Posts on Oct 2020

Halloween 2020

Hightlights from Long Lake & Raquette Lake for the Virtual Halloween Party!  Share your photos!  


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2020 Photo Contest Winners Announced

First Place, Raquette Lake
Michelle Hicks, Golden Beach

First Place, Long Lake
Anthony Miller, Cedarlands Easement

Shane Holmes, Cedarlands, View from Mud Pond Mountain. Runner Up

The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department announces the winners of the 2020 Long Lake Photo Contest held between August 24th and September 30th.  The contest was open to any style of photograph including landscapes, wildlife, and candids.  Pictures were required to be taken at specific locations in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.  In Long Lake the three locations were the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area, Cedarlands Easement Area, and Fishing Brook Access.  In Raquette Lake the two locations were Brown’s Tract and Golden Beach.
Over 170 photographs were submitted, and after much deliberation three winners were selected for each town.  The first place photos will be put on display for the year.  The finalists are as follows:
First place in Long Lake went to Anthony Miller for his wildlife photo of spider webs on a log in the Cedarlands Easement Area.  Runners up for Long Lake were Dominick Chiuchiolo for his photo of Fishing Brook Access, and Shane Holmes for his photo from the top of Mud Pond Mountain in the Cedarlands Easement. 
First place in Raquette Lake went to Michelle Hicks for her night shot from Golden Beach, followed by runners up Erin Porter for her photo, also from Golden Beach, and Sandra Bolos for her shot from Brown’s Tract.
All photos were submitted via Crowdriff, and a gallery of all the photos can be viewed at  

Dominick Chiuchiolo, Fishing Brook Access, Runner Up

Sandra Bolos, Brown’s Tract, Runner Up

Erin Porter, Golden Beach, Runner Up

Gallery of all 2020 Submissions



Town of Long Lake Comprehensive Plan Public Presentation

Members of the public and communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake are invited to attend to the Town of Long Lake Comprehensive Plan Public Presentation on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6pm which will be held in a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Details on the meeting are available at
This Comprehensive Plan is funded in part through an Empire State Development grant awarded to the Town of Long Lake in 2019 through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. After a year of work, the Town of Long Lake is ready to begin the final steps of adopting the Comprehensive Plan. Please visit the Town of Long Lake website to view the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan  

This virtual meeting will be an opportunity for the members the general public to get an overview of the plan, how it was prepared, what it contains, and how it can be used. The Chazen Companies will be able to answer questions from residents about the plan at this virtual meeting. 
The Long Lake Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee started meeting in the summer of 2019.  This has been community driven effort and the plan will articulate residents’ vision for the future and serve and as the Town’s official policy document. The Advisory Committee worked closely with the Chazen Companies to develop a robust document to guide and inform decision-making, policies and plans for Long Lake and Raquette Lake for future generations.  
As this official process to adopt this plan begins, the Long Lake Town Board will take the lead in the adoption of the plan with more information and meeting dates to be announced. 
For more information about this meeting please visit: or call 518-624-3077 or email

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Fall Foliage Update 10/7/2020

Fall Foliage has seen almost a complete change and past peak, but we still continue to boast foliage on many of the trees. We still have reds, oranges and yellows. While past peak, much color still holds on.  So there’s still plenty to see and do while visiting our region.

Upcoming events on Saturday, October 10th include the Open-Air Fall Market 10am at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in the lower Parking lot.  GPS 43.96711, -74.42151 or use 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY, 12847

Vendors boasting handcrafted items, many by local artisans including;  
Chipman Woodworks, Adirondack Impressions, Adirondack Blue Company, A Teaspoon of Silver, Sawyer Creek Farm, Nottingham Hollow Trading Co., Lucky Dog Twigworx, Hearts Uplifted.

Amazing handcrafted wooden bowls and hand-turned wood products, signs, jewelry, cutting boards, textiles, original art and paintings, incredible hand crafted gifts, clothing and more. No admission fee charged.  

Please note: All Covid-19 Best Practices in place. Wear masks, hand sanitzer provided. No crowding at booths, please stay 6 feet apart from others. Thank you for your cooperation!  

Local businesses are open and looking forward to seeing everyone.

Hiking is a popular past-time in our area.  Check out our hiking pages for trip planning ideas out the back door. For a quick and easy hike, visit the Long Lake Nature Trail, starting at 1167 Main Street- the municpal parking lot.  The Raquette River Corridor and our nature trail interpretive signage are on display and inform visitors about our region and the natural region.  Connecting to the Adirondack Hotel and the Long Lake Town Beach. 



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