2018

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge 2018


 The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the Fifth Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge onSaturday, December 29th at 1pm, Long Lake Town Beach.  This event is a benefit for Believe Northern NY. Funds collected for Believe Northern NY will support the volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries and affiliated members in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who suffer from a life threatening illness, such as cancer, with a goal of $2000 to be raised.
 
Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.  Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am until 12:30pm on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 with the plunge slated for 1pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY
 
Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site.  Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge. Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel. 
 
To participate you must raise a minimum of $25, all plungers under the age of 18 must have parental permission (must be 16 or over).
 
An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY starting at 2pm.
 
Pre-Registration materials and Believe NY Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 4pm.  Call 518-624-3077 or on line at Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge

STOP THE OUTAGES! HOLD NYSEG ACCOUNTABLE!

Greetings, Long Lakers. This is step one of a multi-step effort to put a stop to the electric power outages that have been plaguing our and neighboring towns with increasing frequency since July 1st. With the support of Supervisor Seaman and the town board, we are initiating a mass mailing to register complaints with the Public Service Commission (PSC), the Governor and, for those who have experienced material losses as a consequence of the outages, the NYS Attorney General’s (AG) office.
 
WHAT TO DO:
 
Step 1: Send the attached letters to the PSC, the Governor, and if you have had material losses, the AG’s office. Begin by filling in the blank spaces — date, name, address, etc., and signature; place in envelope with pertinent address, affix stamp and mail. Keep a copy of letter if you can and feel free to add comments on the reverse side, noting at the bottom of the printed page that the reader should turn (over).
 
Step 2: For all future outages – and there will be for the time being – keep a log, noting date and time electric and/or ‘phone/celloutagebegins and ends, plus any adverse consequences that you suffer. Then, make a complaint: contact the NYS Public Service Commissionat 1-800-342-3377 or online at www.dps.ny.gov. You might have to wait until power is restored – which is why you’ll be keeping the log – but do so once it has. We have to compile a history to support our complaints. Again, if you suffer material losses, contact the NYSAttorney Generalat 1-800-771-7755 or online at ag.ny.gov, and then put your complaint in writing, using complaint form downloaded online.
 
Step 3: To be determined. This is going to be a long-term struggle before this problem is  satisfactorily resolved. Since the National Grid is also a part of the problem – the four Lakes, Long, Blue Mountain, Indian and Raquette + Newcomb are at the eastern tail end of the Grid in the North Country – we will have to reach out to Congresswoman Stefanik and the U.S. Department of Energy. In the end, the problem we are confronting is one of a fragile and isolated infrastructure.
 
In sum, future community-wide meetings will have to be called so we can exchange ideas and information and decide on future courses of action. In the interim, please free to contact us regarding this mass-mailing community action – what worked, what didn’t; what could have been done differently. Your feedback is very welcome. Thank you for taking part in this initiative.
 
On behalf of all Long Lake residents and with the support of Supervisor Clark & the Town Board,
 
Jack Carney                                         Frank Pine
Jacarney4214@gmail.com               fwpine@gmail.com
Date: ________________
 
Office of Consumer Services
NYS Department of Public Service
3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12223
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing to register a complaint against the NY State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) regarding its failure to prevent or quickly repair recent and ongoing power outages in Long Lake.  Specifically. I am referring to outages that occurred on the following dates:
            DATE                            DURATION                                            COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                    
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018               4 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018              4 hours                                                 Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. I have not been able to obtain any specific information related to the cause(s) of these continuing outages, although NYSEG’s backup generator located in Newcomb, NY, is implicated. It consistently fails to turn on when outages in NYSEG’s main line occur. The latter have caused significant concern for residents’ personal health and safety, particularly for our elderly and physically impaired residents. These regularly occurring outages have also adversely impacted our towns’ businesses, resulting in a significant loss of income, particularly on Friday the 23rdof November, better known as “Black Friday”, when heavy sales customarily fill the gap occasioned by winter-reduced commercial activity. 
 
