Raquette Lake Fire Department Fund Raiser

Raquette Lake Fire Department Fundraiser
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Link to Tickets and more information

The Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Building Fund Fundraiser On The Green, September 25th, 2021 from 12 pm – 6 pm.

About this event
Come share the day with us and listen to live music by three very talented musicians. Each of these musicians have played multiple times in our area, you won’t want to miss this day!

Stage Schedule:

12:00 – 2:00 Matt Grainger ~ 2:00 – 4:00 Eric Peter ~ 4:00 – 6:00 Mitch Frasier

We will have local vendors selling all good things ADK, Food, a Chinese Auction, Kids Face Painting from 3-5 and Photo Ops with Smokey Bear.

Cost of General Admission is $30 at the door or $25 in advance. Children 12 and under are FREE. NOTE: Wristbands will be issued at the admission table /day of event. Anyone 21 and older will be asked for ID and issued an appropriate wrist band prior to admission.

Event merchandise can also be purchased the day of and or in advance @ our merchandise store:

Raquette Lake Volunteer Fire Department Store

90 Miler Returns in 2021

The 90 Miler, Adirondack Canoe Classic returns in 2021 with 230 boats, a huge army of volunteers, Ham Radio Operators, veteran paddlers, new crew, Pit Stop experts, pink heart balloons and a mixed day of sun, clouds, and wind to kick it back into high paddling gear for leg #1 of an epic three-day paddling marathon.

In 2021 Brian McDonnell leads the charge with his expertise, planning, and eye for the details as he hands the reigns over to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. I can’t imagine this race not being Brian’s baby, but he’s paid his dues, bringing passionate paddlers to these historic waterways year after year and it’s time to turn over the reigns.  

But for now.. here are some photos snapped today in Raquette Lake, at Brown’s Tract Inlet and Utowana Lake and Blue Mountain Lake Finish. It was a windy finale today with the whitecaps making an appearance as paddlers crossed the finish line.  

Tomorrow, September 11th, the day will kick off in Long Lake, NY from Endion Field. 

Business Supporters Long Lake and Raquette Lake

Business Sponsors and Contributors
Long Lake and Raquette Lake have a robust business community that works together and collaborates with the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department year-round. With events being the cornerstone of the Parks and Recreation Department, we couldn’t pull off all we do without the volunteers and commitment of our business community. Our businesses are famous for donating time, materials and helping co-sponsor events,  art installations, planting flowers, keeping our community beautiful and our businesses showcase our community pride and strong Adirondack spirit. There are ample opportunities to promote and support the variety of programs within our towns.  If you don’t know our businesses and volunteers, you should! 
Please support our local business sponsors. They keep our community ticking! Their support is vital and if you see us mentioning them in social media and on our website, you can be assured they are part of our ongoing community building that continues to grow as we see new businesses open and grow even throughout the very economically challenging pandemic. We thank our businesses for their support despite the hardships and obstacles so many faced.
If you are a local business owner or volunteer and want to get involved, don’t be shy! We’d love to have you!  Please email longlake@mylonglake.com to receive information on our advertising programs, social media promotions, sponsorships, events news and more.

Winter Carnival 2019
Adirondack Experience ADKX
ADK Trading Post
Another Paradise Cove
Charles Grover Woodworks, Inc.
Chipman Woodworks
Corporate Service Solutions
Gillis Real Estate
Hoss’s Country Corner
Howe May We Help You, LLC
Keller Landscapes
Long Lake Rentals
Motel Long Lake
Roalsvig Law
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
The Dechene Family
Long Lake Fire Department
Winter Carnival – 2020
Another Paradise Cove
Adirondack Growl & Grub
Turner’s Pizza
Motel Long Lake
Long View Lodge
Roalsvig Law
Long Lake Real Estate
Adirondack Hotel
Corporate Service Solutions
ADK Trading Post
Gillis Real Estate
Hoss’s Country Corner
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Chipman Woodworks
How May We Help You, LLC
Long Lake Fire Department
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club

