Leaf Peeping

Fall Foliage Update Sept 15, 2020

Long Lake/Raquette Lake Region

Percent of trees predicted to have changed by the coming weekend: 15-20%

Brilliance: Average

Predominating colors: Still a lot of green, but the oranges and yellows are starting to pop. Little bits of red and purple can be seen here and there.

Rating: Just beginning

The cold weather this weekend will probably affect the rate of change, but hopefully not do too much damage!

From the Adirondack Experience Website

Weekend Weather:

Friday 09/18
10% / 0 in
Mostly sunny skies. High 54F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday 09/19
10% / 0 in
Sunshine. High 54F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday 09/20
10% / 0 in
Mainly sunny. High around 55F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Things to Do September 14-16th Adks Long Lake and Raquette

Weekend of September 14 through 16, 2018
Things to Do!
The ADKX – the museum on Blue Mountain Lake hosting the Annual Antiques show on Saturday September 15th 10am – 5pm.   Check out Downtown Blue Mountain lake for more vendors. 

Raquette Lake Navigation in Raquette Lake has a calendar with Friday night 3 Course Prix Fixe dinner from 6pm – 8:30pm  Saturday scenic excursion and more and Sunday brunch as 12:30pm.  Call 315-354-5532 for info on events or visit www.raquettelakenavigation.com
Great Camp Sagamore. Explore a restored Great Camp in Raquette Lake!  Daily tours at 1:30pm.  For more info call 315-354-5311 or visit www.greatcampsagamore.org
Under construction!
Check out the construction at Stewart’s Shops in Long Lake.  Stewart’s is undergoing a gas island expansion at the intersection of NYS 30 and 28N in Long Lake.  Gas and store are open during construction.  Join in the guessing game to see what is next for the craziest intersection in the Adirondacks.  We have two stop signs and … a right of way…. And a couple of crosswalks.  What is next??
The Wild Center celebrates National Drive Electric Week on Saturday, September 15thfrom 11am – 3pm.  Heightening awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug in vehicles.
Newcomb celebrates Teddy Roosevelt Days with a jam-packed calendar of events.  125 Anniversary of Great Camp Santanoni. Wagon Rides, Craft Fair, Quilt Show, seaplane rides by Long Lake’s own Helms Aero Service. Celebrate Teddy Roosevelt’s journey from Newcomb to the White House.
Yes We are OPEN! Plenty of shopping and eating available!
Long View Lodge 681 Deerland Road.  Weekdays 3pm – 9pm. Saturday and Sunday serving Lunch and Dinner 12pm – 10pm. Seriously, check out their cocktails and their social plates.  Excellent views of the lake. Iconic lodging and dining business now open.  Fun facts – these business partners have owned and operated Sauce SF in San Francisco in California for many years and now they are home.  And three of the four partners in the business were raised behind the counters as Hoss’s Country Corner, but that’s a story for another day.  

The Raquette Lake Tap Room. Offering up good eats at great prices and open year-round.  Great burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast specials.  315-354-4581. It may be small, but there is is plenty of room for all (including your snowmobile helmet)

The Adirondack Growl and Grub.  Fresh Deli Sandwiches and soups and growlers to go to.  Come in and sit awhile or take it to go.  Friendly atmosphere, outdoor eating garden, and it’s fall so still plenty of time to enjoy the foliage and backyard scene.  Located behind Hoss’s. 518-624-2816

Hoss’s Country Corner. Infamous in the Adirondacks. Known for having everything from Woolrich clothing, souvenir tee-shirts and sweatshirts, quality outerwear, gifts galore, books, cards, fishing, camping and hunting gear and if you need a fishing license… this is your place to be!  The only place in town offering purchase of a NYS Fishing License.  518-624-2481. Look for Octo-BEAR-Fest coming up on October 6th.