I am requesting your office investigate this issue as it affects all of us in this region of the North Country.  Most notably, NYSEG’s continuing inability to satisfactorily address and resolve this long-term problem is undermining all the efforts by us, our neighbors and the State to re-build the economy of the North Country. We are beginning to feel ignored and abandoned. These outages must stop and we are relying on you to secure a solution with NYSEG. With my neighbors, I am also notifying Governor Cuomo as well as my local, State  and national representatives. Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

 

Signature: ________________________________

 

Name: ___________________________________ Street Address: ______________________________

E-mail address: ____________________________ or ‘Phone: __________________________________
Date: __________________
 
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
 
Dear Governor Cuomo:
 
I am writing regarding the recent and ongoing power outages in Long Lake. Specifically. I am referring to outages that occurred on the following dates:
            DATE                            DURATION                                            COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                    
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018               4 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                 No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018              4 hours                                                 Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. I have not been able to obtain any specific information related to the cause(s), although NYSEG’s backup generator located in Newcomb, NY, is implicated. It consistently fails to turn on when outages in NYSEG’s main line occur. The latter have caused significant concern for residents’ personal health and safety, particularly for our elderly and physically impaired residents. These outages have also adversely impacted our town’s businesses, resulting in a significant loss of income, particularly on Friday the 23rdof November, better known as “Black Friday”.
 
I am requesting that your office, in conjunction with the State’s Public Service Commission, investigate this issue since it affects all of us here in the North Country, and devise a solution.  Most notably, NYSEG’s continuing inability to satisfactorily address and resolve this long-term problem is undermining all the efforts by us, our neighbors and the State to re-build the economy of the North Country. We are beginning to feel ignored and abandoned. These outages must stop and we are relying on you, our local legislators and the Commission to secure a solution with NYSEG. Please note that my Long Lake neighbors and I have registered  complaints with the Public Service Commission.
Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

 

Signature: __________________________ 

 

Name: ___________________________________ Street Address: _____________________________

E-mail address: ________________________________ or ‘Phone: ______________________________

 
Date: ________________
 
NYS Office of the Attorney General
The Capitol
ALBANY OFFICE
The Capitol Albany, NY
12224-0341
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing to register a claim for damages against the NY State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) suffered during a series of power outages detailed immediately below:
            DATE                         DURATION                                       COMMENTS
            7/1/2018                      7 hours                                                                                   
            7/25/2018                    4 hours
            11/9-11/2018              4 hours                                                No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                           
            11/23/2018                  6 hours                                                No Frontier phone service
                                                                                                            No AT&T cell service
                                                                                                            Temperature was -17 degrees
            11/25/2018                  3 hours total – 3 separate times
            11/28-29/2018           4 hours                                                Also a series of damaging
                                                                                                            on/off surges.
 
These outages have become routine and actually began many months before those listed above. The specific damages/material losses I incurred, along with their estimated dollar amounts, include:
          DATE(S)                      ITEM(S)/LOSSES                              ESTIMATED VALUE
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
(Additional losses, if any, listed on reverse side.)
 
I trust your office will promptly and thoroughly investigate them as well as the many other claims from Long Lake residents that have preceded or are sure to follow mine. These outages must stop and we believe your office can play a key role in this effort. With my neighbors, I am also notifying Governor Cuomo as well as my local, State  and national representatives. Please advise what steps I now need to take to pursue my claim(s).
Thank you for your prompt action in this matter.
 

Sincerely,

Signature: ________________________________

 

Name:__________________________________  Street Address: ________________________

E-mail address: _________________________ or ‘Phone: ______________________________

Additional losses:
 
DATE(S)                                              ITEM(S)/LOSSES                  ESTIMATED      VALUE
   _____________       _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
   _____________      _______________________________________    ___________________
 
 
 

 

 
 

Sun Community News Article 12.4.2018Adk Daily Enterprise 12.4 Long Lakers Demand PowerAdk Daily Enterprise 11.27 Outages Frustrate Central ADKS

Electrical Outage Information November 2018

TOWN OF LONG LAKE
POWER OUTAGE CONTACT ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Report your outage interruption by contacting:  
 
NYS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO  
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Phone:  1-518-474-8390
Website: https://www.governor.ny.gov/

NYS PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
 
On-line: 

https://www.dps.ny.gov/ 

By Telephone:
Helpline (general complaints and inquiries):
1-800-342-3377 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)
By Mail:Office of Consumer Services, NYS Department of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223

Outage Listing and Length.

