Posts on Jul 2017

Paddling Olympics is Family Fun! No Experience Necessary!

Long Lake Paddling Olympics

Join in the physical festivities, testing your strength and endurance in the Long Lake Paddling Olympics held July 28th at the Long Lake Town Beach, sponsored by the Long Lake Association.

All boats and lifejackets are provided and no experience is necessary!  This is a great way to introduce kids to the fun adventures in kayaks, canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Lifeguards will be on duty.  

Try your hand at wild, wet, fun aquatic navigational competitions.  Registration is free and starts at 10:30 a.m.  Look for wacky races including Bang and Go Back, Standing Up Paddling, Hand Paddling, Dress-Up Relay, Kayak Races, the Dipper, Back Paddling, and many more!  Fun and free for Kids and teens!

The Long Lake Lions Club will serve up a delicious barbeque Lunch.  For more information, call 518-624-3077 or visit

Adilaska Dog Kennel It’s a Dog’s Vacation in Long Lake!

Adilaska Kennel is  dog boarding kennel in Long Lake, NY offering a simple, and safe environment for your family dog.  Owned and operated by Pat and Mike Paquin, Adilaska offers personal attention to ensure your family dog has the most positive, loving, cared for experience while boarding at the facility. 

The kennel is open year round, boasts comfortable kennels, heated floors, and a back up generator is available in case of a power outage.  Pat welcomes pets from all over the region and boards daily, nightly or weekly.  Dogs will be fed  and exercised regularly and kept in sanitary conditions.  To limit overlapping doggie check ins, all reservations are by appointment only.

This basic kennel is a very special place where loyal customers return year after year.  Adilaska can accommodate vacationers who are staying at local lodgings that don’t have pet friendly rooms.  

Pat prides herself on being flexible and can take reservations at the last minute and will accommodate if she has space.  Guests can drop dogs off for doggie day care while experiencing year-round outdoor adventures from ice fishing, or skiing, paddling or hiking or day trips. 

Pat also offers her services to community members who may be in crisis.  Pat will offer an emergency spot for a pet when the unexpected happens. 

Pat will accommodate the client to ensure a positive experience for both client and dog.   For more information contact 518-624-2050 or email


Feeling Long Lakey Kids Days

Come join the Town of Long Lake for the fourth annual Feeling Long Lake Kids Day Friday, July 21st on the Town Ball Field. 

This special day for kids will feature CirqOvation, a NY based company that is a conglomerate of artists which fuse physical theatre, vaudeville, street performance, and traditional circus in an eclectic array of talent from all over the US. They will be entertaining crowds on stilts and at their Circus Workshop where families can try their hand at various skills such as juggling, Chinese yo-yo, spinning plates, devil sticks, and Wild West spinning ropes. Kids can also enjoy a large bounce house, games, music, $5 t-shirt tie dye, activities and surprises. Rain or Shine. The day begins at 12pm on ball field and admission is free!  Be sure not to miss it!  For more information call 518-624-3077.

Cardboard Box Float Off & Waterski Show

The Cardboard Boat Box Float off happens on the Long Lake Town Beach, rain or shine, on Saturday, July 15th.  Building begins at 11am with float off commencing at 1pm.  Boats can be made out of cardboard and duct tape only.  

The early morning rain is expected to subside by 11am.  

Register for the float race at the Long Lake Town Beach with Steph and Maria.  First roll of duct tape is free and $5 a roll after the first.  

While the Box Race is happening, enjoy the US Waterski Show Team as they perform demo’s from 10am.  The  on featured performance officially kicks off at 3pm.   The Long Lake Little Bus will be available to shuttle people to the downtown area.  Wave it down or call 518.323.5001 for a ride.  Public parking is available at the LL Central School Lot or near the LL Town Ball Field adjacent to St. Henry’s Church. 

There will be no boat traffic from from 2:45pm – 4pm for the safety of the water-skiers.

Food will be sold at the beach by the ADK Trading Post.  Look for their infamous Lobster Rolls, Taco in a Bag and Chicken in a Cup.  


