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3 Essential Pointers for 4th of July and Egg Toss Survival

Pointer 1. Parking!  Park your car in the Municipal Lot, just below St. Henry’s Catholic Church.  1167 Main Street for you GPS users.  You can get right on the “Nature Trail” located along the pond and use that to walk to the Town Beach or the Ball Field for the games at 10am or Beach. 

I’d post a picture.. but I’m too tired, and can’t find one on my computer, I’d keep looking, but it’s really late! Anyway, the parking, it is free. Do your best.  That doesn’t suit you, Long Lake Central School has parking, Town Hall at 1258 Main Street has parking, even the medical center has a parking lot and sometimes people park all the way up there and walk to the beach and don’t forget Mt. Sabattis is an option for parking – and you can walk and participate in our Get Moving 2019 Challenge.  Which I just invented as I type this blog.  Remind me about that next week!  

Sorry, there will be NO Little Bus Shuttle for 2019. Due to extenuating circumstances (aka bus driver shortage) we don’t have anyone available.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Please walk!  

 

Pointer 2.

Kids Games – Happening at 10am on the Ball Field.

Do not miss this.  Start your own family tradition.  It’s a mini reunion, all ages, bring your lawn chair. The CTSO will be selling popsicles and water, so if you don’t have your hydration readily available, there will be some… 

This event is Free. But please… Parents.. please be patient at the prize booth… there are prizes for all the kiddoes!  Just please, be patient.  (Did I use the word patient more than once in the sentence)  We’re so happy to have you here!  Cindy Black does a great job setting up the booth!  Thank you CINDY!

On the 4th of July, everyone is a Kid in Long Lake so.. even adults get to play. Our MC this year is Tim Helms.  Since it’s his first year… you could try heckling him. (if you do, can someone record it and sent it to me) Thanks!

Fun fact – everyone that participates in the Egg Toss (and we mean everyone) gets a ticket to get a free ice cream cone at either Custard’s Last Stand OR The Park.  So.. find a lifeguard at the end of the Egg Toss.. and get your ticket!

POINTER SECRET – There is no running water on the ballfield.. so if you catch the egg and it breaks in your hand… ummmm.. bring something to wipe it off!  

Pointer 3.  PLEASE HAVE Fun at the Beach and BE RESPONSIBLE

Starting at 4pm the Long Lake Fire Department will be at the Beach cooking Sausages and Peppers and serving up the good eats, Penelope the Clown in the Gazebo, Lions Club Selling 50/50 Raffle and Bob Tice Selling Walking Sticks and Kettle Corn too… Did I miss anything?

OTHER POINTERS.

Additional porta potties in the Adirondack Hotel outdoor Parking Lot.  Use the beach bathrooms or those porta-potties.  Thank you!

Do not use fireworks on the beach… really.  Don’t shoot stuff off on the beach, it’s crowded, and busy and unsafe.  (We didn’t think we had to write this up, but just in case people forget.. please don’t) 

Dance to Grit N Grace!  They start playing at 6:30pm and swimming is open until darkness.

Support our local organizations!  We have a year-round community that works hard all year and even harder in the summer time when everyone comes to visit (and this is our favorite time of the year too – well, next to snowmobiling season, but I digress)  Anyway.. our local organizations, appreciate your support as do our local businesses!  So check them all out!  We are small and unique and offer really great experiences at all our local merchants!  So check it out!  

Pointer 4

This is the unexpected, bonus pointer that you get, just for scrolling all the way down…

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for all the breaking news in and around town AND please start using hashtags.

Facebook.com/mylonglake#LLNY  #mylonglake #longlakeny and tag us in your posts Instagram @mylonglake  We’d love to see your post and we may even share them.. but you have to tag us.. ya know, so we can find you!

 

 

This post was written from an undisclosed location on July 3rd, 2019 at 11:20pm at night.  Please note all times subject to change without notice.

 

This post written by Alexandra Roalsvig, Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for the Town of Long Lake.  When Alex isn’t posting on social media, writing blogs, or paying bills, she’s usually sleeping or swatting at bugs.  For fun, Alex enjoys sunsets, boat rides involving snacks, driving on summer days without snow with the air conditioning on and the music cranked, and and she really loves cleaning, and doing laundry. 