This is not a complete list of outages, this is a summary of the longest and most disruptive outages. For a complete list visit the Long Lake Town Clerk’s Office.

Town of Long Lake  NYSEG Outages Major Power Outages 2018 

Date                    Duration        Comments
7/1/18                 7 hours
7/25/18               4 hrs
11/9 – 11/10        4 hrs            No Frontier phone AT&T Cellular phone or            

                                               Frontier internet service either. 
11/23/18             6 hrs             There was a low temperature this day of -17       

                                               degrees. No Frontier phone, ATT cell phone or            

                                               Frontier internet service either.
11/25/18             3 hrs.
11/28 – 29/2018  4 hours          3 separate outages totaling 4 hrs.

 

 

Complaints for 

Internet, Cell Phone, Propane, Heating Oil

NYS Attorney General @ 1-800-771-7755 or  on line www.ag.ny.gov

Always call your utility company first to try and resolve the problem.

To report a power outage.  

NYSEG           1.800.572.1131
National Grid: 1.800-867-5222
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Power Outage News Adk Daily Enterprise

Power Outage and Phone Outage Where to Lodge Complaints

Due to ongoing power outages and phone line outages in Long Lake and Raquette Lake, NY we have compiled a list for local consumers to contact utitlity companies and places to lodge complaints.  We will add to this list as more information becomes available. 

In addition to the power being out the frontier phone lines and AT&T Cell phone service is also currently out.

How to lodge a complaint regarding power outages.

First call NYSEG and report outage so they have it on record. Phone number to report outage is 800.572.1131

For Frontier Telephone Outage – 1.800.921.8101 

Then contact the NYS Public Service Commission. You can call them at 1-888-697-7728 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm)

Filing a complaint on-line with Public Service Commission

http://www3.dps.ny.gov/ocs/itgate.nsf/(webDPS_welcome)

Governor Andrew Cuomo
https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

Contact by phone:1-518-474-8390
Office hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

 
Contact us by mail:
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

NYSEG – Won’t accept phone complaints – but email customer service at:
https://www.nyseg.comendUsAnEmail

National Grid Report a Power Outage
Report online or call 1-800-867-5222
24 hours a day, every day.

Social Media is a great way to get attention regarding on-going utility issues.  Here are some helpful twitter accounts to make some noise 

Twitter

NYSEG Twitter https://twitter.com/NYSEandG

Governor Cuomo Twitter https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

Senator Tedisco Twitter https://twitter.com/JamesTedisco

Frontier Twitter https://twitter.com/askfrontier

 

5 Tips for Winter in Long Lake, NY

 
1.  Cross Country Skiing
 
If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the house, and feel like you’ve earned those après beers, cross country skiing is a great way to do that.  Around Long Lake we have many options, ranging from beginner to more intermediate.  Just learning to glide the planks?  The Lake Eaton Campground loop, or Long Lake when it is frozen (and safe) are both flat open areas that are perfect for getting your feet under you.  For the more intermediate skiers, there is the Three Brook Ski Loop off the Northville-Lake Placid Trail, and the Owl’s Head Trail to Lake Eaton, that both offer slightly more technical skiing, but nothing too advanced.  One of my personal favorites is skiing into Great Camp Santanoni for a sunset beer.  The road in is wide and easy to navigate and usually has a ski track set in it, which is perfect for coming out via headlamp or by full moon. 

Bonus Tip: Three Weekends a year there are stewards on site to talk about the history of the camp and show people around (Jan. 19-21, Feb. 16-18, Mar. 16-17)

Sunsets at Santanoni.  Always be prepared with proper gear!  Remember cell phones shouldn’t be used as your only means of flashlight if adventuring out after dark. Be prepared!  

Skiing around Lake Eaton is well known among the locals.  The trail is groomed for snowmobiles, but it’s always a common site to find x-c skiers out sharing the trail. 

