Swimming Lessons Announced

The Long Lake Lifeguarding staff will be offering Free Swimming Lessons for levels 1-6 starting Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 through August 4th. To sign up call Emily Waters at 518-637-7834 or go directly to the beach to register with a guard.

Best Swim Dock in the Adirondacks!

Best Swim Dock in the Adirondacks!

On vacation and won’t be here the whole summer, not a problem! Flexible lessons for a week at a time will be available if you come and go throughout the summer season. Everyone welcome to participate.

A friendly reminder, there are no life-jackets allowed on the beach or in the water to swim. If you want to swim to the dock, the lifeguards will assess your strength as a swimmer. If you pass, yahoo, you can go to the dock. If you don’t, don’t give up. Show the guards you are working hard and build up your swimming prowess and before you know it you’ll have permission to be jumping off the minitrampoline.

Long Lake’s Swim Dock boasts rope swings, a slide, mini trampoline and hours of beach entertainment. Come on by for the day and stay for the week! Best view in the Adirondacks.

All lifeguards are Red Cross Certified and trained in CPR, First Aid and lifesaving skills.

See you at the beach!

Long Lake Fourth of July Traditional Celebration

On Saturday, July 4th join the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department for their annual fourth of July celebration. Games for all ages starts at 10am at the Long Lake Ball Field. Classic favorites include a scavenger hunt for the youngest, balloon races, sack races, egg toss and a three-legged race. Children compete for over 1,000 prizes from the prize booth.

Carrera Lance hops to the finish line at the Games for All Ages

Carrera Lance hops to the finish line at the Games for All Ages

The Bed Races return and will be starting at a new time, 2pm from the Long Lake Town Bridge. Teams race each other to the finish line in speed and precision while competing for the title of Best in Show. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best in Show, and Fastest, along with a trophy and bragging rights for the year. Entry fee is $10 per bed and pre-registration is required. Call 518-624-3077 for information or to sign up. The Town of Long Lake is also looking for line judges and Best in Show Judges. Judges will receive a complimentary Feelin’ Long Lakey t-shirt for their efforts.

Be a Bed Race Judge and get a free t-shirt!  Call 624-3077 to sign up!

Be a Bed Race Judge and get a free t-shirt! Call 624-3077 to sign up!

Peter-Michael Marino returns as the popular Long Lake MC. Peter is an award winning director, actor and comedian who has performed in the off-Broadway show STOMP, wrote and created “Desperately Seeking Susan, The Musical” premiering on the West End in London and has most recently returned from performing “Late with Lance,” his hilarious one-man show featured at the Orlando and Hollywood Fringe Festivals. Peter will be traveling to Scotland to perform his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Do not miss his antics, hilarity and comedic repartee with the crowd at the Bed Races.

The Long Lake Fire Department will be serving a feast of sausage and peppers, hot dogs and hamburgers. Penelope the Clown will be face painting and creating balloon animals at the gazebo starting at 4pm. For dessert try the homemade and delicious Strawberry Shortcake and North Country Kettle Corn.

Finish out the evening dancing until dark with live music from Fade to Blues, a blues band from Lake Placid NY. Fade to Blues’ brand of original Indie Blues combines elements of classic rock, funk, fusion, country and soul. Look for guitar playing and vocals of BB Ready, bassist Dave Fischer and drummer, Long Lake legend, Jay Lamica to lay down the grooves to keep the crowd moving. They will rock the beach starting at 6:30pm.

Fade To Blues will rock the beach!

Fade To Blues will rock the beach!

At dusk do not miss the best fireworks in the Adirondacks. Fireworks can be seen from the beach, boat, or the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. The fireworks display is made possible with the support of the Town of Long Lake, Raquette Lake Navigation, Shortridge Landscaping, Motel Long Lake and Cottages, Britton Enterprises, Dr. Russell Rider, Gillis Realty, Long Lake Storage, Stewart’s Shops, Chax Handmade Knives, Wide River Antiques, Order of the Eastern Star #745, Whitney Industries LLC, and Raquette Lake Camps.

Lifeguards Needed

The Town of Long Lake is now accepting applications for two open lifeguard positions. Applicant must be 16 or older. A copy of current Red Cross certification for Beach Waterfront, CPR and First Aid is required or proof that you are currently or will be taking the course. Applications are due March 29th at the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department.

Click here for a Town of Long Lake Employment Application.

Submit applications and copies of certifications to:

Long Lake Parks & Recreation
Attn: Lifeguard
PO Box 496
Long Lake, NY 12847

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