Community Pride Day 2020
Order of the Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745
Long Lake Lions Club
Hoss’s Country Corner
Friends of the Long Lake Library
Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Roalsvig Law
Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub
Dr. Russell Rider
Long Lake Fire Department
Raquette Lake Fire Department
Chipman Woodworks
Helms Village Store
Raquette Lake Supply
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club
Another Paradise Cove
Long Lake Central School
Raquette Lake School
Motel Long Lake
ADK Trading Post
Community Bank NA
Long Lake Fish & Game Club
Winter Carnival   2021
ADK Trading Post
Adirondack Hotel
Howe May We Help You, LLC
Long Lake Rentals
Thomas Donnelly Logging
Motel Long Lake
Geiger Arena 
Dr. Sheridan Mish Life Power Chiropractic
Anonymous Supporters
Rebecca La Fountain Stoner

Community Pride Day
Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745
Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation
Roalsvig Law Office
Long Lake Fish & Game Club
Long Lake Lions Club
Branden Tokarz Excavating LLC
Thunder Lane Property Management
Helms Aero Service
Adams Plumbing & Heating
Long Lake Central School
Raquette Lake Navigation
Raquette Lake Tap Room
Raquette Lake Free School District
Hoss’s Country Corner
Burnt Mountain Lodge
Church of the Transfiguration
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
Friends of the CVW Long Lake Library
Helms Village Store
Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub
Long View Lodge
Chipman Woodworks
Mountain Times 2021
Pine Bear Cottage
Long View Lodge
Hoss’s Country Corner
The Park
ADK Trading Post
Dr. Rider Office
Roalsvig Law Office
Adirondack Experience
The Wild Center
Burnt Mountain Lodge
Britton Inn
Shamrock Motel & Cottages
LL Thrift
Branden Tokarz Excavating LLC
Wide River Antiques
Raquette Lake Navigation
Heart Uplifted
Custard’s Last Stand
Mintaska Cottage
4th of July Fireworks 2021
Whitney Industries – Gold Sponsor
  Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745
  Fred Short Landscaping
  Long Lake Diner
  Stewart’s Shops
  Raquette Lake Navigation
  Pohl Construction
  Long Lake Fire Department
  Long Lake Rescue Squad
  Britton Inn and Cottages
Flower Barrel Volunteers
Planting and watering the flower barrels in Long Lake & Raquette Lake
Mindy Hoegerl
Dean & Donna Pohl
Hallie Bond
Ruth Howe
Darlene Vartuli
Linda Gibson
Maxine Rider
Jackie Copeland
Mary Marcell
Dianne Waters
Alex & Paul Roalsvig
John Hosley
Camille Cristaldi
Helen Kentile
George Britton
Carol Turner
Lola Linck
Robert Tice
Carol Benson
Bob & Peggy Dechene
Pat Benton
Karen Seaman
Bob Gibson
Cindy Black
Venita Keller
Long Lake Lifeguards

Music on Mt. Sabattis 2021

On Sunday, August 22, 2021 join local musicians Jamie Sutliff, Barry Gregson and Sue Grimm as the Cold River Revue

headlines a fundraiser showcase for the Sabattis Mountain Bike Trail project slated for construction in 2021. The music kicks off from 2pm – 5pm and guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drink and lawn chairs.  This show will happen rain or shine!
The Cold River Revue trio featuring Jaime Sutliff, Barry Gregson and Sue Grimm have been  playing music together throughout the Adirondacks for over 40 years. The set list will include folk, rock, blues and a few Irish jigs and reels and some Celtic dance. Enjoy original compositions featuring guitar, blues harp, hammer dulcimer and penny-whistle. There will be seven original songs including favorites Long Lake Waters and Blue Mountain Waltz.
Other artists performing will be recording artists Paul Roalsvig, locally known as Yod Crewsy, along with John Weyl.  John and Yod will be playing as a duo and have recently performed at P2’s in Tupper Lake, and the Adirondack Hotel as well as other area jam sessions. John and Yod play a collection of blues, rock and garage power pop.  Yods most recent 2-CD release ‘The Longings Of Paul Roalsvig’ will be available at the show.  John has recorded and released several albums with his band, Deep Blue and John has a deep passion for the blues and it shines through in this set.
Mike Nerney joins the Sabattis stage having performed for years in the Long Lake Open Mike scene, at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts and most recently with his grandson Harrison Hall for ALCA-Seltzer Short series a fundraiser for the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.  Mike recently released a new CD entitled,  “The Train to Anywhere” and it is now available at CD Baby and at the show.
Sabattis Mountain Bike Trail construction will get underway this fall under the guidance of Steve Ovitt of Wilderness Property Management who is known locally for building Gurney Lane, Inlet Mountain Bike Trails at Fern Park and Mountain Bike Trails in North Creek. Phase one will see a build out of 2K of trails. Two loops, one rated “easy” and a second, intermediate trail will be stacked out from the trailhead up and down the mountainside. These trails will utilize the convenience of parking and restrooms of the Pavilion as a staging area and anchor for the trailhead.
Sustainable trail design will be the priority design for the trails, with ample drainage to ensure a long-term life for the trails. Riding features such as rollers and rock ride overs will be incorporated into the trail as will ride-arounds.  The proximity of Mt. Sabattis to the community makes it an ideal location for riders to enjoy the great outdoors and the local amenities when they are done riding.
Funds raised at this event will help purchase materials for bridges and signage.  Look for phase one of the trails to be ready to ride before the snow flies.

