President Weekend Events in Raquette and Long

Liz Forsell shows off her catch Mike Norris Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake.  Fish for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton Feb 13th

Liz Forsell shows off her catch Mike Norris Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake. Fish for Trout and Landlocked Salmon on Lake Eaton Feb 13th

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club will be hosting the Lake Eaton Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 13th. Registration and Rules. Raquette Lake is gearing up for a Winter Carnival Weekend Feb 12th through 13th. The difference for this central Adirondack location is the lack of snow. But what we lack in snow turns out to be unusual ice conditions for these communitites. (just so you know we are keeping fingers crossed for more snow on Thursday)

For a FULL overview of all the latest happenings in both Long Lake and Raquette Lake, please check out our on-line calendar.

The Northern NY Vintage Snosled Racing Circuit will be on tap to host vintage snowmobile races Saturday, Feb 13th on Jennings Park Pond in Long Lake from Noon until 4pm. The race organizers had to come to Long Lake as we already have a pre-built, plowed track and racing was canceled in New Hampshire. The Long Lake Lions Club will charge admissions and the door split will help off-set the cost of insurance for participating racers.

Ladies Frying Pan Toss returns to Raquette Lake on Saturday, Feb 13th.  Need a room, call 518.624.3077 for info on lodging for Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

Ladies Frying Pan Toss returns to Raquette Lake on Saturday, Feb 13th. Need a room, call 518.624.3077 for info on lodging for Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will be boasting a return of a classic event favorite from years past, with ice skating instruction with Michael Bartow, Saturday, Feb 13th at 12pm – 2pm. The lake is skateable. While the town used to plow a rink many many years ago, it hasn’t seen a skatable surface in a long time. Kat Forsell, Raquette Lake’s event coordinator is enthusiastic about re-introducing a fan favorite to the weekend.

As far as other lake conditions on Raquette Lake Suny Cortland reports, “The ice road is 9 inches thick and gaining. It has also snowed a bit, allowing some winter activities to resume. We had the cold and ice, but no snow to speak of.” So that’s good news. More snow would be nice.

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Schedule, February 12th – 14th

Friday 2-12
Spaghetti dinner 5pm till gone $10 to benefit the Raquette Lake Ladies Aux all you can eat, Fire Hall

Saturday 2-13
11am kid’s activities
12pm Ladies Frying pan toss $$$ prizes
12-2 Kids ice skating with instructor Michael Bartow
2 pm Penelope the Clown in the Library
2pm Golf on the ice $$$ prizes
7pm Fireworks followed by tug-of-war

Sunday 2-14
9am-noon Pancake breakfast the Fire Hall to benefit the Raquette Lake Ladies Aux $10 all you can eat
Noon- cross cut and chain saw competition $$$prizes (bring own chainsaw)

For a FULL overview of all the latest happenings in both Long Lake and Raquette Lake, please check out our on-line calendar.