Posts on Jul 2019

Durant Days | Raquette Lake |Great Camps | Adirondack Architecture!

Durant Days August 2 – 4, 2019, Raquette Lake, NY
 
Durant Days celebrates the birth of Great Camps Architecture. Enjoy a special weekend of events in Raquette Lake. Harken back to the days when waterways were the highways and travel was by boat! And you can’t get there by car. Access to these Great Camps, Historic Landmarks and churches only available on is limited to a few times a season so don’t miss out on your exclusive chance to explore them all in one jam-packed weekend!
 
William West Durant left his mark permanently on the Adirondacks as a master designer and builder crafting impressive architectural masterpieces.  Durant envisioned grandiose getaway homes and self-contained villages in the middle of the Adirondack wilderness.  Through his revolutionary vision he was able to combine the architectural features of a traditional log cabin merged seamlessly with the long low lines of the graceful Swiss chalet to create a luxurious summer residence. From his first grand camp, Camp Pine Knot, sprang a distinctive school forever known as Great Camps Architecture and Raquette Lake is the place where it was born.
 
These grand camps of the wealthy in the Adirondacks attracted railroad titans, industrialists, admiring journalists and international guests to enjoy the wilds of the forest with the softer comforts of elegance and grace and touted as “the show places of the woods.”   
 
Join us in Raquette Lake, NY the first weekend in August to transport yourself back to the Gilded Age and imagine yourself enjoying the opulence of the Adirondacks as a railroad titan.  History buffs will be transported back in time. 
 
Schedule of Events for Durant Days
 
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Luncheon Boat Cruise $69 pp inclusive of cruise, meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours. www.raquettelakenavigation.com
 
Saturday August 3, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m. Wide Variety A Capella Group in concert on the Raquette Lake Village Green.  This New Jersey a capella group has been performing for years.  Their popular set includes renditions of popular favorites from the 40s through the 00s, including music from the Beach Boys, Four Seasons, John Legend and many more. Free Concert on the Raquette Lake Village Green  sponsored by Saint Williams Long Point, Central Adirondacks Association and the Town of Long Lake.   Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the entire family for this fun acapella concert. This concert is FREE.

Electric Bike Demo by Artisan and Inventor – Jamie Sutliff.  Check out unique trike bikes that can carry up to 65 pounds of gear and loot in the basket.  This bike demo is brought to you by Raquette Lake Navigation.  Look for him in the Afternoon on the Village Green. Courtesy of Raquette Lake Navigation.
 
6pm Boat Parade** NEW TIME for 2019. In the village. Boats all shapes and sizes compete.  Runabouts, no-octane, party barges, if it floats, it’s a boat!

Decorate boats and compete for prizes for Best Most Creative Boat in each boat class.  The more the merrier!  Everyone invited to play.

On vacation?  Be adventurous, rent a boat at Burke’s or Birds Marina’s and show us what you’ve got.  Celebrate life on the waterways during the indefatigable Raquette Lake Boat Parade. Registration Forms available  at Burke’s or Bird Marina or 
 
August 3, 2019 cont.
7:00pm. James Warren, Magician, NEW INDOOR LOCATION! Live at the Raquette Lake Chapel Next to the RL Navigation and Little Red Caboose Gift Shop. Free. Donation Admission Appreciated.


From the Magic Castle in Hollywood! With over two decades of amazing people across America with his magic, including 13 years of performances at The Magic Castle. This is the most mind-blowing magic show you’ll ever see.  With magic sourced from the written legacy of the great masters of the art, James Warren’s show will have you astounded and amazed.  This unique event will for the first time be at Saint Williams Long Point and is not to be missed!  A very special event for the 2019 Durant Days Weekend. 


9:30pm Fireworks Extravaganza.   **After James Warren show concludes.  A special weekend celebration continues with a Fireworks show celebrating all that is Raquette Lake.  With so much history and legacy on the shores of Raquette Lake, launching fireworks is the culmination and celebration of the storied legacy of American history launched right from the shores of this small, tight-knit, historic community. Fireworks can be seen by boat from the village.   
 
 
Sunday, August 4, 2019  
10:00 am & 1:30 pm Guided tour of Great Camp Sagamore. Half-Price Admission.
Built in 1897 this former summer retreat of the Vanderbilt’s is on 1,526 acres of remote wilderness in the Adirondack Park. Great Camp Sagamore was a wilderness escape for the Vanderbilt family for half a century.  It is now a National Historic Landmark.

