Posts on Apr 2015

Big Brook Guest Apartment

The property is located in Long Lake, NY approximately 150 yards from Big Brook (navigable by non-motorized boats to Long Lake).

It is on the second floor of a detached garage. It is approximately 800 ft2 with an outdoor deck, great room (living/dining), kitchen, 1 bath, and 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and the other is a bunk room, with 4 twin beds. The couch in the great room opens to a full-size bed.

Big Brook Guest Apartment Information

Walker’s On the Rocks

This cozy cabin offers a lakeside experience nine miles by boat from Long Lake village. It is located in one of the most pristine and beautiful wild areas of the Adirondacks at the north end of Long Lake. A stay here provides an Adirondack experience that normally would require a long hike and a sleeping bag rather than a scenic boat ride and most of the comforts of home.

A 30 minute boat ride from Long Lake village delivers you to the cabin’s dock on the eastern shore of Long Lake. The cabin is located about 50′ from the shore on seven private acres of birch, hemlock, maple and white pine trees. A second, smaller cabin that sleeps two is located just behind the main cabin. The property is surrounded by miles of road-less forest with the Northville Placid Trail running just behind.

Inside the cabin you’ll find tidy but rustic furnishings in a large main room along with a wood stove. There are three bedrooms- two feature double beds and one has two bunk beds. The main cabin sleeps eight and two more can sleep in the smaller cabin. Water is pumped from the lake to provide running water for the bathroom (two sinks and a toilet), a small but serviceable kitchen and an outdoor shower. Appliances including a refrigerator, stove, hot water heater and lights are powered by propane. There is no electricity.

The front of the cabin features an outside deck and a screened porch as well as an outdoor stone fireplace. Both of these, as well as the kitchen and the main sitting room, offer breathtaking western views of Long Lake. Guests at the cabin spend time sitting on the porch watching the lake, reading, playing board games or experiencing the lake and woods.The Northville Placid Trail, just a short distance behind the house, leads to Cold River (four miles) and then to the base of the trail-less Seward Mountains.The 14 mile long lake offers extensive motoring and paddling and features healthy populations of smallmouth bass, pike, perch and sunfish. Wildlife that has been spotted by guests includes bald eagles, loons, beaver, deer, the occasional bear and the very occasional moose.

Boat access to the cabin will be provided (for an additional fee) or guests may bring their own boat. We’ll meet you in Long Lake village and drive you down the lake, then pick you up one week later. While at the camp, you’ll have access to a 15′ motorboat with a 15 HP engine as well as a canoe and two kayaks. This 15′ launch can whisk you around the lake and even take you back to town on occasion if you desire.

Walkers on the Rocks Contact Info

Not so Secret Facts About Long Lake NY

We work very diligently at the Long Lake Parks and Recreation department bringing events to the people year round. We sometimes have so much going on between trivia, kids events, planning concerts, craft fairs, hiking expeditions, grooming snowmobile trails and organizing trips that sometimes we forget to promote some of the great ways we communicate to the people on social media. We’ve compiled a list of links, so you can stay connected with our social media outlets and what we have going on in our community.

Long Lake and Raquette Lake NY are connected to Social Media Outlets.  Are you?

Long Lake and Raquette Lake NY are connected to Social Media Outlets. Are you?

Long Lake Flickr Page.
Long Lake Pinterest Page
Long Lake Youtube Page
Long Lake Facebook Page
Raquette Lake Facebook Page
Adirondack Quilt Camp Facebook Page
Long Lake Twitter
Adirondack Quilt Camp Registration and Webpage
Long Lake Instagram

Business news.
The Long Lake Lodge, 681 Deerland Road will be open under new ownership this summer. Welcome to the Johnson Family!
Journey’s End Cottages has new owners and will be opening this summer. Welcome to Nancy and Jorge!
SLIC Network Solutions is installing fiber optic cable throughout town and will be offering hi-speed broadband services very soon!
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Rec Department will be building a portable kiosk to display local business information at the Long Lake Town Beach this summer.