Dark Marbles Play LL Beach

On Friday, July 14th The Town of Long Lake welcomes The Dark Marbles in concert as part of it’s new 2017 Music by the Lake series.  The free concert will be at the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street at 6pm until 8pm.  This is a record release party for the Dark Marbles celebrating their 21-song CD, “Back to the Garage” recently mixed down at  GCR Studios, owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY.

Initially formed in 1987 in Buffalo, the Dark Marbles moved locations several times: first from Buffalo to New York City in 1995, to Cranford NJ in 2002, and then, in 2009, to Long Lake, NY. 

The line up for Music on the Beach concert features Eric Peter on lead guitar, Deb Schuster Stuppiello on Bass, Tony Stuppiello on drums and Yod Crewsy on guitar and lead vocals. 


In 2005, the band released a 3-song CD entitled “Let’s Go!” consisting of one song by Roalsvig as well as two other songs by Buffalo songwriters Buck Quigley and Bernie Kugel.

In 2011, the band issued an 18-song CD entitled “Variety Pack” which included a version of Arthur Lee and Love’s “She Comes in Colors”.  The CD received favorable reviews in Timothy Gassen’s Book “The Knights of Fuzz”, the definitive Bible of neo-garage and psychedelic freak beat artists featuring garage band music.

Over the years, the band went through many personnel changes and opened for such acts as: Ani DiFranco, Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys, the Irving Klaws, the Outlyers, the Howling Thurstons, Hazy Jane, the Von Ghouls, the Coffin Daggers, the Apes, Mondo Topless, the Insomniacs, the Trash Mavericks, Sky Saxon and the Seeds, the Nines, Muck and the Mires, the Demands, Jason Ringenberger from Jason and the Scorchers, Maybe Pete, the Anything People, the Anderson Council, the Black Hollies, Mod Fun, and the Grip Weeds.

Now based in Long Lake, NY, the band has released a 21-song CD entitled “Back to the Garage!” Much of the basic tracks were laid down by Yod Crewsy, and lead guitar features Eric Peter of Newcomb, NY.  Assisting on keyboards is Rocky” Belcher, Tom Smith on saxophone, and Steve Signell on mandolin. John Weyl, a blues musician from Rochester, lends his lead guitar riff to “Mercy, Mercy”, a song made famous by the Rolling Stones. 

The concert is all ages and free.

Consignment and Thift Store Open in Long Lake

My Sister’s Attic is a thrift and consignment shop operated by Emily Farr and Kelly Black.   Kelly and Emily have a wide selection of inventory from gently used furniture, including indoor and outdoor, home goods, décor, puzzles, kids toys, clothing including special occasion clothing, summer wear and in a range of sizes.  In addition there are household items from dishes, gifts and collectibles. 

Emily and Kelly are now in their third summer operating the store and they are always rotating inventory as product moves in and out.  In order to maximize their offerings, they now have a tent to showcase and display more items for sale. Find them on Facebook for up to date information on inventory.  Hours are Thursdays & Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to -2 p.m  Located at 8572 Newcomb Road. 

Long Lake to Host US Waterski Show Team Exhibition July 15th

The US Waterski Show Team is coming to Long Lake NY at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 15th.  Demonstrations of pyramids, tricks and barefoot waterskiing begin at the Town Beach starting at 10am with the team performance at 3pm.  The showcase will be along the waterfront in front of the Helms Aeroplane Base and the Long Lake Town Beach along NYS Route 30.  Spectators are invited to enjoy a dazzling array of synchronized jumps and quadruple-decker pyramids and glittery costumes.


Waterski Show Team in Long Lake NY

The US Waterski Show Team is a water-ski club based out of Scotia NY where they can be seen weekly on Tuesday nights in front of Jumpin’ Jacks Drive In along the Mohawk River.

The club was founded in 1968 and it is the only one in New York State.  Members of the waterski club include schoolteachers, engineers, contractors and college students. 


