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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 30, 2016. Mike Norris Ice Fishing Derby.No Trucks on lake in 2016. Ice depths ok for sleds, not ok for trucks

RL Winter Carnival
February 13th & 14th, 2016. Two days of super fun activities. Please bring cookies to the RL Library to share! 11am Games for Kids 12pm Frying Pan Toss. 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.

9th Annual Lamphear Fishing Derby
May 20th -22nd, 2016
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.

Raquette Lake Kids Derby
June 18th, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake Day
July 2. 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 Long Lake/Raquette Lake Events Brochures.

4th of July
July 4, 2016. Fireworks.

St. Williams on Long Point, Thursday Night Concert Series
Call 315.354.4265 For reservations for boat transportation.

RL Ladies Aux Fundraiser
July 16th. RL Village Green

Raquette Lake Bass Fishing Derby
July 23th. 6:00am Breakfast at the Fire Hall. $110 per boat. For registration information contact 518.624.3077. Cash Prizes. Sponsored by the Raquette Lake Fish and Game Club

Chix BBQ & Silent Auction
July 31st, St. Williams, 1pm

Durant Days
Aug 5th – 7th 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

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

Raquette Lake’s Busiest Weekend
August 13th. Craft Fair at the School Book Sale at the Library. 6pm George Tucker begins the annual Ambulance Squad/Fire Department Auction