90 Miler

2019 Long Lake Long Boat Regatta

Images from 2018 Long Boat Regatta

Saturday September 21, 2019

Long Lake Long Boat Regatta
Location: Long Lake, NY
Distance: 10 miles
Registration Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Start Time: 11 AM
Entry Fee: $25pp ($20pp AWA members) 
Figure 8 Course, C-4 College Co-ed Cup, Adirondack Kayak Championships, North American Voyageur Canoe Championship, All NYMCRA classes and an Anything Goes Catergory.  Lots of fun in Long Lake! BBQ hosted by the Long Lake Lions
Contact: Brian McDonnell 518-891–2744 adirondack90miler@gmail.com

On Saturday, September 21st the Long Boat Regatta returns to the shores of Long Lake.  This long-standing racing tradition has been happening on the waters of Long Lake as the finale race of a busy race season for over 20 years.

The race course boasts a 10 mile stretch. Boats of all classes launch from the Long Lake Town Beach and head south under the bridge to Camp Hilary and Moose Island and then turn around and return north to Round Island.

This event is spearheaded by Macs Canoes and the organizers of the 90 Miler.  Registration is from 9:30am – 10:30am on the porch of the Adirondack Hotel at $25 per person. Paddlers are welcome to register their boats.  Colleges participate with teams from Hamilton and Paul Smiths College regularly making appearances.  

The camaderie of the racers is clear. Some return year after year to participate.    In 2016 a family of three, who’ve never participated in any paddling race before, took a chance and registered their boat.  They enjoyed the day, made some great friends and got to have a unique vacation experience.  

Spectators are invited to the Town Beach to watch.  The Long Lake Lions Club will be on site serving lunch to the participants and anyone who wants to pop in for a delicious lunch. 

Paddling Incentives!  Join the Race and look what can be yours! 


There are a limited number of 90 Miler shirts still available (racer small, medium, 2xl and women’s medium).

Place your order and we will deliver to you for no extra fee at the Long Boat Regatta this weekend.

Call the race hotline to place your order: 518.891.2744.

The custom NRS straps are in!

All 2019 90 Miler paddlers who also paddle in the Long Lake Long Boat Regatta on 9/21/19 will get a complimentary set of ‘Adirondack 90 Miler’ logoed NRS buckle bumper straps!

Registration starts at 930am on race day. The race start is at 11am.

90 Miler in Long Lake

The paddlers of the Adirondack Canoe Classic now in its 31st year hit the waters of Long Lake, NY on September 7th, 2013 at 8:30am from the field of Endion on the south end of Long Lake. Paddlers faced overcast skies, a tailwind and a long lake. Spectators lined the town bridge cheering as the paddlers ventured on day two. Families, pit crews, cowbells and friendly faces bundled up in layers to beat off the damp cold.

Check out the video. It’s not likely to be super mobile-friendly so let us know on fb if you need it to be mobile friendly and we’ll get that up tomorrow. www.fb.com/mylonglake

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2011 Year in Review Long Lake Style

What do you remember about 2011? Well already a day has gone by and I’m sure I missed something. So maybe you got to spend a lot of time in Long Lake this year, or maybe you kept in touch via updates and twitter and your friends and relatives. Maybe you drove down Route 30/28N and decided to spontaneously stay for the night and found a Barber Shop Quartet singing on the beach or Martin Sexton signing autographs. Long Lake is small, but makes the most of the seasons and even though we’re off the beaten path and not right off the railroad tracks or the Northway, we still have our fingers on the pulse (from a quiet distance)

The video is a timeline with both events in and around Long Lake and Raquette Lake interspersed with some images of notable news figures of the past year. Trivia is so popular an event, one of the upcoming questions may revolve around some of the images in this piece – so watch carefully.

What did we miss? I know you’ll be sure to tell me.

See you in 2012. Enjoy the show. Moonlighter’s Snowmobile Club Winter Carnival is coming up on January 14, 2012.. THINK SNOW!

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Long Lake Receives Funds to Develop Nature Trail

The Town of Long Lake has announced it has been awarded a matching grant of $18,000 from the Department of State to complete the Nature Trail connecting two business districts in the town of Long Lake. The Nature Trail is designed to increase pedestrian traffic around Jennings Park Pond and to offer a quiet, natural alternative to visitors and residents in the center of town. It’s a great spot to watch birds, including herons, bald eagles and plenty of geese. It is a popular fishing spot stocked with trout in the spring. The Nature Trail is a widening of trail connecting the Long Lake Town Ball Field around the pond leading to the Long Lake Beach Area, Helms Seaplane Base and the Adirondack Hotel.

