2022 Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners Announced!

With temperatures hovering around a brisk -4 degrees it was a record setting low for the Long Lake Winter Carnival. The temps hovered -4 degrees all day long with a real feel of -17 for the start of the day. The Long Lake 20th Annual Winter Carnival saw an expansive turn out with new visitors, second homeowners and local residents flocking to the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center for the outdoor event. 
Events kicked off with the coronation of the Moonlighters Snowmobile Club Royal Family with King and Queen, Jazmin and Dylan Roche and their 14 month old son, Wesley, hailing from Long Lake, NY and Syracuse. Stan Kolonko of Ice Farm outside of Syracuse, NY installed 14 ice carvings including 11 merchant carvings at Mt. Sabattis and the Long Lake Bears at the Long Lake Town Beach and a carving installed adjacent to the Raquette Lake Tap Room for Raquette Lake.
The day ended with a bonfire and fireworks and the Long Lake Little Bus was on site all day to provide additional space for warm up and free transportation after dark.
Volunteer judges on scene included Amber Wamback, Lillian Dechene, and Brian Penrose. Special thanks to Rick Paula and Andrea Inserra for being on judge standbye!
2022 Long Lake Winter Carnival Winners
Moonlighters Snowmobile Club King and Queen & Crown Prince
Dylan, Jazmin and Wesley Roche
Ladies Frying Pan Toss
1st Prudence Dechene 52’
2nd Kate Simmons 49’ 1”
3rd – Tied – Hillarie Logan-Dechene and Lillian Dechene– 48’ 3”
Men’s Feats of Strength
1st Ron Johnson 30’ 9”
2nd  Russ Balsam-Cook 30’ 2”
3rd Hudson Gereau 28’ 5”
Winter Fashion Contest
1st 80’s Ladies – Carla George and Friends
2nd One Eyed Purple People Eaters, Kami Farr and Kristen Delehanty
3rd The Long Lake Bears – Bonnie and Lindsay Rubenstein
Cardboard Sled Races
12 & Under
1st Quinn Giordano & Charlie Seaman
2nd Evie Lawyer
3rd Morgan Delehanty
13-17 ** Corrected on 1/19/2022
1st Griffin and Declan Farr 
2nd Long Lake Central School – Kool Bus
3rd Henry Richards
1st Kami Farr and Kristen Delehanty
2nd Hudson Gereau
The Golden Brick for Best Cardboard Sled Crash – Patt and Donna Miner
Best in Show –
1st Pat and Donna Miner
2nd Long Lake Central School – Kool Bus
3rd Henry Richards
Business and Event Sponsors
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
ADK Trading Post
Another Paradise Cove
Chipman Woodworks
Donnelly’s Sunset Point
Hoss’s Country Corner
Howe May We Help You, LLC
Life Power Chiropractic
Long Lake Rescue Squad
Long View Lodge
Roalsvig Law
Shamrock Motel and Cottages
Tokarz Excavating
The Town of Long Lake
Wide River Antiques
1222 LLC

20th Long Lake Winter Carnival

On Saturday, January 15th at noon, the 20th Long Lake Winter Carnival will be held at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, NY.
Events begin with a coronation of the King and Queen of the Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club followed by a slate of fun family friendly events. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1p.m. with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape. Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. The ice skating rink and sledding hill will be open throughout the day.
Other events throughout the day include a Fashion Competition with prizes for the Best Winter Carnival Outer Gear. Don your best and most creative winter outfits, team themes are encouraged! Other events includes a Town-Wide Photo, Kids Balloon Chase, Goalie’s Day Off, Men’s Feats of Strength, the Ladies Frying Pan Toss, and fireworks at 6:30p.m. All events are free.
The Ice Farm will be carving ice sculptures all day long. There are 11 businesses and organizations who will be featured in the Sabattis Ice Sculpture Garden. There will also be a sculpture installation at the Long Lake Town Beach and a sculpture installed adjacent to the Raquette Lake Tap Room.
New for 2022, there will be 20th Anniversary Winter Carnival T-shirts available for $20 each. All proceeds from the sales will benefit the 2022 Long Lake Healthy Living initiative emphasizing support for our outdoor parks and recreation trails.
Schedule of Events – All times subject to change without notice. The Long Lake Fire Department will provide complimentary hot food from their outdoor serving area. This event happens snow, rain, or sunshine. All times subject to change without notice. We ask all guests to wear masks inside the Geiger Building, when less than six feet apart from others and on the Long Lake Little Bus.
Schedule of Events
12p.m. Winter Carnival Kick off, Ice Sculpture Installation Begins, Registration opens, and outdoor lunch served by the Long Lake Fire Department and T-Shirt Sales open!
12:15p.m. Coronation of Moonlighter’s King and Queen
12:30p.m. Winter Fashion Competition – ANYTHING GOES
1:00 p.m. Cardboard Sled Races 
1:45p.m. Town Wide Photo
2:00p.m. Balloon Chase for Kids 9 and under
2:30 p.m. Men Feats of Strength Caber Toss
3:00p.m. Ladies Frying Pan Toss
4:00p.m. Free skating and sledding and bonfire
5:00p.m. LITTLE BUS  Free Transportation, please call 518-524-3106 ** MASKS REQUIRED
6:30p.m. Fireworks
Event Friendly Reminder – Due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic masks are required when anywhere inside the Geiger Arena Building, on the Little Bus and when less than 6 feet from others.
The Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center, Geiger Arena is located at 6 Pavilion Way across from the Long Lake Post Office on Deerland Road, NYS Route 30 in Long Lake, NY. Parking  available in the lower parking lot, along South Hill Road, Owls Head Lane and at the Post Office after 12p.m. There will be free shuttle service running starting at 5 p.m. until 2am to and from the event location and pickups throughout town. Call 518-524-3106 for a ride. Open to the public.  Snowmobiles welcome! 
For more information about Long Lake, www.mylonglake.com or call 518-624-3077.  ##

Update for Weather on January 15, 2022

Be Advised due to both the extreme cold weather and community spread of Covid-19 we are offering you this helpful reminder

For temperatures under 12 degrees do not spend more than 15 consecutive minutes outside. Go inside (if in Geiger or Little Bus or Town Hall, please wear mask) and warm up for a minimum of 15 minutes before returning to the outside.
This type of weather brings an increased risk of hypothermia and frostbite
If you must go out, try to cover every part of your body: ears, nose, toes and fingers, etc. Mittens are better than gloves. Keep your skin dry and stay out of the wind when possible.
·       Drink plenty of fluids since hydration increases the blood’s volume, which helps prevent frostbite. 

