To Long Lake & Raquette Lake From Points South (Albany and New York):
Take Adirondack Northway RT 87 N to Exit 23. At exit ramp turn left at stop sign.
Bare right at stop light onto Route 9.
Follow Route 9 North through Warrensburg after approximately 2 miles turn left onto route 28 towards North Creek and follow route 28N to Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake.
TO LONG LAKE: Turn right at the stop sign in Blue Mountain Lake on to Route 28N/30 to Long Lake.
TO RAQUETTE LAKE: Turn left at the stop sign in Blue Mt. Lake onto Route 28 to Raquette Lake. In Raquette Lake make a right onto County Route 2
Please note: There are varying degrees of cell phone service available on all routes to Long Lake. Some communities only have AT&T and some only have Verizon. Be prepared on your travels.
To Raquette Lake from NY and points south
From Points West (Utica/Syracuse):
Take NYS Thurway Rt 90 out of Syracuse direction east
Navigate to Old Forge, NY
Follow Route 28 North through Old Forge, Raquette Lake, make a left onto County Route 2 into downtown Raquette Lake
To continue on to Long Lake from the West from Raquette Lake:
Stay on Route 28 and do not turn left onto County Route 2 into Raquette Lake Follow route 28 to Blue Mountain Lake.
Go straight at Blue Mt. Lake bearing left at the T onto Route 28N/30 to Long Lake.
Follow the big hill up past The Adirondack Museum
Go straight to the Hamlet of Long Lake. Look for our LONG LAKE bear sign to greet you.
To Raquette Lake & Long Lake from Plattsburg, NY and points NORTH/Canada
From Points North (Montreal/Plattsburg):
Hop on 87 South Travel to exit 29 North Hudson/Blue Ridge Road to Newcomb – GAS UP in North HUDSON!
Continue along the Blue Ridge Road/County Route 84 to 28N. At intersection with 28N make right onto Newcomb Route/Route 28N. Continue 15 miles to Long Lake.
To continue to Raquette Lake NY – At the Route 28N/30 interesection in town (next to Hoss’s) Bare left (aka go straight) up the hill along Route 28N/30 to Blue Mt. Lake. At the bottom of the big hill in Blue Mt. Lake – bare RIGHT onto Route 28 (following signs for Raquette Lake/Old Forge) Turn right onto County Route 2 to Raquette Lake Village
Long Lake is in the center of the Adirondacks. Airports servicing our region include:
Adirondack Regional Airport
Airport Identifier: SLK
Located in Lake Clear approx 40 miles north of Long Lake/60 Miles North of Raquette Lake. Hertz and Enterprise rental cars are available on site.
Plattsburgh International Airport
Plattsburgh International Airport is located approx 2 hours north of Long Lake.
The Long Lake/Raquette Lake Area is within 2-3 hours driving time of three major airports: Albany, NY; Burlington, VT; and Montreal, Quebec. All are serviced by major airline carriers and have car rentals available.
Car Rentals are available, but arrangements must be made ahead of time to guarantee a car is available. Car rental agencies are closed on the weekends, but if you call ahead they will leave a car for you.
Car Rental Agencies:
RR BOX 210C, # 1, Saranac Lake, NY 12808
PO Box 1039, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-1212 / (518) 891-0291
Hertz Rent A Car
Adirondack Airport L, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Cape Air At Adirondack Regional Airport
Air Operations: 518-891-4600 x109
Ticket Counter/Air Freight: 518-891-5157
Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-352-0714