Special Thanks to the Entire Long Lake Parks and Recreation Team. Without your hard work, there’s no way we could entertain everyone.. so thank you! 

Special shout outs to Erik Arsenault, Joe Roberts, Luke Rider, Cindy Black, Tim Helms, Kat Forsell, Wayne Kavanaugh, Lara McNamara, Lillian Dechene, Olivia Penrose, Jayde Dukette, Jack Skiff and Maria Black.  

Thanks to Chip Farr and his Pyrotechniques Crew and all our Fireworks donators. 

 

11 Places to go and things to do in Long Lake on Memorial Day Weekend

Great Adirondack Garage Sale

Great Adirondack Garage Sale 2019 Long Lake & Raquette Lake

 The Great Adirondack Garage Sale is underway in the North Country.

Helpful Survivor Tips.

1. Sales are in several towns at private homes.  This is not mile after mile of garage sales lining the route with gazillions of vendors.  It’s a simple, regular weekend with garage sales happening all over the region in each town stretching from Old Forge to Malone and South to Speculator.  Check out the map on line in advance to map out where you want to go. Some towns can be up to 30 minutes away from each other and THEN you get to explore the side roads often undiscovered on a regular vacation.. so get the maps and go explore.  Enjoy the scenery!  Pick a few towns.  Doing this all in one day would be a big task and could incite the rage of garage sale anger demons with over  200 miles of road to cover. Take your time and enjoy the journey.  greatadirondackgaragesale.com

 

2. Bug Spray.  Yes.. it’s Black Fly Season.  GET BUG SPRAY and maybe even a protective shielded head gear with webbing and screen for yourself.  If you don’t get bug spray and you complain because of the bugs… stay in the car.  Of course we want you to visit, but this is a challenging time of the year. On an UP note, this weekends weather forecast is perfect for garage sales because so far because the temps are brisk and it keeps the bugs at bay, just wear layers! And if you forget your layers, remember, you’re out shopping, you can stop by one of the many sales and pick up a nice fleece.  So if you were on the fence because the weather is … not the greatest.. the opposite is true.  Wind and cold are actually better then swatting at black flies.  Don’t know what they are?  Just take our word, they are annoying and they do subside by the end of June.  Wear bug spray. Available at all area retail shops.

3.  Hours vary.  We’d love to say everyone is open every day all day.  But often, that isn’t the case.  We only list the times ONLY on the website.  We do know that all the sales in Long Lake & Raquette Lake will definitely be open on Saturday, from 9am to 4pm.  So… go shopping on Saturday!  

4. Stuff!  We have moving sales, canoes, fine china, furniture, clothing, toys, books.. classical record albums.  There are major hunts for treasure.  And you get to travel down Beecher Park Road and Clear Pond Way  – both private roads that don’t always invite traffic, but with sales happening this weekend, this is your chance to discover some new hideaways – hey check out the real estate listings, maybe you’ll find your perfect next getaway! 

5.  This big event historically started in Old Forge & Inlet and moved along down Route 28 so we joined in the fun, about 8 or 9 years ago. So we hope you enjoy our communities, meet some people, stop in our shops and take a rest at one of mom and pop shops.  Plenty of scenic vistas and plenty of spots to unwind.  

Thanks for coming!  

St. Patricks Day Weekend Fun in the ADKS!

It’s St. Patricks Day Weekend in the Adirondacks of 2019.

After a record setting year for snowfall and snowpack, come celebrate the last official “calendar” weekend of winter in Long Lake with green beer, green eggs, and Live Music!  Plenty of activities line the calendar, but we’ve done the work to sum up what is going on in and around the area this weekend.

Fun for everyone from the avid snowmobilier, to the x-c skier, for first time snow-shoers and explorers and families and more!  Really, we have plenty do do and save yourself the trouble of investigating and use our guide for the best ideas! 

Kick off the weekend on Friday night at the Adirondack Hotel.  There will be live music by rock n roll fiddle player Nelson Rock starting at 8pm and don’t be suprrised if he breaks out into a couple of Irish Jigs to get the dancing starting out on the right foot for the weekend.  