Town Wide Garage Sale 2021

Long Lake Town Wide Garage Sale happening Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9am – 4pm. 

Friends of the Long Lake Library Book Sale – Long Lake Town Hall 9am – 4pm

Pie Sale – Long Lake Town Hall – 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY

West End Performs for Music By the Lake 2021

On Friday August 6th, 2021, West End Blend will be performing from 6pm-9pm at the Town Beach. 

Since their conception, CT-based Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast and beyond.

Fronted by vocalist Erica T. Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair.  Behind her, the Blend packs two guitars, a two-piece horn section, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic and sweaty basement dance party, The Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to their shows ever since. 

Coolers and lawn chairs welcome. 

This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.





North Country Public Radio, in conjunction with the Town of Long Lake, will be hosting their Friday show, the Beat Authority from the Long Lake Town Beach on Friday August 6th from 3:00  p.m.  to 5 p.m. 

The Beat Authority with David Sommerstein is a live radio broadcast Friday show. Sommerstein will play the fresh and eclectic dance music from all over the world that fans of the show tune in for each week.Attendees will have a chance to hear their voice on the radio and win some NCPR swag and other promotional prizes provided by the Long Lake business community.

Road Rally on Wednesday Night. Fun Group Activity!

What:  Long Lake Road Rally

When:  Wednesday, July 22, 2021, 7pm

Where:  Mt. Sabattis, Geiger Arena Parking Lot 

Why: Because it’s fun! Because you’ve already done… the hikes,  the boats, the planes, the fishing, the swimming, the ice cream, the museum & the Wild Center (we hope) .. and now you have to do this! 

How much:  $5 a car… BARGAIN prices

What do I get out of it?  A sense of pride, community, sharing a common Long Lakey experience, some laughs, and maybe even SOME MONEY

The Long Lake Amazing Race/Road Rally is a timed driving event that is based on accuracy not speed.  Each team requires a legal driver and navigator to call out instructions and directions.  Teams can be as small as two or as many as can legally fit in the vehicle.  Teams follow unique clues and specific speeds to reach targeted locations around Long Lake.  Each location has a clue and specific task for the team to complete. Judges are hidden along the course to ensure each team member participates in the task or risks disqualification.
In past road rallies tasks included: writing postcards to the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Office, building a human pyramid, singing I’m a Little Tea Pot, pretending to be “Ghostbusters” and launching a search for a lost bear.  Every year there are different activities and tasks.  Teams do the activities in real time as the race is about accuracy, not speed.  The team that comes closest to the official “time” without going over wins.  Teams get bonus points for costumes and team themes.

In 2021 the Road Rally will be on Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm and line up and registration happening at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena, 6 Pavilion Way.  $5 Per Car per team.

The Long Lake Road Rally is held annually in July. 

You can’t win, if you don’t play!

Hiking Paddling Challenge for Long Lake and Raquette Lake

Long Lake Parks and Recreation has developed a Hiking and Paddling Challenge and it is now officially launched! It includes a variety of hikes and paddles in the region stretching from Long Lake to Raquette Lake.  There are 24 activities on the card with over 50 miles of hiking, 3 mountains, one Adirondack Great Camp and nine paddles enabling participants to achieve a variety of patches.
It looks like Bingo, but it’s a little different!
Complete one row and you will be an Alvah Dunning Cruiser. 