Reservations not required for the tour.   www.greatcampsagamore.org


3:00 pm Annual ecumenical vespers service at Church of the Good Shepherd, on Raquette Lake.  Saint Huberts, built by William West Durant in 1880 was built to serve the owners, guests and employees that Durant was creating in the area.  The island was originally named Bluff Island, but was later renamed in honor of Saint Hubert, the patron saint of hunters.
 
All events on St. Hubert’s Isle are free and open to the public.  There will be a free water taxi 2pm – 2:45pm to/from St. Hubert’s Isle from the village dock, courtesy Burke’s Marina.
 

 

Road Rally on Wednesday Night. Fun Group Activity!

What:  Long Lake Road Rally

When:  Wednesday, July 24, 7pm

Where:  Mt. Sabattis, Geiger Arena Parking Lot 

Why: Because it’s fun! Because you’ve already done… the hikes,  the boats, the planes, the fishing, the swimming, the ice cream, the museum & the Wild Center (we hope) .. and now you have to do this! 

How much:  $5 a car… BARGAIN prices

What do I get out of it?  A sense of pride, community, sharing a common Long Lakey experience, some laughs, and maybe even SOME MONEY

The Long Lake Amazing Race/Road Rally is a timed driving event that is based on accuracy not speed.  Each team requires a legal driver and navigator to call out instructions and directions.  Teams can be as small as two or as many as can legally fit in the vehicle.  Teams follow unique clues and specific speeds to reach targeted locations around Long Lake.  Each location has a clue and specific task for the team to complete. Judges are hidden along the course to ensure each team member participates in the task or risks disqualification.
 
In 2018 tasks included: writing postcards to the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office, building a human pyramid, singing I’m a Little Tea Pot, pretending they were Ghostbusters and launching a search for a lost bear.  Every year there are different activities and tasks.  Teams do the activities in real time as the race is about accuracy, not speed.  The team that comes closest to the official “time” without going over wins.  Teams get bonus points for costumes and team themes.

In 2019 the Road Rally will be on Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm and line up and registration happening at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way.  $5 Per Car per team.

 
The 2018 winners:
 
3rd Place:  “4ADVENTURES” with Rob Griffith, Jamie Lynn Griffith, Mathurin Griffith and Madelia Griffith. 
 
2ndPlace: “Fat River Foods” with Dustin Traynor, Kate Traynor, Chris Hample, Pailin Hample and Briggs Hample.
 
1stPlace: “Team Homeless”  Joy Thibodeau, Bob Thibodeau, Tyler Harrison, Brayden Harrison and Dan Thibodeau. 
 
The Long Lake Road Rally is held annually in July. 
 

You can’t win, if you don’t play!

Helms Seaplane

Helms Seaplanes, Long Lake and the New York Times

It’s not everyday the New York Times writes about the Adirondacks so it is  pretty exciting when they do.  Then to find out it features mentions of our own Helms Aero Service, Long Lake, Raquette Lake and Payne’s Seaplane Service.

There are only two seaplane businesses operating in the Adirondacks and both are located in Hamilton County, the third largest county east of the Mississippi with the lowest population… (wrap your head around that)

What makes us unique (besides our quaint, friendly town with a vibrant business community open year-round) is our access to incredible forest, getaways and camping seclusion.  It’s up the invidividual to figure out their best adventure, but for a truly unique camping experience feeling worthy of stepping back in time and shedding some of the current frivolity of modern day everyday living, perhaps a seaplane camping trip is just what you need to reconnect yourself to a slower pace of life and simple pleasures.  A place to shed formality and get back to the simplicity of clear night-time skies and quiet tranquility of just being. 

For more info read the New York Times Travel article on our seaplane businesses in Hamilton County, Long Lake and Inlet. 

Helms Aero Service 518-624-3931

New York Times July 22, 2019

 

 

Archer Chris Photo Seaplane

Big Beach Day Long Lake NY Adirondacks

Paddling Olympic Competition

The Town of Long Lake gears up for a Big Day on the Beach Front with three events rolled into one on Friday, July 26th, 2019.
 
