Posts on May 2016

#ADKGarageSale Maps Here!

So many access points and tons of sales.  Plan your route for the #adkgaragesale

So many access points and tons of sales. Plan your route for the #adkgaragesale

We started with 115 garage sales on the map and last night 9 more were added by 9pm. Definitely stay plugged into the great interactive website We’ve posted many of the local garage sale maps, but we don’t have all of them on here, so make sure you click on this link to get the best info for your location. Old Forge is a great starting point as it boasts a record number of garage sales for 2016, but keep on driving because we have garage sales all the way north, up to Malone, west to Newcomb and along routes 3, 28, and 30! www.greatadirondackgaragesale.com

In Long Lake maps are available at the Long Lake Town Offices – we do have limited printed maps of our neighboring communities. Local Maps are also available at our local businesses, don’t see one? Please ask. We also have local maps at all the area garage sales, but if you are looking for the next community to drive to

It’s great to finally see a map of the Adirondacks in New York State highlighted with great activities. Looks to be a hot weekend, so pack yourselves up and get to the mountains. Plan your route to come in and out maximizing your garage sale activities. Lots of sales are open on Friday, but check your map and website, because some of the garage sales have varying hours.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Long Lake #adkgaragesale map

Long Lake #adkgaragesale map

Long Lake Days Open/Locations/Items

Long Lake Days Open/Locations/Items

Raquette Lake Map

Raquette Lake Map

Tupper Lake Garage Sale Map

Tupper Lake Garage Sale Map

Newcomb Garage Sale

Newcomb Garage Sale

Indian Lake Garage Sale Map

Indian Lake Garage Sale Map

Inlet Garage Sale Map

Inlet Garage Sale Map

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Wi Fi Hot Spots in Long Lake

The Town of Long Lake announces free Wi-Fi hotspots now active and open at the Long Lake Town Beach, the Long Lake Ball Field, Long Lake Town Hall and Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Free Wi-Fi, provided by SLIC, will also soon be available at the Long Lake Town Dock. These Wi-Fi hotspots will be on for 24 hours a day.

Town Supervisor Clark Seaman worked closely with SLIC to ensure that Wi-Fi was delivered at no cost to the town as part of a lease franchise arrangement made with SLIC. “We want to offer this convenience to our residents and visitors and we are excited to be a part of the growing trend to provide this service and make Long Lake a great destination and the best place to live in the Adirondacks.”

Wi Fi gets installed at the Long Lake Town Beach just in time for summer.

Wi Fi gets installed at the Long Lake Town Beach just in time for summer.

Alexandra Roalsvig, Long Lake Director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says it’s a long time coming. “Adding the Wi-Fi to public spaces will make it so much more convenient for visitors and residents to live, work and play. We want people to go on their social media accounts and #feelinglonglakey while using these hotspots. While we enjoy the slower pace of life, we know people need to be connected even when on vacation and maybe they’ll stay longer if they can get some work done while enjoying the view of Jennings Park Pond and the Seward Mountains. International visitors can avoid expensive roaming charges and paddlers on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail can connect at the beach and not even get out of their boat.”

The Wi-Fi hotspots are operating 24 hours a day in time for the Great Adirondack Garage Sale May 27th – May 29th. Wi-Fi Hotspots are available at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, the Long Lake Town Hall 1204 Main Street, the Long Lake Ball Field at 1167 Main Street, Mt. Sabattis Pavilion at 6 Pavilion Way. A hot spot will also be added at the Long Lake Municipal Town Dock.

For more information check out www.mylonglake.com or contact SLIC for high-speed broadband service. www.slic.com

2016 Photo Contest Winners Announced

The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department announces the winners of the 2016 Long Lake Spring Photo Contest. Volunteer judges for the competition were Rick Godin, Robert Keough and Steph Hample. Forty-two photographers submitted 98 images in the Wildlife, Landscape, People at Play and Our Town categories. Photos had to be taken in either Raquette Lake or Long Lake and could be taken at any season of the year.

