Event News

90 Miler Returns in 2021

The 90 Miler, Adirondack Canoe Classic returns in 2021 with 230 boats, a huge army of volunteers, Ham Radio Operators, veteran paddlers, new crew, Pit Stop experts, pink heart balloons and a mixed day of sun, clouds, and wind to kick it back into high paddling gear for leg #1 of an epic three-day paddling marathon.

In 2021 Brian McDonnell leads the charge with his expertise, planning, and eye for the details as he hands the reigns over to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. I can’t imagine this race not being Brian’s baby, but he’s paid his dues, bringing passionate paddlers to these historic waterways year after year and it’s time to turn over the reigns.  

But for now.. here are some photos snapped today in Raquette Lake, at Brown’s Tract Inlet and Utowana Lake and Blue Mountain Lake Finish. It was a windy finale today with the whitecaps making an appearance as paddlers crossed the finish line.  

Tomorrow, September 11th, the day will kick off in Long Lake, NY from Endion Field. 

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!

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! 

Winter Bingo Challenge Complete!

The Winter Bingo Challenge of 2021 is now in the books!  

Participants and Winners:

Steph Hample Long Lake, NY

Tara Murphy Long Lake NY

Cathy Herrling Elbridge NY

Latasha Thompson Ballston Spa and Long Lake, NY

Julie Veronezi Chatham NY

Dave West Windsor CT

 

Stay tuned for more announcements heading our way for the Summer 2021 Outdoor Recreation Challenge!  

Winter Challenge Bingo Card 2021

Scavenger Hunt & House Decorating Contest Announced

9am Kids & Family Scavenger Hunt * Pick up a Clue Sheet at the Long Lake Geiger Arena.  This can be done by car, bike or foot. Prizes galore.  All groups must stay six feet apart while completing the tasks and wear masks in public spaces while participating in this event when less than six feet away from others. Frequent hand washing and sanitizing recommended per CDC recommendations. 

House Decorating & Lights Displays!  Light up Long Lake & Raquette Lake with your most iconic display. Outdo the neighbors!  Judging July 2nd at dusk.  Leave the lights up for a 4th of July viewing of the best looking homes!  Participants must register by emailing longlakeevent@gmail.com by Thursday, July 2nd at noon. Cash prizes. Please leave your lights on for the 4th of July.

4th of July Celebration
In 2020 things will look different in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Long Lake’s beach will close earlier than normal, times to be announced.  

There will NOT be any traditional activities in the early evening.  There will not be live music, popcorn, strawberry shortcake, Penelope the Clown or a BBQ. We are so sad to see those traditions not happen in 2020, but we look forward to their return in 2021.

The Town of Long Lake has not announced any plans for fireworks at this time. NYS Guidelines on fireworks are pending. Currently there are no mass gatherings over 50. 

The Long Lake Town Beach will be closed to public gatherings at 6pm on July 4th.  No congregation will be permitted after the Beach is closed. Bathrooms will remain open for our temporary traffic and for boat traffic.  

In the event groups choose to gather in any public spaces all groups must be spaced out minimum of 10 feet.  

Raquette Lake Fireworks are 100% cancelled for 2020. 

For any and all events in public spaces and at our local area businesses please note all physical distancing protocols are in place. Maintain six feet apart and please wear masks/cloth face-coverings when visiting public spaces and businesses in our community when you are less than six feet apart from others.  

 

Got photos? We sure would love to see them and share them in our digital marketing!  Share your July 2020 favorites with us!

 

2020.21.03 Updates on Long Lake / Raquette Lake

❗UPDATE❗  3/21/2020
 
Please see below for a list of establishments that are open and the services they are providing at this time.
 