The Park. Located across from Hoss’s and adjacent to the Hoss’s Country Campground.  Open weekends for Burgers, Ice Cream, Coffee and Beer. What more could you ask for?  Ice cream and beer… it’s perfect!
The Long Lake Diner. If you haven’t been by this summer, stop in.  The newly renovated dining room elevates the experience.  Enjoy a cocktail at the brand new bar top featuring an inset made out of pennies and nickels in the shape of 14 mile Long Lake. If it’s a game you are looking for, enjoy three tv’s and all the game you need.  Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the only place in town offering a late-night menu.  518-624-3941
Northern Borne Store. The bread aisle has the best view of the lake.  I just saw a truck stop in this morning during the rounds and I know he just got a food delivery. Fresh fruits, veggies, meats and grocery items as well as gifts.  Check out the hardware store just up the street.  They have a major clearance sale going on.
Lakeside Knoshery and Boat Tours.  Marty said he’d keep an eye on the weather an be open on weekends through Columbus Day. Stop in and take a peek.  His boat tours are great entertainment and full of classic Adirondack Lore. Lots of unique and fun history on the shores of Long Lake.
Wide River Antiques.  Long Lake has its own Antiques Store.  And if you can’t get enough of the inventory, don’t miss out finding Wide River Too in Blue Mountain Lake at the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30.  (the old Potter’s Restaurant) 
Long Lake Marina. Rent a boat.  You know you want to.  Lake levels are at their lowest levels ever recorded.  Ok, that could be an exaggeration.  Did you know there was a boat moored at the very north-end of Long Lake this summer for two weeks because camp owners had to navigate over a sand-bar just to get to their summer home?  Talk about low-water!  It’s the best of Adirondack living.  It’s called… make it up as you go along.  Also check out the rocks along the shoreline.  Look for marks indicating the locations where boat propellers have knocked into obstacles typically hidden under the water.  Rentals 518-624-2266.

Adirondack Hotel. Open-year round.  Eat drink and be merry.  Dining specials. Friendly bartenders and watch out for the bear. Don’t worry he’s stuffed!  The oldest operating hotel in the Adirondacks. 518-624-4700. 
Helms Aero Service. Grab a flight.  Stop in at Teddy Roosevelt Days in Newcomb.  Tom will be over there!  518-624-3931 for reservations.
Raquette River Outfitters. If you haven’t met Stacy yet, you owe it to yourself to stop in for a visit.  Great knowledge of paddling the waters in and around the Long Lake and central Adirondack region.  She has tons of equipment for sale or for rent and then there’s always her magical coffee machine and if you ask real nice, maybe you’ll get to sit on the backporch and enjoy the view of the south end of Long Lake.
Helms Village Store. Julie Helms has been operating this furniture store for a long time.  Great comfortable recliners, futons, couches, rustic furniture, beds, Adirondack décor and so much more.  Hey you can even drop your dry cleaning off!  Stop in for a gander! 

The Cellar Restaurant and Pub. Now open Tuesday through Sunday, 4:30pm – 8pm.  Great meals, friendly service.  Have you ever had tater tot poutine?  Oh and have we discussed their onion rings?  They’ve got shrimp and steaks and they are known for their bread. It’s worth an entrée just for the bread! Seriously. Located at 3 Kickerville Lane. 518-624-5539.
ADK Trading Post. Lobster Roll Friday’s still happening in the fall!  Homemade soups, panini’s, baguettes, pies, grocery items, brownies, tomato’s, if it’s in stock, Vickie has it!  Unique gifts celebrating Lake Eaton and Long Lake.  Looking for a Lake Eaton item??? Look no further, it’s here!  Books, candles, gifts. From the whimsical, practical and to the funny.  It may look small, but it’s jampacked with surprises. 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624-2357
Ali Babas Liquors. Open Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.  They have gifts, bottles of wine, boxes of wine, ice and wood!  Who knew a liquor store sells wood?  Ali does!  And then there’s Stella, the most awesome dog around.  If you stick around long enough she’ll let you throw her rocks.  Not the greatest for her teeth, but that doesn’t stop us from loving her. 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624.2020.  After hours call 518-955-4451 
Dina Kennedy Reiki. Open-Year-Round!  Alternative healing untangle your energy. The Adirondacks is all about unwinding and relaxing when you are on a vacation, so take it up another level and try a class or workshop with Dina.  Heal theyself from inside to out.  Need assistance with your business?  Dina also offers business coaching. Available by appointment, located up at the Trading Post Plaza.  1601 Tupper Road. www.dinakennedy.com
And once you realize Long Lake and Raquette Lake have all this and more… you’ll want to stay!  So please make sure you check out our lodging properties too!  We have motels, hotels, cottages, cabins and so much more!  Come for a day and stay for a week.  How did have the people living year round end up here in the first place.. just saying… it can happen.