2.  Winter Hiking
 
While the High Peaks get a lot of press for their incredible vistas and often full day to multi-day excursions, not everyone is ready to be the next Verplank.  Around Long Lake we have ideal mountains for training for longer hikes, testing out new gear, or just exploring outdoor winter hiking for newbies.  Between our local Mt Sabattis and Owl’s Head, to the NPT, Castle Rock, and Blue Mountain, every direction you drive out of Long Lake has at least one good winter hike that doesn’t require all day and a Sherpa. 

Be Prepared. There is nothing worse than being caught without proper equipment in the Adirondacks.  The weather can change unexpectedly.  Don’t rely on cell phones for consistent service when hiking.  For more info and safety tips check out the information on the NYS DEC Webpage

Fire Tower in Winter

3.  Alpine Skiing
 
Although Long Lake is not the quintessential ski town that you might picture, it is centrally located between all six of the Adirondacks ski resorts, has year round dining and lodging options, and is significantly cheaper than staying in the bigger towns closer to the mountain.  Within just over an hour from Long Lake we have Whiteface, Gore, Titus, McCauley, Oak, and West.  The six mountains offer unique experiences at each depending on the type of skiing or vacation you are trying to have.  Not sure if you want to ski the same mountain for four days straight?  Stay in Long Lake and be able to decide the morning of which mountain to shred. #SkiADK

4.  Weekend Events
 
Exercising outside in the winter is the best way to beat cabin fever, but sometimes we just want to stand around a bonfire, drink beer, and talk about how cold it is.  With events planned throughout the winter weekends there is always something to do, and an excuse not to exert yourself too much. From the popular Winter Carnivals in Long Lake and Raquette Lake, to vintage snowmobile races on the pond, to guided winter birding weekends, it isn’t hard to find something to do on the weekend that doesn’t entail frostbite or physical exhaustion.

5.  Dinner and a Movie
 
Tired of being outside and wearing 23 layers at a time?  Take in a movie in one of the neighboring towns without breaking the bank.  The Indian Lake Theater and The State Theater in Tupper Lake are some of the last places in America to be able to catch a flick for under ten dollars, and just 25 minutes away.  Showing new and classic movies, both venues are a blast from the past in price point, but not amenities.

Bonus Tip: You can get Chinese food in Tupper Lake…and it’s pretty decent.

Blog by Tim Helms.

Tim Helms is a native Long Laker who enjoys everything he writes about in this article.  Tim can be found moving docks in snowstorms, skiing on his days off, pouring brews and making sandwiches at the Adk Growl and Grub, and working hard for the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department preparing very very difficult trivia questions.  

 

Fall Festival Weekend Sat October 6th

 
The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This all day event includes the Harvest Craft Fair, Octo-BEAR-Fest and the Pumpkin Drop.
 
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
Octo-BEAR-Fest will be held at Hoss’s Country  Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation admission will benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Funds raised offsets co-pays, prescription drugs and gas and lodging expenses, all which can add up in the North Country. At times patients must travel over 100 miles one way for cancer treatment.  These funds go directly to those in need to ensure that patients spend time taking care of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. 
 
Events at Octo-BEAR-Fest include: raffles, drawings for donated items.  Sara Winter, of the national touring group “The Chainsaw Chix”  will be doing chainsaw carvings of animals which will also be for sale. All participating vendors booth fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.  There will be food sold by Fat River Foods, The Park. Donated craft brews will be sold throughout the day in the beer garden.  Live Music will fill the day with bands hailing from all over the north east boasting local Long Lake talent and a band from Vermont. 
 
At 2 p.m. look for the Pumpkin Drop at 1156 Main Street, the former site of the Blarney Stone, located between Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner.  Paul Rasmussen Builders has donated the use of his Genie lift to send one brave soul over 40 feet in the air to drop pumpkins on the ground below. Pumpkins are launched to splat on the ground.  Special thanks to John and Jackie Heron for the use of their property for this event.
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.  On a cool October day warm up by fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. 
 
For more information www.mylonglake.comor call 518-624-3077.  For information to donate or participate in Octo-BEAR-Fest as a vendor please contact Jules Pierce at 518-624-2481.