The Long Lake Paddling Olympics will held July 26th at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, sponsored by the Long Lake Association with free registration starting at 10:30 a.m. with races commencing at 11:00 a.m.  Look for a variety of races including Stand Up Paddling, Hand Paddling, Kayak Races, Canoe Races, Back Paddling, and many more. No experience is necessary.  Races are for kids up to age 18 only. For more information contact Kathy Duffendack at 518-624-2780. Special thanks to Camp Hilary and Another Paradise Cove for providing boats and safety equipment for the event.
 

Beat Authority Live on the LL Beach

North Country Public Radio, in conjunction with the Town of Long Lake, will be hosting their Friday show, the Beat Authority from the Long Lake Town Beach on July 26th from 3:00  p.m.  to 5 p.m.  The Beat Authority with David Sommerstein is a live radio broadcast Friday show. Sommerstein will play the fresh and eclectic dance music from all over the world that fans of the show tune in for each week.Attendees will have a chance to hear their voice on the radio and win some NCPR swag and other promotional prizes provided by the Long Lake business community.

 



 


 
The day rounds out at 6pm with musician Alex Smith performing a concert on the beach stage for the fourth concert in the 2019 Music by the Lake Series.  Alex is a local Long Laker with deep roots in the folk and bluegrass community. Alex and his fiddle player will be playing a mix of their original tunes, as well as covers.  The free concert runs until 8 p.m. 
 
All activities are on the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street Long Lake and are free.  Parking is available along NYS Route 30, Main Street and north of the bridge. There are  overflow lots at the Long Lake Municipal Lot at 1167 Main Street and Long Lake Central School with easy walking access to the Nature Trail, a pathway around Jennings Park Pond stretching from the Long Lake Ball Field to the Long Lake Town Beach along a picturesque path connecting with the outlet at the Adirondack Hotel.
 
Lifeguards will be on duty until 8pm.  Bring your lawn chairs, coolers, beach blankets and bathing suits and settle in for the entire day! 
 
For more information call 518-624-3077 or check out www.mylonglake.com
 
 

5 Days on the Saranacs

5 Days on the Saranacs with the Northern Forest Explorers – including kids from Long Lake! 

I am writing this on a Saturday in July, chilling in my pjs with the best dog in the world,  Dwight, pumped and feeling good from a week on the water. It is my 3rdyear leading the Northern Forest Canoe Explorers, and each year just brings more camaraderie and fun.
 
On our first trip (of two) this summer, we started at Upper Saranac Lake and finished 5 days later on Lake Flower. Knowing that all of the Saranacs can kick up a serious headwind, I was happy to see flat water in front of us.  This good weather and good fortune followed us through almost the entire trip, which allowed us to concentrate on the good stuff…side trips, challenges and camp tasks.

Kids gathered on a rock next to a lake

Because several of our participants were repeat paddlers, Amy and I are always looking for new challenges to build on what they have done in the past. Camp cooking was one of the things we practiced a few new ways.  Knowing there would only be one carry, we added a Dutch oven to our gear and tried a few “from scratch” meals, including calzones, peach cobbler, and the old camp standby, chocolate pancakes.  Participation, participation!
 
In every group, the personalities combine to make each trip unique.   Well known routes become new, the Adirondack wilderness works it magic, new friendships are formed and old friendships strengthened. Though I’ve seen this again and again, I can’t say enough about how well this group worked and played together. People came from as close as Long Lake and from as far as Oklahoma.  Every night we had a good fire, started with a magnesium strip and usually supervised by Casey, who was really good at it and helped several others improve their skills.

We stayed one night at Saginaw Bay on Upper Saranac Lake, where the paddlers discovered a loon on the nest at a small island just outside of our campsite. Though we immediately vacated the island, I wonder how that one will fair, this is a spot where every passing canoeist will be wanting to stop and play.  If nothing else it presented a good lesson about respecting wildlife.
 
On day three we paddled across Middle Saranac and left the boats to climb Ampersand Mt, one of the “Saranac 6”.   Dwight, our 12(ish) old yellow lab, a veteran of many paddle trips, many peaks, and many adventures, is showing his age…such to the point that I wrestled with whether to take him on the Ampersand adventure.  As we approached the steep final mile, I was proud and touched to see Palin and Landen stay back with him and help him find his footing, helping here and there when his older hips made the jump a little tough.   I have no doubt now that it was a good decision to bring him, he’s looking this week like he’s 5 years younger and clearly is ready to go on next week’s strip with us on the Raquette River. And he’s great with kids…loves them. As an added treat we enjoyed ½ hour on the mountain all to ourselves, something that happens much less frequently these days in our well-travelled mountains.

