Posts on Mar 2016

Photo Contest ADKS Announced

The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department announces the 2016 Photography Contest. Amateur photographers are invited to submit a maximum of three entries for the competition. Submissions should be photos from within Long Lake and Raquette Lake.

Winner Best in Show 2013 by Carolynn McCann - Stillness #2 Raquette Lake

Winner Best in Show 2013 by Carolynn McCann – Stillness #2 Raquette Lake

Prizes will be awarded for categories including: Our Town, People at Play, Best Landscape, Best Wildlife and overall Best in Show. Only digital entries will be accepted. Entries must be submitted in jpeg format to by April 21st at 5pm with name, address, phone, email, category, location where photo was taken and title, if any and category. Photos can only be submitted as an email attachment and should not exceed 10MB. Maximum of three entries per person. The awards will be announced Friday, May 20th.

In 2013 the Town of Long Lake sponsored a competition and forty-two photographers submitted 106 images. In 2013 the Winners were Carolynn McCann of Old Forge, George Cigale of Long Lake and Christopher Dunn of New Windsor NY.

Winner 2013 Best Landscape. Christopher Dunn. Big Island Autumn

Winner 2013 Best Landscape. Christopher Dunn. Big Island Autumn

All photos become the property of the Town of Long Lake. The Town of Long Lake reserves the right to use any image submitted to the photo contest for publicity purposes including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google +, Youtube, Flickr, general print advertising, the official town municipal website or or any other location deemed appropriate for promotional purposes.

Winning photos will be featured in the 2017 Long Lake Lions Club Community Calendar.

Long Laker Griffin Farr Showcases his Snowboard Style

2016 turned out to be an awesome winter for seven-year old snowboarder Griffin Farr. He took advantage of the varied terrain at slopes all around the Long Lake area. His treks included Jay Peak, Gore, Oak, and Smugglers Notch in Vermont. He was so excited about his excellent winter that he put togehter a highlight reel to show his friends at the Long Lake Central School Talent Show. He’s an insipration and we are thrilled that he shared his mad skills with us in this fun video.

Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.

Griffin Farr showcases his favorite Long Lake logo on his snowboard.

Local Writer Wins 1st Place at Utah Film Awards

Jamie Sutliff is an author, sculptor, artist living in Long Lake, NY. If you’ve traveled through and around the Long Lake and Raquette Lake region you have seen Jamie’s talents on display. Whether you’ve seen his signs, rustic furniture, heard him play music or seen his displays at local art shows, or in folks homes, one is always bowled-over by the gifts and talent Jamie offers. His gift is great and he’s wowed us again by gaining much deserved recognition, now for his his writing. Jamie’s screenplay “The Ghost and the Gold Louis” will be awarded 1st place on March 25th for Best Unproduced Screenplay – Feature by the 2016 Utah Film Awards

He was just Long Lake’s own Jamie Sutliff, author, well-known Rustic furniture maker, musician, artist, and Renaissance man, and “independent spirit” and now he has won 1st place in a prestigious film festival for one of his books that he adapted into a screenplay.

Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated "The Ghost and the Gold Louis"

Jamie Sutliff holds up the book he adapated “The Ghost and the Gold Louis”

This is a great honor for Jamie who has published several books and now he has the opportunity to travel to Utah to attend the ceremony where he will be recognized for his screenwriting achievement.

So how can you help? The notice of the award was Monday, March 21st and friends and fans are scrambling to get Jamie to Utah before the award ceremony March 25th, that’s this Friday, March 25, 2016. As it is March in the Adirondacks, that means for so many including artists, money is tight. You can help by participating in the gofundme campaign underway to get Jamie out West for Friday’s event. Jamie Sutliff Go Fund Me page

It is essential for Jamie’s writing career to go to the Utah festival. He will participate in the festival as an honored guest and having opportunities to meet with other film-makers, writers, producers as well as being interviewed on the red carpet to promote his work and success. This is a great opportunity to be up close and personal with members of the film industry and it’s an opportunity of a lifetime for Jamie. Time is short. A group of Jamie’s friends have already raised $1,000 towards the estimated expenses of getting Jamie to Utah for the Festival and the award ceremony and we’d like to ask for your help in raising the rest by March 23th.

Not only would this award be great for Jamie, but having an award winning screenwriter in Long Lake would be wonderful for the Adirondack region.

Here is a link to the gofundme campaign running only until March 23, 2016. Congrats to this talented Long Laker and we wish him the best of luck in his artistic endeavors and film-making dreams.