Other beach activities on July 15th include the Cardboard Boat Box Float Contest starting at 11am.  Children of all ages build a boat out of cardboard and duct tape provided by the Town of Long Lake from 11am to 1pm.   Pre-built boats are welcome to float, but boats must be made out of cardboard and tape only.  No floatation devices can be part of the boat construction.  The Float Off competition starts at 1pm.  The last boat floating wins prizes from local businesses.  All activities are at the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street, NYS Route 30, Long Lake, NY.


Free Parking is available at Long Lake Central School located on School Street off of Main Street, Route 30, at the former site of the Long Lake Highway Garage at 1179 Main Street, along Becker Road behind the Town Hall.  There will be a shuttle bus providing park and ride transportation.  There will b limited parking available near the beach.


Lobster Rolls, Taco and a Bag and more will be sold on the beach by the ADK Trading Post and North Country Kettle Corn will be on hand selling Cotton Candy and Kettle Corn.


For more information about Long Lake check out or call 518-624.3077



Spring Pond Bog Hike on July 12th

Spring Pond Bog

Boreal Birding

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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, 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.  We will make a couple other stops and hike along level dirt roads in boreal forest within the Spring Pond Bog complex.  Bring food (lunch), 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.  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.


How to find things to do!

This is an event hunting tutorial!  We know we have a lot of activities and events happening between Long Lake and Raquette Lake and our regional communities.  At Parks and Rec we work to compile as much info as we can into one calendar.  

On-line Monthly Calendar


We have an on-line version of the calendar – it changes, if there are updates, we can update them.  We work with our community resources to post info as it comes into our office and we do our best to keep up with all the happenings in and around.  If you have an event you’d like posted to the calendar email  

Alex Smith will be playing LIVE on the Long Lake Beach on Friday, July 7th at 6pm!  It’s Free!  

We also have a monthly calendar put together by the Parks & Recreation office.   

On Line Monthly PDF Calendar 

This is distributed to area businesses, including any local places with brochure racks.  This typcially comes out the day before the end of the month.  We ask anyone looking to be included in the monthly calendar to submit to us by the 2nd to last Tuesday of the month.

We also do the “weekly” calendar which is distributed to area newspapers so we can make sure people outside of our communities can see it.  

We also have the Mountain Times which comes out in July and August and it features write ups about upcoming events and advertisements for our local businesses.  

We do the best that we can to include everything, but sometimes we miss something on one that is listed on another.  Just let us know and we’ll fix it as fast as we can!  

So please check our calendars and you don’t see something, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help you out! 

And here is the Long Lake Central School Calendar




Town Dock Long Lake NY Temporary Location

Look for the Mountain Times at area businesses.  This newspaper features event information for the month of July in both Long Lake & Raquette Lake.  Look for highlights of upcoming concerts sponsored by the Friends of Music in Long Lake, St. Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake.  Events including the Waterski Show coming up on Saturday, July 15th and the new concert series in Long Lake, Music By The Lake which kicks off on Tuesday, July 4th with Syracuse modern country band, Grit N Grace, followed up with Alex Smith, Friday, July 7th at 6pm and The Dark Marbles, Friday, July 14th at 6pm.  

Also look for Tuesday Night soccer, 6pm – 8pm with Coach  Jim Piraino at the LL Ballfield for 7th graders and up starting on Tuesday, July 18th and Kids Soccer Skill building for Elementary students, start on  Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30pm.

Due to unusually high water levels on Long Lake, NY the public Town Dock is temporarily located at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street.  This dock is available with free boat parking for 6 hours. When water levels return to summer levels, look for the town dock to be moved back to it’s location next to Wide River Antiques and the Long Lake Marina.  

Good news, weather outlook for the 4th of July looks clear! 

The Long Lake Town Beach is open daily from 10am – 6pm.  Stop by the beach to sign up for swimming lessons with instructor Chelsea Larkin. Swimming lessons are free!  

July Mountain Times


Link to the Long Lake / Raquette Lake Monthly Calendar 

Monthly Calendar Web Page


Long Lake