Though I am well familiar with this route, I found new things every day with our troop. We stayed for two days on Weller pond, which I have never camped on. Ruby, a veteran paddler of 4 previous years told us all about Martha Reben, who cured at a camp on this pond a century past. Although I’m quite sure it is the marshmellows, campfires and swim rocks that keep kids coming back year after year, I’m very aware of how much the history of this wonderful area seeps into you….I see it happening to this gang and I am glad to be keep being a part of it.
 
This group was especially good at making organized fun, From a two minute choreographed music video painstakingly rehearsed for and performed at the top of Ampersand to a pancake breakfast in bed for Cale for his unflagging firewood duty. Even when feet, knees and hands got blistered and scraped, everyone kept the sunny side up; attentive to chores, respectful to each other, living in the present.  I thought of this watching Carerra dig some shrapnel out of her feet with tweezers and a safety pin.  We’re really proud of this group.
 

Other notable notes:
 
Twizzlers can be put into pancakes
 
Amy should not be allowed unchaperoned into stores with whoopie cushions and fake poop
 
Nobody in our group knows what “debonair” means , and without phones, they can’t google it
 
Cameryn always wants to be the judge for the best chef contest (or really any contest), but don’t let her, she’s corrupt!
 
Cale can cut firewood forever. Fitting, as he will be playing sports for Tupper Lake as a Woodsman
 
Galen is a good sport, a stellar paddling companion, and a worthy chess player. (sidenote…I wonder how many Adirondack guides throughout history got to explain the “en passant” rule)
 
Pancake batter baked in hollowed out oranges is disgusting (right Tallie?)
 
Oh no, I lost the game…
 
 
Matt Burnett, July 2019
www.mattburnettguiding.com
 
 

5 Reasons to go to the Waterski Show

The US Waterski Show Team will perform in Long Lake NY at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 20th.  Demonstrations of pyramids, tricks and barefoot waterskiing begin at the Town Beach starting at 10am with the team performance at 2 p.m.  The showcase will be along the Long Lake beach waterfront in front of the Helms Seaplane 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.
 
The US Waterski Show Team is a water-ski club based out of Scotia NY.  The club can be seen weekly on Tuesday nights in front of Jumpin’ Jacks Drive In along the Mohawk River.
 
Other beach activities on July 20th 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 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. 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 limited parking available near the beach.  Bring your lawn chairs, beach blankets and get ready for fun on the beach!
 
For more information about Long Lake check out mylonglake.com or call 518-624.3077

Dining Hours in Long Lake, NY & Raquette Lake, NY

Here’s a compilation of dining hours in Long Lake, NY.  

Adirondack Growl & Grub
(behind Hoss’s Country Corner)
8590 Newcomb Road (Building 5)
11am – 7pm Daily
Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Soups & Craft Beers
 
Adirondack Hotel
1245 Main Street
11am – 9pm Daily Lunch/Dinner
 
ADK Trading Post
Hot Panini Sandwiches, Soups,
Homemade Soups and Grilled Paninis.
Gluten Free Options
1601 Tupper Rd (1.71 mi) – North of Town (next to Liquor Store & Laundromat)
Long Lake, New York 12847
Hours 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Specials: Lobster Roll Friday’s
 
Cellar Restaurant & Pub
3 Kickerville Lane
Monday-Wednesday 
4:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday
4:30 – 9 pm
CLOSED SUNDAY!
Specials​:
Wednesdays- Clam Bake
Fridays-Fish Fry
Saturdays- Crab Cake Specials
 
Custard’s Last Stand
 
Long Lake Diner
1161 Main Street
Open Daily at 6:30 a.m. Serving Breakfast til 2 p.m., Lunch, Dinner til 9 p.m., & Late Night.
 
Long View Lodge
681 Deerland Road
Full-Service Bar & Restaurant
Summer Hours in Full Effect!
Sunday ~ Brunch Service ONLY 11  – 3 pm
Monday ~ Dinner  Service ONLY 4  – 9 PM
Tuesday – Thursday ~ Noon – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday ~ Noon – 10 pm
The bar is always open an hour after the kitchen closes!
 
