Posts on Dec 2016

New Years Weekend is Here!

It’s snowing, it’s snowing! Winter has arrived!

Long Lake and Raquette Lake boasting over 70 miles of snowmobile trails. Conditions are good in Raquette Lake. Long Lake has opened and reports fair conditions. All trails have been cleared of debris, but use caution, wind and blowing snow tend to invite hidden hazards in the trail. Call 624.3077 if you see any!

Snowmobiliers on Uncas Road in Raquette Lake

Snowmobiliers on Uncas Road in Raquette Lake

For updated trail conditions check out this link.

For Long Lake Raquette Lake Trail Conditions Bookmark this page. It is updated as trail conditions change. Long Lake Raquette Lake Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Other goings on in Long Lake and Raquette Lake for December 30th – Jan 2nd.

Long Lake Geiger Ice Skating Rink is open daily from 1pm – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm. Offers free ice skating and sledding hill and warm up shack. 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY 12847 518.624.3031

NEW YEARS EVE

Celebrate New Years Eve in Long Lake NY!

Celebrate New Years Eve in Long Lake NY!

Adirondack Hotel & Long Lake Diner both offering delicious meal options.

Long Lake Diner New Years Eve Menu

Long Lake Diner New Years Eve Menu

Adirondack Hotel New Years Eve Menu

Adirondack Hotel New Years Eve Menu

Look for Nelson Rock to be performing at the Adirondack Hotel! It’s a footstomping good time. Danceable, classic and fun!

Long Lake Little Bus is Running. Program your phone 518.323.5001. Free Transportation within the Town of Long Lake

Ice Fishing is on! Hoss’s Country Corner has LIVE BAIT!

Searching for a unique weekend destination by snowmobile or car? Check out Raquette Lake Navigation Winter Boat – now open!

X-C Ski fanatic? Check out rentals at the Adk Trading Post.

Looking from some craft brew? Stop in at the Adirondack Growl & Grub located behind Hoss’s. Offering great subs, salads and a fine selection of brew and cider. Growlers to go too!

Looking for Gas? There’s one game in town Stewart’s Shops intersection of Route 30 & 28N.

Lodging Available at the
Adirondack Hotel 518.624.4700
Shamrock Motel & Cottages 518.624.3861

Winter Birding Weekend Announced in Long Lake, NY

Winter Birding Weekend in Long Lake!
Saturday & Sunday, January 28-29, 2017

Enjoy a weekend of birding events in the Central Adirondacks this winter! Events will include field trips, a presentation, and social dinner. Participants will look for winter “irruptive” species such as Common and Hoary Redpolls and Pine Siskins, along with year-round boreal residents such as Black-backed Woodpeckers, Gray Jays, and Boreal Chickadees.

Winter Birding event in Long Lake, NY January 28th - 29th, 2017

Winter Birding event in Long Lake, NY January 28th – 29th, 2017

Joan Collins will lead field trips on both days. The main field trip will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. There will be an optional field trip on Saturday, January 28, 2017 for those who arrive early. This trip will also begin at 8 a.m. (In the event of inclement weather on Sunday, the Saturday trip will become the main field trip.) The meeting location for both field trips is the Geiger Arena parking area (across from the Long Lake Post Office). Participants can car-pool to reduce the number of cars in our train!

Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m., Joan Collins will present “Winter Bird Visitors of Northern New York” at the Long Lake Town Hall. Each year, avian visitors from the far north move south to spend the winter in our northern New York region. Some of the species, like Bohemian Waxwing and Snow Bunting, can be found every winter. Other species, such as Pine Grosbeak, irregularly “irrupt” into our area only in certain winters, while some species irrupt on a fairly regular schedule, such as the Common Redpoll, which tends to visit every other winter. Why the birds move to our region, and where you can find them, will be discussed. The presentation will feature nineteen species that visit northern New York in winter using photographs, audio, and video.

A social dinner at the Adirondack Hotel will follow the Saturday afternoon presentation. Participants will gather at the Adirondack Hotel after the talk and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required to attend the field trips. Call the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department at 518-624-3077 to register. There is a maximum of 25 participants for each field trip. The presentation and dinner at the Adirondack Hotel are open to the public. If you plan to attend dinner at the Adirondack Hotel after the presentation, please call the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department to register by January 25th. It will be an ala carte meal, but reservations requested for head count.

Places to stay: Shamrock Motel and Cottages (http://www.shamrockmotellonglake.com/ ) and the Adirondack Hotel (http://www.adirondackhotel.com/ ). The Long Lake Diner opens for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Stewarts offers quick breakfast items. On Saturday, participants can pre-order lunch from the ADK Trading Post for pick-up along our birding route. Menus will be sent to participants. Sunday’s lunch plans will be decided as the winter progresses and our birding route is planned for that day.

The Winter Birding Weekend is sponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information see the Long Lake website at mylonglake.com or visit the facebook.com/mylonglake page.

ABOUT JOAN COLLINS

Joan Collins is President of the New York State Ornithological Association and Editor of New York Birders. She is also Vice-President of Northern New York Audubon, past President of High Peaks Audubon Society, and past member of the Board of Directors for the Audubon Council of New York State.

Joan, President of Adirondack Avian Expeditions & Workshops, LLC, leads birding field trips year-round, is a New York State licensed guide, an Adirondack 46er, and has climbed all the Adirondack fire tower peaks. She is a frequent guest speaker and teaches classes on ornithology topics. Joan has published several journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on wildlife and conservation topics in various publications including New York Birders, Conservationist, and The Kingbird. She authored several warbler species accounts, in addition to serving as a peer reviewer for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State. Mountain Lake PBS, Adirondack Explorer, and Adirondack Life magazine have featured pieces on Joan, and her regular birding segments with Todd Moe can be heard on North Country Public Radio.

Follow Joan on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AdirondackAvian
Her website can be found at: http://www.adirondackavianexpeditions.com/

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