Check out upcoming events including the traditional St. Patricks Day Buffet at the Long Lake Diner featuring a buffet for $21.  Buffet includes corned beef, cabbage & potatoes, pasta with chicken, parmesan cheese and seasonal vegetables and more.  Check it out at 1161 Main Street.  Following dinner, check out great live music Sat Night by Tyler Peter & Michelle Howland, Acoustic Duo starting at 8pm.   More info 518-624-3941

Also on Saturday you are welcome to check out The Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room. They always celebrate St. Patricks Day with the traditions of the Norris and Harrington families.  Corned beef and cabbage will served around 5:00pm followed by a short “parade, “ if you can call it that.. and of course.. beer.  Please note – regular dinner will not be served on Saturday at the Tap Room so you can save room for cabbage!
 
On Sunday, March 17th at 7am come to the Adirondack Hotel for a special St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast special featuring Kegs & Eggs until 10am. Enjoy eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast.  Enjoy a beer or a Bloody Mary with breakfast.
 
Other places to stop in and grab a bite locally for the weekend, don’t miss the Adirondack Growl and Grub with their yummy deli sandwiches, and salads paired with their wide selection of craft beer and cider.  If it’s specialty pizza you have a hankering for, don’t miss out on Turner’s Pizza. Find both the Growl & Turner’s located behind Hoss’s Country Corner off of Newcomb Road and Main Street.  The Long View Lodge will be open Friday at 3pm-9pm for dinner and lunch on Saturday at 11:00am. 
 
Other fun activities for St. Patricks Weekend include:
A ski or snowshoe trek during Camp Santanoni’s last Winter Weekend during 2019! On March 16-17, you’ll be able to go into the Gate Lodge and Main Lodge of the Camp, view displays about the Great Camp and take short interpretive tours with Adirondack Architectural Heritage volunteers. The 10-mile round trip on gently rolling terrain will take you past the Santanoni Farm and through the Forest Preserve on a wide, old road (no vehicle access).

The Artist’s Studio, a stone building near the Main Lodge on the shores of Newcomb Lake, will be open as a warming hut from 10-3 each day. Enjoy free coffee, tea or hot chocolate by the woodstove (bring a cup if you can, but there will be plenty available!). Hosted by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Town of Newcomb. 
 
X-C ski rentals available at Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake NY.  518-624-2481.
 
Spring snowmobile riding in the Adirondacks has arrived. Check out the latest SNOWMOBILE conditions daily at https://mylonglake.com/snowmobiling/  And if you need a part or a tow, don’t worry, we have Cody at Heckman’s Engines to help lend a hand in the event you are running into any mechanical trouble along the way.  Call 518-637-4661.
 
Grooming schedule – our groomers are out daily- overnight, including Friday and Saturday nights as long as conditions allow, but please check conditions.  Spring conditions mean that the trail conditions change daily.  When conditions work we regularly groomed trails including Tupper Trail C7B, Newcomb Trail C7B, Powerline S80, Lake Eaton S86, Sabattis Road Shelf C7B and the Train Tracks groomed by Beaver River Snowmobile Association. In Raquette Lake connect on the 7th Lake Mountain  Trail, Dump Road, Browns Tract, Uncas and The Bug Lake Trail. Come on into town for gas at the Long View Lodge or Stewart’s Shops or in Raquette Lake at Raquette Lake Supply. 
 
Kids got Cabin Fever? Check out the Family Friendly Weekend Activity at The Wild Center located a short-drive away in Tupper Lake, NY. Get your family out of the house for Family Weekends at The Wild Center. Every week will feature a different nature-themed watercolor painting project in Art Studio, our interactive space where you can discover the intersections of nature and art. Grab a pair of snowshoes and hit the trails to explore on your own or on a guided naturalist walk or simply relax inside with The Wild Center’s river otters, a featured film and a warm beverage while you explore The Wild Center’s exhibits and see an Adirondack animal up close. Family Weekends are free for members or with paid admission which includes free use of snowshoes.
 
Stay local and check out The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis in Long Lake for free downhill sledding and free ice skating. Plenty of activities including games and so much more.  Sam will have the rink open at 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend!  Call 518-624-3031 for ice conditions and info! 
 
