2021 Holiday Lights Contest Winners

The 2021 Holiday Lights Contest Winners announced.

In Long Lake 


1st Place:  Marty Furlong

2nd Place: Steph Hample

3rd Place: Laura Young

Businesses & Organizations

1st Place:  Adirondack Hotel

2nd Place: Hoss’s Country Corner

3rd Place: St. Henry’s Church

Raquette Lake Events Coordinator Kat Forsell announces winners of the Raquette Lake Holiday Lights Contest. Judges were Mindy and Beeba Norris

1st Place  Liz Forsell 

2nd Place  Amanda Prezbindowski 

3rd Place  Gary Miller & Jen Temple




Steph Hample 2nd Place

Laura Young 3rd  Place

Laura Young 3rd Place

Marty Furlong 1st Place

Holiday Shopping Ideas

There’s still time to shop!  Hop in the car and come explore the Adirondacks and pick up those last minute, unique one-of-a-kind gifts that you can only get in person! You won’t find our merch at Walmart!  Really!  Check out our stores, and make a difference in a small town.  You’ll be paying it forward and make memories and have cherished gifts that sets you apart as the best gift giver in your family and friends group!

Where to shop?

Pick up gifts certificates at our area restaurants. Who doesn’t love a gift certificate from any one or ALL of our eateries!  We have the Long View Lodge, Adirondack Hotel, ADK Trading Post, the Long Lake Diner and a favorites in Raquette Lake including gift certificates from Raquette Lake Navigation and the Raquette Lake Tap Room. 

Grab yourself in person gifts stretching from handcrafted items, clothing, Adirondack Books, warm mittens, candles, stuffed animals, iconic Long Lake, Lake Eaton and Raquette Lake memorabilia and more. Lots of terrific inventory to make your selection and it’s fun too!

Check out 

Ali Babas Liquor Store
ADK Trading Post
Adirondack Hotel Gift Store
Chipman Woodworks
Helms Village Store
Hoss’s Country Corner
Long Lake Thrift
Reimagined Gift Shop
End of the Line Caboose Gift Shop in Raquette Lake




Ali Babas

ADK Trading Post


Adirondack Hotel

Chipman Woodworks

Found at area Craft Fairs and more!

Hoss’s Country Corner

Long Lake Diner

Long Lake Thrift

Heart Uplifted Reimagined Gifts

End of the Line Caboose Shop

Raquette Lake Navigation

Long View Lodge

Tap Room 

Dr. Sheridan Mish  | Life Power Chiropractor

Long Lake Library

Holiday Shopping 2021 and Black Friday Deals


Black Friday Deals
ADK Trading Post
1601 Tupper Road
Long Lake, NY 12847

20-40% off gifts
Thanksgiving Weekend Hours
Friday, 10-5
Saturday 10-3

Check out these great gift ideas from the ADK Trading Post! 

Hoss’s Country Corner
1142 Main Street
Long Lake, NY 12847

Hoss’s next week, we are closed Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday & Saturday open 9-5. 20% off inside store

Excludes food n beverages

Fall Foliage

Fall foliage of 2021 by fans of Long Lake.  Upload your own! 


Columbus Day Weekend Craft Fair and Celtic Music 2021

Harvest Craft Fair

Long Lake, NY is the place to be on Columbus Day Weekend 2021.  Foliage is at a premium, temperatures will be mid 60’s and plenty to see and do.  

On Saturday, October 9th, join the Town of Long Lake at the Long Lake Town Hall at 1204 Main Street from 10am – 4pm for the return of the Annual Harvest Craft Fair. Vendors set up inside the town hall and offer a variety of hand-crafted goods. Great for gifts and unique Adirondack American-made items including books, glasses, balsam, baskets, wooden bowls, spices, paintings, pens, peppermills, tote bags, bibs, textiles, drawings, ornaments, barnwood signs and crafts, cutting boards and serving trays, jewelry, balsam, candles, knit items, wool soap and clothing.

Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks when inside and less than six feet apart from others. Windows and doors will be open to provide ample air circulation.



Bangbrolly Performs a free concert on Sunday, October 10th from 3pm – 5pm.


Traditional Irish and Celtic music will be performed by Bangbrolly at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 3 p.m.  Enjoy a concert of traditional Irish Music featuring the sounds of cittern, guitar, fiddler, vocals, Irish flute.  Irish Music in a genre of folk music developed in Ireland and has endured through the ages.  With timeless sounds and harkening back to a simpler time, guests will be stopping their feet and joining in the fun at the Long Lake Town Hall.
Bangbrolly’s unique line-up pulls from a collective of talented musicians familiar with the landscapes of Vermont and the Adirondacks rollicking with the traditional stylings, harmonies, and the sounds of Ireland.
Doug Riley, from Essex Junction Vermont has just released a solo CD of Celtic Music. Doug is an accomplished musician with turns in Bangbrolly at the cittern, guitar and vocals and Doug has performed in a multitude of Celtic groups over the years.
Jamie Savage, an Adirondack-based singer-songwriter and musician specializes in folk, folk rock, Celtic and traditional music. 
Rick Kovacs is the fiddler in the group. He plays all forms of Celtic Music on his five-string acoustic/electric violin.  In the nineties Rick, his wife Angie and Doug played together as North Country Fair, a traditional music group, out of Burlington, Vermont.
Riczi Kovacs plays Irish flute, guitar, synthesizer and tin whistles and provides back up harmonies for Doug and Jamie. Rounding out Bangbrolly includes the talents of Angie Oliver. Angie will join in as a special guest for a few guest selections at the performance.
Katrina Sheats, Crane School graduate and Choral Teacher at Clifton Fine School in Star Lake will be singing and performing with the band.
This is a free event. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks and social distance in the main hall.  Windows will be open, so the weather is chilly outside, guests are encouraged to layer up.  The Long Lake Town Hall is one of the oldest buildings in the community and doubles as a meeting space and theatrical venue and is located at 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847. 
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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

2km of Mountain Bike Trails Open in Long Lake NY in 2021

On Friday, October 1, 2021 The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department officially opened 2km of Mountain Bike/Shared Use trails at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation area in Long Lake, NY.  
Steve Ovitt and his team at Wilderness Property Management built 2km of three machine-built trails.  “Let it Loose,” is the novice trail, and “Black and Blue” and “Waiting on a Friend” are the two intermediate trails. Trail names are an homage to Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones as Jagger visited Long Lake in the 1980’s.  
Supervisor Arsenault opened with remarks about the expansion of recreational opportunities in the center of the town benefiting the entire community. Opening trails and offering more experiences for residents and visitors will enhance an underdeveloped Town asset and promote healthy living and outdoor recreation. He invited volunteers to help with trail maintenance and for everyone to have fun.

Local riders remarked how it was great to have these nearby trail options as single-track mountain biking trails are scarce in the central Adirondacks. The Long Lake trails are located on municipally owned land with future plans to include a climbing trail, pump track and an expert trail above the current build.

Riders complimented the build for being flowy, and full of fun. Riders navigated rollers, and corners through the woods and wide-open meadow overlooking Long Lake. Views are outstanding and added to the entire experience. Trails will also be open for walkers and trail runners. Rules are posted at the trail head which is located at the Mt. Sabattis Parking Area at 46 Pavilion Way, located on the property above the Geiger Ice Skating Arena and tennis courts.
Several walkers came to the event and enjoyed the trails and took advantage of a short climb up to the open summit overlooking Long Lake for outstanding foliage views. Guests were eager to find out what the plans were for winter recreation. Efforts will be made to open the novice trail for x-c skiing and the intermediate trail for snowshoers.