Projects to improve the nature trail include adding pedestrian viewing, adding safety measures, widening the trails, and to identify the flora and fauna along the route. Long term plans include expanding to the Long Lake Diner, across route 30 along the brook to Hoss’s Country Corner. Eventually the goal is to increase the length up to one mile. Also key areas will be identified at the Long Lake Town Beach to repair retaining walls and to help offset the cost of maintaining the garden area.

90 Miler Launch Day Two Long Lake

The Town of Long Lake is one of the main stops on the 90 Miler Route, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and the Raquette River Corridor. It’s a paddlers paradise offering amenities for paddlers to stop and rejuvenate before continuing on their journey.

CAP-21, in collaboration with the Town of Webb, will be distributing project funds as part of the 90 Miler Blueway Trail Strategy. The intent of the Blueway Trail initiative is for those communities located along the waterway route of the Adirondack Canoe Classic (known as the 90 Miler) to cooperatively develop a regional strategy for community revitalization, sustainable economic development and enhanced public access to waterways in the corridor between Old Forge and Saranac Lake. These projects follow an extensive process of working with the townships, community groups and paddle-sport based businesses to identify priority waterway linked priorities. The Blueway Trail projects are being funded through the NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, and is being coordinated through CAP-21.

Priority project allocations include the following:
Town of Webb – $24,000 for development of a master plan and design for the municipal waterfront;
Town of Inlet – $24,000 for carry and launch site improvements at Fifth and Sixth Lake landings;
Town of Long Lake – $18,000 for development of the Long Lake Nature Trail and waterfront improvements;
Town/Village of Tupper Lake – $24,000 for establishing/enhancing connections between the Wild Center and the Raquette River, including interpretive signage and dockage improvements; and
Town of Harrietstown/Village of Saranac Lake – $20,000 for improvements on launch areas at Baldwin and Beaver Parks.

CAP-21 also hopes to work with the Adirondack Watershed Alliance on marketing and promotion of the Blueway as a regional recreational destination. Other community groups involved in developing this Blueway Strategy were the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Adirondack Park Invasive Species Program. Altogether more than $1.3 million in economic revitalization projects were identified for the region. The Blueway Trail Strategy will provide a foundation and basis for potential future project funding through a number of funding sources including: NYS Department of State, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation, the Adirondack Smart Growth grant program and the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Councils.

Nick Rose, CAP-21 Executive Director, stated that “We believe that these Blueway grants will help the townships to promote regional eco-tourism, build local business and employment opportunities and reinforce the 90 Miler route as a premier statewide, national and international paddling destination.” For more information please contact CAP-21 at 315-369-3353 or at info@cap-21.org .

90 Miler 2nd Day Launch

Saturday, September 10th the Adirondack Canoe Classic launched from Endion Field in Long Lake, NY. The 2011 90 Miler celebrates its 29th year. The race is a paddle of the original highways of the Adirondacks, from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. Organizers of the Adirondack Canoe Classic have once again called on the New York State DEC, regional business people, and an army of volunteers to coordinate this massive effort.

The following video is a complilation of the launch of the 12 waves of boats. Categories include, Open Touring, Voyageur Canoes, C-2 Family, Recreation and Solo, C-1, C-4’s and Touring, Unlimited, and Tandem Kayaks.

The Town of Long Lake celebrates the paddlers and this race. Thanks to Brian and Grace McDonnell for all their efforts in making this race come to life year after year.

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Please note the top three clips at the top of the video showcases the “ride” down to the field at Endion in Long Lake, NY. The first three video images are from March 7th, 2011, April 30th, 2011 and September 10, 2011. (Just in case you were confused) Just trying to give a sense of place.

Long Lake is OPEN! No extra water here!

With the recent onslaught of Hurricane Irene wreaking havoc with our region and the continuation of rains from Hurricane Leigh/Lee (call the fact checkers) – it would certainly seem the Adirondacks are struggling. Long Lake extends a huge branch of “hang in there” to our neighbors in Keene, Keene Valley, all along the Ausable, our friends in Warren County, south of us in Binghamton and Vermont struggling with their clean up and rising waters. Those communities got hit hard by Irene and Long Lake knows the surprise, shock and amount of work it is to rise up after a disaster – check for flooding Long Lake (spring 2011). Hang in there our neighbors, our hearts are with you.