Prize Winning News!
Long Lake was awarded a New York State Waterfront Revitalization Grant along with Potsdam and Tupper Lake. There will be a three year time frame to design and implement some exciting and fresh changes. Plans include replacing the concrete Town Dock, improved street lighting for downtown, beach improvements, and boardwalk along the waterfront as well as a wifi hub at the LL Town Beach and plans to finally launch webcams.

Long Lake is a partnering with the Empire State Winter Games for 2016 as a site for a snowmobile race, more to be announced.

Long Lake plans to start work on a Horse Barn / water station to complement the horse trails opening in the Essex Chain of Lakes property accesible via trails in Newcomb and Indian Lake, NY.

The Long Lake Nature Trail will have interpretive signage written, built and installed this summer. The LL Nature trail connects the Adirondack Hotel to the Long Lake Ball Field and will be extended around the perimeter of the Long Lake Ball Field. Work will be getting underway shortly. All a continuing effort and completion of part of a 90 Miler Blueway Corridor Awarded in 2011.

Matt Burnett’s Portraits in the Wilderness is still on display. Look for more installations this summer!
The Big Easy Playboys, a Louisana Roots Cajun Band will be playing the LL Town Beach on Saturday, July 25th as part of the Decentralization Grant Funded Awards! This concert is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Verizon Cell Phone Service is FINALLY available and working well, along with AT&T in Cell phone service in downtown Long Lake!

Adirondack Quilt Camp in Long Lake NY

Adirondack Quilt Camp in Long Lake, NY, now in its sixth season is coming soon! Book your lodgings now, come for Quilt Camp and stay for July 4th! June 28th – July 1st, 2015 at Long Lake Central School.

Quilters enjoy learning new techniques, having access to award-winning teachers and the incredible friendliness and hospitality found in the Adirondacks. With Log Cabin Fabrics vending on site, quilters can have supplies waiting for them upon arrival at Quilt Camp and purchase more if needed! Enjoy three nights in Long Lake, NY along our pristine Adirondack lake. The views inspire the quilters and the camaraderie, conversations and friendships formed have been a mainstay of the Adirondack Quilt Camp Experience.

Louisa Wright of Incapahco Art Song Studio teaches students techniques in her mixed-media class.  Her two-day class this year is called "Spring Cleaning"

Louisa Wright of Incapahco Art Song Studio teaches students techniques in her mixed-media class. Her two-day class this year is called “Spring Cleaning”

Every year volunteers Patty Farrell and Shirley Ware comb through evaluation sheets and take suggestions from students to design the class offering a variety of levels and techniques each day so there is something for everyone including children. Everyone’s voice counts when planning this excellent event.

Adirondack Quilt Camp Testimonials

“I thoroughly enjoyed the two days I spent at quilt camp. I’m a relatively new quilter and feel like I progressed leaps and bounds within these two days. Both classes I took were with Lu Corts and she was fabulous. Fun and informative. You bet I’ll be back next year!”

“I wish Quilt Camp was longer, how about five days!”

“Louisa Wright is an excellent teacher and I always love her unique classes. Good examples, knowledge of the subject, good instruction and an amazing array of materials to work with and I finished my project! She’s always available for help and questions and she owns a local shop too, definitely worth a visit!”

“Loved all of the classes! Lu Corts clothesline bag class was tops in relaxation. She is a wonderful, excellent teacher!”

“Very good, enjoyable, and fun. I can’t wait to see what Lisa Fagan teaches next year!”

“Pat Osetek is very helpful and knowledgeable!”

“Jessica Vandenburg is particularly engaging, super teacher!”

“Pat Cunningham was a great teacher, so glad to see she’s coming back!”

“Thank you for the wine, cheese, crackers, veggies and fruit at the Welcome reception. Thank you for arranging the coffee, snacks and lunch delivery”

“I took my first quilting class which I enjoyed. Jessica is very patient, positive and helpful. This was the perfect class and teacher for a beginner.”

“Great Experience! Will highly recommend to other quilters. Food was wonderfully done!”

“Teachers were wonderful! I learned so much and I am very excited to keep working on the projects. Especially loved Bonnie Turner’s Crazy Quilt class. It has me embarking in a whole new direction! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

“The young men helping bring things to the classroom were VERY helpful and polite. They deserve and A+”

“Loved the camp! Thanks to all who worked so hard to make it happen.”

