Fall

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Fall Foliage Update 10/7/2020

Fall Foliage has seen almost a complete change and past peak, but we still continue to boast foliage on many of the trees. We still have reds, oranges and yellows. While past peak, much color still holds on.  So there’s still plenty to see and do while visiting our region.

Upcoming events on Saturday, October 10th include the Open-Air Fall Market 10am at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area in the lower Parking lot.  GPS 43.96711, -74.42151 or use 6 Pavilion Way, Long Lake, NY, 12847

Vendors boasting handcrafted items, many by local artisans including;  
Chipman Woodworks, Adirondack Impressions, Adirondack Blue Company, A Teaspoon of Silver, Sawyer Creek Farm, Nottingham Hollow Trading Co., Lucky Dog Twigworx, Hearts Uplifted.

Amazing handcrafted wooden bowls and hand-turned wood products, signs, jewelry, cutting boards, textiles, original art and paintings, incredible hand crafted gifts, clothing and more. No admission fee charged.  

Please note: All Covid-19 Best Practices in place. Wear masks, hand sanitzer provided. No crowding at booths, please stay 6 feet apart from others. Thank you for your cooperation!  

Local businesses are open and looking forward to seeing everyone.

Hiking is a popular past-time in our area.  Check out our hiking pages for trip planning ideas out the back door. For a quick and easy hike, visit the Long Lake Nature Trail, starting at 1167 Main Street- the municpal parking lot.  The Raquette River Corridor and our nature trail interpretive signage are on display and inform visitors about our region and the natural region.  Connecting to the Adirondack Hotel and the Long Lake Town Beach. 

 

 

Long Lake Raquette Lake Foliage Report 9/30/2020

Reports from the area report near complete change and to just past peak conditions with bright shades of red mixed in with oranges and yellows. Wind and rain have brought many leaves down, but it’s not over yet. 

We had some incredible color over the weekend. When we say it’s “transitioning fast” we had no idea how fast, but fast and glorious it was.  But don’t fret, there is still time to catch some amazing, dramatic light, color and views this upcoming week.  

The recent weather has ranged from humid, warm, balmy, to a night or two of frost which elevated the leaves into speedy and vibrant color change.  With these colder overnight temps, warm days and a drought we got some outstanding colors this past weekend with more to come.  

Yes we’ve had some rain and wind, so we do have foliage already falling at a rapid clip, but there are more leaves to be seen!

With that said, … it’s not over!  There are still trees yet to turn. We have bold yellows and oranges still to emerge and some stubborn maples just changing over now, having held on to their green for oh that much longer.  

There is still time to catch the beauty of it all this upcoming weekend.  With colder temps, and sunshine predicted, layer up in your best woodsy fashion gear and start exploring! 

Weekend Weather Outlookr:

Friday 10/02
50% / 0.11 in
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High near 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Saturday 10/03
20% / 0 in
Considerable cloudiness. High 52F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph

Sunday 10/04
20% / 0 in
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 54F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Things to Do While Staying in Long Lake

1. Visit Buttermilk Falls just outside of Long Lake on North Point Road. 
2. Saturday, October 3rd, Octo-BEAR-Fest at Hoss’s Country Corner, Cancer Fundraiser. Vendors, Food sold, live music.
3. Custards Last Stand Ice Cream
4. Friday Lobster Roll at the ADK Trading Post
5. Drink and Dinner specials from the Long View, Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner and The Cellar Restaurant and Pub
6. Visit the Wild Center in Tupper Lake
7. Visit Hoss’s Country Corner and see the tree growing in the store.
8. Group photos at the Long Lake Town Beach
9. Drive down Sabattis Road and North Point Road for back roads.
10. Go HIKING!  Coney Mountain, Sargents Ponds, Castle Rock, Ferds Bog, Death Brook Falls, Sagamore Lake, Mt. Sabattis click here for more hiking info
11. Visit Raquette Lake Village and take a step back in time. 

