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  |   January 7, 2016   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Central Adirondacks Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit 2016
Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival
The Towns of Long Lake, Old Forge, Indian Lake, Inlet and Speculator have joined forces for the Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Cardboard Sled Races are held in conjunction with multiple winter festivals and carnivals throughout the central Adirondacks during the winter months. Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival Cardboard Sled racing has grown in popularity in the last several years. The LaPorte Family of Eagle Bay has won the coveted Grand Prize for the last two years in a row, usurping Bob Lewin’s win for Daddy’s Folly in 2013. The LaPorte’s designs included two army trucks and 2015 introduced a classic Red Chevy with a functioning trunk allowing room for a hidden rider. The LaPorte’s have been a tough team to beat and organizers look forward to more competitors this winter. Teams or Solo Racers may enter and are advised to be prepared for heavy snow, icy tracks and the occasional winter thaw to impact the condition of courses. The race circuit is open to all ages, but there will only be one The Towns of Long Lake, Old Forge, Indian Lake, Inlet and Speculator have joined forces for the Fourth Annual Great Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit. Cardboard Sled Races are held in conjunction with multiple winter festivals and carnivals throughout the central Adirondacks during the winter months. Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit kicks off in Long Lake, January 16, 2016 at the Winter Carnival Cardboard Sled racing has grown in popularity in the last several years. The LaPorte Family of Eagle Bay has won the coveted Grand Prize for the last two years in a row, usurping Bob Lewin’s win for Daddy’s Folly in 2013. The LaPorte’s designs included two army trucks and 2015 introduced a classic Red Chevy with a functioning trunk allowing room for a hidden rider. The LaPorte’s have been a tough team to beat and organizers look forward to more competitors this winter. Teams or Solo Racers may enter and are advised to be prepared for heavy snow, icy tracks and the occasional winter thaw to impact the condition of courses. The race circuit is open to all ages, but there will only be one ... Read more
  |   September 11, 2015   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Fall Outdoor Art Exhibition Underway in Long Lake
Artist Matt Burnett prepares to set the portraits.
Long Lake Native and artist Matt Burnett returns to Long Lake for another installation of Portraits in the Wilderness to complement his current exhibit featuring portraits of Long Laker’s, Bob Dechene, Frances Boone Seaman and Matt’s father, Willy Burnett. The outdoor portraits are currently located on Burns Road Wall on NYS Route 30, Tupper Road. The portraits will be on display through the fall leaf peeping season. Artist Matt Burnett prepares to set the portraits. On Friday, September 11th, Matt installed two additional large-scale portraits featuring local Long Lakers, Valerie Galvagni and Jim Swedberg. Matt chose Jim Swedberg because of his connection to Long Lake, the Adirondacks and the Hudson River. Jim has rafted the river for years and recognizable as the person steadfastly holding in place with his camera. When folks raft the Hudson, they will cross paths with Jim, he may be the one person who has rafted the river more than anyone else. If you’ve ever been rafting on the Hudson, you’ve seen Jim Swedberg The second portrait showcases local nurturer, childcare giver and mother Long Lake Native and artist Matt Burnett returns to Long Lake for another installation of Portraits in the Wilderness to complement his current exhibit featuring portraits of Long Laker’s, Bob Dechene, Frances Boone Seaman and Matt’s father, Willy Burnett. The outdoor portraits are currently located on Burns Road Wall on NYS Route 30, Tupper Road. The portraits will be on display through the fall leaf peeping season. Artist Matt Burnett prepares to set the portraits. On Friday, September 11th, Matt installed two additional large-scale portraits featuring local Long Lakers, Valerie Galvagni and Jim Swedberg. Matt chose Jim Swedberg because of his connection to Long Lake, the Adirondacks and the Hudson River. Jim has rafted the river for years and recognizable as the person steadfastly holding in place with his camera. When folks raft the Hudson, they will cross paths with Jim, he may be the one person who has rafted the river more than anyone else. If you’ve ever been rafting on the Hudson, you’ve seen Jim Swedberg The second portrait showcases local nurturer, childcare giver and mother ... Read more
  |   January 9, 2015   |   Posted by admin   |   Comments Off on Meeting Slated in Long Lake NY: Microenterprise Grant Funding Available