This information is being updated regularly;
Please contact the Long Lake Parks/Rec/Tourism Information:  at  longlake@mylonglake.com  
 
 
Ali Babas Liquors. Open.
Open  Monday-Saturday 10a-5pm
Sunday 12p-5pm. Deliveries to: Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Newcomb.
Call 518-955-4451 for delivery.
https://www.facebook.com/AliBabasLiquorAndWine/

The Adirondack Hotel 518-624-4700 
Take out every day from 12-8 
Delivery available from 4-7pm
6 pack of beer and bottles of wine available for take out
Check FB for Daily specials
https://www.facebook.com/Adirondack-Hotel-on-Long-Lake-104149186320212/


Raquette Lake Tap Room Open Daily for Take Out! 
Monday -Saturday: 7am-10:30am Breakfast
11am-8pm Bar Menu
Sunday: Noon-8pm Bar Menu
315-354-4581
https://www.facebook.com/Bartenders-of-the-Taproom-329449650586020/


Stewart’s Shops Open Daily 5am – 10pm https://www.facebook.com/YourStewarts/


Long Lake Diner 518-624-3941 – CLOSED


Long View Lodge 518-624-2862 TOGO -CLOSED 


 
Hoss’s Country Corner Closed.  Call 518-269-6003 If you need anything.   https://www.facebook.com/hossscountrycorner
 
Long Lake Community Bank Lobby Closed/Night Deposit box for regular deposits. Staff is working during day. Call 518-624-5161  https://www.facebook.com/communitybankna/
 
Long Lake Public Library – 518.624.3825 Closed until further notice. Fines suspended until library reopens. Drop box closed. For ebooks and audiobooks visit:  www.longlake.sals.edu
https://www.facebook.com/LongLakeLibrary/
 
Information on additional local services:
 
LONG LAKE & RAQUETTE LAKE POST OFFICE.
Open Daily. Will continue with their normal business hours and services.
·      ** Re. MATILDA’S LAW ** FOR ANYONE OVER 70 – PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE PICK UP YOUR MAIL FOR YOU. 
·      If SOMEONE IS PICKING UP MAIL FOR A NEIGHBOR PLEASE COME IN THE AFTERNOON**

HELPFUL HINT!  PICK UP MAILBOX KEY from the person you are getting the mail from to AVOID going to the window. Thank you. 

·      Please do NOT linger, maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart!**  
 
Long Lake Post Office Zip Code 12847:           518-624-4567 
Raquette Lake Post Office Zip Code 13436:     315-354-4291
 
LONG LAKE MEDICAL CENTER will continue normal business hours and services. (518)-624-2301

TOWN OF WEB MEDICAL CENTER. 315-369-6619

ST. HENRY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH. all public Masses in the Diocese of Ogdensburg beginning Wednesday, March 18 are suspended until further notice.
Public devotions such as the Stations of the Cross should be suspended. However, the faithful are encouraged to make those devotions in private.
Call Father Peter Berg at 518-582-3671
 
LONG LAKE CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Long Lake Calvary UMC is joining in Worship by Zoom with Blue Mountain Lake UMC and Indian Lake UMC Sunday mornings from 10:30 – 12:00. For more information, please contact Pastor Nina at (518) 648-5302. Thanks.
 
LONG LAKE WESLEYAN CHURCH Live service will be broadcast at 10am on Sundays https://www.facebook.com/LongLakeWesleyanChurch/ 
 
LONG LAKE FOOD PANTRY The food pantry is open and manned still on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM and is open to all. If someone is unable to come on Saturdays or have a more immediate need during the week, email for an appointment. LongLakePastor@live.com
 
LONG LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL is closed to students until April 19. Meal service available to students. To participate, call to order weekly, by Sunday.  Sign-up via our Google Form on our website (www.longlakecsd.org) or by calling the school at (518) 624-2221 and leaving a message in our general mailbox by the end of the day on Sunday. 
 
