Posts on Sep 2017

Fall Getaways!


Fall has officially arrived.  With a week of unseasonably warm temperatures throwing the foliage into a frenzy and paddlers and swimmers still hitting the water, we’ve returned to a traditional feeling of fall.  Think hot cider, home-brew and day hikes to Buttermilk Falls, Death Brook Falls, Owls Head Mountain.  

Now it is the time to still make your way to the Adirondacks.  Hit the spots you’ve meant to visit all year and just haven’t had time to.

Plenty to do and see in our area this upcoming few weeks including 

Octo-BEAR-Fest, September 30th 10am – 4pm at Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Drop on Saturday, October 7th 10am – 4pm, Long Lake Town Hall

Show Up – One man improvised show featuring Bed Race Host and amazing award winning comedy genius from NYS and fresh off the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Peter Michael Marino.

Book your lodgings now!  Plenty of options from motel rooms, hotels, cottages, cabins.  Check out our listings here.

And food – we’ve got you covered!  We’ve got restaurants, great sandwich scene and more, you just have to look around in our vibrant communities and discover yourselves a new place to call your personal favorite. Long Lake Dining and Raquette Lake Dining

Got a question?  Our fans have answers.  Check us out on Facebook Long Lake and Facebook Raquette Lake to get the local feedback on what it is you want to do!  

Attractions include the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mt. Lake (formerly known regionally as the world-reknowned Adirondack Museum) in Blue Mt. Lake and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  Both venues are open and great stops along your exploration mission to our region. 

Don’t forget, we have everything you need.  Dining, Food, Lodging and recreational experiences right out your front door. We are in the middle of it all! 

Leaf Peeping Report 9/23

In other news.  While out on Leaf Peeping Intelligence gathering, spotters noted the flashing yellow light and flashing stop light that had been at the base of the hill of NYS Route 30 corner of Dock Lane/Olivet Rd.  rounding the corner (to avoid going into the lake) has been removed by NYS DOT.  There are currently arrow signs on site showing travelers to TURN.  

Places to go:

Drive along route 28 in Raquette Lake, NY.  Stop off in the village and view the surroundings.  Hike into Death Brook Falls, check out the view from the NYS DEC Campground, Golden Beach.  Head out to Browns Tract Pond.  Rent a boat from Burke’s or Bird’s and check out the shoreline of Raquette Lake. 

Check out the drive between Newcomb and Long Lake along 28N or along Sabattis Road along Little Tupper Lake, just north of Long Lake off of NYS Route 30 onto County Route 10.  Be an adventurer and hike into Mt. Frederica.  Please read up on safety measures for hiking.  Carry food, water, fire and emergency supplies.  You cannot rely on cell phone service in the backwoods.   

Leaf Peeping Report Report
September 23, 2017
Long Lake/Central ADKs
Percent of trees changed: 35% – 40%

Weather Outlook – We’ve had amazingly unseasonal warmer temperatures this last week, and as we head into Thursday Sept 29th we will see cooler nights. Now that it is fall – it feels like summer!  

We do see evenings cool down this week starting on Thursday and anticipate the current flatness of the color will accelerate again this weekend and we will pick up another round of colors, extending what we thought was going to be a fast change. While it’s not as brilliant as we have been seeing last week, we’ll take the warm weather and hazy hot days and we haven’t hit peak yet.  Still more change to come. Still green out there waiting for colder nighttime temps to rev up the show this upcoming weekend. 

Brilliance: Colors are average, but looking for some change this upcoming weekend. 

Predominating colors: Yellows, reds, purples, and anticipate more to come.  

Weather outlook for the week. Warm beginning of the week, with a seasonal drop for Thursday to 58-60 during the day and in the mid to high 30’s at night

Coming Events include: Octo-BEAR-Fest at Hoss’s Country Corner on Saturday, September 30th as well as a Town Sponsored leaf peeping hike to Lows Ridge with Joan Collins on Sat. Sept 30th, departure at 7am.  Call 518.624.3077 to sign up. It’s Free. 

Long Boat Regatta Returns Sept 23, 2017

The Long Lake Long Boat Regatta, held on Saturday, September 23rd is a competitive event featuring war canoes and C4 boats that kicks off from the Long Lake Town Beach at 11am.

Registration at the Adirondack Hotel is from 9:30am – 10:30am with races commencing at 11am. 

Location: Long Lake Municipal Beach
Distance: 10 miles
Registration Time:9:30 – 10:30
Start Time:11:00 AM
Entry Fee: $25 pp  ($20 for Adirondack Watereshed Alliance members) 

More information about the Adirondack Watershed Alliance

C-4 College Co-ed challenge, Adirondack Kayak Championships, North American Voyageur Canoe Championship, All NYMCRA classes. Start and Finish at Town Beach. 10 mile figure of eight course. Lots of fun in Long Lake! NYMCRA kayak points race.

The final race of the competitive season!  Get your last paddle in before the cold air totally dominates the waters. Spectators are encouraged to attend. For more information call 518-624-3077 or check out

Special thanks to the Town of Long Lake & Long Lake Lions Club for their continuing support of this annual event! 

Leaf Peeping Sept 18, 2017

Places to go:

Drive along route 28 in Raquette Lake, NY.  Stop off in the village and view the surroundings.  Grab a bite at the Tap Room or take a cruise on the W.W. Durant.  Check out Death Brook Falls for a short hike into the woods or check out the trails near Great Camp Sagamore.


Check out the drive between Newcomb and Long Lake along 28N.  Hike Owls Head Mountain in Long Lake boasting a fire tower view or check out McRorie Lake, the former location for the Cedarlands Boy Scouts.  It’s open for hikes!  


Leaf Peeping Report Report
September 18, 2017
Long Lake/Central ADKs
Percent of trees changed: 35% – 40%
Brilliance: average to some brighters than others!
Predominating colors: Colors are popping.  Look for reds on the drive or along shorelines and we are seeing some oranges and yellows looking for attention.
Colors are Quickly changing 

Weather outlook for the week.  GOOD!  

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