Accessing the High Peaks from Long Lake Base Camp

By guest Blogger Spencer Morrissey

Owls Head Mountain, Helms’ Aero Service, the Hotel, Hoss’s Country Corner are all things that spark a memory in all of us when we think of Long Lake. But what many don’t realize is that Long Lake makes for a great Basecamp for the High Peaks Region, in fact a portion of the High Peaks Region falls within the town limits. I’m talking about Upper Works and the Tahawus Region. Within a pinch over a half hour you can be at three distinct trailheads that will access you to over a dozen of the 46 High Peaks, not mention many other locations like Duck Hole, Mount Adams, Flowed Lands, Lake Colden, Indian Pass, and Hanging Spear Falls.
Now to break it down a bit for you here are the three locations and the High Peaks you can enjoy from right out Long Lake’s backdoor.

Santanoni and Duck Hole Trailhead: This is located on the left just over 2-miles past the intersection at the Tahawus mine.

Santanoni, Panther, and Couchsachraga can all be climbed from this trailhead and usually as a long day trip. The loop consists of around 14 miles of road walking, trail hiking, and herd path navigation. The views are outstanding and the remoteness of the region is like few others.
Mount Adams and Allen Mountain Trailhead: This is located on the right just over 3-miles past the intersection at the Tahawus mine.

This trailhead is much more popular for Mount Adams that it is for Allen Mountain, but if you want to climb Allen, this is the ONLY trailhead to do so from efficiently. Allen is a very long, nearly 18-mile round trip that will encompass hiking on marked trails, road walking, and navigation of a herd path.
Upper Works Trailhead: This is located at the end of Upper Works Road which is just over 3.5-miles past the intersection at the Tahawus mine.

This trailhead is like a mecca for hikers and during busy weekends will be packed like sardines with cars lined up the road. From here you can access many of the High Peaks and have options for camping as needed for the long hikes.
• Mount Marshall – 14 to 15 mile RT over trails and a distinct herd path
• Algonquin and Iroquois from Lake Colden – 18 to 19 miles RT using trails and a herd path for Iroquois. This is not the most popular route to these peaks but if you want a challenge it will give you that.
• Mount Colden – 15 to 16 mile RT using all marked trail. This will gain you one of the most fantastic High Peaks on the list and this trail is a fun one, steep, but fun.
• Mount Cliff and Redfield – a 16+ mile RT day is what it will take for these two peaks by using marked trails and distinct herd paths to both of these summits. You will be challenged and you will love it. This trailhead is one of the more popular approaches to these two peaks.
• Gray Peak, Mount Skylight, and Mount Marcy – These three peaks while easily accessed from this side will require a 20+ miles RT day, and that’s to get just one. If you so desire all three, a day trip would be one for the record books, but done more often that one might think. Consider one night at Uphill Lean to break up the distance and then come back to Long Lake for some great food and drink to celebrate.
Shorter Hikes from the Tahawus/Upper Works Region are not lacking, so if you have the family or just want to get out for a stroll. Here are a few to consider:
• Mount Adams – 5.2 miles RT over moderate to steep terrain
• Flowed Lands – 9.4 miles RT over moderate terrain
• Summit Rock in Indian Pass – 7.4 miles RT over moderate to steep terrain
• Old MacIntyre Furnace Historical Site – Roadside attraction
• Lake Jimmy – 1-mile RT over easy terrain
• Tahawus Ghost Town – Roadside attraction
• Lake Colden – 11.4 miles RT over moderate terrain

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Bubble Trouble and Talent Show in the Works

Even though Winter has been coming to a close, pretty much since it started, the activites don’t let up in Long Lake.

Coming on Sunday, March 20th is Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer
A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza Sunday March 20th, 1pm at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s air!

Bubble Trouble comes to Long Lake on Sunday, March 20th at 1pm. A great kid friendly event and it's free!

Bubble Trouble comes to Long Lake on Sunday, March 20th at 1pm. A great kid friendly event and it’s free!

Then on Sunday, April 17th we have the return of the Mud Season Talent Show. We’re hoping Mud Season will actually be over by April 17th, but in case it isn’t this is your invitation to pull your act together. Maybe you’ve written a poem you want to share. Have you edited a short movie starring your entire family and it really needs to be seen by a discerning audience? Well now is your chance! You never know who will see your act at the Long Lake Town Hall.

Mud Season Talent Show
Sunday, April 17th, 1pm
Long Lake Town Hall
1204 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847

Acts will be given the hook after 8 minutes. So it may not be Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame in in Long Lake, 8 minutes can seem like 15! Please join us! Bring your melodica, your guitar, your laughter, your family and leave the stage fright at home!

Mud Season Talent Show
Sing. Dance. Tell jokes. Play an instrument. Start a band. Slam Poetry. Monologues. You name it, you can do it at the Mud Season Talent Show, April 17th, 1pm at the Town Hall. All ages are welcome to participate and admission will be free. Sign up by calling 518-624-3077 to be guaranteed a spot or show up to the day of!

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