Sherrill Barlow wins 1st Place for Our Town and Overall Best in Show for Sunset on the Durant

Sherrill Barlow wins 1st Place for Our Town and Overall Best in Show for Sunrise on the Durant

Sherrill Barlow of Rochester, NY took top honors for her photo “Sunrise on the Durant” She won first place in the Our Town category and Best in Show with highest ranking scores in the competition.

Richard Fey wins 1st place Landscape with his image "November Dawn"

Richard Fey wins 1st place Landscape with his image “November Dawn”

Richard Fey of Raquette Lake won first in the Landscape category with “November Dawn.”

Dave Waite wins 1st for People at Play, Celebrating Summer

Dave Waite wins 1st for People at Play, Celebrating Summer

Dave Waite of Ballston Lake, NY won first in People at Play with his photo titled “Celebrating Summer”

Alexis Fisher wins 1st place for Wildlife with her Black-capped Chickadee

Alexis Fisher wins 1st place for Wildlife with her Black-capped Chickadee

Alexis Fisher of Long Lake, NY took first in Wildlife for her Black Capped Chickadee.

Landscape

1st Richard Fey, November Dawn
2nd Karen LaTemple, Supermoon from Camp Pine Knot
3rd Richard Fey, Kayaking into the Sunrise

Wildlife

1st Alexis Fisher, Chickadee
2nd Carol Becker Bruno, Lake Eaton Blue Heron in Flight
3rd Karen LaTemple, Common Loon Raquette Lake

Our Town

1st Sherrill Barlow, Sunrise on the Durant ** Best in Show
2nd Don Seauvageau, Iconic Seaplane
3rd Allie Compeau, Signs

People at Play

1st Dave Waite, Celebrating Summer
2nd Alexis Fisher, Hunter
3rd Michelle Bartlett, Jumping for a Cause

People at Play 2nd by Alexis Fisher

People at Play 2nd by Alexis Fisher

3rd Place People at Play, Michelle Barlett, Jumping for a Cause

3rd Place People at Play, Michelle Barlett, Jumping for a Cause

2nd Place Carol Becker Bruno, Blue Heron in Flight. Wildlife

2nd Place Carol Becker Bruno, Blue Heron in Flight. Wildlife

3rd Karen LaTemple, Common Loon Raquette Lake. Wildlife Category

3rd Karen LaTemple, Common Loon Raquette Lake. Wildlife Category

2nd Place, Landscape, Karen LaTemple, Supermoon over Camp Pine Knot

2nd Place, Landscape, Karen LaTemple, Supermoon over Camp Pine Knot

3rd. Landscape. Richard Fey. Kayaking into the Sunrise

3rd. Landscape. Richard Fey. Kayaking into the Sunrise

 2nd, Our Town, Don Seauvageau, Iconic Seaplane

2nd, Our Town, Don Seauvageau, Iconic Seaplane

3rd Our Town, Signs. Photo by Allie Compeau

3rd Our Town, Signs. Photo by Allie Compeau

Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade Speaker Slated

The Long Lake American Legion Post #650 will be hosting the Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th in Long Lake, NY with parade line up starting at 1:15pm at the Mt. Sabattis Parking Lot at the intersection of South Hill Road and Deerland Road. At 1:30pm the parade will travel through town and conclude with a ceremony on the Long Lake Central School front Lawn. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Long Lake Town Hall.

Brigadier General Timothy LaBarge will be the guest speaker

Brigadier General Timothy LaBarge will be the guest speaker

The guest speaker for the ceremony will native Tupper Lake resident, Brigadier General Timothy LaBarge.

LaBarge, a 32-year veteran of the Air Force and Air National Guard was promoted to Brigadier General in April and has been tapped to serve as the chief of staff of New York Air National Guard in Latham.

LaBarge previously served as commander of the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia. That unit flies the LC-130 ski-equipped aircraft, which are used to supply science research stations in Antarctica and Greenland.

He is a command pilot with experience flying T-37, T-38, C-5, C-17, C-130 and LC-130 aircraft. LaBarge has flown combat and combat support missions in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as polar airlift missions in support of Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica. He has more than 5,500 hours of flight time.

