This post was originally posted in 2014, but we’ve had some additions and changes and new things to do… got a suggestion – please send it on into us at firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love to add it!
Well it’s always a hotly contested debate when the family and friends arrive in town. What to do? What to do? We see what it says in the guidebooks, but what do the locals suggest? Here are some great tips for summer adventure (some or all are at your own risk!)
Buy a Long Lake sticker and put on your car
Find the Long Lake selfie board – currently up by the Tennis Courts (but it moves so look for it)
Sit outside at night at the Cellar around the fire with friends
Jump off the Boob (ask a local)
Visit the CV Whitney Long Lake Public Library
Climb Mt. Sabattis and check out the view
Get bait, ties and fishing advice at Cold River Anglers – just up the street from Stewart’s – open Weekends
Have breakfast at the Diner
Go to Bog River Falls
Double check the events calendar for things to do!
Pretend you’re riding on the snowmobile trails and make loud noises while you do it
Check out Wide River Antiques
Do the Raquette Lake Scavenger Hunt on July 22nd at 11:30am
Take in a concert on the Long Lake Beach
Take in a Concert at St. Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake on Thursday nights – all summer
Get a bottle of Rachel’s Raquette Lake Elixir and mix up a yummy Bloody Mary
Boat cruise to Turtle Beach Where’s that? The northernmost beach on Long Lake, NY Long Lake Boat Tours.
Have a beer at the Hotel
Play Monday night soccer with Coach Jim Piraino
Get in trouble at the Long Lake Transfer Station and sit in the Time Out Chair! Always recycle and please take the caps off your recyled bottles! And get your sticker
Get some cool 2nd hand consignment items clothes and furniture at My Sister’s Attic
Do the Long Lake Road Rally on July 18th – zany fun games for the whole family
Check out the tree growing up through Hoss’s
Take in a concert at the United Methodist Calvary Church in Long Lake on Thursday’s all summer
Participate in the classic Boat Parade in Raquette Lake on August 4th
Go on at least one of the hiking expedition series with either Spencer Morrissey or Joan Collins. Great treks! Call 518-624-3077 for info!
Buy a loaf of bread at Northern Borne (they have the best bread aisle view anywhere!)
Jump off the mini trampoline at the swim dock
Check out Martin Sexton on July 25th
Take a group of friends or a date to try out the awesome food and drink at the new Long View Lodge open for Lunch and Dinner.
Check out Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake – although this time of year, likely a trickle of water.
Get your marriage license at the Long Lake Town Offices from Dixie or Amber
Read the cooler at Raquette Lake Supply and ask Ed the Butcher a lot of annoying questions
Go see the old Blast Furnace in Newcomb
Get some supplies at Ali Babas Liquors
Comparison shop for party barges at Burke’s and Birds Marina in Raquette Lake
Swim at Lake Eaton
Visit Wayne at the Raquette Lake Transfer station and ask him how the trails are
Go to the Heart of the Park Craft Fair on August 5th
Find the Fire Department Building – the new one and Find the Old One at the LL Town Hall- take your selfies and hashtag #feelinglonglakey
Visit the Wild Center and Adirondack Public Observatory in Tupper Lake, NY
Sit in an Adirondack Chair over looking a lake
Overnight camp at a lean-to. Catlin Bay, Kelly’s Point are good choices.
Find the Historic Buttercup behind the Town Offices. Read the story!
Take a class at Incapahco Artisans. Louisa is an incredible teacher and artist. All ages. Located across the street from Stewart’s.
Check out Helms Village Furniture Store – did you even know there was a furniture store in Long Lake!
Find the phone booth in town and call your cell phone
Drive all the way to the very end of North Point Road and turnaround.
Have a Lobster Roll (only on Friday’s) at the ADK Trading Post
Swim at Golden Beach Campground
Go on the Wild Walk at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake
Check out the Long Lake Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday at Mt. Sabattis. Open 10am – 2pm
Visit the Long Lake Cemetery
Visit Chax Knives shop on North Point Road. Hand crafted knives.
Check out Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack in Raquette Lake.
Check out Forked Lake Campground
Walk the Long Lake Nature Trail between the ball field and Adirondack Hotel – feel free to pick up any garbage you see along the route!
Go to the Long Lake Marina and say hi to Joel or Jason
Rent an SUP from Raquette River Outfitters across from the LL Town Beach. Stacy is a great teacher!
Ring the train bell at the Adirondack Museum aka Adirondack Experience Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Ask a local where the ice goes in the summer
Get some Reiki with Dina Kennedy. By appointment only!
Must stop in for a catch up, visit, and deli sandwich or yummy salad at the Growl and Grub. Get a Growler to Go. Great Craft Beer selection, Cider, Wine and more.
Picnic at Buttermilk Falls – stop at Chax Knives – you know you’ve always seen that sign, let’s go!
Camp out overnight at John Dillon Park stay the Handsome Pond Lean To (it’s Free!)
Go White water rafting in our neighboring town and launch from Indian Lake
Take a seaplane ride with Helms Aero Service
Hop aboard the WW Durant for a dining cruise, you won’t want to get off the boat! Located in Raquette Lake
Tour Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake – the birthplace of Great Camps Architecture.
Try ice cream and send us pics of the ultimate taste test at the infamous Ice Cream Corner The Park, Custards and Stewarts and Raquette Lake Supply. Take a cell phone video of yourself doing all these things and submit it the the Long Lake Facebook page! #feelinglonglakey
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For more information about anything on this list please call 518-624-3077 and we’ll be glad to get you on your way!