Long Lake Lodging

Raquette Lake Lodging

Leaf Peeping Report 9/23

In other news.  While out on Leaf Peeping Intelligence gathering, spotters noted the flashing yellow light and flashing stop light that had been at the base of the hill of NYS Route 30 corner of Dock Lane/Olivet Rd.  rounding the corner (to avoid going into the lake) has been removed by NYS DOT.  There are currently arrow signs on site showing travelers to TURN.  

Places to go:

Drive along route 28 in Raquette Lake, NY.  Stop off in the village and view the surroundings.  Hike into Death Brook Falls, check out the view from the NYS DEC Campground, Golden Beach.  Head out to Browns Tract Pond.  Rent a boat from Burke’s or Bird’s and check out the shoreline of Raquette Lake. 

Check out the drive between Newcomb and Long Lake along 28N or along Sabattis Road along Little Tupper Lake, just north of Long Lake off of NYS Route 30 onto County Route 10.  Be an adventurer and hike into Mt. Frederica.  Please read up on safety measures for hiking.  Carry food, water, fire and emergency supplies.  You cannot rely on cell phone service in the backwoods.   

Leaf Peeping Report Report
September 23, 2017
Long Lake/Central ADKs
Percent of trees changed: 35% – 40%

Weather Outlook – We’ve had amazingly unseasonal warmer temperatures this last week, and as we head into Thursday Sept 29th we will see cooler nights. Now that it is fall – it feels like summer!  

We do see evenings cool down this week starting on Thursday and anticipate the current flatness of the color will accelerate again this weekend and we will pick up another round of colors, extending what we thought was going to be a fast change. While it’s not as brilliant as we have been seeing last week, we’ll take the warm weather and hazy hot days and we haven’t hit peak yet.  Still more change to come. Still green out there waiting for colder nighttime temps to rev up the show this upcoming weekend. 

Brilliance: Colors are average, but looking for some change this upcoming weekend. 

Predominating colors: Yellows, reds, purples, and anticipate more to come.  

Weather outlook for the week. Warm beginning of the week, with a seasonal drop for Thursday to 58-60 during the day and in the mid to high 30’s at night

Coming Events include: Octo-BEAR-Fest at Hoss’s Country Corner on Saturday, September 30th as well as a Town Sponsored leaf peeping hike to Lows Ridge with Joan Collins on Sat. Sept 30th, departure at 7am.  Call 518.624.3077 to sign up. It’s Free. 

Leaf Peeping Peak All Week

The leaves on the trees in Long Lake and the Central Adirondacks are at peak and with the five day weather forecast, this is the time to be moving throughout the park. Favorite places to spot leaves? Travel down Sabattis Road, North Point Road to Buttermilk Falls, fly with Helms Aero Service or stop in at the Long Lake Boat Tour and check out his schedule. The tour operator checks daily at tour times to see if anyone is there looking for a foliage tour. Another classic excursion is in Raquette Lake aboard the W.W. Durant. If you need more info call the tourism office in Long Lake at 518-624-3077. We want to welcome all our visitors, especially our global visitors who have been moving about. It’s wonderful to meet you!

Fall Foliage 2014

This is the best time of year to get out. The swamp maples are red, the yellows are yellow, the greens are green.. well the foliage is terrific. It suddenly popped just in the last few days. Was it rain, was it sun, was it a combination of both? Who knows? All I know is I was invited out in a 1945 Gar Wood today which was amazing and seeing the lake in this classic boat was a real treat! Then I hopped in the car, drove down Endion Road and also skirted out to Sabattis County Route 10 and then circled around back on the Tupper Road south on route 30 to head back into Long Lake.

There’s going to be plenty of incredible sites this weekend. We have plenty to do. Joan Collins will be hiking into Lows Ridge, there are still spots available, contact our office at 518-624-3077 to check in and sign up. This hike is free and there will be $12 boxed lunch delivered to you on the trail! Indian Lake will be hosting the Moose Festival and Tupper Lake has their annual OckTupperFest. Lots to see and do around the area. Make Long Lake your home base to explore!

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