Things to Do September 14-16th Adks Long Lake and Raquette

Weekend of September 14 through 16, 2018
 
Things to Do!
The ADKX – the museum on Blue Mountain Lake hosting the Annual Antiques show on Saturday September 15th 10am – 5pm.   Check out Downtown Blue Mountain lake for more vendors. 


 
Raquette Lake Navigation in Raquette Lake has a calendar with Friday night 3 Course Prix Fixe dinner from 6pm – 8:30pm  Saturday scenic excursion and more and Sunday brunch as 12:30pm.  Call 315-354-5532 for info on events or visit www.raquettelakenavigation.com
 
Great Camp Sagamore. Explore a restored Great Camp in Raquette Lake!  Daily tours at 1:30pm.  For more info call 315-354-5311 or visit www.greatcampsagamore.org
 
Under construction!
Check out the construction at Stewart’s Shops in Long Lake.  Stewart’s is undergoing a gas island expansion at the intersection of NYS 30 and 28N in Long Lake.  Gas and store are open during construction.  Join in the guessing game to see what is next for the craziest intersection in the Adirondacks.  We have two stop signs and … a right of way…. And a couple of crosswalks.  What is next??
 
The Wild Center celebrates National Drive Electric Week on Saturday, September 15thfrom 11am – 3pm.  Heightening awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug in vehicles.
 
Newcomb celebrates Teddy Roosevelt Days with a jam-packed calendar of events.  125 Anniversary of Great Camp Santanoni. Wagon Rides, Craft Fair, Quilt Show, seaplane rides by Long Lake’s own Helms Aero Service. Celebrate Teddy Roosevelt’s journey from Newcomb to the White House.
 
Yes We are OPEN! Plenty of shopping and eating available!
 
Long View Lodge 681 Deerland Road.  Weekdays 3pm – 9pm. Saturday and Sunday serving Lunch and Dinner 12pm – 10pm. Seriously, check out their cocktails and their social plates.  Excellent views of the lake. Iconic lodging and dining business now open.  Fun facts – these business partners have owned and operated Sauce SF in San Francisco in California for many years and now they are home.  And three of the four partners in the business were raised behind the counters as Hoss’s Country Corner, but that’s a story for another day.  


 
The Raquette Lake Tap Room. Offering up good eats at great prices and open year-round.  Great burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast specials.  315-354-4581. It may be small, but there is is plenty of room for all (including your snowmobile helmet)


 
The Adirondack Growl and Grub.  Fresh Deli Sandwiches and soups and growlers to go to.  Come in and sit awhile or take it to go.  Friendly atmosphere, outdoor eating garden, and it’s fall so still plenty of time to enjoy the foliage and backyard scene.  Located behind Hoss’s. 518-624-2816

 
Hoss’s Country Corner. Infamous in the Adirondacks. Known for having everything from Woolrich clothing, souvenir tee-shirts and sweatshirts, quality outerwear, gifts galore, books, cards, fishing, camping and hunting gear and if you need a fishing license… this is your place to be!  The only place in town offering purchase of a NYS Fishing License.  518-624-2481. Look for Octo-BEAR-Fest coming up on October 6th.

 


The Park. Located across from Hoss’s and adjacent to the Hoss’s Country Campground.  Open weekends for Burgers, Ice Cream, Coffee and Beer. What more could you ask for?  Ice cream and beer… it’s perfect!
 
The Long Lake Diner. If you haven’t been by this summer, stop in.  The newly renovated dining room elevates the experience.  Enjoy a cocktail at the brand new bar top featuring an inset made out of pennies and nickels in the shape of 14 mile Long Lake. If it’s a game you are looking for, enjoy three tv’s and all the game you need.  Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the only place in town offering a late-night menu.  518-624-3941
 
Northern Borne Store. The bread aisle has the best view of the lake.  I just saw a truck stop in this morning during the rounds and I know he just got a food delivery. Fresh fruits, veggies, meats and grocery items as well as gifts.  Check out the hardware store just up the street.  They have a major clearance sale going on.
 