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Essex County in partnership with Hamilton County applied for and was awarded an Adirondack Park Upper Hudson Recreation Hub Grant, creating the Hub Microenterprise Program. The total amount awarded for this program was $100,000. There will be an Informational meeting on the Microenterprise Grant Program on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the Long Lake Town Hall at 1201 Main Street, NYS Route 30. (the Fire House/red brick building at the top of the hill across from Long Lake Central School/Bank/Library). The Microenterprise Grant Program (MGP) will be established to provide grants to eligible expanding or start up Microenterprise businesses, located in Essex County, the towns of Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson and in Hamilton County, the towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake. As qualified businesses are identified through an application process, the MGP will provide resolution to small businesses lack of access to capital and assist businesses to offer a more relevant mix of wares, goods and services to help improve the viability of the businesses, to become more sustainable and retain and create new j Essex County in partnership with Hamilton County applied for and was awarded an Adirondack Park Upper Hudson Recreation Hub Grant, creating the Hub Microenterprise Program. The total amount awarded for this program was $100,000. There will be an Informational meeting on the Microenterprise Grant Program on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the Long Lake Town Hall at 1201 Main Street, NYS Route 30. (the Fire House/red brick building at the top of the hill across from Long Lake Central School/Bank/Library). The Microenterprise Grant Program (MGP) will be established to provide grants to eligible expanding or start up Microenterprise businesses, located in Essex County, the towns of Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson and in Hamilton County, the towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake. As qualified businesses are identified through an application process, the MGP will provide resolution to small businesses lack of access to capital and assist businesses to offer a more relevant mix of wares, goods and services to help improve the viability of the businesses, to become more sustainable and retain and create new j ... Read more
  |   May 15, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
Mud Pond
Locals love spring fishing. It’s quiet, the working summer season hasn’t zapped every extra minute of free time. It’s still early yet and while the black flies are out, they are still in their dumb, confused stage, so not quite the venomous monsters expected to hit in a few days. So it’s time to get out and hit the secret fishing spots around the area. With so many abundant waterways to explore there’s plenty. Reports and tidbits from facebook posts include “Brookies are hot. Down deep in the river eddies.” “I saw a 12 pounder pulled out” “Love the sunsets at my secret fishing spot.” It’s a great time of year, and time to get out. Whether you fish from the shoreline or a boat, it’s the best time to get out and relax. Got a fishing story? Submit it to our blog! longlakeinfo@yahoo.com Locals love spring fishing. It’s quiet, the working summer season hasn’t zapped every extra minute of free time. It’s still early yet and while the black flies are out, they are still in their dumb, confused stage, so not quite the venomous monsters expected to hit in a few days. So it’s time to get out and hit the secret fishing spots around the area. With so many abundant waterways to explore there’s plenty. Reports and tidbits from facebook posts include “Brookies are hot. Down deep in the river eddies.” “I saw a 12 pounder pulled out” “Love the sunsets at my secret fishing spot.” It’s a great time of year, and time to get out. Whether you fish from the shoreline or a boat, it’s the best time to get out and relax. Got a fishing story? Submit it to our blog! longlakeinfo@yahoo.com ... Read more
  |   February 14, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
RL-Winter-Carnival
Kids are on Vacation this week! What are you going to do? Feb 14th – Feb 22nd From the Desk of the Director. I am writing to you from the secret command center in an unknown location in Long Lake, NY. If you are seeking adventure, activities and all things Adirondack, this is your week to be in Long Lake. This is just a sample itinerary of all great offerings going on all week in our area! Friday, Feb 14th. – Happy Valentine’s Day! Well the first thing on the list is stop by the fundraiser dinner in Raquette Lake for the Raquette Lake Softball Team at 5pm, Raquette Lake Fire Hall. $10 and byob. Bring your Valentine! Saturday Feb 15th – Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. It’s true, there are four of us in our family so I’d have to split the family in two! I’d send one half to the Kids Games starting at 10am in Raquette Lake. Kat Forsell is cooking up all sorts of fun games, snowshoe races, tire races, frying pan toss and more! Saturday, Feb 15th – Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. The other ½ of the family will be in Long Lake starting at 12noon located at 6 Pavilion Way/Entrance 1100 Kids are on Vacation this week! What are you going to do? Feb 14th – Feb 22nd From the Desk of the Director. I am writing to you from the secret command center in an unknown location in Long Lake, NY. If you are seeking adventure, activities and all things Adirondack, this is your week to be in Long Lake. This is just a sample itinerary of all great offerings going on all week in our area! Friday, Feb 14th. – Happy Valentine’s Day! Well the first thing on the list is stop by the fundraiser dinner in Raquette Lake for the Raquette Lake Softball Team at 5pm, Raquette Lake Fire Hall. $10 and byob. Bring your Valentine! Saturday Feb 15th – Raquette Lake Winter Carnival. It’s true, there are four of us in our family so I’d have to split the family in two! I’d send one half to the Kids Games starting at 10am in Raquette Lake. Kat Forsell is cooking up all sorts of fun games, snowshoe races, tire races, frying pan toss and more! Saturday, Feb 15th – Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. The other ½ of the family will be in Long Lake starting at 12noon located at 6 Pavilion Way/Entrance 1100 ... Read more
  |   January 28, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
sochi medal