Need lodging?  Plenty of comfortable rooms available at the Adirondack Hotel 518-624-4700 or Long View Lodge 518-624-2862 or click on our Winter Lodging Rentals for more info.  Check out the Raquette Lake Hotel & Tap Room for lodging in Raquette Lake. Call 315-354-4581 for reservations. 
 
For more upcoming local events info check out our calendar at https://mylonglake.com/monthly-calendar/

Fun Things to Do this weekend and share on social media and use our hashtag #feelinglonglakey #mylonglake #raquettelake 

Here’s your Fun Check List- Make a Game of it and share your photos with us on social media!  

Visit Buttermilk Falls off Northpoint Road
Visit Bog River Falls just north of Long Lake off of Horseshoe Lake Road
Visit Death Brook Falls in Raquette Lake.  Be careful when parking! It’s tight off route 28.
Check out the Long Lake Library open til 3pm on Saturday
Walk around Lake Eaton Campground check out the silhouette of “The Lady of the Lake” aka the backside of Lake Eaton
Try ice skating at the Geiger Arena
Use the wooden tobaggan at Mt. Sabattis **fun fact – the sledding hill and Geiger Arena are located at Mt. Sabattis at 6 Pavilion Way.  
Eat a s’more at the Geiger Arena 
Stand on the Lifeguard Stand at the Long Lake Beach and send us your picture
Get your photo taken at the Selfie Board located up at the skating rink
Ice Fish on Raquette Lake – just leave your ice shanty at home, shanties come off lakes on Friday, March 15th


 

Take a snowmobile to the Top of Mt. Sabattis to capture this view.  Located off of S80.  Not sure where to go, ask Sam at the Geiger Arena.  

Free ice skates and sleds available at the Geiger Arena. Open all weekend!  

There are two lodgings that we know of (we know there are more) that boast Moose Heads on their property.  Go find them, take a selfie and hashtag #feelinglonglakey

Record setting snowfall in 2019 should hold up in the woods to make for some great spring conditions in the woods.  Check out our snowmobile trail conditions for updated info.  

The Wild Center is a short twenty minute drive from Long Lake. Open on weekends.  Check it out in the “off-season”  Activities for kids and a wonderful destination for all. 

Got Snow? Need Shoes? Try out these Snowshoe Treks

If you are interested in taking the plunge into winter hiking, or want to share your passion for winter recreation with your kids or friends who are just beginning, Long Lake is the perfect hub.  With a variety of trails and mountains within a 20 minute drive, from toddler up to grandparents, and novice to expert, there is something for everyone and all experience levels.


Long Lake also offers multiple year-round lodging and dining options, stores to stock up on hats, gloves, and gear, or last minute things you may have forgotten.
 
These trails are listed from easier to harder, although all of them shouldn’t be a problem for the average person to complete.
 
Catlin Bay, Long Lake NY   (Easy/Beginner)
2.2 mile round trip from parking lot, located off Tarbell Hill Rd.
 
This is a great hike for the novice snowshoer looking to get some experience winter hiking. The trail is an easy 1.1 mile rolling trail to Catlin Bay on Long Lake, with some outstanding views of the lake, along with plenty of spots for a picnic, including some DEC maintained camp sites and a lean-to. The trail follows the Northville-Lake Placid trail both out and back, and should be fairly well traveled, and is well marked.  On a scale of 1-5 (1 being easiest) this hike should be about a 1 or 2.
 
Newcomb Visitors Interpretive Center (VIC)   (Easy)
5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852
518-582-2000
 
Many Trails around the Campus
 
The Newcomb VIC is another excellent area for people just getting into the winter hiking and snowshoe world, especially those looking for an educational aspect to their adventure.  The VIC has a number of well-maintained, flat to moderately inclined, trails running all over their campus, with signs at various points detailing information about specific flora and fauna to keep your eye out for. If you go on the weekend, there will be a staff naturalist on site that you can speak with and learn more about the property and wildlife in the area.  The VIC trail system also connects with the road into Great Camp Santanoni, for the ambitious hikers who want to log some miles that day.  This trail system ranges from a 1 to 2 in difficulty.
 