 

Please note:  All local busineses require masks inside and all social distancing protocols and safety plans are enacted at all area lodgings, dining, and retail establishments. Plenty of activities to do outside, just layer up and if you forget something, pop into Hoss’s or Northern Borne for some additional gear. 

 

Fall Foliage Update 9/24/20

In Long Lake and Raquette Lake, look for 50% change in the foliage this upcoming weekend. Leaves are transitioning quickly, with average to bright shades of orange and red rapidly appearing across the landscape. Red and gold leaves are of above-average brilliance and average shades of yellow and gold.

Check out the backroads in and around the area including Uncas Road/Brown’s Tract in Raquette Lake, Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, North Point Road, Sabattis Road in Long Lake are great options for a quiet drive and scenic stops along the way.

Fun family hikes for leaf peeping include Lows Ridge off of Horseshoe Lake Road, Coney Mountain, Owls Head Mountain in Long Lake, Mt. Sabattis in downtown Long Lake, Goodnow in Newcomb or Check out the Cascades/Powerhouse or Lake trail at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. 

Weekend Weather

Friday 09/25
20% / 0 in
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 72F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday 09/26
10% / 0 in
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday 09/27
10% / 0 in
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Leaf Peeping Report 10.2.2017

It’s Leaving Us Wondering

Last weeks heat wave was an incredible gift.  An extension of the season, more time to spend outdoors getting ready for the inevitable season right around the corner (one that we won’t say out loud just yet – even though there was some evidence of it spotted in the higher elevations on Saturday)  Regardless, we have had quite the season.  With that said, it leaves us perplexed as to what is next for our leaves. How much has it changed, is it peak?  Is peak still right around the corner? Or is it just… well ever the optimist, it’s not over, because it’s still green.  It’s a mixed question this year as we are met with some trees which have shed their leaves, yet a good percentage still holding their greenery. 

While most birch trees have dropped their leaves and many of the maples have seen their brightest come and go, the amount of green still hanging on in the landscape lends hope that there is more to come.  

The colors appear to be a bit muted evoking a mood that is a contrast to the bright blue of the autumn sky. It is a sense of a burnt, muted season, but the scents and sweet smells of the forest fill the air.  

Looking around while hunting for scenery it feels like it’s all in the details. Examining the landscape for the tree that pops against the blue sky of October becomes a game.  What does it look like up close?  What does the light look like as it shines through the veins of the leaves?  Getting closer, stepping on the soft moss of the ground cover, hearing the crackle of your footfall crunching on recently fallen leaves. Spotting a cluster of brilliant red choke cherries. Discovering  another tree showcasing it’s plume with curling dark purple leaves reminiscent of full-bodied cabernet.

The weather this week looks to be mostly sunny and good leading up to the holiday weekend.  

One Saturday, October 7th boasts the “Some brightening, and the clearest day of the week” perfect for the Long Lake Harvest Craft Fair 10am- 4pm and  a mid-day crowd-pleasing Pumpkin Drop at 2pm. Location for the events is the Long Lake Town Hall at 1204 Main Street. 

Raquette Lake will be hosting a concert event with the talented  “Falling Waters Trio” on Saturday, October 7th at 6:30pm at the Raquette Lake School.  Doors open at 6pm and concert is free. 

Escape to the peace and quiet of our woods and find your detail and define your getaway experience.

Every day brings new sights and sounds of fall in the Adirondacks. 

Fall Leaf Peeping

The weather forecasters keep calling for the “Dead Frost” and on some maps it says “past peak” but for those explorers of the northern Adirondacks there is still color on the leaves. It won’t be long now, the wind is blowing, the pine needles are falling and soon we will be waiting for the cold breath of fall to lead us to winter.

So to eek the most out of the season we’ve produced a video in conjunction with The Wild Center who generously lent us their drone and excellent operator/cinemotographer, Rick Godin last fall (during peak) and we managed to add this birdseye video view to our collection.

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