The Park Long Lake
1133 Deerland Road (across from Hoss’s)
At the intersection of 30 and 28N
Mon – Sat 9-9
Sunday 9-5
Check our facebook page, for lots of fun stuff.
Coffee/Burgers/Beer/Wine/Ice Cream
 
 
Turner’s Pizza(Behind Hoss’s Country Corner)
8590 Newcomb Rd #3 (0.33 mi)
Long Lake, New York 12847
Wed – Friday 12pm – 9pm
Saturday 12pm – 10pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Raquette Lake Dining

Cruise & Dine on Raquette Lake. Click button for link to complete schedule for Raquette Lake Navigation Dining Cruises.

 

Raquette Lake Navigation Cruise Info

Raquette Lake Tap Room – Call 315-354-4581
Open Daily – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.  

 

Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack
Open Thursday – Sunday. More Info pending

Fenimore Blues perform a live music concert on the Long Lake Town Beach

Fenimore Blues Kick Off Music by the Lake

What is better than sitting in your beach chair or blanket outdoors, than listening to a live band on the Long Lake Town Beach in July!?  It’s way warmer than February, during snowmobile season!  Music by the Lake is Long Lake’s own Adirondack music festival in the summer months. This is a great way for family and friends to enjoy  enjoy a Saturday evening in Long Lake, NY and it’s free.  Our beach stage is located at 1258 Main Street in Long Lake. Guests are invited to bring their coolers, lawn chairs and beach blankets and settle in for a relaxing evening of tunes, while gazing at the waters of Long Lake, NY.

Saturday, July 13th | 6pm | Free
1258 Main Street Long Lake, NY
Lifeguards on Duty until 8pm. 

 

Fenimore Blues, based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a seven-piece band that performs an eclectic mix of blues, R&B, and rock. The powerful vocals of Mary Beth Arcidiacono are backed by two guitarists and fellow musicians on keyboards, saxophone, bass, and drums, with band members doubling on harmonica and accordion. This combination enables the group to perform a range of styles and a varied repertoire, drawing on music notables from Bonnie Raitt to Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy to Van Morrison, the Neville Brothers to the Allman Brothers, Marvin Gaye to Joe Cocker, BB King to Nora Jones.

Whether performing at an outdoor festival or an intimate club, Fenimore Blues strives to have fun on stage and to create a contagious synergy with the audience. With this band, you can always count on a good dose of humor to liven things up.

Fenimore Blues performs regularly at area pubs and restaurants. The band’s summer schedule for 2018 included concerts at the Saratoga Race Course, Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, Niskayuna Town Square, the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, the town of Corinth’s Bicentennial Celebration, and Ives Park in Potsdam. Fenimore Blues also plays at private functions, such as corporate parties, fundraising events, and special occasions.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FenimoreBlues/

 

Mary Beth Arcidiacono, lead vocals

Jim Pfoh, lead guitar and harmonica

Peter von Allmen, rhythm guitar

Chris Bailey, keyboards and vocals

Bob Moore, saxophones and accordion

Bob Kimmerle, bass

Jack Moyer, drums

7 Activities in 7 Days

Saturday, July 6th

Sunday, July 7th

Weather outlook is PERFECTION.

So Turtle Beach, Lake Eaton, Town Beach, Golden Beach…. Take your pick! 

MONDAY, JULY 8

TUESDAY, July 9

 

WEDNESDAY, July 10th

 

THURSDAY, JULY 11

FRIDAY JULY 12

Other Fan Favorite Fun Things
Paddle Boating at Another Paradise Cove
Mini Trampoline at the Long Lake Beach
Ice Cream at Custards Last Stand
Breakfast at the Diner
Thursday Oysters Long View Lodge
Growl and Grub Tuesday, Fill up your Togo Growler
Baked Goods and Yums at Nottinghim Hollow
Pizza at Turners
BBQ on Wed at the Adk Hotel
Friends of Music Present Concert on Thursday’s at United Methodist Church
Saint Williams Long Point in Raquette Lake Concert Series on Thursdays
Lobster Roll Friday, ADK Trading Post
Fish Fry Friday’s at The Cellar
Picnic outside
Burger at The Park
Cemetery Quest, pick up your brochure at the Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road 24 Hour Room.

 

3 Essential Pointers for 4th of July and Egg Toss Survival

Pointer 1. Parking!  Park your car in the Municipal Lot, just below St. Henry’s Catholic Church.  1167 Main Street for you GPS users.  You can get right on the “Nature Trail” located along the pond and use that to walk to the Town Beach or the Ball Field for the games at 10am or Beach. 