Sawyer Mountain, Between Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake  (Intermediate)
6.8 miles from gas station in Blue Mountain Lake, Trail head is on the right
 
2.1 mile round trip
 
While this hike does not boast some of the summit views that other area hikes might offer, it has multiple look-out points along the trail, and just after the summit, that more than make up for it.  From parking lot to summit is just over one mile, and mostly meanders through the woods, with some very minimal scrambling towards the summit, but nothing a child couldn’t easily get over.  The summit is mostly wooded in, but the scenery from the two look out points below the summit, and the one after the summit offer stunning views of the surrounding area.
This trail is fairly well trafficked, but shouldn’t be too busy most of the time, and is the perfect trail to bring your family pet along for the adventure.  This trail is rated around a 2-3 in difficulty, and should be handled by just about anyone.
 
Castle Rock, Blue Mountain Lake NY   (Intermediate)
1.6 miles down Maple Lodge Rd. in Blue Mountain Lake
 
2.8 mile round trip
 
Bang for your buck, Castle Rock provides some of the best views in the area without requiring a full day, or a particularly arduous hike. The 2.8 mile round trip is relatively easy, and offers an easier path to the summit called “The Loop Trail” which is very well marked at the trailhead. Added bonus to the hike are the “Talon” caves just before the summit. This hike is rated around a 2-3, depending on if you use the Loop Trail to summit.
 
Owl’s Head Mountain, Long Lake NY   (Intermediate)
1.6 miles from Route 30 on Endion Rd.
 
6.3 mile round trip
 
Don’t be intimated by the mileage on this hike, the first 2/3 of the trail are easy to moderate without too great of an incline or decline, the last 1/3 becomes mostly moderate, with a small scramble just before the summit. The summit itself offers beautiful 180 degree views, or climb the fire tower to take in the full 360 degree view, just make sure to take your snowshoes off before ascending the stairs.  Owl’s Head is a great trail to bring kids on their first “longer” hike due to the mellowness of most of the trail, and the payoff at the summit is more than worth the half day it might require. This hike is rated a 3-4, mostly due to the length, and the brief scramble just below the summit.
 
Some brief notes about winter hiking and things to consider/take with you on your next adventure:
 
Bring extra water (preferably in a container it can’t freeze in) because your hydration system drinking tube will freeze very quickly.
 
Pack multiple extra layers, including base layers, socks, hats, and at least one down jacket.
 
Remember that the days are very short in the winter, so plan your start time accordingly, and always take a headlamp and extra batteries with you.
 
Keeping your feet and hands warm and dry is of the utmost importance. Bring different options of gloves to make sure your hands stay toasty, but not too sweaty.
 
If you are attempting a longer hike, pack some things that can warm someone up rapidly, such as hand warmers, down jackets and pants, and a thermos of hot liquid such as miso soup or chicken broth.
 
The last thing to remember when jumping into winter hiking, do not pack what just what you think you will personally need, but pack what you think it will take to keep one of your hiking partners warm for 6-8 hours if they become incapacitated.  Stay warm, stay safe, sign the registration box, don’t litter, and take lots of pictures.

Written by Tim Helms, Long Lake Events Coordinator 2019
 

MUST SEES

First time visitors – short walks that are easy, and kid and dog friendly

Lake Eaton Campground – EASY

Buttermilk Falls – EASY – From town, travel south on NYS Route 30/28N towards Blue Mt. Lake for 2.9 miles, make a right at County Route 3/North Point Road/Buttermilk Falls Road.  Drive 2.1 miles and parking area will be on the right.

Coney Mountain – Easy/Intermediate
Winter Climbing: This trail is typically broken out by midday after a storm but can become quite slippery as you approach the summit. This is a great snowshoe, not recommended for skiing.

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Results!

Long View Lodge Serves up
1. House made Tortellini w/ goat cheese and wild mushroom -Favorite
2. Crab cake with house remoulade 
3. Portabello mushroom fry

 

A buzz was in the air on Friday, February 22nd the night the Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour returned as a cornerstone event for the Town of Long Lake Tourisms Winter Wonderland Week.   
 
The tour was open to anyone and 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 Nashville, TN, Columbia County, NY, Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake, Long Lake and Albany and other locales.  The participating restaurants were The Adirondack Growl and Grub, The Adirondack Hotel, Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge. 
 