The Winter Olympics kicks off in Sochi, Russia on February 7th and it boasts a roster of Adirondack athletes that is something the entire region can be proud of. Look for biathletes Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Annelies Cook; luger Chris Mazdzer; New Jersey-raised bobsled pilot Jamie Greubel; nordic combined skier Billy Demong; ski jumper Peter Frenette and doubles luger Jayson Terdiman, originally from Berwick, Pa., now makes his home in Lake Placid year-round. There’s also alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht, a Lake Placid native who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympics also joining the 2014 team. Celebrating the Olympic Fever is always something folks in the Adirondacks enjoy and Long Lake is no exception. As winter comes into full swing and the Polar Vortex easing mid-week folks looking for outdoor recreation can finally get outside and enjoy what winter has to offer. Long Lake and Raquette Lake have full schedules in February. On February 1st, Joan Collins, an Adirondack birding expert and guide is hosting a snowshoe hike along the Roosevelt Truck Trail at 8am. The Town of Long Lake provides tra The Winter Olympics kicks off in Sochi, Russia on February 7th and it boasts a roster of Adirondack athletes that is something the entire region can be proud of. Look for biathletes Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke and Annelies Cook; luger Chris Mazdzer; New Jersey-raised bobsled pilot Jamie Greubel; nordic combined skier Billy Demong; ski jumper Peter Frenette and doubles luger Jayson Terdiman, originally from Berwick, Pa., now makes his home in Lake Placid year-round. There’s also alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht, a Lake Placid native who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympics also joining the 2014 team. Celebrating the Olympic Fever is always something folks in the Adirondacks enjoy and Long Lake is no exception. As winter comes into full swing and the Polar Vortex easing mid-week folks looking for outdoor recreation can finally get outside and enjoy what winter has to offer. Long Lake and Raquette Lake have full schedules in February. On February 1st, Joan Collins, an Adirondack birding expert and guide is hosting a snowshoe hike along the Roosevelt Truck Trail at 8am. The Town of Long Lake provides tra ... Read more
  |   January 11, 2014   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
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The Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival is on January 18th at Mt. Sabattis. It kicks off at Noon with a Snowmobile Parade, followed by the coronation of two very special royal guests, bonfire, Cardboard Sled Racing Competition including the first stop on the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit (think NASCAR) In addition to that all ages will enjoy other activities including the Fireman’s Relay on skates, Ballon Chase, Corn Hole, One Shot Basketball, and a highly anticipated Broomball Tournament. Teams of six are welcome to sign up. The event rounds out with a Fireworks Display. Usually the fireworks go off around 6:30pm, but all depends on the number of broomball teams. The Long Lake Little Bus will be rolling from 4pm until Last Call. Phone is 518.323-5000. It will pick up all ages to transport guests to area lodgings, Mt. Sabattis and to any local address within Long Lake. On Sunday the Long Lake Lions Club will be hosting the Northern New York Vintage Snowmobile Races starting at Noon on Jennings Park Pond. Winter Carnival Schedule: January 18th 2014 All times subject to change witho The Moonlighter’s Winter Carnival is on January 18th at Mt. Sabattis. It kicks off at Noon with a Snowmobile Parade, followed by the coronation of two very special royal guests, bonfire, Cardboard Sled Racing Competition including the first stop on the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit (think NASCAR) In addition to that all ages will enjoy other activities including the Fireman’s Relay on skates, Ballon Chase, Corn Hole, One Shot Basketball, and a highly anticipated Broomball Tournament. Teams of six are welcome to sign up. The event rounds out with a Fireworks Display. Usually the fireworks go off around 6:30pm, but all depends on the number of broomball teams. The Long Lake Little Bus will be rolling from 4pm until Last Call. Phone is 518.323-5000. It will pick up all ages to transport guests to area lodgings, Mt. Sabattis and to any local address within Long Lake. On Sunday the Long Lake Lions Club will be hosting the Northern New York Vintage Snowmobile Races starting at Noon on Jennings Park Pond. Winter Carnival Schedule: January 18th 2014 All times subject to change witho ... Read more
  |   June 5, 2013   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
Map of the Essex Chain featuring some of the roads and driving loops. The Five Towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Indian Lake, Long Lake and North Hudson have joined together as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub to facilitate and lobby for the only economically and environmentally viable classification for the newly acquired 69.000 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands. The lands are being added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, publicly owned lands within the Adirondack Park. Wild Forest is the only classification of these lands that will sustain and grow the economy of the Five-Towns of the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub located in the central Adirondacks. The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub calls on a promise made by Governor Andrew Cuomo that the purchase of these lands will increase the economic opportunities of the 5-Towns by promoting unparalleled, all-access, year-round, four-season