LaBarge, a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, enlisted in the Air Force in 1983 and was commissioned through the Officer Training School program. He is a graduate of Air Force Squadron Officers School, Air Force Command and General Staff School, Air War College, and Joint Forces Staff College. He earned a master of arts degree in military studies/strategic leadership from American Military University.

He previously served in the 105th Airlift Wing from 1992 to 2006 as a C-5 instructor and evaluator pilot, a squadron operations officer, the Chief of Standardization and Evaluation and the Chief of the Wing Command Post before moving into positions at Air Force Headquarters and New York Air National Guard Headquarters.

The Long Lake Fire Department will be serving Hot Dogs and drinks after the ceremony.

In honor of Hamilton County’s 200th birthday, the Hamilton County Bicentennial Exhibit will be on display at the Long Lake Town Hall starting at noon until the festivities conclude. Everyone is encouraged to stop in and identify residents past and present. There will be blank tags available to identify faces without a label. Residents are invited to bring copies of portraits to include in the display.

The Long Lake American Legion will host the local parade at noon.  The Bridge ceremony will be held at 8:30am.

The Long Lake American Legion will host the local parade at noon. The Bridge ceremony will be held at 8:30am.

The local Long Lake Memorial Day Parade will begin at Noon starting from the Long Lake Town Hall to the cemetery, followed immediately by the Hamilton County Parade.

Anyone interested in showcasing their business, local organization or floats in either the local Long Lake Parade or the Hamilton County Parade may sign up by calling Steph Hample at 518.624.3077.

Great Adirondack Garage Sale Expanding in 2016

Long Lake Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map 2016

Long Lake Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map 2016

List of addresses, sales, items, locations and days open Long Lake map

List of addresses, sales, items, locations and days open Long Lake map

Raquette Lake Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map 2016

Raquette Lake Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map 2016

More than 200 miles of merchandise will be available to purchase starting Friday of Memorial Day weekend during the Great Adirondack Garage Sale. Go to the on-line interactive map to find a list of sales, maps and items available. Great Adirondack Garage Sale Website Map

The event will consist of more than 115 individual garage sales across 18 towns, villages and hamlets in five counties of the Adirondacks. It runs from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29.

Look for sales at Wide River Antiques in downtown Long Lake on route 30.

Look for sales at Wide River Antiques in downtown Long Lake on route 30.

Items for sale range from vintage antiques and rustic furniture to jewelry and housewares, toys and clothing to restaurant equipment and sporting goods.

The event originated in Old Forge, grew north to Inlet, and eventually included Hamilton County. This year, it has expanded along routes 28, 30 and 3. The trail begins in Old Forge and Piseco, reaching up through Hamilton County plus a stretch into Newcomb. The route funnels through Tupper Lake, then out to Childwold and Cranberry Lake, and back up through Lake Clear and Paul Smiths to Malone.

The Town of Long Lake currently has 21 sales on the on-line interactive map. Raquette Lake has three sales sprinkled along route 28 as well connecting you westwardly to Inlet, Eagle Bay and Old Forge where there are tons of sales. The map is interactive and works on smart phones and tablets, but if you are traveling via car, you can pick up local maps at the sales themselves, at the Long Lake Town Offices 24 Hour Room at 1130 Deerland Road which is located in the rear of the building. Local printed maps will also be available at all area businesses in downtown Long Lake. We will have maps available in Raquette Lake as well. Free Wifi is now availalbe in Long Lake at the Town Beach, Town Ball Field, and Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, so if you want to stay on top of what is available when, pull over and you’ll have quick access to the internet. Thank you to SLIC for providing this great new amentity in Long Lake.

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Raquette Lake is on the route this year.  Stop by on your way to Inlet, Old Forge or Indian Lake

Raquette Lake is on the route this year. Stop by on your way to Inlet, Old Forge or Indian Lake

Don’t forget to stop in all the communities in the area.

