PARKS REC AND TOURISM

The Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has been in service to the community as an official department since 1984.  A long history of planning and hosting a vareity of events, Long Lake Parks and Recreation has been a vital resource to promote events, area attractions, local business and outdoor activities and recreation.  

Tourism has been a cornerstone of the Long Lake and Raquette Lake economy since the late 1800’s.  From the lake shore cottage colonies, destination second vacation homes, the birth of Adirondack Great Camps on the shores of Raquette Lake and to the eventual mom and pop motels that popped up in the 1950’s.

Long Lake Parks and Recreation is the clearhouse for promoting and hosting year-round activities to energize the community and to entertain visitors.

Parks and Recreation also manages the Long Lake Pavilion, Ball Field, Tennis & Basketball Courts, the Geiger Ice Skating Rink, Mt. Sabattis Sledding Hill, the Long Lake Town Beach and hiring of all the lifeguards and grooming over 70 Miles of Snowmobile Trails.  The Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department also has administrative offices located at 1130 Deerland Road.  Services include distribution of tourism information, copies, distributing posters, registration and tickets for events, production of the Mountain Times local newspaper, all advertising and publicity, monthly calendar distribution, the Long Lake Website and Facebook Pages.  A full service department open Monday Through Friday 9am – 4pm daily.  There is a 24 Hour room at the Town Office that is open for Tourist information, promo materials etc.

January/February/March

Winter Carnivals in both Long Lake  & Raquette Lake
Cardboard Sled Races
Kids Movie Nights

Snowmobile Poker Run

Vintage Snowmobile Races

Craft & Cooking Classes

May

Community Pride Day

Fishing Contests

Great Adirondack Garage Sale

Memorial Day Parade

June

Adirondack Quilt Camp

Ham Radio Field Days

Kids Fishing Derbies in Long Lake & Raquette Lake

Birding Weekend

July

4th of July with Kids Games, Live Music and a hometown Fireworks showcase

Tie-Dye Workshops in Raquette Lake

Outdoor Movies

Swimming Lessons at the LL Town Beach

Charity Talent Show in Raquette Lake

Art & Photo Show 

LL Fish & Game Club Trap Shooting

Live Concerts

Waterski Show

Cardboard Box Float Off

Boat Parade and Fireworks in Raquette Lake

Durant Days in Raquette Lake

Heart of the Park Craft Fair

Swim Races

Paddling Olympics

Guided Hikes

August

Town-Wide Garage Sale and Book Sale

Author’s Night at Hoss’s Country Corner

Craft Show in Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake Busiest Days

September

Labor Day Celebrations in Long Lake & Raquette Lake with live music and BBQ

90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic

Trivia Nights

Long Boat Regatta

October

Oct-O-Bear Fest Charity Fundraiser at Hoss’s Country Corner

Harvest Festival 

Leaf Peeping Drives

November

OES Tricky Tray

Trivia Nights

December

Lunch with Santa

New Years Eve Champagne Special Bus

Seniors Lunch with Santa

Guided Hikes

 

 

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