I’d post a picture.. but I’m too tired, and can’t find one on my computer, I’d keep looking, but it’s really late! Anyway, the parking, it is free. Do your best.  That doesn’t suit you, Long Lake Central School has parking, Town Hall at 1258 Main Street has parking, even the medical center has a parking lot and sometimes people park all the way up there and walk to the beach and don’t forget Mt. Sabattis is an option for parking – and you can walk and participate in our Get Moving 2019 Challenge.  Which I just invented as I type this blog.  Remind me about that next week!  

Sorry, there will be NO Little Bus Shuttle for 2019. Due to extenuating circumstances (aka bus driver shortage) we don’t have anyone available.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Please walk!  

 

Pointer 2.

Kids Games – Happening at 10am on the Ball Field.

Do not miss this.  Start your own family tradition.  It’s a mini reunion, all ages, bring your lawn chair. The CTSO will be selling popsicles and water, so if you don’t have your hydration readily available, there will be some… 

This event is Free. But please… Parents.. please be patient at the prize booth… there are prizes for all the kiddoes!  Just please, be patient.  (Did I use the word patient more than once in the sentence)  We’re so happy to have you here!  Cindy Black does a great job setting up the booth!  Thank you CINDY!

On the 4th of July, everyone is a Kid in Long Lake so.. even adults get to play. Our MC this year is Tim Helms.  Since it’s his first year… you could try heckling him. (if you do, can someone record it and sent it to me) Thanks!

Fun fact – everyone that participates in the Egg Toss (and we mean everyone) gets a ticket to get a free ice cream cone at either Custard’s Last Stand OR The Park.  So.. find a lifeguard at the end of the Egg Toss.. and get your ticket!

POINTER SECRET – There is no running water on the ballfield.. so if you catch the egg and it breaks in your hand… ummmm.. bring something to wipe it off!  

Pointer 3.  PLEASE HAVE Fun at the Beach and BE RESPONSIBLE

Starting at 4pm the Long Lake Fire Department will be at the Beach cooking Sausages and Peppers and serving up the good eats, Penelope the Clown in the Gazebo, Lions Club Selling 50/50 Raffle and Bob Tice Selling Walking Sticks and Kettle Corn too… Did I miss anything?

OTHER POINTERS.

Additional porta potties in the Adirondack Hotel outdoor Parking Lot.  Use the beach bathrooms or those porta-potties.  Thank you!

Do not use fireworks on the beach… really.  Don’t shoot stuff off on the beach, it’s crowded, and busy and unsafe.  (We didn’t think we had to write this up, but just in case people forget.. please don’t) 

Dance to Grit N Grace!  They start playing at 6:30pm and swimming is open until darkness.

Support our local organizations!  We have a year-round community that works hard all year and even harder in the summer time when everyone comes to visit (and this is our favorite time of the year too – well, next to snowmobiling season, but I digress)  Anyway.. our local organizations, appreciate your support as do our local businesses!  So check them all out!  We are small and unique and offer really great experiences at all our local merchants!  So check it out!  

Pointer 4

This is the unexpected, bonus pointer that you get, just for scrolling all the way down…

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for all the breaking news in and around town AND please start using hashtags.

Facebook.com/mylonglake#LLNY  #mylonglake #longlakeny and tag us in your posts Instagram @mylonglake  We’d love to see your post and we may even share them.. but you have to tag us.. ya know, so we can find you!

 

 

This post was written from an undisclosed location on July 3rd, 2019 at 11:20pm at night.  Please note all times subject to change without notice.

 

This post written by Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake.  When Alex isn’t posting on social media, writing blogs, or paying bills, she’s usually sleeping or swatting at bugs.  For fun, Alex enjoys sunsets, boat rides involving snacks, driving on summer days without snow with the air conditioning on and the music cranked, and and she really loves cleaning, and doing laundry. 

Special Thanks to the Entire Long Lake Parks and Recreation Team. Without your hard work, there’s no way we could entertain everyone.. so thank you! 

Special shout outs to Erik Arsenault, Joe Roberts, Luke Rider, Cindy Black, Tim Helms, Kat Forsell, Wayne Kavanaugh, Lara McNamara, Lillian Dechene, Olivia Penrose, Jayde Dukette, Jack Skiff and Maria Black.  

Thanks to Chip Farr and his Pyrotechniques Crew and all our Fireworks donators. 

 

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