Posts on Feb 2021


2021 Winter Bingo Long and Raquette Lakes

Long Lake announces Winter Wonderland Bingo highlighting activities and featuring outdoor recreation as a contest running until February 28th. 
The specially designed Bingo cards will be posted on social media, and printed cards will be available at the Long Lake Town Office and area businesses starting February 12th.  It is free to participate. Participants are invited to do as many activities as they can with prizes available depending on how many tasks are completed. Participants completing one row of Bingo receive a gift card, completing five random activities will win a sticker and completing all 25 tasks will garner a selection of prizes and the ultimate winner will compete for a gift basket featuring items from Long Lake and Raquette Lake merchants.
How to play?  Cross off activities as completed and take photos of the card showing completed tasks.  Submit digital photos via email or to the uploader for prizes. Participants in the game should submit photo proof of purchase for any meals/shopping and photos of activities to or can directly use an uploader link at Participants on Instagram are invited to post their fun activities and use hashtag #mylonglakebingo  #barkeaterbingo #YesLongLake and follow the page at
Featured tasks include indoor and outdoor activities ranging from reading Adirondack books, visiting area retail stores trying out cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and skating and more. 
For more info about lodging, dining, public health information visit

For those interested in finding out more info on the activities.

Link to Blog Post about the Three Brook X-C Ski Trail Here.



Skating will be open daily at the Long Lake Geiger Arena during Winter Break. call 518-624-3031 for conditions.

View from Mt. Sabattis Overlook

Access Cascades Trail down Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, NY off of Route 28.

Cascades Trail Sagamore
Boreas Ponds

Adirondack Winterscapes from the Boreas Ponds in North Hudson NY

written by Stephen J. Lemieux



Skiing Boreas Ponds

Travelogue:  January 31, 2021.

I did a cross country ski trek approximately fifteen (15) miles round trip to finally get the ADK scenery that I couldn’t get last year when I did this ski.

The Gulf Brook Road to and from the ponds is roughly eighty (80) percent UPHILL skiing. I went this past Sunday (1/31/21) and it was very cold to start up gradually warmed up…slightly.

The very first parking lot as you turn on the Gulf Brook Road entrance from the Blue Ridge Road is plowed and open. There is a good size snowbank you must tromp over and work around the yellow swing gate to get to the sign-in register. After that, it is all hard skiing as the road is not groomed or maintained.

That Sunday, I experienced low temperatures ranged from -1 to 5 degrees, especially in the shade. However, as the sun came out and sustained without a cloud in the sky, the temps ranged from 20 to 25 degrees which helped immensely! The clouds came in as I got closer to my car so I was very thankful.

All weather situations are different, so be prepared regardless and bring water or sports drinks in bottles that can slosh or move in a backpack. Do not bring a Camelback with a hose line as I did before on my first trip last year, or it WILL freeze up.

I am still recovering as my legs feel like jello still but it was well worth it from last year as I said. That year, I got to the ponds after it being very windy and downright cold, I couldn’t get the views I got this year.


Written by Stephen J. Lemieux from Adirondack Aerial & Ground Imagery. Used with permission. Originally published on Facebook on February 2, 2021. 


Link to NYS DEC Winter Safety Information

Boreas Pond Map

Stephen has been sharing his photography and adventures with the Town of Long Lake through his active instagram and Facebook pages.   

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Boreas Ponds photo
Long Lake