SENIOR MEAL SITE – WARREN/HAMILTON COUNTY OFFICE OF THE AGING. Meal Deliveries Monday/Wednesday/Friday for seniors.  Please call 518-624-5221 to place your weekly order.  No special “day of” requests accepted at this time.  There is NO ANSWERING MACHINE.  Also if calling mid-morning M/W/F the meal site is not manned as they are out delivering meals.
 
LONG LAKE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER is closed, but we are working M-F 7am – 4pm..  Email: longlake@mylonglake.com and for immediate assistance please call:  518-624-2493.  9am – 3pm daily.
 
TOWN OF LONG LAKE CODES, ASSESSORS, TAX COLLECTOR, TOWN CLERK AND TOWN SUPERVISOR BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 
Town Supervisor Office Call 518-624-3001
Town Clerk: 518-624-3088
 
TOWN COURT:  Long Lake Town Court closed until further notice.
Contact 518-624-3761 or email: tburnett@nycourts.gov 

UPDATES ON LONG LAKE/RAQUETTE LAKE PUBLIC HEALTH INFO

https://mylonglake.com/our-town-government/public-health/
 
HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH:  Director, Erica Mahoney. 518-648-6497
https://www.facebook.com/HCPHNS
 
 
TOWN OF LONG LAKE WEBSITE INFORMATION
GENERAL WWW.MYLONGLAKE.COM
 
General Local Updates:  https://mylonglake.com/local-updates/
 
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS AND AGENDAS:  https://mylonglake.com/agendas/
 
SIGN UP FOR CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 EMAIL/PHONE LIST:
 https://mylonglake.com/covid-19-local-alert-sign-up/

 
MT. SABATTIS/GEIGER ARENA:  Closed at this time. 
 
LONG LAKE TOWN HALL: Closed to the public
 
LONG LAKE & RAQUETTE LAKE TRANSFER STATION:  
9AM – 3PM DAILY. CLOSED TUESDAYS
LONG LAKE 518-624-3806 RAQUETTE LAKE 315.354.4107
 
LONG LAKE HIGHWAY:  518-624-6933
 
RAQUETTE LAKE TRANSFER STATION:  315-354-4107
 
FOR INTERNET SERVICE
SLIC- FREE INSTALLATION FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
877-754-2266
https://www.slic.com/
 
FRONTIER INTERNET SOLUTIONS
855-881-6385 
 
 

From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

We know the most effective way to reduce the spread of this virus is through social distancing and density reduction measures.

 The Governor’s 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows:
Effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, all non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;
 
Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;
 
Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;
When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;
 
Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;
 
Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;
 
Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;
 
Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;
 
Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and
 
Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes.
 
“Matilda’s Law” includes the following rules for vulnerable populations: SENIOR CITIZENS, PEOPLE WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS, AND UNDERLYING ILLNESS
 
Remain indoors;
 
Can go outside for solitary exercise;
 
Pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking their temperature and seeing if person is exhibiting other flu-like symptoms;
 
Do not visit households with multiple people;
 
Wear a mask when in the company of others;
 
To the greatest extent possible, everyone in the presence of vulnerable people should wear a mask;
 
Always stay at least six feet away from individuals; and
 
Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary.
 
 
 

2020 Hors D’Oeuvres Results Announced!

A buzz was in the air on Friday, February 21st for the Annual Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour the benchmark event for the Town of Long Lake’s Winter Wonderland Week.   
 
Guests of the tour were invited to ride the Long Lake’s community “Little Bus” and visit the local restaurants to vote for their favorite appetizer.  Guests hailed from Columbia County, NY, Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake, Long Lake and Albany and other locales.  The participating restaurants included: The Adirondack Hotel, the Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge. 
 
With a good turnout, Long Lake looked to neighbor in Newcomb, to use their community bus to supplement transportation for the event.  Supervisor Robin DeLoria offered his ten-passenger bus to be used for the event citing he was happy to share services between the two upstate municipalities straddling Essex and Hamilton County.  
 