Long Lake boasts WIFI hot spots at the Long Lake Town Beach, Ball Field, Town Hall, Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, Long Lake Library. Long Lake also boasts Verizon and AT&T Cell phone service in the downtown community area so guests can access the on-line map at Great Adirondack Garage Sale Map

There is everything from furniture, clothing, kitchen items, boats and so much more.

Guided Hikes Offered in Long Lake

For the last several years the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has offered a unique municipal hiking program with guides Joan Collins, an avid birder, blogger and owner of Adirondack Avian Expeditions, and with Spencer Morrissey, a Long Lake native, also a prolific writer, mountain climber, photographer and Adirondack adventurer.

This unique program was started when the community recognized that there are visitors to the community looking to go on hikes, but may not know just where to start. Joan and Spencer both offer unique points of view, skill and talent. They planned area hikes that are open to everyone, visitors and residents. There is space max of 15 per trip and sign ups must be in advance and folks arriving the day of with out signing up in advance could potentially be turned away.

The Town of Long Lake offers Adirondack Hiking Trips in the summer.

The Town of Long Lake offers Adirondack Hiking Trips in the summer.

To register call Steph Hample at 518.624.3077.

Joan will also be leading expeditions for the Hamilton County Birding Festival coming up June 10-12th. For a schedule click here. Hamilton County Birding Festival 2016

So please sign up, bring the kids, and join us in the Town of Long Lake for some wonderful hiking expeditions. And as always as we do offer these trips for free, we ask that those taking advantage of Long Lake adventures, consider investing some dollars in our local economy too. Purchase local and help sustain our year-round economy.

2016 Hikes with Joan Collins:

Joan Collins Portrait

Spring Pond Bog Hike with Joan Collins sponsored by Long Lake on July 12, 2016

Spring Pond Bog Hike with Joan Collins sponsored by Long Lake on July 12, 2016

Spring Pond Bog
Boreal Birding
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Bus Departure at 7am, Long Lake Geiger Arena Parking Lot at Mt. Sabattis, 6 Pavilion Way

Join Joan Collins for a hike to scenic Spring Pond Bog. One of the most popular birding destinations in the Adirondacks and a designated “Important Bird Area” (IBA), Spring Pond Bog is the second largest bog in the New York State. This Adirondack Nature Conservancy property contains diverse habitats and bird species. Wetlands, bogs, boreal forest, mixed and deciduous forests, and areas growing back from logging activity, can all be found at this Tupper Lake property. Spring Pond Bog is a primary study site for Spruce Grouse researchers in the Adirondacks. Eighteen warbler species breed in this area including Northern Waterthrush, Mourning, Palm, and Canada Warblers. Other boreal species include Common Loon, Northern Goshawk, Black-backed Woodpecker, Olive-sided, Yellow-bellied, and Alder Flycatchers, Philadelphia Vireo, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Evening Grosbeak, and the increasingly rare Spruce Grouse. The hiking trail to Spring Pond Bog gradually climbs through a hardwood forest to a glacial esker. There is a boardwalk loop to the right of the esker that takes visitors into the bog for close-up views of plant and bird life. The trail is less than a mile long. Bring food, water, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake at 7 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”! There is a restroom at the Geiger Arena meeting location. Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants. Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants.

Roosevelt-Truck Trail is an excellent place to explore

Roosevelt-Truck Trail is an excellent place to explore

Roosevelt Truck Trail
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Bus Departure at 7am, Long Lake Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way

Lovely, mature boreal habitat spans the 2.5 mile long Roosevelt Truck Trail. This wide, road-sized trail runs between Route 28N and the Blue Ridge Road in Minerva. Joan Collins will lead a hike along this route beginning at the Blue Ridge Road trailhead and ending at the Route 28N trailhead. The trail has hilly and level terrain with an overall loss of 100 feet in elevation by the end of our hike. The habitat along the route provides a year-round home to many boreal bird species. Participants will also be looking for animal tracks – Black Bear and Moose tracks are frequently found on this old road. In August, the Roosevelt Truck Trail is a wonderful place to look for mushrooms and lichens. Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake at 7 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”! There is a restroom at the Geiger Arena, and there are two outhouses along the trail at camping locations. Bring food, water, a jacket, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants.

