Posts on Jul 2018

Heart of the Park Craft Fair is always the first Sunday in August

Heart of the Park Craft Fair

On August 5th from 10am – 4pm, the annual Heart of the Park Craft Fair will be held at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.
With nearly 40 vendors selling a wide variety of hand-crafted goods and art, this event is sure to be a hit.  Jewelry, outdoor furniture, clothing, pottery, and fudge are just a few of the items you will be able to purchase from vendors.  Vendors include local business owners from Long Lake to vendors who will join us from Syracuse and Plattsburgh and everywhere in between.
Products and crafts available in 2018 include: jewelry, body butter, candles, duck decoys, woodcrafts, rustic signage, rustic furniture, silk-screened Adirondack wildlife tee-shirts, maple products, herbal spice blends, watercolor paintings, etched tree fungus, Sid Wards Cutting Boards to benefit Life Flight, wooden bowls, rolling pins, hand thrown pottery and homemade jams, fabric totes and purses, ice cream, Adirondack gifts, hand-painted glassware and quilted items, wood vases, stone jewelry, wine, insulated wine tumblers, birch bark baskets, children’s books, ink and pencil drawings of local scenes, books, Christmas tree skirts, table runners, fleece blankets, diaper bags, burp clothes, wood handled kitchen utensils, framed original art, paddles and more!
Throughout the day Penelope the Clown will be available to entertain the kids while you shop and the Lion’s Club will be serving a delicious BBQ lunch.  
Parking will be available at the pavilion with overflow parking at the lower lot near the tennis court.  “The Little Bus” will be available for shuttling those in the lower lot to the event.  Admission, as always, is only $1!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity for American-made hand crafted goods!

Martin Sexton in Concert Long Lake, NY

Martin Sexton Concert July 25th Long Lake NY

Martin Sexton in Concert | Wed July 25, 2018 | 8pm

Mt. Sabattis Pavilion
46 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY

$25 Tickets – Cash only at Door! 
Kids 12 and under $10

Credit Card Holders can Purchase Tickets On-Line 

Tickets Available at the Long Lake Town Offices
1130 Deerland Road
Long Lake, NY 12847


“The real thing, people.” -Billboard


In 2018 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road.   The Wall Street Journal and CMT  premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” -Rollingstone

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

About the Venue

The Mount Sabattis Pavilion is located at 46 Pavilion Way.  Access is at the intersection of NYS Route 30/28N aka Deerland Road and South Hill Road.  Drive to the top of the hill and bear right to the Pavilion.  Follow the signs.

The Ground is uneven.  It is a covered building, with open sides.  There is general admission seating.  There will be traditional seating as well as picnic tables available.  Guests are invited to bring their own chairs, BYOB, coolers and make yourselves at home.  It is highly recommended to bring bug spray, flashlight and layers as it does cool down at night. 

Food will be available on site by Fat River Foods.  

Please avoid glass bottles.  If you carry it in, please carry it out and dispose and recycle at the end of event! 

The LITTLE BUS SHUTTLE will be available for those folks who want to leave their cars at home.  Call 518-323-5001 for a ride.  Shuttle starts running at 6:45pm for Gate opening at 7pm.  Show is at 8pm.  



Top 20 things to do in Long Lake & Raquette Lake NY… or more

This post was originally posted in 2014, but we’ve had some additions and changes and new things to do… got a suggestion – please send it on into us at We’d love to add it!

Well it’s always a hotly contested debate when the family and friends arrive in town. What to do? What to do? We see what it says in the guidebooks, but what do the locals suggest? Here are some great tips for summer adventure (some or all are at your own risk!)

Selfie Orders
Buy a Long Lake sticker and put on your car
Order Take Out from The Cellar
Jump off the Boob (ask a local)** (don’t ask us)
Visit the CV Whitney Long Lake Public Library – no contact service available.
Climb Mt. Sabattis and check out the view
Have breakfast at the Diner
Go to Bog River Falls
Double check the events calendar for things to do!
Pretend you’re riding on the snowmobile trails and make loud noises while you do it
Check out Wide River Antiques
Do the Raquette Lake Scavenger Hunt on July 22nd at 11:30am
Take in a concert on the Long Lake Beach

St Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake Concerts and Events

Take in a Concert at St. Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake on Thursday nights – all summer
Get a bottle of Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir and mix up a yummy Bloody Mary
Boat cruise to Turtle Beach Where’s that? The northernmost beach on Long Lake, NY Long Lake Boat Tours.
Have a beer at the Hotel
Play Monday night soccer with Coach Jim Piraino

