No Ice, No Problem: Waterskiing in Long Lake ADKS Christmas

Lillian Dechene donned her Santa Hat, a wet suit and hit the lake waterskiing on Friday, December 25, 2015 in Long Lake, NY in the Adirondacks.

Don’t be fooled by the non-existence of ice. From a place that usually sails well under 32 degree temps for what at times can seem like nine months a year (ask the folks who didn’t defrost their pipes until May of 2015) this warm weather activity shouldn’t fool anyone. It’s cold. Some would say brisk and it’s only a matter of time for the lake to get buttoned up and see the ice fisherman and snowmobiliers return.

Lillian Dechene, a tenth grader at Long Lake Central School waterskis on Christmas Day in 2015.  Long Lake, NY Adirondacks

Lillian Dechene, a tenth grader at Long Lake Central School waterskis on Christmas Day in 2015. Long Lake, NY Adirondacks

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On Christmas Eve two hearty souls kayaked on Long Lake. While the air temp was warming the lake was whipping up some waves to make the ride challenging, but worth the effort to make a little Long Lake history.

Kayakers paddle Long Lake  NY Adirondacks on Christmas Eve 2015.

Kayakers paddle Long Lake NY Adirondacks on Christmas Eve 2015.