2021 Mountain Bike and Shared Use Trails on Mt. Sabattis Open in Long Lake NY

Mountain Bike Opening Invitation October 1 2021

On October 1, 2021 The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will officially dedicate and open 2km of newly built Mountain Bike / Shared Use Trails at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation area in Long Lake.
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area is centrally located in the community of Long Lake and is home to an outdoor ice skating rink, tennis and basketball courts, a sledding hill, pavilion, the S80 Powerline Snowmobile Trail, skate board ramps, a spur linkage to the Northville-Placid trail, and an amazing expansive view overlooking  the Town of Long Lake.  The viewshed includes spectacular views of Grampus Mountain, Mud Pond Mountain and Rock Pond Mountain, as well as Long Lake, the Long Lake Bridge and the historic Freund estate.
In 2018 the Long Lake Parks and Recreation department developed a variety of ideas and strategies to develop recreational opportunities at Mt. Sabattis. The Town of Long Lake invited Adirondack trail builder Steve Ovitt of Wilderness Property Management to meet with Town Supervisor Clark Seaman and his successor Supervisor Clay Arsenault. Steve had been spending time in Long Lake constructing the Northville-Placid Spur trail to link the center of Long Lake to the popular through hiking route. Steve assessed Mt. Sabattis’s viability for shared use trails that could open the mountain for more recreation with an emphasis on mountain biking and x-c skiing. Steve suggested a build out of over 5km of Mountain Bike, single-track shared trails.
One of the goals in the adopted 2021 Comprehensive Plan was to improve and expand accessibility of trails and link them directly to the community. The proximity of Mt. Sabattis to the business district of Long Lake fit that model and checked off a goal in the Comprehensive Plan. In 2020, the Long Lake Town Board authorized the build out of phase 1 of the trails for 2km of trails.  Requests for proposal were made and Wilderness Property Management came on board winning the contract to do the work. 
What appealed to Ovitt in the initial proposal, was the proximity to the community. The mountain is centrally located in the business district making it convenient for users to enjoy a quick trek into the serenity of the woods, but close enough to civilization to provide a variety of open businesses for people to explore, eat dine and enjoy the small-town amenities Long Lake provides. Short hikes and fun mountain bike rides are attractive because they appeal to a wider range of users and allow visitors to “bundle” activities like dining and shopping which in turn bolster the local economy.

Steve and his crew, Frank Morehouse and Zach Rabeler from Wilderness Property Management arrived on Mt. Sabattis at the end of August 2021 and started the machine build out, finished off by hand with completion in less than a month. The first test ride happened on the official last day of summer of 2021. Exhilarated test riders exclaimed, “It was better than anyone imagined.”   
Phase one of the trail build was developed to offer 2km of trails featuring a novice and intermediate trail. The fully developed plan will include expert mountain biking, hill climb and a skills building area with a mini-version of pump track potentially staged in the center of the mountain. The entire project while initially coined a Mountain Bike Trail project is also intentionally designed to be shared with hikers, walkers, trail-runners and x-c skiers. 
Access includes ample parking for the trail head to start mid-mountain at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, convenient for its large restrooms, and changing area. Future plans include building an outdoor shower, and to install a repair rack so bikers can tune their bikes as needed. This will expand the amenities to make Sabattis a mini-hub and great stop on anyone’s outdoor exploration of the Adirondacks.  

The 2km trail loops newly built features a navigable traverse through wooded terrain and along a meadow overlooking Long Lake with stunning viewsheds.  Not only can it provide a fun and rugged mountain bike experience, but it also provides a gentle approach to access the top of Mt. Sabattis.  Recreational visitors, walkers and hikers can take advantage of a view on smoothly built trails, developed to be sustainable for years to come, with natural built features to minimize water damage and erosion.