·       Windburn is a condition in which the skin becomes red and painful after exposure to wind or cold air. Windburn symptoms are the same as sunburn symptoms and include red, burning, and sore skin that may peel off as it begins to heal. We recommend Vaseline or skin balm to protect your face from the extreme cold
Covid-19 Precautions:  We advise you and politely ask you and all members of your party to please wear masks ** no matter your vaccination status. Socially distance / Six feet apart inside or outside. KN95s and N95s are recommended.  
Warm Up Areas Include
Geiger Arena Inside: Food will be served, but we ask to please eat food OUTSIDE ONLY. We apologize for the inconvenience, but masks must be on at all times inside of the Geiger Arena due to the small space.
Restroom Access:  Due to Covid-19 the door to the restroom of the Geiger is only accessible from the outside. Masks are required in all indoor spaces
Little Bus: You must wear masks to warm up inside the “Little Bus” No food or drink permitted inside the Little Bus.
Town Hall: The Town Hall will be open from Noon until 6:30pm. The Town Hall is located at 1204 Main Street Long Lake. We will offer complimentary Hot Chocolate and Coffee, tables and much more room to spread out.
Due to the expected cold temperatures we may be scaling down events as needed. Order of events are subject to change without notice.  
Ice skates are available on a first come first served basis.  Hockey will be permitted only on one end of the rink. Helmets must be worn.


12:00 pm     Partly Cloudy-7 °F-23 °F
1:00 pm       Partly Cloudy-5 ° Feels like -20 °F
2:00 pm       Partly Cloudy-4 °Feels like -17 °F
3:00 pm       Partly Cloudy-3 °Feels like -17 °F
4:00 pm       Partly Cloudy-4 °Feels like -16 °F
5:00 pm       Mostly Clear-6 °Feels like -17 °F
6:00 pm       Clear-8 °Feels like -19 °F
7:00 pm       Clear-9 °Feels like -20 °F





2022 Winter Wonderland Bingo

Long Lake announces Winter Wonderland Bingo highlighting activities and featuring outdoor recreation as a contest running until March 20th, the official end of Winter. 
The winter themed bingo activity cards will be posted on Long Lake and Raquette Lake social media channels, on the official Town of Long Lake website at mylonglake.com and printed cards will be available at the Long Lake Town Office, Raquette Lake Tap Room, and our area libraries, post offices and area businesses starting immediately.  It is free to participate.
Participants are invited to do as many activities as they can with prizes available depending on how many tasks are completed. Participants completing one row of Bingo receive a classic Long Lake sticker, and participants completing the entire card will be entered into a grand finale prize drawing which includes merchandise from local vendors in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.
How to play?  Cross off activities as completed and take photos of the card showing completed tasks.  Submit digital photos via email or to the uploader for prizes. Participants in the game should submit photo proof of purchase for any meals/shopping and photos of activities to longlakeevents@gmail.com or can directly use an uploader link at https://upload.crowdriff.com/lakesbingo. Participants on Instagram are invited to post their fun activities and use hashtag #mylonglakebingo  #barkeaterbingo #YesLongLake and follow the page at www.instagram.com/mylonglake
Featured tasks include indoor and outdoor activities from visiting our local libraries, exploring outdoor trails, engaging in winter recreation, shopping and dining at our local businesses, ice fishing, skating and more. 
For more info about lodging, dining, public health information visit mylonglake.com

11 Reasons to Ring in 2022 in Long Lake NY

1.     Price, its way cheaper to go out in Long Lake than most places (outside ADKs that is)

2.      Lobster Rolls!  They return on Friday, December 31st at the ADK Trading Post for their final Friday of the year! Open til 5pm! 


3.     On New Years Eve the Long Lake Diner has a special New Years Eve menu starting at 4:30pm including Choice Prime rib and Jim’s shrimp bisque… a “secret” recipe!



4.     The Long View Lodge is hosting a Winter Wonderland Dinner & Party serving dinner from 5pm – 8pm and DJ Glen LaBlanc from 8pm until 1am. 

5.     The Long Lake Little Bus is free door to door transportation from your home or lodging out to our local pubs/restaurants.  Leave the car at home! 518-524-3106

6.     The Geiger Ice Skating Arena is open until 10pm with free ice skating, sledding, bonfire and s’mores!  Drop the kids off and go have dinner or better yet, skate and sled with them!  For conditions 518-624-3031



7.     You can be the first person to see Buttermilk Falls in 2022.
(We recommend waiting until daylight)



8.   Enjoy a delicious meal in the historic Victorian Dining Room at the Adirondack Hotel! with your closest family and friends. 



9.      You can go to all open pubs/bars and restaurants all in one night… on the bus! For Free!  We do ask that you tip the driver!  And please, behave! The driver bites!



10.     You can wake up in 2022 and still have money in your wallet.

11.      You’ll have made classic memories that will last you a lifetime.

Happy 2022 Everyone!


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