But with news about flooding in our region, so comes rumors and questions. There’s a rampant rumor spreading that an imaginary lock has been put on the imaginary gate into the Adirondack Park. Just to clarify, there are not gates to the Adirondack Park, there are no toll booths and the blue line is a map demarcation and chances are you won’t actually see a blue line when crossing into the park (as far as I know)

Long Lake and Raquette Lake are here and open.

Long Lake Clouds

This weekend presents the 90 Miler Adirondack Canoe Classic sponsored by the Adirondack Watershed Alliance. Over 600 paddlers are registered. The race kicks of on Friday morning, September 9th in Old Forge.

Saturday the event takes off from Endion in Long Lake. Paddlers hit the course at 8:30am. Spectators are welcome to view the race from the Long Lake Town Bridge as they paddle north towards Tupper Lake. It’s a glorious sight to see these paddlers as they wend their way down the widening of the Raquette River. Organizer Brian McDonald anticipates with the volume of water in the lakes and rivers that it will be a record breaking race year.

Best small town moment of the week. Meeting two paddlers from Michigan stopping at the Long Lake Town Beach who saw event organizer Brian McDonnell picking up the big orange buoys (borrowed from the Adirondack Museum) from the Town of Long Lake – if anything this event is collaborative and partners from all across the North Country help out to welcome the paddlers to our region. The couple from Michigan stopped to say hi to Brian and report they had arrived from the west and they were looking forward to the race. We’re thrilled to be part of such a far–reaching event that invites folks from all over the country and the world to our beautiful region.

Also this weekend is the Adirondack Museum Rustic Furniture Fair. Enjoy the museum’s fantastic collection of artifacts and history, and the A.F. Tait exhibit. Step outside to experience a world class event not to be missed. Rustic Furniture makers from across the country descend on Blue Mt. Lake and the Adirondack Museum to showcase their work and sell it to guests. These artisans are exclusively selected and display their handcrafted rustic pieces on the museum campus.

If that’s not enough for you, check out Newcomb’s Teddy Roosevelt Weekend chock full of events galore celebrating the historic ride by Teddy Roosevelt from the heights of Mount Marcy to become President of the United States.

And don’t forget to make Long Lake your central location for dining and lodging. Long Lake is in a great central location to explore the Adirondacks and enjoy these events in area towns. Great restaurants, beautiful views, a lake, hey we even have an airport (okay, a seaplane base) but it’s an airport to us. Have your own seaplane? Fly in, or fly over to see the paddlers on the race to Saranac Lake!

Here comes the plane from the LL Airport

See you in Long Lake this weekend! We’re open in the Heart of the Adirondacks and the weather looks great!

Long Lake Kids on Paddling Adventure

Long Lake NY is the launching pad for the second leg of the Norther Forest Explorer’s program in New York State. Today children from Long Lake (four of them) and area towns gathered at the Mt. Sabattis Geiger Arena to gear up and prep for a five day expedition paddling the waters of Long Lake to Tupper Lake, NY.

Long Lake is part of the 740 mile long Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Brian MacDonald of Mac’s Canoe and the 90 Miler is leading the trip with two experienced paddlers ready to teach, paddle, engage in educational and fun activities as well as ensuring the safety of the participants. On Monday, July 18th, the group set off from an undisclosed location in Long Lake and headed to Moose Island, close to the inlet from the Raquette River to Long Lake. The rest of the trip is planned with three overnights and fun camping adventure north. They will enjoy camping in tents, spending nights under the stars and enjoying nature in all its incredible Adirondack Splendor.

NFCT’s Northern Forest Explorers Program engages rural youth in five day paddling trips that support healthy lifestyles and connect them with pride to the natural world, to their communities, and to the North Country region as a whole.

For more information about paddling in our area check out our Biz Directory for Canoe Rentals and Outfitters and explore our website for more information or click here: NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL

1st Wave 2nd Day 90 Miler

The second day of the 90 Miler, Adirondack Canoe Classic, a three day paddle race stretching from Old Forge to Saranac Lake launched from Endion in Long Lake on September 11, 2010. The fog impeded the start for only a brief delay. Over 250 registered for the race and with 12 waves launching, the paddlers along with DEC spotter boats, Parks and Recreation Safety Boats, pit stop boats, and flotation devices and crisp sunny September morning headed north to “The Crusher” in Tupper Lake.

First Wave Travels North just having traveled under the Long Lake Bridge

Boats classes include: Open touring, solo guideboats, tandem guideboats, Voyageur Canoes, C-2, C-1, C-4. Women, men, families, kayakers, college students and even a crew from Barton and LaGuidice Engineering participated.

First Wave Thru Seward Mountains in the Background

Long Lake