Posts on Dec 2015

No Ice, No Problem: Waterskiing in Long Lake ADKS Christmas

Lillian Dechene donned her Santa Hat, a wet suit and hit the lake waterskiing on Friday, December 25, 2015 in Long Lake, NY in the Adirondacks.

Don’t be fooled by the non-existence of ice. From a place that usually sails well under 32 degree temps for what at times can seem like nine months a year (ask the folks who didn’t defrost their pipes until May of 2015) this warm weather activity shouldn’t fool anyone. It’s cold. Some would say brisk and it’s only a matter of time for the lake to get buttoned up and see the ice fisherman and snowmobiliers return.

Lillian Dechene, a tenth grader at Long Lake Central School waterskis on Christmas Day in 2015.  Long Lake, NY Adirondacks

Lillian Dechene, a tenth grader at Long Lake Central School waterskis on Christmas Day in 2015. Long Lake, NY Adirondacks

Feelin’ Long Lakey video here!

On Christmas Eve two hearty souls kayaked on Long Lake. While the air temp was warming the lake was whipping up some waves to make the ride challenging, but worth the effort to make a little Long Lake history.

Kayakers paddle Long Lake  NY Adirondacks on Christmas Eve 2015.

Kayakers paddle Long Lake NY Adirondacks on Christmas Eve 2015.

Long Lake on WTEN News!

The Town of Long Lake NY Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department extends a huge thank you to Steve Caporizzo for featuring us on the News 10 ABC WTEN on Tuesday, December 22nd. The weather this year has been warmer than usual, but not to fear, it rained so much on Christmas Eve last year all our accumlation had disappeared, so don’t give up on our winter activities! We’re here and ready to kick it up.

We start off with New Years Eve, Free Transportation to our local establishments and parties from anywhere in town. Yes, free transport. Just call 518-323-5001 and Cindy and Diane will get you to where you need to be. It’s an all ages shuttle. Kids are invited to a New Years Eve Pizza Party at the Geiger Arena. Bobby Helms is our Ice Rink Attendant this year, and he’ll have games, Wii, movies, and pizza (yes, all free) for the kids! If it’s cold enough they can watch him start making ice. The Geiger Pizza Night is from 6pm – 10pm and the Little Bus will get the kids to and from so Mom and Dad can relax.

Christmas Display in Long Lake, NY December 2014.  What a difference a year makes.

Christmas Display in Long Lake, NY December 2014. What a difference a year makes.

Mid-December 2015. Christmas Display in Long Lake, NY.

Mid-December 2015. Christmas Display in Long Lake, NY.

The Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project happens on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 at 1pm. Registration Forms found here. Location: Long Lake Town Beach. Awards and Live Music at 2pm, Adirondack Hotel (right across the street)

We hope you join us!

Have a great holiday season. Here are the photos featured from Steve Caporizzo’s WTEN New 10 report tonight. Thanks!

From my family to yours!
Have a safe Holiday season! Come see us!
Alexandra Roalsvig and the whole Team at Long Lake Parks and Recreation
Cindy Black, Steph Hample, Erik Arsenault, Wayne Kavanaugh, Steven Laprairie and Bobby Helms.

New Years Eve Planning Tools Long Lake Style in the ADK

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Long Lake has it going on for New Years. Dining options galore with high end choices. It will be a fantas-smic-gourmet experience. (yah, our skilled office staff invented that word.. well we think we did.. ok it was me and Bobby)

With a variety of choices from filet mignon, lobster tails, scallops, vegetarian options, desserts, speciality drinks. It would be cool if you snapped a photo and posted it instagram, #mylonglake would be great! Thanks in advance! Make your choice and reserve today. Look for The Cellar Restaurant and Pub, The Adirondack Hotel and the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub.

Here are some highlighted reviews of our local places.

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub: Every time we eat at The Cellar it just keeps getting better! We came here twice during our recent stay at Long Lake. We are so happy we found this place. Our children loved it. Service was excellent and the food is very good.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub: Great place for good food. Locally owned and operated restaurant and you won’t be disappointed. View is great too! Great food with generous portions. Service was excellent. Owners, Jim and Paula, know how to put on a great spread!

Adirondack Hotel: Felt welcome among the regulars. We enjoyed the food and excellent service. The menu options are always interesting. The dinner is always outstanding along with tasty and unusual appetizers. Don’t miss the gift shop.

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Long Lake Diner Menu

Did someone say free bikey taxi? No, we don’t have those, but we do have the Little Bus. Visitors, and residents have rated their Little Bus experience 5-stars! My most recent, favorite Little Bus memory was meeting a group of Canadian travelers, spending the holiday in Long Lake. They were adventurous and pulled over on their travels throughout the area and decided to make it their New Years Eve destination, not knowing one thing about our community. The group of them, including children were keeping their eye on the bus. Folks were coming and going in large groups, and pairs. The bus would leave and return a few minutes later with new guests and sometimes some of the same people that just left.