Lakeside Knoshery and Boat Tours.  Marty said he’d keep an eye on the weather an be open on weekends through Columbus Day. Stop in and take a peek.  His boat tours are great entertainment and full of classic Adirondack Lore. Lots of unique and fun history on the shores of Long Lake.
 
Wide River Antiques.  Long Lake has its own Antiques Store.  And if you can’t get enough of the inventory, don’t miss out finding Wide River Too in Blue Mountain Lake at the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30.  (the old Potter’s Restaurant) 
 
Long Lake Marina. Rent a boat.  You know you want to.  Lake levels are at their lowest levels ever recorded.  Ok, that could be an exaggeration.  Did you know there was a boat moored at the very north-end of Long Lake this summer for two weeks because camp owners had to navigate over a sand-bar just to get to their summer home?  Talk about low-water!  It’s the best of Adirondack living.  It’s called… make it up as you go along.  Also check out the rocks along the shoreline.  Look for marks indicating the locations where boat propellers have knocked into obstacles typically hidden under the water.  Rentals 518-624-2266.


 
Adirondack Hotel. Open-year round.  Eat drink and be merry.  Dining specials. Friendly bartenders and watch out for the bear. Don’t worry he’s stuffed!  The oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks. 518-624-4700. 
 
Helms Aero Service. Grab a flight.  Stop in at Teddy Roosevelt Days in Newcomb.  Tom will be over there!  518-624-3931 for reservations.
 
Raquette River Outfitters. If you haven’t met Stacy yet, you owe it to yourself to stop in for a visit.  Great knowledge of paddling the waters in and around the Long Lake and central Adirondack region.  She has tons of equipment for sale or for rent and then there’s always her magical coffee machine and if you ask real nice, maybe you’ll get to sit on the backporch and enjoy the view of the south end of Long Lake.
 
Helms Village Store. Julie Helms has been operating this furniture store for a long time.  Great comfortable recliners, futons, couches, rustic furniture, beds, Adirondack décor and so much more.  Hey you can even drop your dry cleaning off!  Stop in for a gander! 


The Cellar Restaurant and Pub. Now open Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30pm – 8pm.  Great meals, friendly service.  Have you ever had tater tot poutine?  Oh and have we discussed their onion rings?  They’ve got shrimp and steaks and they are known for their bread. It’s worth an entrée just for the bread! Seriously. Located at 3 Kickerville Lane. 518-624-5539.
 
ADK Trading Post. Lobster Roll Friday’s still happening in the fall!  Homemade soups, panini’s, baguettes, pies, grocery items, brownies, tomato’s, if it’s in stock, Vickie has it!  Unique gifts celebrating Lake Eaton and Long Lake.  Looking for a Lake Eaton item??? Look no further, it’s here!  Books, candles, gifts. From the whimsical, practical and to the funny.  It may look small, but it’s jampacked with surprises. 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624-2357
 
Ali Babas Liquors. Open Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.  They have gifts, bottles of wine, boxes of wine, ice and wood!  Who knew a liquor store sells wood?  Ali does!  And then there’s Stella, the most awesome dog around.  If you stick around long enough she’ll let you throw her rocks.  Not the greatest for her teeth, but that doesn’t stop us from loving her. 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624.2020.  After hours call 518-955-4451 
 
Dina Kennedy Reiki. Open-Year-Round!  Alternative healing untangle your energy. The Adirondacks is all about unwinding and relaxing when you are on a vacation, so take it up another level and try a class or workshop with Dina.  Heal theyself from inside to out.  Need assistance with your business?  Dina also offers business coaching. Available by appointment, located up at the Trading Post Plaza.  1601 Tupper Road. www.dinakennedy.com
 
And once you realize Long Lake and Raquette Lake have all this and more… you’ll want to stay!  So please make sure you check out our lodging properties too!  We have motels, hotels, cottages, cabins and so much more!  Come for a day and stay for a week.  How did have the people living year round end up here in the first place.. just saying… it can happen.

Long Lake Lodging

Raquette Lake Lodging
 
 
 

Brown Booby Rare Bird Sighting Long Lake NY Hamilton County 2018

Brown Booby Photos by Tom Whitney

From Joan Collins, Adirondack Avian Expeditions.

