2021

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.

 

 

 

BEAT AUTHORITY ON THE LONG LAKE TOWN BEACH

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 

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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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4th of July Festivities Return in 2021!

Annual Fourth of July Festivities Return to Long Lake, NY
Join the Town of Long Lake in celebrating the Fourth of July with a return to our annual celebration festivities.  The day is full of family friendly activities starting with the Fourth of July games in the morning, food, snacks, swimming and fun in the afternoon and a free concert with Grit n Grace.  End the night with the best fireworks in the Adirondacks with friends and family.
 
Starting at 10 a.m., join us at the Long Lake Town Ball Field for games for people of all ages.  Classic favorites include a relay for the youngest, as well as balloon races, sack races, egg toss and a three-legged race.  Children will have a great time competing for prizes and, with over 1,000 prizes to choose from, children will want to join in the activities again and again.
 
Finish out the evening dancing until dark with live music from country band Grit n Grace, from central NY, starting at 6:30 p.m. Their blend of modern country, rock, hits and dance music will have everyone celebrating. The evening concludes with the best fireworks in the Adirondacks at dusk.  Fireworks can be seen from the beach, boat, or the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you find yourself in neighboring community of Raquette Lake, you’ll be able to enjoy your own fantastic Fireworks Extravaganza.  This event takes place at dusk.  Enjoy the show as it blasts off from “The Barge” in the middle of Raquette Lake. Enjoy the lights and echoes from your own boat, or from the shores of Raquette Lake. A special time in a small remote lake in the Adirondacks, sure to never forget! 

Dining on the 4th of July

There will be no food sold or served on the beach just for 2021 so you can explore our amazing food and dining options in our community. Grab and go, or sit and dine!  So many choices! Enjoy! Thanks for supporting our businesses as they work to bounce back from last year! 

The following businesses will be open all day on July 4th serving up good eats and we thank them for their support, cooperation and for sending in the info to our office about their upcoming specials for the 4th of July! They are truly a pleasure to work with. 

Adirondack Growl and Grub Open until 7pm
ADK Trading Post Open at 10am 
Adirondack Hotel BBQ Sunday July 4 Noon to 8pm. Sausage peppers and onions, Rib & Chicken. Mini plates and full dinners. 
Another Paradise Cove Bakery. Open at 8am Serving Fresh Baked Goods and Coffee!
Custards Last Stand. Open 11am-10pm  on July 4th 
Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub Open at 7:30am. Serving Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Long View Lodge Serving Brunch starting at 11am, last dinner seating at 7pm
The Park Open at 9am. Burgers, Fried Goodies, Ice Cream and more! 
Turner’s Pop-Up-Shop 12pm to 9pm!! Individual take out and family meal packages available! Serving BBQ specials for the 4th of July Weekend. 

4th of July Info
Mountain Times Free Newspaper

Farmer’s Market in Long Lake, NY

The Long Lake Farmers Market is every Thursday from June 24th through September 2nd, located at the Mt Sabattis Lower Parking Lot, on South Hill and across from the Post Office. Look for fresh veggies, pies, ice cream, Otter Creek wines, jewelry and more!

This market has been offering wares and local goods for over 13 years in the Long Lake community.  

Stock up on treats you can only get in the summer! 

Skateboard Park Now Open

The Long Lake Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department announces the opening of a brand new skate park at the Geiger Arena.  Located inside the skating area, the new ramps and rails are designed for use by any non-motorized piece of equipment, including skateboards, roller blades, scooters, and bikes.  The new skate park will be open from dawn until 10:30pm and free to use. 

A more detailed list of rules and policies is posted at the entrance to the rink.    The Town would like to thank Trisha Hosley for spearheading this idea, doing the research and presenting it to the Town, and a thank you to  Town Supervisor Clay Arsenault and the Town Board for the support of the skate park. 

Equipment included in the set up are quarterpipes, safety rails, launch ramps, fun box and a grind kit. 

Pieces and parts can be added. 

Anyone using the park should be wearing protective gear, including helmets, wrist and knee protectors.  

Skateboard park opens
Long Lake