Get in trouble at the Long Lake Transfer Station and sit in the Time Out Chair! Always recycle and please take the caps off your recyled bottles! And get your sticker
Get some cool 2nd hand consignment items clothes and furniture at My Sister’s Attic
Do the Long Lake Road Rally on July 18th – zany fun games for the whole family
Check out the tree growing up through Hoss’s
Take in a concert at the United Methodist Calvary Church in Long Lake on Thursday’s all summer
Participate in the classic Boat Parade in Raquette Lake on August 4th
Go on at least one of the hiking expedition series with either Spencer Morrissey or Joan Collins. Great treks! Call 518-624-3077 for info!
Buy a loaf of bread at Northern Borne (they have the best bread aisle view anywhere!)
Jump off the mini trampoline at the swim dock

Check out Martin Sexton on July 25th
Take a group of friends or a date to try out the awesome food and drink at the new Long View Lodge open for Lunch and Dinner.
Check out Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake – although this time of year, likely a trickle of water.
Get your marriage license at the Long Lake Town Offices from Dixie or Amber
Read the cooler at Raquette Lake Supply and ask Ed the Butcher a lot of annoying questions
Go see the old Blast Furnace in Newcomb
Get some supplies at Ali Babas Liquors
Comparison shop for party barges at Burke’s and Birds Marina in Raquette Lake
Swim at Lake Eaton
Visit Wayne at the Raquette Lake Transfer station and ask him how the trails are
Go to the Heart of the Park Craft Fair on August 5th
Find the Fire Department Building – the new one and Find the Old One at the LL Town Hall- take your selfies and hashtag #feelinglonglakey
Visit the Wild Center and Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake, NY
Sit in an Adirondack Chair over looking a lake
Overnight camp at a lean-to. Catlin Bay, Kelly’s Point are good choices.
Find the Historic Buttercup behind the Town Offices. Read the story!
Take a class at Incapahco Artisans. Louisa is an incredible teacher and artist. All ages. Located across the street from Stewart’s.
Check out Helms Village Furniture Store – did you even know there was a furniture store in Long Lake!
Find the phone booth in town and call your cell phone
Drive all the way to the very end of North Point Road and turnaround.
Have a Lobster Roll (only on Friday’s) at the ADK Trading Post
Swim at Golden Beach Campground
Go on the Wild Walk at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake

Check out the Long Lake Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday at Mt. Sabattis. Open 10am – 2pm
Visit the Long Lake Cemetery
Visit Chax Knives shop on North Point Road. Hand crafted knives.
Check out Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack in Raquette Lake.
Check out Forked Lake Campground
Walk the Long Lake Nature Trail between the ball field and Adirondack Hotel – feel free to pick up any garbage you see along the route!
Go to the Long Lake Marina and say hi to Joel or Jason
Rent an SUP from Raquette River Outfitters across from the LL Town Beach. Stacy is a great teacher!
Ring the train bell at the Adirondack Museum aka Adirondack Experience Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Ask a local where the ice goes in the summer
Get some Reiki with Dina Kennedy. By appointment only!
Must stop in for a catch up, visit, and deli sandwich or yummy salad at the Growl and Grub. Get a Growler to Go. Great Craft Beer selection, Cider, Wine and more.
Picnic at Buttermilk Falls – stop at Chax Knives – you know you’ve always seen that sign, let’s go!
Camp out overnight at John Dillon Park stay the Handsome Pond Lean To (it’s Free!)
Go White water rafting in our neighboring town and launch from Indian Lake
Take a seaplane ride with Helms Aero Service
Hop aboard the WW Durant for a dining cruise, you won’t want to get off the boat! Located in Raquette Lake
Tour Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake – the birthplace of Great Camps Architecture.
Try ice cream and send us pics of the ultimate taste test at the infamous Ice Cream Corner The Park, Custards and Stewarts and Raquette Lake Supply. Take a cell phone video of yourself doing all these things and submit it the the Long Lake Facebook page! #feelinglonglakey
#mylonglake #longlakeny #raquettelake

For more information about anything on this list please call 518-624-3077 and we’ll be glad to get you on your way!