“On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Long Lake Camp Owner, Tom Whitney photographed a juvenile Brown Booby on the mast of his sailboat on Long Lake.

This is a mega-rare bird for Long Lake and there is huge interest from birders around the state.  He found it south of the Big Brook inlet.  On Monday, August 27th, Joan Collins saw the Brown Booby between Big Brook and Round Island also on Long Lake and it flew up, circled around, and flew to the east side of the lake and along the tree-line and disappeared from view.

Following up the Saturday, August 25th sighting, Birders Joan Collins and Larry Master, ventured out by boat on Tuesday morning, August 28th from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to explore the northern end of Long Lake. This area of the lake has limited road access so a boat was necessary to reach the northern most location on the lake.   Unfortunately there was no repeat Brown Booby sighting at that time.

This Juvenile Brown Booby will spend time perched on channel markers or other perches it finds suitable (like a sailboat mast) and it will also simply float on the water. 

The juvenile Brown Booby is dark with a distinctive dark border on its breast and yellowish feet.  It also looks a bit like a Northern Gannett if that is a familiar bird to some.

From Joan: “I wanted to get the word out to people around the lake since 14 miles is a large area to look for one bird!  It may still be around, or it may have moved on.  This Brown Booby is way outside of its normal territory (Florida and the Caribbean).  If you spot it, please try to get a photo (or video) – and please email joan.collins@frontier.com and let her know right away!  Thank you!”

Fun sighting:  Five days before Tom’s sighting in Long Lake, a juvenile Brown Booby was being observed in western Massachusetts, and birders think the bird on Long Lake may be the same individual.

 

 

Brown Booby Facts:
Juvenile is brown overall; belly ranges from mottled brown and white to mostly dark. Sharp line still visible between darker chest and lighter belly. Underwing coverts are pale. Bare parts generally dull gray.

A widespread seabird of tropical waters, the Brown Booby ranges as far north as the Gulf of California, and rarely to both coasts of the United States. Like other boobies, it feeds with spectacular plunges into the sea.

 

From: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Booby/overview

“National Treasure” Bob Milne – Performs in Long Lake

It’s a Bob Milne Two-Fer summer with our National Treasure Bob Milne finishing his Long Lake Concert Series on Friday, August 31st at the Long Lake Town Hall.  
 
Bob’s annual concert will be at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY on Friday, August 31stat 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12 a piece.  Bob comes back year after year and always wows the audience with his uncanny musical talent, his story-telling and his passion for entertaining.

Milne has had a long career as a successful concert pianist and has even been officially recognized as a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress. He has traveled the world entertaining audiences and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Department of State. He enthusiastically shares his knowledge of piano playing and music with his listeners, as well as the incredible histories of others like him.
 
As a recording artist, Bob Milne has produced numerous collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies and folk/traditional tunes.  Milne is the author of “The Journeyman Piano Player,” a collection of humorous anecdotes taken from his early years as a working musician.  The book has become highly regarded by working professionals and amateurs alike, and has been suggested as required reading for anyone entertaining the notion of pursuing a career in music.
Bob Milne is a well established Long Lake favorite, so be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind performance! Admission is $12.  For ticket information, call (518) 624-3077.
 

The Cadley’s Concert at St. Williams on Long Point

The Cadley’s will perform a concert Thursday, August 23rd at St. Williams on Long Point at 7p.m.

John & Cathy have each been playing music in the Syracuse area for many years and have recently combined their talents into a “new acoustic” duo featuring smooth duet harmonies supported by guitars, mandolin, and banjo.  Their music includes everything from bluegrass standards such as “Blue and Lonesome,” classic folk songs like “The Water Is Wide,” to the new acoustic sounds of Alison Krauss, Nancy Griffith, Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris…all the way to fresh, original versions of Beatles tunes like “I Will” and “Yesterday.” Together they present a highly enjoyable listening experience for audiences of all ages.

The Cadleys In Concert


 
There is boat transportation to St.Williams. The public barge will be at the village dock at 6 p.m. returning at 8:20 p.m. First come first served. Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
 
 
**This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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