Long Lake Little Bus provides free transportation on New Years Eve. 518.323.5001  This will be this new busses 1st time out on New Years Eve.  Let's give it a warm welcome.

Long Lake Little Bus provides free transportation on New Years Eve. 518.323.5001 This will be this new busses 1st time out on New Years Eve. Let’s give it a warm welcome.

Finally the guests asked a local on the porch, “What is with this traveling, little bus? Where does it go?” Clay, a local Long Laker, was exiting to catch the bus himself. He took a moment to clue the visitors in on the secret and he’s over the moon to introduce new people to the Little Bus. He insists they get on the bus and he’ll take them up the street to they can check out the appetizers. The family was appreciative of the hospitality, they raved, “This is the friendliest town we’ve ever been in. You are the nicest people.”

The options for the little bus are easy. Call the number, make sure you know where you are and you’ll be picked up. Riders can take it anywhere within town limits. It can hop from the skating rink, to the town beach to all the businesses in between and even your grandparents house on Kickerville Lane.

Ride the Little Bus and enjoy all the options without the burden of driving. Yes, its free and yes you can call it and the driver will pick you up at your home or lodging. New number for 2016 is 518-323-5001 Bring the whole family, invite friends, have a Long Lake Family reunion for New Years Eve. We promise, it will be an evening you’ll never soon forget.

If you need a place for the kids, look no further than the Geiger Arena. Movies, Wii Games, wifi and skating and sledding until 10pm. The kids can go by the Little Bus and they’ll get to their destination safely. Bobby will be serving up pizza, drinks, hot chocolate and pizza.

Polar Plunge is a tricked out time to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Polar Plunge is a tricked out time to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Stay for a few nights and round out the stay with the Polar Bear Plunge on January 2nd, 2016. It’s an experience unto itself. Singles and Teams dress up in fun costumes and leap into the frosty waters of Long Lake on their mission to support The Wounded Warrior project. The banter from MC Peter Michael Marino will have you on the floor (or the sand and / or snow – because we’re on a beach) This is the 4th year for the Long Lake event and the goal is to raise $4000 to make Long Lake’s Donation total over the last four years exceed $20,000.

We hope you consider making Long Lake your destination for New Years Eve and stay a little longer after that!

For other activities look no further than a stop at iconic Adirondack landmark, Hoss’s Country Corner. Check out newly opened Adk Growl and Grub (located behind Hoss’s), grab a panini at the ADK Trading Post, a Reiki Session with Dina Kennedy and a nice bottle of speciality wine from Ali Babas Liquors. And then there’s plenty to do, drive around and explore our region, you’ll never know what you find around the corner.

Idea!  Selfies at the LL Town Beach Gazebo #mylonglake

Idea! Selfies at the LL Town Beach Gazebo #mylonglake

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Seek your experiences with a selfie at Buttermilk Falls or in front of the Holiday Gazebo at the Long Lake Town Beach.

Lodging Available
Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518.624.3861 – Incredible lake views, serene sunsets and a place to call your home away from home.
Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700. Offering hotel rooms, suites, and an appealing variety at this historic Adirondack hotel.
Journey’s End. 518-624.5381 Private winterized cabin with full kitchen available with incredible views of Long Lake. Loft space, room for the entire family.

Post written by Alexandra Roalsvig. Alex is the Long Lake Tourism Director in charge of Parks & Recreation. She’s a native Long Laker having returned home after a 20 year stint in New York City and New Jersey. She’s married, raising two kids and hosting a foreign exchange student for the academic year. When she’s not feeding her dog, kitten and family, she’s taking photos and spending a lot of time admiring the view of the lake and mountains. You will find her spending lots of time on facebook, instagram and twitter planning events, taking care of the people and making sure everyone coming to Long Lake has a memorable time.

For more information about our events or lodgings, call us at 518.624.3077 or email us if its after hours!

What’s Your Favorite Promo for the Polar Plunge in Long Lake?

Here are some facts for the Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Over $16,000 has been raised in the first three Polar Plunges to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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The Wounded Warrior Project programs include:

Project Odyssey to use nature and recreation to heal the spirit. Programs include canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, ropes courses
The Wounded Warrior Project provides services through the Combat Stress Recovery Program
Economic empowerment including a the Warriors to Work Program and so much more. Browse their website for more information on their programs.

The Wounded Warrior Project has a 3 Star rating from Charitynavigator.org. Wounded Warrior Project meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Long Lake has an Donation Event Page on the Wounded Warrior Project Website Click Here

Check out these two 30 second spots and tell us which one is your favorite by emailing longlakeinfo@yahoo.com

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