2020 Beach Hours End of Summer

The Long Lake Town Beach has adjusted hours thru Labor Day Weekend. We have sent some of our staff back to college and we wish them all well! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Lillian, Jack, Sydney, Jenna, Emma, Samantha & Lucy for their hard work this season!

Beach hours until the end of the season are as follows:
Monday, August 24 10am – 4pm
Tues/Wed – Closed -due to on-line college classes!
Thursday 8/27 10am – 2pm
Friday 8/28 10am – 4pm
Saturday 8/29 10-4
Sun 8/30 10-4
Mon 8/31 10-4
Tues/Wed Closed
Thurs 9/3 10-2
Friday 9/4 10-4
Sat 9/5 10-4pm
Sun 9/6 – Last Day of Season 10pm – 4pm

Long Lake NY Beach Now Open ADKS

Long Lake lifeguards at beach with masks in 2020

The Long Lake Town Beach opened on Wednesday, June 17th with guidelines in place for Summer 2020.  The beach is open daily 10am – 6pm. 

Due to Covid-19 there are new directives and rules that will be in place for 2020 and we want to make sure everyone is aware of the changes.

FOR 2020 – COVID 19

Currently the maximum capacity of the beach is reduced by 50% which is 73 beach patrons. 

Everyone wanting to set up blankets/space – will check in with designated Beach Safety Monitor and work with Safety Monitor to do Contact Tracing & check Symptoms and log in.  All bathers must check in to maintain an accurate head-count. Contact tracing is respecfully requested and it is up to inviduals to participate voluntarily in the beach contact tracing program.  

All family units/groups that check in and seek a place to set up on the  sandy beach will be spaced out 10 feet apart. The Lifeguard/Beach Safety Monitor will measure any groups arriving to ensure the spacing between blankets/groups.

Each group will have a max of 10 patrons.  If members of your family unit/household/group want to socialize with another group and are less than six feet apart, the rule is to please wear a mask if socializing with someone not in your group, especially less than 6 feet apart.

Swimming – There will be capacity limits on the swim docks and in swim area, currently it is at max 10 per big swim dock and maximum 3 per each side dock. We are going to ask all bathers not in the same ‘family unit/group’ to do their best to stay six feet apart.

Swimmers will NOT have to wear masks when swimming. Lifeguards will NOT be wearing masks while actively monitoring and guarding the water – but when less than 6 feet apart from a member of the public, masks will have to be worn by all.

Please distance yourself from the Lifeguard Stand – 6 feet.

If you do have an injury, cut, or medical concern, please go to the lifeguard stand. Do not leave wounds untended. All guards are Waterfront Safety Trained/CPR and Red Cross First Aid Certified. Please wear a mask near the lifeguards or one will be provided to you.

Bathroom – please visit the bathroom with your group only.  Please avoid sharing bathroom with members of the public outside your group to limit your exposure. Wear a mask while in the bathroom.  

Water Fountain – there will be a foot pedal installed at the fountain to minimize the high contact touching of the water fountain.


There will be sanitizer at waters edge for bathers to sanitize hands before and after entering water. Bathers may also use the beach bathroom and wash hands with warm water/soap for 20 seconds per CDC recommendations.

There will be a roped area marking the beach/sandy area to hold the 73 capacity of the “beach patrons” this way guards and Beach Safety Monitor won’t count people on the grassy area/by gazebo as part of the “beach count” for capacity. As bathers move in and out of the sandy beach area they will be counted – so if the beach is crowded please note that the capacity is 73.

Please note the only allowable swimming and or wading is in the designated beach area only. If visitors to the beach are outside the designated swim area and are in the water, swimming or wading, the lifeguards are authorzied to ask bathers/patrons/visitors to move into the designated bathing area and or to stay out of the water. 


We please ask for your patience will we navigate these new rules. These are from the New York State Department of Health, American Red Cross and Re-Open New York Phased Reopening Plan and through the Hamilton County Department of Public Health.

The mini-trampoline is currently closed until further notice for repairs. 

There is currently no frisbee, beach volleyball, football on the beach or pick up sports permitted on the beach. There is no tying of multiple boats, vessels for group on the water.

Large gatherings and picnics are not allowed. No sharing of food outside your family unit.

Please note: All employees will be checked daily for Covid-19 symptoms and there will be a symptom log maintained at the beach.

The NYS Beach Covid-19 Safety Plan will be on file with the lifeguards.

There are no swimming lessons scheduled for summer 2020.


If you are feeling sick, please do not come to the beach. 

Symptoms of Covid-19 are:

Fever, Chills, Cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, loss of smell/taste, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, respiratory symptoms, nausea, diarrhea.  If you are experience any of these symptoms please stay home. 

General Rule:

The Town of Long Lake does not allow Personal Floatation Devices of any kind at the Long Lake Town Beach.
Why not? 
Long Lake Beach has two designated areas for swimming. A shallow section for inexperienced swimmers, just learning how to swim and a deep end.  Only strong swimmers who comfortably pass a test are permitted to swim in the deep end and to the swim dock.

-Life jackets provide a false sense of security by allowing a non-swimmer to enter an area that is too deep causing panic and possibly disaster.

-Without the flotation device(s) the attending adult will stay with the child.

-Inflatable devices are easily punctured or torn by teeth, fingernails and foreign objects.

-A non-swimmer would have a difficult, if not hazardous, situation attempting to regain buoyancy in deep water after slipping off, or out of, the flotation device(s).

-Use of Floatation Devices places a burden on the lifeguard, distracting from his/her guarding duties, to inspect and make sure that all straps and other devices are secure on the person entering the water.

-If one individual is allowed a flotation device, then everyone must be permitted to use one, and not everyone has “approved” equipment.

-According to the U.S Coast Guard, life vests should be worn to prevent drowning, but can be useless if not worn properly. 
-Children panic when they fall into the water suddenly. This causes them to move their arms and legs violently, making it hard to float safely in a PFD (personal flotation device).

-While a PFD will keep a child afloat, it may not keep a struggling child face-up. 
For questions or concerns regarding the Town of Long Lake’s Floatation Device policy please contact the Long Lake Town Supervisor at 518-624-3001

For ADA Accomodations please see the attending lifeguards or contact the Long Lake Town Supervisor. 

Curious where the re-opening rules came from?  They are directives developed and released by NYS. 

Here’s a link

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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