Weekend Updates

Winter Blast Weekend

With over an accumulation of 15 inches of snow in the last week, we have to make the most of this first weekend in March.  It’s ideal for all your winter recreation activities. Come by sled, plan to go skating, enjoy backwoods x-c skiing and the beauty of our area before our special winter season ends. 




Snowmobile Trails! 

Park and Ride our trails. Groomers have been out all week, our highway crews are shelving the roadsides and you can enjoy our trail system.  Fun rides include S86 Lake Eaton Loop. Park and ride from the Lake Eaton Campground. 

Check out our Sabattis to John Dillon Park to Lake Eaton Ride – Park and ride NYS Route 30 located between the two Sabattis Road entries. The shelf on Sabattis is in its finest condition of the season. Loop around to C7B to S86 and take our trails into town. 

Newcomb Trail, park trailers at 1179 Main Street and access Trail along Dock Lane linking to Jim Bird Road to the Newcomb Trail. 

S80 Powerline Trail is a fun ride, hop on at Mt. Sabattis, trailer parking available in the lower parking lot. Head all the way to the top of the hill for an expansive view of Long Lake and then come down to the Pavilion to hop on the S80 Power Line Trail – and linking up to North Point Road. Go check out Buttermilk Falls while you are there! 

C8 in Raquette Lake loops along the Railroad Bed to Browns Tract. Conditions are good to go! 

The season is short get out and ride!

Snowmobile Weekends! No need to register! 

March 5-6 and March 12-13 for free snowmobiling by all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. During these promotional weekends, the requirement to register in New York is waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New Yorks miles of snowmobile trails.

Peggy Lynn performs

Things to do!

Saturday, March 5th at 1pm, Long Lake Town Hall 1204 Main Street, Peggy Lynn 

Peggy Lynn writes and performs songs about women and natural beauty of the North Country and her bluesy alto melts every audience.

Join us for this free and family friendly event.
She will be performing, “Songs and Stories of Adirondack Women”

All are welcome


X-C Skiing! 

Cedarlands is a great place to ski. Located at the end of Kickerville Road, continue past the Gatehouse down a private access road to the Cedarlands Parking Area.  Park at the parking lot and swish down the road to access the Mud Pond / McRorie Lake Road Gate to access the trail. Skiers love visiting the lean-to’s and campsites along the way.

Link here for more info. 

Ice  Skating and Sledding!

Enjoy an outdoor rink and sledding. Don’t worry if you don’t have gear, we provide skates and sleds to anyone that is looking to have some outdoor fun. Hey if you forget your mittens, gloves and hats, stop by Hoss’s Country Corner or the ADK Trading Post for your much needed outdoor Long Lake gear

Skating Rink Phone 518-624-3031

Weekend Hours

Friday 2:30pm – 10pm
Saturday 1pm – 10pm
Sunday 1pm – 6pm.

Long Lake announces Winter Wonderland Bingo highlighting activities and featuring outdoor recreation as a contest running until March 20th, the official end of Winter. 
The winter themed bingo activity cards will be posted on Long Lake and Raquette Lake social media channels, on the official Town of Long Lake website at mylonglake.com and printed cards will be available at the Long Lake Town Office, Raquette Lake Tap Room, and our area libraries, post offices and area businesses starting immediately.  It is free to participate.
Participants are invited to do as many activities as they can with prizes available depending on how many tasks are completed. Participants completing one row of Bingo receive a classic Long Lake sticker, and participants completing the entire card will be entered into a grand finale prize drawing which includes merchandise from local vendors in Long Lake and Raquette Lake.
How to play?  Cross off activities as completed and take photos of the card showing completed tasks.  Submit digital photos via email or to the uploader for prizes. Participants in the game should submit photo proof of purchase for any meals/shopping and photos of activities to longlakeevents@gmail.com or can directly use an uploader link at https://upload.crowdriff.com/lakesbingo. Participants on Instagram are invited to post their fun activities and use hashtag #mylonglakebingo  #barkeaterbingo #YesLongLake and follow the page at www.instagram.com/mylonglake
Featured tasks include indoor and outdoor activities from visiting our local libraries, exploring outdoor trails, engaging in winter recreation, shopping and dining at our local businesses, ice fishing, skating and more. 

Ice Fishing! 

Get your weekend fishing in.  Live Bait available at Hoss’s. We have plenty of hard water to choose from! 

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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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