Always a popular fall destination.  Sign up early!  This trip fills up fast.  Leaf Peeping is breathtaking.

Always a popular fall destination. Sign up early! This trip fills up fast. Leaf Peeping is breathtaking.


Low’s Ridge – Upper Dam Trail
Leaf Peeping and Birding!
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bus Departure at 7am, Long Lake Geiger Arena, Mt. Sabattis, 6 Pavilion Way

Join Joan Collins for a walk into beautiful Hitchins Pond and the Upper Dam on the Bog River. Common Loons nest on Hitchins Pond each year. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons are also a common sight. The route is an old dirt road that passes through many lovely and varied habitat areas including a boreal bog, marsh, mixed forest, and ponds/lakes. After the 2.5 mile walk on level terrain to Hitchins Pond, there will be a food break at a scenic picnic area. Participants may order lunch from the ADK Trading Post. Lunch menus will be provided before departure. Order and enjoy a warm Panini delivered picnic side via guide boat! There will be an optional 2 mile round trip hike up Low’s Ridge featuring spectacular views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. The round trip distance is 5 miles, or 7 miles if the hike up Low’s Ridge is added. Bring food (lunch can be ordered at departure), water, a jacket, appropriate attire/hiking shoes, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, and insect spray. Meet at the Geiger Arena parking area in Long Lake at 8 a.m. for transportation to the trailhead on Long Lake’s “Little Bus”! There is an outhouse at Hitchins Pond and a restroom at the Geiger Arena meeting location. Register by calling the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077. This field trip is jointly sponsored by Northern New York Audubon and the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. There is a maximum of 15 participants.

Summer 2016 Hikes with Spencer Morrissey:

Spencer Morrissey

Spencer Morrissey

All trips meet and depart from the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena. Call 624-3077. You must pre-register in advance. These trips are free and guided by Spencer Morrissey. The Town of Long Lake provides transportation to provide minimize impact at trailhead.

July 26, 2016 – Mt. Adams, 8am Departure
5.2 miles round trip
8:00 am meet time at Geiger Arena
Moderate to Steep
Climb to one of the great Adirondack fire tower peaks and enjoy outstanding views deep into the High Peaks Region. Expect an easy hike to scenic Lake Jimmy and the old Observer’s cabin and then a more moderate to steep terrain along the summit trail to the top. Go into the fire tower for the views that will be an awe inspiring moment.

August 23rd, 2016 – Castle Rock Loop, 8am Departure
August 23rd
Castle Rock Loop – Blue Mountain Lake
4.25 miles Loop
8:00 am meet time at Geiger Arena
Easy to moderate
Hike this fascinating loop with stellar views out over Blue Mountain Lake and far into the Blue Ridge Wilderness Area. Gentle terrain will lead you to a slightly steeper final climb to a small cave passage and then the summit of Castle Rock. We will finish off the loop with a lovely walk along a different trail that passes by scenic Chub Pond

The Long Lake Little bus will provide transportation to hiking site. All hikers meet at Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena across from the Long Lake Post office located on Pavilion Way and 1100 Deerland Road (off of South Hill Road) NYS Route 30.

You must sign up in advance. Due to group restriction size the max number for the trip is 15.

While this trip is free, we encourage gratuities and family donations to the Parks & Rec department to help off-set the cost of this expedition program.

All hikers must sign waiver forms which will be available the day of the hike.

Summer Gear List

Trekking Poles
Comfortable hiking boots or trail shoes
Extra pair of socks
Rain Jacket
Camera
Headlamp – just in case
Small backpack
2 liters of water, minimum
Lunch and snacks
Sunscreen
Bug repellant – might not need it

Sunglasses-optional
Hat-optional

Avoid cotton. It isn’t a huge deal in the summer, but if it gets wet it will stay wet and become heavy and uncomfortable.

To sign up for a trip call 518.624.3077.

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