.

Raquette Lake Kids Derby
June 14th, 2014
Call 315-354-4581 for more information.

Strawberry Shortcake Day
TBA. Raquette Lake Fire Department. 11am until it runs out. Stop by the Raquette Lake Fire Hall to kick off the summer, visit with old friends and pick up the 2012 Long Lake/Raquette Lake Events Brochures.

Tie Dye T-Shirt
TBA 7pm. Raquette Lake Library. $5 a shirt or bring your own. First come first serve! Fun for the whole family

4th of July
July 4, 2014. Fireworks at Darkness over the waters of Raquette Lake

Puttin’ on the Ritz Jazz Band
TBA. (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED IN MARCH!) 6pm Raquette Lake Free Union School Enjoy this popular, incredible musical experience featuring a multi-piece jazz band. This musical event is free and not to be missed. Bring lawn chairs. Outside if weather is good!