Due to an unexpected mechanical issue the Long Lake Little Bus was unavailable for the event, and Director of Long Lake Parks and Recreation, Alexandra Roalsvig, reached out to Robin DeLoria, Town Supervisor of Newcomb for an assist. Supervisor 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.  This is the second time Newcomb has helped the Long Lake Parks and Recreation this season, as Newcomb provided grooming for the Long Lake side of the C7B Snowmobile trail when one of Long Lake’s grooming machines was out of service for a week in January.
 

Guests got onboard the Newcomb Town Bus, a little smaller with 10 person capacity, so the schedule was re-worked to accomodate the unexpected transportation challenge.  Special thanks to the Town of Newcomb and Town Supervisor Robin DeLoria for saving the day!

Sixty-four 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. 

Appetizers from the Growl and Grub

1 French Onion & Roast Beef Crostini  – Favorite
2. Ugly Pretzel w/ Beer Cheese Dip
3. Capicola Cups w/ Cantaloupe

Long Lake Town Councilman Richard Dechene spending time with Bill Houghton

Growl and Grub
1 French Onion & Roast Beef Crostini 
2. Ugly Pretzel w/ Beer Cheese Dip
3. Capicola Cups w/ Cantaloupe


Long View
1. House made Tortellini w/ goat cheese and wild mushroom
2. Crab cake with house remoulade 
3. Portabello mushroom fry


Adk Hotel
1. Coconut scallops w/ Brazilian slaw
2. Spicy lime grilled shrimp w/ cilantro and basil encrusted rice, finished with cream avocado sauce
3. Jerked Chicken Tostado 


Owl’s Head
1. Chickpea Taco w/ Pico de gallo and guacamole 
2. Alaskan crab & shrimp egg rolls w/ mornay sauce
3. Honey and soy beef kebab  

Guests enjoying the Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub

1. Chickpea Taco w/ Pico de gallo and guacamole -Favorite
2. Alaskan crab & shrimp egg rolls w/ mornay sauce
3. Honey and soy beef kebab  


 
Food served by each establishment was varied and generous with portions.  The Adirondack Growl and Grub served Capicola Cups with Cantaloupe, an Ugly Pretzel with Beer Cheese Dip and a French Onion and Roast Beef Crostini. The favorite at the Growl and Grub was the French Onion and Roast Beef Crostini. The Growl and Grub also offered a beer pairing to accompany the plates.
 
The Long View Lodge offered a plate with a Crab Cake with House Remoulade, a Portabello Mushroom Fry and House Made Tortellini with goat cheese and wild mushroom. The overall winner for the Long View Lodge was the House Made Tortellini with Goat Cheese and Wild Mushroom.
 
The Adirondack Hotel served up a Jerked Chicken Tostado, Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro and Basil Encrusted Rice, finished with Cream Avocado Sauce.  Coming in with top honors at the  Hotel was the Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp. 
 
 
 
 
The Long Lake Diner/Owls Head Pub served an Alaskan Crab and Shrimp Egg Roll with Mornay Sauce, Honey and Soy Beef Kebob and coming in first was the Chickpea Taco with Pico de gallo and Guacamole.
 
Guests were impressed with the portions and were definitely full by the end of the night and overall thrilled with the variety and quality of the food.  Despite the initial over-crowding at the start of the event, guests also filled out comment cards to help the Parks and Recreation Department strategize on improvements with the goal of bringing the event back in 2020. 
 
The next foodie involved event in Long Lake will be in May during the Eat Adirondack Restaurant Week, May 2ndto May 9th.  More information will be available at www.mylonglake.com
 
 

Guests at the Adirondack Hotel having a ball

Adirondack Hotel 

Adk Hotel
1. Coconut scallops w/ Brazilian slaw – Favorite
2. Spicy lime grilled shrimp w/ cilantro and basil encrusted rice, finished with cream avocado sauce
3. Jerked Chicken Tostado 

Having fun on the tour

Hors D’Oeuvres Tour Feb 22nd, 2019 in Long Lake

On Friday, February 22nd 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 2019 are The Adirondack Growl and Grub, 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 gratuities 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.  
 