recreational activities for residents and visitors. Viable economic opportunities cannot be leveraged without motorized access for users to increase visitor traffic in and out of the lands. The 5-Towns propose motorized use on an alr Map of the Essex Chain featuring some of the roads and driving loops. The Five Towns of Newcomb, Minerva, Indian Lake, Long Lake and North Hudson have joined together as the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub to facilitate and lobby for the only economically and environmentally viable classification for the newly acquired 69.000 acres of the former Finch Pruyn lands. The lands are being added to the Adirondack Forest Preserve, publicly owned lands within the Adirondack Park. Wild Forest is the only classification of these lands that will sustain and grow the economy of the Five-Towns of the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub located in the central Adirondacks. The Upper Hudson Recreation Hub calls on a promise made by Governor Andrew Cuomo that the purchase of these lands will increase the economic opportunities of the 5-Towns by promoting unparalleled, all-access, year-round, four-season recreational activities for residents and visitors. Viable economic opportunities cannot be leveraged without motorized access for users to increase visitor traffic in and out of the lands. The 5-Towns propose motorized use on an alr ... Read more
  |   May 1, 2013   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
It’s a fun place to be this Long Lake. Really. Phone rings at the Main Headquarters. “Hello, Long Lake Tourism, how may I help you today?” “So I’m from the National Geographic Show and we’d like to shoot episodes of our TV Show Building Wild in your area. Can you help?” “Well, I’ll try, what is it, what do you need and how much will it cost me?” “We need people with land, personality and a dream to build a hideaway cabin in the woods with no electricity and no water and the most difficult access ever, that’s part of the story.. getting there shouldn’t be easy” “Sold. Where do I sign?” Yes – it’s true, National Geographic is going to dip it’s toes in the remote waters of the Central Adirondacks and explore Long Lake, NY. Why not? We’ve got bear, loons, owls, bugs, trees, contentious land issues, passionate folks and big personalities. Seems like a good mix for a reality show. Ok – so look for flyer’s. Call your long lost uncle with that remote piece of property in Long It’s a fun place to be this Long Lake. Really. Phone rings at the Main Headquarters. “Hello, Long Lake Tourism, how may I help you today?” “So I’m from the National Geographic Show and we’d like to shoot episodes of our TV Show Building Wild in your area. Can you help?” “Well, I’ll try, what is it, what do you need and how much will it cost me?” “We need people with land, personality and a dream to build a hideaway cabin in the woods with no electricity and no water and the most difficult access ever, that’s part of the story.. getting there shouldn’t be easy” “Sold. Where do I sign?” Yes – it’s true, National Geographic is going to dip it’s toes in the remote waters of the Central Adirondacks and explore Long Lake, NY. Why not? We’ve got bear, loons, owls, bugs, trees, contentious land issues, passionate folks and big personalities. Seems like a good mix for a reality show. Ok – so look for flyer’s. Call your long lost uncle with that remote piece of property in Long ... Read more
  |   April 1, 2013   |   Posted by admin   |   Leave a comment
Update: April 8, 2013 – This BLOG POST WAS POSTED ON APRIL 1, 2013 AS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE. In a bold move the New York State Office of Housing and Residential Development, an off-shoot of the recent expansion of the New York State Office of Development for Homes and Humans and Health announced today that the Adirondacks are closed for repairs. No visitors or vendors will be allowed inside the blue line until further notice until every single road has been fixed. The official date for closing is April 8th to give residents time to apply for residential cards and to stock up on larger supplies that won’t be able to arrive by traditional truck delivery. Photo submitted to the Adk Explorer (from Facebook) Notices went out to all local businesses to stock up on necessary items for their customers as it was unclear when the roads would re-open to all delivery trucks in the region. NYSOHRD was anticipating all roads would be open by mid-summer in time for the new big Paddling Race that has been the talk at the state capital since it announced as the next must “get̶ Update: April 8, 2013 – This BLOG POST WAS POSTED ON APRIL 1, 2013 AS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE. In a bold move the New York State Office of Housing and Residential Development, an off-shoot of the recent expansion of the New York State Office of Development for Homes and Humans and Health announced today that the Adirondacks are closed for repairs. No visitors or vendors will be allowed inside the blue line until further notice until every single road has been fixed. The official date for closing is April 8th to give residents time to apply for residential cards and to stock up on larger supplies that won’t be able to arrive by traditional truck delivery. Photo submitted to the Adk Explorer (from Facebook) Notices went out to all local businesses to stock up on necessary items for their customers as it was unclear when the roads would re-open to all delivery trucks in the region. NYSOHRD was anticipating all roads would be open by mid-summer in time for the new big Paddling Race that has been the talk at the state capital since it announced as the next must “get̶ ... Read more
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