 


Guests descended upon the venues one at a time, moving about the community to try three appetizers at each location.  Guests had a voting card to review and select their favorite at each venue. The judging was to consider each individual appetizer with overall impression, presentation, uniqueness, combination of flavors, pleasing to the palate and originality. 

The Long View Lodge served a Chicken Pesto Puff Pastry, a Scallop Seafood Crostini and Bacon wrapped Meatloaf over Mashed Potatoes.  The overall winner for the Long View Lodge was the Chicken Pesto Puff Pastry with one guest saying, this was the favored selection, it should be on the menu and the dish was beautifully presented.

The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub served each dish individually with a sorbet palate cleanser offered between each selection.  Dishes included Chicken Sausage Chili cup in a hand-molded tortilla, Bacon Bourbon BBQ, Battered and Breaded Pork Ribs  and Fried Green Tomatoes. The Chili Cup took top honors.  Comments remarked, “Execution at the diner was excellent, loved being served the dishes one at a time, and the flavors and the chili would be great to have coming off the trails. Loved the ribs too!”
 

The Adirondack Hotel served a Venison Slider, Smoked Duck with Brie and Smoked Salmon.  The Adirondack took top prizes for their Smoked Duck with Brie. Fans raving that the dish was a great combination of tastes citing the onion on the duck was a very nice touch.   
 

Guests were impressed with the portions and were full by the end of the night.  Guests remarked at the great camaraderie of the company, the organization of the event, the chefs creativity and the excellent service. 
 
The next foodie involved event in Long Lake will be in May during the Eat ADK Restaurant Week,  April 30th – May 7th.  More information will be available at www.mylonglake.com

Winter Wonderland Week 2020

Bubble Trouble happening on Tuesday, February 18th at 12pm at the Long Lake Town Hall.  Free!  Fun for all ages!  

The annual Winter Wonderland Week returns with tons of great activities almost every day throughout the holiday break. 

Saturday, February 15th

Kick out the jams with an 80’s Skate & Pizza party on Saturday, February 15th at 6pm at the Geiger Arena.  Don your best retro duds and get your boogie/skate on.  Prizes awarded for best costumes and games.  For more information call 518-624-3077.  The rink will remain open til 10pm, as regularly scheduled. 

Tuesday, February 18th

The fun continues on Tuesday February 18th at 12pm with Jeff Boyer’s Bubble Bonanza. Mixing comedy, music, and interactive bubble-magic, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family!  This event is free for all. 

Wednesday, February 19

Keep the winter week rolling with a Nordic Ski Excursion on Wednesday February 19th at 10am, meeting at the Geiger Arena.  The group will then carpool to Cedarlands for a semi “guided” Nordic ski around the area.  All abilities are welcome and some informal instruction will be offered from the more experienced skiers.  Free ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner or the Adk Trading Post. For more information call 518-624-3077. 

Thursday, February 20th

Continuing with the sliding theme is the Oak Mountain Tubing Trip on Thursday February 20th at 9am.  Enjoy an afternoon of tubing and lunch sponsored by the Town of Long Lake.  Transportation will be provided, but sign up is required to ride bus, sign up by calling 518-624-3077 no later than February 18th. Bus will depart from Geiger Arena at 9am and return approximately 3:30pm. 

Be sure not to miss the Kids Movie Night at 5pm that same day.  Pizza and popcorn provided and bus transportation available by sign up.  Movie starts around 5pm and this month’s movie is Toy Story 4. 

Friday, February 21

And finally, close out the Winter Wonderland Week with the ever popular Hors D’Oeuvres Tour on Friday February 21st at 5pm.  Tour area restaurants and vote for your favorite appetizer at each location.  Each restaurant serves three Chef’s Choice appetizers and participants vote for the best at each restaurant.  Must reserve in advance.  Tickets will be available online until Monday, February 17th.  Price includes appetizers only.  Drinks and extras are additional charge.  Tickets available online at www.mylonglake.com/tour.  

