Posts on Sep 2020

Long Lake Raquette Lake Foliage Report 9/30/2020

Reports from the area report near complete change and to just past peak conditions with bright shades of red mixed in with oranges and yellows. Wind and rain have brought many leaves down, but it’s not over yet. 

We had some incredible color over the weekend. When we say it’s “transitioning fast” we had no idea how fast, but fast and glorious it was.  But don’t fret, there is still time to catch some amazing, dramatic light, color and views this upcoming week.  

The recent weather has ranged from humid, warm, balmy, to a night or two of frost which elevated the leaves into speedy and vibrant color change.  With these colder overnight temps, warm days and a drought we got some outstanding colors this past weekend with more to come.  

Yes we’ve had some rain and wind, so we do have foliage already falling at a rapid clip, but there are more leaves to be seen!

With that said, … it’s not over!  There are still trees yet to turn. We have bold yellows and oranges still to emerge and some stubborn maples just changing over now, having held on to their green for oh that much longer.  

There is still time to catch the beauty of it all this upcoming weekend.  With colder temps, and sunshine predicted, layer up in your best woodsy fashion gear and start exploring! 

Weekend Weather Outlookr:

Friday 10/02
50% / 0.11 in
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Saturday 10/03
20% / 0 in
Considerable cloudiness. High 52F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph

Sunday 10/04
20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Things to Do While Staying in Long Lake

1. Visit Buttermilk Falls just outside of Long Lake on North Point Road. 
2. Saturday, October 3rd, Octo-BEAR-Fest at Hoss’s Country Corner, Cancer Fundraiser. Vendors, Food sold, live music.
3. Custards Last Stand Ice Cream
4. Friday Lobster Roll at the ADK Trading Post
5. Drink and Dinner specials from the Long View, Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner and The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
6. Visit the Wild Center in Tupper Lake
7. Visit Hoss’s Country Corner and see the tree growing in the store.
8. Group photos at the Long Lake Town Beach
9. Drive down Sabattis Road and North Point Road for back roads.
10. Go HIKING!  Coney Mountain, Sargents Ponds, Castle Rock, Ferds Bog, Death Brook Falls, Sagamore Lake, Mt. Sabattis click here for more hiking info
11. Visit Raquette Lake Village and take a step back in time. 

 

Please note:  All local busineses require masks inside and all social distancing protocols and safety plans are enacted at all area lodgings, dining, and retail establishments. Plenty of activities to do outside, just layer up and if you forget something, pop into Hoss’s or Northern Borne for some additional gear. 

 

Fall Foliage Update 9/24/20

In Long Lake and Raquette Lake, look for 50% change in the foliage this upcoming weekend. Leaves are transitioning quickly, with average to bright shades of orange and red rapidly appearing across the landscape. Red and gold leaves are of above-average brilliance and average shades of yellow and gold.

Check out the backroads in and around the area including Uncas Road/Brown’s Tract in Raquette Lake, Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, North Point Road, Sabattis Road in Long Lake are great options for a quiet drive and scenic stops along the way.

Fun family hikes for leaf peeping include Lows Ridge off of Horseshoe Lake Road, Coney Mountain, Owls Head Mountain in Long Lake, Mt. Sabattis in downtown Long Lake, Goodnow in Newcomb or Check out the Cascades/Powerhouse or Lake trail at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. 

Weekend Weather

Friday 09/25
20% / 0 in
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 09/26
10% / 0 in
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday 09/27
10% / 0 in
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Fall Foliage Update Sept 15, 2020

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Region

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15-20%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Still a lot of green, but the oranges and yellows are starting to pop. Little bits of red and purple can be seen here and there.

Rating: Just beginning

The cold weather this weekend will probably affect the rate of change, but hopefully not do too much damage!

From the Adirondack Experience Website
https://www.adirondacksusa.com/fall

Weekend Weather:

Friday 09/18
10% / 0 in
Mostly sunny skies. High 54F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday 09/19
10% / 0 in
Sunshine. High 54F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday 09/20
10% / 0 in
Mainly sunny. High around 55F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

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