Get ready for the annual Durant Days and Boat Parade weekend, sponsored by the Town of Long Lake and the CAA. This is a weekend of activities in celebration of William West Durant, the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, which was started right here in Raquette Lake.
2018 Event Highlights:
Friday, August 3
Camp Pine Knot Tour, Concert with Bob Milne, tour St. Williams, Luncheon cruise package
Join Raquette Lake Navigation for a Boat Cruise to celebrate the beginning of Raquette Lake Durant Days Weekend. In 2018 Bob Milne will have a special performance at Camp Pine Knot. For tickets call 315-354-5532. $68 pp. SOLD OUT.
Saturday, August 4
Silent Auction and Wide Variety Concert (12:30pm-4:00pm)
Silent Auction will be held at St. William’s on Long Point. Bidding from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm. The closing of bidding will happen after the concert by Wide Variety, in the church to be held from 2:00-3:00 pm. Free boat transportation from the town dock from 12:30-1:30. Return boat transportation available after the concert and after the closing of the silent auction bidding.
There will be an Open House also happening at the Camp to meet the new caretakers and see the improvements that have happened this year.
Boat Parade and Fireworks (7:00pm-10:00pm)
The Boat Parade in Raquette Lake at 7:00 pm. Registration forms available at Burke’s or Birds Marina. This year the theme is… there is no theme! Anything goes! We are looking for Party Barges, Runabouts, No-Octane.. if it floats and it’s a boat, decorate it. Get out on the water and show the classic spirit and tradition of Raquette Lake living. Cash Prizes.
Sunday, August 5
Guided tour Great Camp Sagamore
10:00-11:30 am 1/2 price admission Guided tour Great Camp Sagamore, the Alfred Vanderbilt estate. (Half of these retail rates: Adults $18; Seniors/Military $16; Students $10; under age 12 free of charge). Reservations not required. Great Camp Sagamore is located 4 miles from the intersection on Rt 28 by the Raquette Lake School. When you’ve crossed your second one-lane bridge you’ll see the Sagamore complex on the left with parking signage on the right.
Annual Island Service, Church of the Good Shepherd (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Annual Vespers Service with The Reverend Nancy Rosenblum. Service will be followed by complimentary refreshments. Free transport from Village Dock at 2:00 pm. Transportation provided by Burke’s Marina. Burke’s Marina will also offer return transportation after the service. An offering will be collected for building repairs.
Call 518-624-3077 for more information or check outwww.mylonglake.com.
You can find more event info on the Raquette Lake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raquettelake/