 

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour 2020 Announced in Long Lake

Tickets Click here

On Friday, February 21st, 2020 the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and area restaurants open up the doors for the return of the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour from 6pm until 10pm. Venues for 2020 include the Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner & Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.
 
Tickets are $35 for individuals or a $65 for a couple. Guests will dine on three appetizers from each restaurant and vote for the best. The Long Lake Little Bus will provide free door to door transportation. Guests will be responsible for tips and drinks are sold separately.
 
Purchase tickets on-line at www.mylonglake.com/tour. Guests traveling from out of town are welcome to participate in our Little Bus park and ride service from their lodging location or from the municipal lot located at 1167 Main Street in Long Lake, NY.  Due to popular demand, Long Lake Parks and Recreation has partnered with The Town of Newcomb to have the use of their bus for additional passengers, so there will be two busses running.
 
The order of stops will be selected at random the day of the event. Guests use a voting card to review their items and assign a score. Guests participating in the event travel as a group with event liaisons helping guide the guests on the tour.  
 
Every guest becomes the judge and vote on a points system considering presentation, quality, taste, texture and originality. Each restaurant will be awarded their best appetizer and reviews at the end of the tour which may be used to help design their upcoming menus or their social media channels. Each participating restaurant will be recognized for the best hors d’oeuvres served at their individual establishment. 
 
Advance Tickets are $35 for individual ticket or $65 a couple.  On-line sales and over the counter sales will close on Monday, February 17th at noon to ensure that participating restaurants have an accurate headcount for the event.  On-line sales are at www.mylonglake.com/tour. 
 
All the restaurants will be open for regular dining service in addition to the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour.  The Town of Long Lake and these same venues will also be participating in the spring Eat ADK event taking place April 30th to May 7, 2020.
 
Participating establishments include, The Adirondack Hotel, the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.  For more information on the event or lodging or please call 518-624-3077.  Guests must have reservations by Monday, February 17th by noon or will be added to a waiting list, so sign up early.
 

New Years Eve Long Lake

19 Reasons to Celebrate New Years Eve in Long Lake

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

2.      The bars are basically house parties with DJs and bartenders 


 
3.      You might get to meet local legends like Cliffy… or even Sasquatch!


4.      You definitely don’t have to dress up (but you can if you want to!) Anything goes!

 

 

5.     You can start  New Years Eve  afternoon out with lunch, panini and conversation at the ADK Trading Post


 
6.     You can stop by Hoss’s and pick up that sweatshirt and cheese you wanted but didn’t get for Christmas.


 
7.     On New Years Eve the Long Lake Diner has all you an “all you can eat buffet” with discounted pricing for seniors!  Includes Choice Prime rib and Jim’s seafood bisque… a “secret” recipe his wife, Paula, doesn’t even have the privilege to know.


 

8.     There are TWO DJ’s in town… on the same night!

 

9.     Glen LaBlanc, the ADK DJ will be spinning the tunes at the Roaring 20’s celebration at the Long View Lodge.  Everyone welcome to come dance!  No Cover!


 
10.     Max Nason, DJ of MX Productions will be spinning the tunes at the Adirondack Hotel until 1 a.m.  No Cover!

 

11.     The Long View Lodge is hosting a Roaring 20’s themed party, with a buffet dinner from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Book dinner and a room and you get a New Years Eve DEAL! Limited rooms available!  Book soon!


12.     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

13.     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

 

 

14.     You can be the first person to see Buttermilk Falls in 2020.
(We recommend waiting until daylight)

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

 

 

16.     The Long Lake Diner hosts a special New Year’s Day breakfast at 8 a.m. with Bloody Mary’s & Frittatas and/or Irish Coffee w/ Belgian Waffles as Blackboard Specials along with regular breakfast menu.


17.      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!

 



 
18.     You can wake up in 2020 and still have money in your wallet.


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

Happy 2020 Everyone!
 
 
 

Long Lake