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Tentative Agenda Posted 2020.08.26

Due to technical difficulties, the Town of Long Lake is posting the Tentative Agenda for 8.26.2020 on this blog page until upgrades to the back end of the website can be completed.

Long Lake Town Board Meeting Tentative Agenda 8.26.2020

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2020 Great Adirondack Garage Sale Weekend

The Great Adirondack Garage sale is underway from August 7th – August 9th thoughout the Adirondack region.

For specific times and info please check out the live website for links and details regarding the sales. Some sales listed on that map, are not listed on the paper map.  Also keep your eyes peeled for pop up shopping too!

Most sales happen on Saturday, but early birds should cruise the community to find out the Friday happenings.  

Here’s the Link – Great ADK Garage Sale 2020

The Raquette Lake Library is hosting their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 8th from 10am – 5pm, so be sure to check that out too!  

Great Adirondack Garage Sale!

If needed, Please drag marker to the correct location Click to Select / Use This Location! Over 200+ miles of garage sales with treasures to behold Cranberry Lake to Speculator and everywhere in between! With offerings of vintage antiques, rustic furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, toys, clothing and more – there is always something for everyone.


Nature Trail Interpretive Signage Installed!

The Long Lake Nature Trail was originally conceived and developed starting in 2009 by former Long Lake Water Superintendent Keith Wamback with coordinated effort by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Over the years, with property owner permission from Carol Inserra of the Adirondack Hotel and Long Lake Central School, and a New York State waterfront Revitalization Grant, the Nature Trail has seen widening, a packed gravel pathway and a bridge constructed.
 
The location of the Nature Trail connects two separate areas of town through a wooded path along Jennings Park Pond. The Nature Trail connects one the oldest operational mercantile stores in the Adirondacks, Hoss’s Country Corner, to the oldest operating working hotel in the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Hotel.  The trail overlooks Jennings Park Pond, a manmade pond, built in 1933 by community members of Long Lake in an effort to provide employment to community members during the Great Depression
 
The Long Lake Nature Trail provides access to some of the best wildlife viewing in the center of town. Great Blue Herons, bald eagles, loons, otters and more can be spotted regularly from the pond. Fishing is plentiful and stocked with trout annually by the Long Lake Fish and Game Club and the Town of Long Lake. 
 
Long Lake is excited to announce the unveiling of the three interpretive signs along the Nature Trail in the summer of 2020.  Naturalist Ed Kanze crafted the narrative for two of the nature themed panels and Adirondack Historian and Long Laker, Phil Terrie researched and wrote the panels outlining the history of Jennings Park Pond.  Three panels will be installed in early July showcasing its special connection and mark a truly unique experience while exploring our community.
 
Ed Kanze is a naturalist, author, and wildlife photographer. He has been guiding people into the wilds for over 30 years.  Ed is a seventh generation Adirondacker.  Check out edwardkanze.com
 
Philip Terrie is an Adirondack and environmental historian, and the author of five books on regional history, including Contested Terrain: A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks.
 
 
 

Meeting Change Long Lake Town Board Meeting 3.25.2020

NOTICE OF TOWN BOARD MEETING CHANGE
TOWN OF LONG LAKE

County of Hamilton, State of New York
March 25, 2020 Long Lake Town Board Meeting: 
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.1*, issued by Governor Cuomo on March 12, 2020, and advisories issued by Federal, State and Local officials related to the COVID-19 virus, the Long Lake Town Board will convene its Wednesday, March 25, 2020 meeting remotely as follows: 
The Long Lake Town Board meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. and shall be conducted through the use of GoToMeeting, a web-based video conferencing tool with local, desktop client and smartphone applications that will allow the Town Board members and the public to participate electronically and remotely. 

Public access to the Long Lake Town Board’s March 25, 2020 meeting is by audio connection:
You can dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 447-881-573
Please note that this meeting will be conducted remotely only and will not be held at the Town Hall or the Town Offices, access to which is presently restricted. 
This meeting will be recorded and transcribed. 
By Order of Town Supervisor
 
Dixie LeBlanc
Town Clerk
Town of Long Lake
Monday, March 23, 2020
 
* Pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.1, the Governor conditionally waived provisions of “….Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions authorized by the law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and authorizing such meetings to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”   

 

Link to Meeting Agenda: https://mylonglake.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020.03.25-BOARD-MTG-AGENDA-3-25-2020-Tentative-Agenda.pdf

2020.03.20 Internet SLIC & Frontier Info

Here is a list of available Internet Web Providers in our Long Lake/Raquette Lake Area.  We will update it as more information becomes available.  

SLIC NETWORK SOLUTIONS
877-754-2266
https://www.slic.com/
 
New customers – Free Installation
SLIC is lowering the cost for additional bandwidth for the next several months to assist families with their increased online demands, including school.
877-754-2266.
$10 tier upgrade for existing customers.
 
FRONTIER INTERNET SOLUTIONS
855-881-6385 
https://www.frontierinternetoffer.com/index.html
Start up promotion Pricing for Frontier internet ranges from** all prices subject to change depending on location
70 Mbps $44.99
24 Mbps $34.99
6   Mbps $27.99
 
Verizon Cell Phone Service

https://www.verizonwireless.com/plans/

AT&T Phone/Wireless Service

https://www.att.com/plans/wireless/ 

 

 

 

Black Friday

Black Friday Sales Local Merchants!

Black Friday and beyond. Shop our local merchants in Long Lake & Raquette Lake. Great gift ideas that make a difference include purchasing gift certificates from your favorite place too!  Take a peek and get some inspiration.  Spending in your two favorite towns helps keep the lights on year-round!  And talk about amazingly unique gift ideas!  Don’t miss out! 

Book a winter getaway in Long Lake.  Donnelly’s Sunset Point now offering a spectacular lake side home with plenty of room.  Thinking about a family reunion, or a girls weekend!  Check out this lodging.  Unsurpassed, amazing views of Long Lake! 

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. 

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