So what are the new trails going to be like for a mountain bike user?
This is phase one – so riders coming to our area will enjoy the short loops, they are family friendly and great way to build up skills and get some exercise. We know riders will enjoy the trails, and they will want more.
Phase one of this built out includes two loops with one side scenic trail.  “Let it Loose,” the novice trail boasts 0.82km or .5 miles. It starts at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion parking lot and with two access points. Taking the lower access starts out along a gentle sloping wooded trail, looping riders alongside the Pavilion roadway and then drops down to an existing road crossing and then swooping down along the left side through the woods gently curving around and exiting the woods to the first view of Long Lake. Riders traverse across a meadow and tuck back into the woods zigging and zagging around trees, looming above a step dramatic ravine.  The trail cuts by an impressive pine tree that will give riders a pause and then continues along, ups and downs and eventually crossing back across the field, back into the woods, across the gravel road and looping back over into the Pavilion start point. 
“Black and Blue” is the intermediate more difficult loop at 1.2km / .74 miles in length. This loop starts off to the at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion parking lot and climbs behind the open area featuring a bluebird house. Riders than swoop down and can choose to navigate the lower section or hop right onto the climbing trail through the woods. Once you climb several winding S curves and cross the gravel roadway, riders are delivered to the meadow and ready to rip along 6 S curves winding back and forth and traversing the open area of Sabattis. 
Once riders reach the bottom they can peel off to “Waiting on a Friend” the shorter, scenic spur trail.  This is an easy in and out trail that takes riders on a side trip to a scenic wooded trail ending at a pond. Riders pop back out and continue through the field for one final S turn and linking back in the edge of the woods with one final cross to the last leg which returns you back to the woods and zigging and zagging back down to the Pavilion parking lot.  Switch gears and do the loop one more time in the opposite direction and find your favorite flow line.
The trail is designed in such a way that riders traveling either way will hit rolling berms, S curves and rollers. In Ovitt’s own words, “In the central section of the Sabattis open area, riders will start to climb the from the bottom of one S turn and will be halfway up the first one before they even start to climb again. Riders can put a little more power into the curve and you’re almost to the top of it and then you are climbing the second one and then you get the break.  It’s like four different trails with surprises around every bend.” 

Mountain Bike Trail Rendering

On building the trail, Ovitt remarks “Half of it is about the experience and part of it is getting as much trail into a small area as much as we can. There is enough room to put up a climbing and downline for the expert– for the next proposed phase of the build out.”
Riding skills can be improved with practice.  Ovitt explains the wooded section on “Black and Blue” the more difficult loop, “Riders will have to look and push down on the handlebars for the steeper stuff.  Pushing down will keep you from getting air and it rolls you. The whole idea is to look ahead on these turns and the bike will just come around.  The second skill to work on is to get your butt off the seat and look down the trail and the bike just moves. These trails will offer a chance to see progression, skill building and big step up from the novice trail.”
The origin of the names.  Where did the trail names come from?
Trail names emerged as an homage to the Rolling Stones. Storied rock and roll legend Mick Jagger visited Long Lake multiple times back in the 80’s and the trails were being constructed just as the news of drummer Charlie Watts death made front page news. 
The official opening of the Phase 1 completion of the Mt Sabattis Mountain Bike and Shared Use Trails will take place on Friday October 1st from 3-5pm at the Mt Sabattis Pavilion, 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY.  Join the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department for the ribbon cutting to officially open 2K of newly constructed shared-use trails to the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area.  

The afternoon will feature a dedication ceremony and tours.  Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to bring running shoes, hiking boots, bikes and helmets.  
This is an outdoor event and will happen rain or shine.

Mick Jagger in Long Lake

Mick Jagger with Tom Helms in Long Lake, NY in the 1980’s at Helms Seaplane Base

An informational video on Mountain Bike Trail Etiquette.  Good practices.  Helpful hints. Don’t build jumps on the trail. Don’t build “cheater” trails to link to the other trails – much of the trails are managed and built out to prevent erosion and long term damage from water run-off. Soils and rocks and grades are always considered when building out a trail, so please be mindful that adding elements to a professionally built trail will impact the long-term use of that trail and potentially damage it in the long-run.  Check out the video for more tidbits.


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

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