Alvah Dunning was an experienced guide and hunter who wanted to live a simple life. He lived his life off fish and game and sharing his knowledge with sportsmen who traveled to the region in the 1800s.  He moved around to avoid the influx of tourists visiting the Adirondacks newly developed tourist destinations. He lived in Blue Mountain Lake, then on to Raquette Lake where he made homes at Indian Point, Osprey Island, Brown’s Tract, and Golden Beach .  Dunning starting hunting and trapping at the young age of six and guiding his first solo excursion at the age of 11 and died in 1906.
Complete two or more rows of the challenge to become a Rondeau Rambler, named after Noah John Rondeau the hermit who lived in Cold River Country.


Rondeau was an infamous Adirondack Hermit who built himself two cabins and several wigwams, and lived on trout, local game, and greens. He lived alone in Cold River City from 1929 until the blowdown of 1950 when he had to leave due to the forced closure of the area after the 1950 blowdown.
If you complete the entire card you will be rewarded with a Sabattis Maximum patch named after Adirondack Guide and Long Lake legend, Mitchell Sabattis.

Sabattis first came to Long Lake at the age of 8. Sabattis was known for his fearlessness and hunting prowess. He guided and fished in the woods of the Adirondacks and made Long Lake his home until he died in 1906. 
The selections of trails and paddles were made in collaboration between with Long Lake local  outdoor enthusiasts Shane and Doree Holmes along with guidance, and suggestions from the NYSDEC Region 5 staff and rangers.

The goal of the challenge is to get everyone outside to recreate on trails and waterways they may not have otherwise discovered.  Some adventures are short and easy with a variety of terrain, views and unique places along the way.  
Participants will be asked to keep track of when they complete their hikes and can submit for a patch as soon as one row is complete. This is not a year-round challenge as lakes and ponds freeze thereby making paddling impossible. There is no deadline or timetable associated with this card. Take as long as you need to complete the challenge. If you got outside in 2020 and already completed some of these tasks, feel free to document them to count toward your accomplishments.
Some of the challenges utilize NYS DEC Conservation Easement lands and are not always open all the time.  Participants are asked to check out the rules and regulations, and open dates. More details will be available on-line at mylonglake.com/hiking-challenge as the web page evolves.

Visitors will be directed to the Cedarlands Easement, John Dillon Park, County Line Flow Waterway Easement off of Route 28N.  Please note that the Cedarlands Easment is only open from August 24th until June 24th, but paddling access to Mud Pond is open year-round. John Dillon Park is located on NYS Route 30 and open only during the summer months.
While completing the tasks of the challenge everyone is asked to please adhere to the 7 Principals of Leave No Trace,  and take the pledge at www.loveyouradk.com
For waterway challenges, any amount of paddling is acceptable. If it says paddle Long Lake or Raquette Lake, you can paddle as much or as little as you can handle, but please use common sense and wear lifevest and follow all NYS navigation laws. Take a lesson on how to get in and out of your canoe or kayak and get comfortable before venturing out. Check out boat rentals at Birds Marina, Burkes Marina in Raquette Lake or Another Paradise Cove or Long Lake Marina in Long Lake.  
Many of the paddles listed have short carries from the car to the water, so be prepared to use some muscle to get your boat in the water. A log of those who complete the challenges will be posted at mylonglake.com/hiking-challenge


Patch Update! We didn’t want to delay the challenge, so the patches are NOT ready to go yet.  But if you complete the challenge before they arrive, we will take your name and information and log it on the site and as soon as our merch arrives, we will get it out to you!  We ask for patience during this time!  Thank you so much. We can’t wait to get underway! 

Questions email longlake@mylonglake.com  

July 4th, 2021 Highlights! Long Lake, NY

2021 Long Lake Summer Photo Collector 

Beautiful dock sky boat image

Long Lake, New York Summer Gallery Invite for 2021

We are seeking summer 2021 photos to add to our summer gallery highlights for this season! We are so excited to see everyone back that we are inviting you to please upload photos or video to this collector and share your favorite Long Lake moments in a special 2021 Summer Long Lake Gallery to be featured on our website and on our social media!

Scroll down to find our 2021 Gallery Uploader and 2020 gallery! Remember by uploading your images and video to this uploader you are giving permission to the Town of Long Lake to re-use your images on social media and our Town of Long Lake web page and in promotions and advertising! And we thank you for telling our story.  Who knows Long Lake better than those who love it as much as you?





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