Bob Stump Performs on the LL Town Beach Friday July 20th

Bob Stump Band Friday July 20th on the Beach

On Friday, July 20th at 7pm, join us on the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street for a concert featuring the music of the Bob Stump Band. Bob likens his flavor of music to be acoustic music, handmade in America. Singer songwriter Bob Stump performs Americana music. His music is a hybrid of sounds, covering great guitar styles from the likes of Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Merle Travis and other greats. He combines this with his own high energy picking and storytelling. His songs are played on Sirius/XM Radio and a few have publishing deals in Nashville. The troubadour has played hundreds of gigs and shows from Montana to Austin, Nashville, New York, New England and the Adirondacks. At home in concert, small venues, bars , honky-tonks, campfires or living rooms. his motto these days is “have guitar will travel” He has recorded  three Cd’s and is working on a 4th. His latest release is Stumpgrass Live. 
Join us on the Long Lake Beach with lawn chairs, coolers, picnics and everything in between. This concert is free and all ages. 


The Orchestra of the Adirondacks Lake Placid Sinfonietta in Long Lake

Lake Placid Sinfonietta

The 2018 Music By the Lake Series Kicks off on Friday, July 13th at 7 p.m. with The Lake Placid Sinfonietta.  The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, fondly called the Orchestra of the Adirondacks makes its first appearance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main St., Long Lake, NY.   The concert is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.   General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under and available in advance at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Rd., Long Lake.  Tickets can also be reserved by calling 518-624-3077 or purchased at the door.
The program features selections by Purcell, Excerpts from “Fairy Queen,” De Falla, Exceprts from “Three Cornered Hat,” Ravel, “Mother Goose Suite,” Grainger, “Molly on the Shore,” Rodgers & Hammerstein, “South Pacific,” Granados, “A la Cubana,” Rodgers, “Victory at Sea,” Hurwitz, “Music from La La Land,” and Zimmer “Dead Man’s Chest” from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra of twenty musicians from across the country.  From its inception in 1917 to the present day, it has provided excellence in live classical performance to the heart of the Adirondacks.   Current musicians also perform with many major Symphony orchestras and serve on university faculties. Current Sinfonietta musicians also perform with the Alabama Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Quad City Symphony, and the Tucson Symphony.

Lake Placid Sinfonietta in concert July 13

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Celebrating the 4th In Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake celebrates the fourth with a breath-taking fireworks display from the barge in the middle of the lake.  This display can be seen from town, the boat, and all around camps and lodgings on the lake.  

For fun eats check out Tony Harper’s Pizza and Clam Shack, now open for the season, the Tap Room and the W.W. Durant.  

RL Navigation has a special 4th of July dinner menu with boarding at 4:30pm and cruising from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  Call 315.354.4581 for reservations!

If you want a great view of the fireworks, board the Durant at 9:30pm for $2 for the best view of the fireworks, happening at 9:45pm.  

The temps look to be hot to get yourself in the lake.  Boat rentals available from Burke’s Marine and Bird’s Marina.  Be sure to get yourself the best seat on the lake!  

Join the Town of Long Lake in celebrating the Fourth of July with our annual celebration festivities.  The day is full of family friendly activities starting with the Fourth of July games in the morning, food, snacks, swimming and fun in the afternoon and a free concert with Grit n Grace. End the night with the best fireworks showcase in the Adirondacks.
From 10 a.m until Noon, join us at the Long Lake Town Ball Field for games for all ages.  Classic favorites include a relay for the youngest, as well as balloon races, sack races, egg toss and a three-legged race.  Children will have a great time competing for prizes and, with over 1,000 prizes to choose from, children will want to join in the activities again and again.  Games for the youngest set, five and under start promptly at 10 a.m. with a scavenger hunt and a fun relay.  Games for the older set start immediately following and include everything from sack races, three-legged races, hula hoop competition and the venerable egg toss. Everyone goes home a winner.
Starting at 4pm the fun continues at the Long Lake Town Beach.  Support the Long Lake Fire Department and enjoy a feast of sausage and peppers, and hot dogs.   Penelope the Clown returns to the Town Beach Gazebo and will be doing face painting and balloon animals all for free! For dessert on some kettle corn from North Country Kettle Corn!
Finish out the evening dancing until dark with live music from country band Grit n Grace, from central NY, starting at 6:30 p.m. Their blend of modern country, rock, hits and dance music will have everyone celebrating. The evening concluded with the best fireworks in the Adirondacks at dusk.  Fireworks can be seen from the beach, boat, or the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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