The order of venue’s will be selected at random the day of the event. Guests use a voting card to review their items and assign a score. Each venue has a half hour to serve before the guests move on to the next location.  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.  Comments are encouraged.  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 best deal is $65 a couple.  On-line sales will close on Tuesday, February 19that noon.  www.mylonglake.com/tour
 
All the restaurants are open for regular dining service in addition to the Hors D’Oeuvres Tour.
 
Participating establishments include, The Adirondack Hotel, The Adirondack Growl and Grub, 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 register in advance.
 
 

Fall Festival Weekend Sat October 6th

 
The Town of Long Lake announces the Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This all day event includes the Harvest Craft Fair, Octo-BEAR-Fest and the Pumpkin Drop.
 
The Harvest Craft Fair will be held at the Long Lake Town Hall from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  Hand made goods from vendors will be available including:  herbal spice mixes, homemade chip and dip bowls, bread and soup mixes, soy candles, handcrafted glass, balsam pillows, children’s books, table runners, wooden bowls, fish and duck decoys, mixed media art, jewelry and more.
 
Octo-BEAR-Fest will be held at Hoss’s Country  Corner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donation admission will benefit Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund at the Glens Falls Hospital.  Funds raised offsets co-pays, prescription drugs and gas and lodging expenses, all which can add up in the North Country. At times patients must travel over 100 miles one way for cancer treatment.  These funds go directly to those in need to ensure that patients spend time taking care of themselves while undergoing cancer treatment. 
 
Events at Octo-BEAR-Fest include: raffles, drawings for donated items.  Sara Winter, of the national touring group “The Chainsaw Chix”  will be doing chainsaw carvings of animals which will also be for sale. All participating vendors booth fees will be donated to Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund.  There will be food sold by Fat River Foods, The Park. Donated craft brews will be sold throughout the day in the beer garden.  Live Music will fill the day with bands hailing from all over the north east boasting local Long Lake talent and a band from Vermont. 
 
At 2 p.m. look for the Pumpkin Drop at 1156 Main Street, the former site of the Blarney Stone, located between Hoss’s Country Corner and the Long Lake Diner.  Paul Rasmussen Builders has donated the use of his Genie lift to send one brave soul over 40 feet in the air to drop pumpkins on the ground below. Pumpkins are launched to splat on the ground.  Special thanks to John and Jackie Heron for the use of their property for this event.
 
Fall can be an unpredictable time of year, sometimes cold, sometimes warm.  Be prepared for both.  On a cool October day warm up by fire pit or grab some warm drinks and food from our food and beverage vendors. 
 
For more information www.mylonglake.comor call 518-624-3077.  For information to donate or participate in Octo-BEAR-Fest as a vendor please contact Jules Pierce at 518-624-2481.

The Cadley’s Concert at St. Williams on Long Point

The Cadley’s will perform a concert Thursday, August 23rd at St. Williams on Long Point at 7p.m.

John & Cathy have each been playing music in the Syracuse area for many years and have recently combined their talents into a “new acoustic” duo featuring smooth duet harmonies supported by guitars, mandolin, and banjo.  Their music includes everything from bluegrass standards such as “Blue and Lonesome,” classic folk songs like “The Water Is Wide,” to the new acoustic sounds of Alison Krauss, Nancy Griffith, Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris…all the way to fresh, original versions of Beatles tunes like “I Will” and “Yesterday.” Together they present a highly enjoyable listening experience for audiences of all ages.

The Cadleys In Concert


 
There is boat transportation to St.Williams. The public barge will be at the village dock at 6 p.m. returning at 8:20 p.m. First come first served. Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
 
 
**This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

34th Annual Author’s Night 2018

Adirondack authors will gather under the big red tent at Hoss’s Country Corner on Tuesday,  August 14th for the 34th annual Author’s Night in Long Lake, beginning at 7 p.m.

Author’s Night is always held on the second Tuesday in August and features over 50 authors, singers and storytellers.  Many renowned authors and return to Hoss’s each year to entertain the crowd and sign their books and CDs. All writers and musicians at the event are either Adirondack locals or write about the region. This event is a long-standing Adirondack tradition and never fails to draw a large crowd. It’s a great time to get those unique gift items and meet the author’s in person.  A do not miss summer event! 
 
Stop by and browse, buy, or chat with your favorite regional authors and musicians!

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