“Shirley Ware’s class for kids is a wonderful opportunity for the young people. It is great that they don’t have a machine or supplies, otherwise many would not be able to do it!”

“The supply list was great, I was completely prepared”

“Wonderful instruction. Great info, short cuts, more exact ways of doing things, lots of attention when help was needed, encouragement.”

“Congrats on another successful quilt camp, have heard nothing but positive comments, how helpful and friendly everyone is.”

“Very well run and organized! Congrats Recreation Department. I Heart Long Lake!”

“Wine reception at the Adirondack Hotel was wonderful to meet people. Great food, cheeses, roasted veggies and fruit. “

Get to know the teachers at a Welcome Reception on Sunday night.  Open to all students!

Get to know the teachers at a Welcome Reception on Sunday night. Open to all students!

“Sue Pritt is an amazing teacher. She was able to constantly rotate the room helping everyone, no matter what they were working on. She even knows how to help with various sewing machines. She is very kind and even gave us goodie bags. “

“A group of us come every year and bring other interested friends!”

“Pat and Bev in open studio are the best! Very knowledgeable and helpful”

“This was so much fun! I loved it!”

“I am so very impressed with how organized the Long Lake staff is! Everything was awesome, classrooms, registration, vendors, helpers to carry supplies. Thank you for a great time to remember.”

“Both teachers were excellent, extremely helpful, not pushing, not perfectionists, they made it very easy for people like me, who are not perfect”

Pat, Bev and Lu will be teaching Open Studio in the LLCS Gym this summer. Open, airy and a great place to sew!

Pat, Bev and Lu will be teaching Open Studio in the LLCS Gym this summer. Open, airy and a great place to sew!

Bernice Ende, the Long Lady Rider in Long Lake

Bernice Ende is midway through an 8000 mile, two and a half year international horseback ride from Montana, through New York State, the Adirondacks, including Long Lake and she is on her way north to Ogdensburg where she will have the horses vetted for clearance to start her journey across Canada and eventually to the Pacific Coast.

I catch up with Bernice as she arrives in downtown Long Lake.  We communicated in February about her visit, but she doesn't travel with cell phone or computer, so it was anyone's guess when she'd get here.

I catch up with Bernice as she arrives in downtown Long Lake. We communicated in February about her visit, but she doesn’t travel with cell phone or computer, so it was anyone’s guess when she’d get here.

This Lady Long Rider travels with two horses, Essie Pearl, a 15 year old Norwegian Fjord mare and Montana Spirit a 7 year old Norwegian Fjord, Percheron mare. She traveled into Long Lake on Monday, April 13th after wintering in Fort Edward and making overnight pit stops in North Creek and Minerva. She started traveling after the winter weather started to recede. She is traveling slowly, easing back into her routine having taken a few months off during the winter season. She anticipates traveling about 20 miles a day and picking up her pace as she regains her momentum and overall riding stamina. She’s looking forward to arriving in Ogdensburg by the end of this week for a veterinarian check, vaccines and paperwork so the horses will be welcome into Canada. She aims to be crossing the Canadian Rockies by August.

Bernice visits with Long Lake resident Greg Foster.  They met in 2014 as Bernice was traveling through the southern Adirondacks in the summer time.

Bernice visits with Long Lake resident Greg Foster. They met in 2014 as Bernice was traveling through the southern Adirondacks in the summer time.

This 8000 mile ride will connect her coast to coast and she’s not sure it’s ever been done before. She travels without cell phone or computer and often relies on the kindness and generosity of strangers as she travels, whether its hauling her gear to her next overnight location, or providing hay and feed until she moves further on. Bernice started her long-riding in 2005 and has been hooked ever since, logging in over 25,000 miles total.

Norwegian Fjord mare Essie enjoying some recently uncovered grass near Helms Aero Service

Norwegian Fjord mare Essie enjoying some recently uncovered grass near Helms Aero Service

She’s a spirited woman, with tons of enthusiasm, curiosity and energy. She started the trek in 2014 to celebrate 100 years of women’s voting rights in Montana. She’s truly enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of the Adirondacks and hopes to return.

To find out more about Bernice Ende and her travels see her website at www.endeofthetrail.com

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