Weekend Updates

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

Show Up Show Encore Long Lake December 30th

Long Lake, NY – Following the recent critically acclaimed, sold out runs in NYC and the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, one-man comedy “Show Up” returns to Long Lake at the Adirondack Hotel for a special encore performance on Saturday, December 30 at 6:00 p.m. In “Show Up,” award winning NYC-based solo show performer, producer and director Peter Michael Marino uses his decades of comedy, improv and solo performance experience to create an improvised comedy based on the good, bad and ugly experiences of the Adirondack audience – who also lend a hand in the set and sound design. And there’s a party!

 In October, Peter wowed Long Lake audiences on two nights, and both performances were completely different.  Peter’s ability to engage the audience to reveal their own stories propels Show Up on a journey of the unexpected.  Peter never knows what is in store, but when he peppers the audience with questions and suggestions to help craft the story, there is guaranteed laughter, hilarity and some honest truths revealed.

An array of Adirondack Hotel appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. with the performance beginning shortly after 6:15p.m. Cash bar available throughout the 75-minute show, concluding with a complimentary champagne toast. Show up and spend the night! Receive a discount for Adirondack Hotel lodging by presenting your ticket reservation.
Tickets are $25 per person and include show, appetizers and champagne toast. Reservations are required by phoning or emailing the Adirondack Hotel at 518-624-4700 or adkhotel@frontiernet.net. Credit card information will be provided and guests will be charged upon arrival. Cancellation policy is 24 hours before the event. 

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine
★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center
★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru
★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review

Fall Getaways!


Fall has officially arrived.  With a week of unseasonably warm temperatures throwing the foliage into a frenzy and paddlers and swimmers still hitting the water, we’ve returned to a traditional feeling of fall.  Think hot cider, home-brew and day hikes to Buttermilk Falls, Death Brook Falls, Owls Head Mountain.  

Now it is the time to still make your way to the Adirondacks.  Hit the spots you’ve meant to visit all year and just haven’t had time to.

Plenty to do and see in our area this upcoming few weeks including 

Octo-BEAR-Fest, September 30th 10am – 4pm at Hoss’s Country Corner, 1142 Main Street.

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Drop on Saturday, October 7th 10am – 4pm, Long Lake Town Hall

Show Up – One man improvised show featuring Bed Race Host and amazing award winning comedy genius from NYS and fresh off the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Peter Michael Marino.

Book your lodgings now!  Plenty of options from motel rooms, hotels, cottages, cabins.  Check out our listings here.

And food – we’ve got you covered!  We’ve got restaurants, great sandwich scene and more, you just have to look around in our vibrant communities and discover yourselves a new place to call your personal favorite. Long Lake Dining and Raquette Lake Dining

Got a question?  Our fans have answers.  Check us out on Facebook Long Lake and Facebook Raquette Lake to get the local feedback on what it is you want to do!  

Attractions include the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mt. Lake (formerly known regionally as the world-reknowned Adirondack Museum) in Blue Mt. Lake and The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  Both venues are open and great stops along your exploration mission to our region. 

Don’t forget, we have everything you need.  Dining, Food, Lodging and recreational experiences right out your front door. We are in the middle of it all! 

Things to Do Adk Weekend October 16th – 18th

Things to Do in and around Long Lake & Raquette Lake October 16th – 18th

While the temps may be dipping and the leaves may be falling there is still plenty to enjoy on a drive through our Adirondack towns. Here are some options, some nearby, some requiring a drive. Invite a friend, take your family and get out and enjoy the offerings.

Snowflake Cruise in Raquette Lake

Saturday, October 17th, WW Durant

Captain Dean Pohl stops by the Long Lake Town Offices to share his snowflake prediction

Captain Dean Pohl stops by the Long Lake Town Offices to share his snowflake prediction

Stay inside and complain or come on over to Raquette Lake and experience a Snowflake Excursion aboard the WW Durant. Dining room is heated and enclosed so no worries about freezing to death! You haven’t lived until you’ve been out on Raquette Lake with snow in the air and catching flakes on your tongue!
Board 1:30. Sail 2-3:30. $15 pp.
Complimentary coffee, cider, cinnamon fried cakes.
Reservations not required. Adventurous spirit a plus! 315-354-5532

This just into the newsroom. I just had a pleasant conversation with the Captain of the Durant who assures me that the snowflakes have been ordered and will be delivered tomorrow at approximately 2:05pm if not sooner!

Trail around Moss Lake

Trail around Moss Lake

Hike Around Moss Lake with Kat Forsell. Leaving 11am at the Moss Lake Trail Head at 11am. Trail Head located on Big Moose Road. Our Raquette Lake Winter Events coordinator is back on the job! Kat always comes up with great event plans. Come out and get her started with a big turnout! . Everyone welcome to participate. Get out in the refreshing Autumn air, where the scents and smells of the falling foliage transport you into a certain kind of harvest season bliss.

Also on Saturday, join Dina Kennedy for “Take Your Reiki Further”. Open to anyone certified Reiki Level II and above. Dina Kennedy is located at 1601 Tupper Road. 518-624-2828. Dina has over 18 years of experience and thousands of client time logged. Dina will work with clients to bring back the balance on whatever level is most needed. It’s like acupuncture without needles with a touch of healing meditiation. Quiet yourself and learn more about how to tune out the noise of every day life. Find her on the web at www.dinakennedy.com

Acoustic Jam Session
Sunday, October 18, Adirondack Hotel
For your entertainment on Sunday, October 18th there will be a traditional music jam session featuring acoustic instruments at the Adirondack Hotel from 2pm – 4pm. Musicians of all levels are invited to come and join in and everyone is encouraged to come and listen and possibly join in the singing. Instruments typically used are guitar, fiddle, culcimer, mandolin, accordion, concertina, banjo, spoons and bass. The setting is very intimate and there will be no amplification. Music featured will be Country, Old Time, Celtic, Folk Bluegrass or anything else. For more info email lljamsession@gmail.com

Painting by Melissa Burnett showing now at the CV Whitney LL Public Library

Painting by Melissa Burnett showing now at the CV Whitney LL Public Library

Art Exhibition
On Saturday the Long Lake Library will be open until 3pm. Stop by to see the current exhibit by Melissa Burnett entitled “A Mostly Adirondack Experience” Melissa’s work celebrates the natural beauty and landscapes of the Adirondacks. Stop by the foyer to enjoy the Long Lake mural created by local artists featuring the landscape of the Seward Mountains and vignette portraits showcasing life and landscapes of Long Lake. Look up to embrace Long Lake’s cloud cover, it’s own Sistine Chapel.

There’s always the movies too! A short drive away in either direction

Adirondack State Theater in Tupper Lake, NY
Pan, rated PG, in 2D and 3D.
Friday 7pm, 9pm. Sat 2, 4:30 (3D), 7, 9 Sun 2, 4:30 (3D), 7pm

The Martian, rated PG-13 in 3D & 2D
Fri 7pm (3D) 9:25pm (3D) Sat 2pm (3D) 4:30, 7pm (3D), 9:25PM (3D) Sun 2pm (3D) 4:30, 7pm (3D) – Saw this, loved this, highly recommend.

Lake Theater in Indian Lake, NY
The Intern, Sat & Sun 7pm

Community Service Events
Red Cross Blood Drive, Friday, October 23rd.

Sign up with Steph Hample at 518-624-3077 Blood donations help millions of patients in need. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Appointments available from 12:30pm – 5:30pm and walk-in’s are welcome.

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